I love a happy wedding.  I mean I’ve never photographed non-happy one (that would be awkward).  But neither Jason or Ashley stopped smiling all day, and the only sad face came from their adorable ring bearer son who just wanted to hang out with mom.  Yep.  It was as cute as it sounds.  His moves […]


November 11, 2017

Mr. + Mrs. Evett: Victorian Gardens by Fugazzi’s


I told my husband this year it’s a good thing he married me quick, or the next generation would have beat him to this next stage!  Stephanie is my husband’s oldest (and first!) niece, and I met Stephanie through church (as her youth group leader) before I ever knew Daniel existed.  She suggested I date […]

Uncategorized, Wedding

August 7, 2017

A Niece Gets Married: #1 of 31


To the moms: I’ve only been in your circle for 15 months, and I know I was a kid for longer than that.  So I remember kid better than mom. Maybe you do too. I remember tricycle laps on the driveway while mom weeded.  I remember which rocks in my mom’s backyard covered the biggest worms.  I […]


May 14, 2017

Because your normal might be their magic


Cut-to-the-chase honesty, coming your way! When you land on the pricing page on my website, you’ll see that a portrait session is $350, and includes about an hour of shooting (as well as all photos, edited, and an online gallery).  Here’s what I want you to know about that “about one hour” comment – because if […]

Blog posts, My story

February 5, 2017

Hire for the photos, not the hour(s)


Thank you for 2016. This was the year I took the leap from working for someone to working for myself. The year photography took the spotlight instead of “side job” title. The year I first shot film – and bought a film camera! The year I got to have my first mentoring session – and with […]


December 31, 2016

Thank you


So you know how parents of young children keep a book on their first year of life?  Each month, they note the things that baby is loving and/or hating and/or learning that month.  I think it’s a great way to remember what that time was like. (I saw a meme that said “If my memory was […]

Engagement & Anniversary

August 25, 2016

Lauren at 327 Months /// Shelly & Tim at 12


To be clear, I did follow a few of these.  It’s pretty much just numbers 1 and 2 I maybe should have calmed down on 🙂 Pick three of your favorite ideas from Pinterest and do those.  If you try to do more than that, you’ll end up stressed and won’t be able to execute […]


August 18, 2016

Elisa + Peter /// 4 Things I Wish I’d Known At My Wedding


SAND DUNES.  That’s almost all I have to say. If you’re looking for a unique location for your photos – family photos, wedding photos, engagement photos, maternity photos, whatever! – the sand dunes in Pismo are THE PLACE to go.  Just over a year ago, I shot out there with Tanya from Tenth & Grace […]

Engagement & Anniversary

August 3, 2016

Let’s Go to the Dunes /// Chelsea + Nico


Six months ago, I pulled on a one-piece bathing suit that only stretched up to my belly button and after a HEARTY laugh, put on a bikini and prayed I wouldn’t see anyone I knew at the pool in Huntington Beach.  Just a few short days later, a nurse was handing me a teeny tiny little baby […]

My story, Willemina Grace

August 1, 2016

The Strangest 6 Months


As it turns out, if you lack discipline, it’s hard to be a good blogger but regardless, I’ve always enjoyed writing (even college papers!  I do not lie.  Actually really truly loved it.), so my plan is to include a small writing snippet before each photo blog post.  I’ll try to keep it to relevant thoughts. […]

Baby, Lifestyle

July 4, 2016

Lola /// Dear Brand New First Time Mama