Although I've lived in the San Francisco bay area for over half of my life, I grew up on a small Iowa farmstead, and spent a majority of my time in the "great outdoors". When I'm not capturing (or editing) images you can find me tending my flowers or vegetables in our garden. I also enjoy exploring the Bay Area either wine tasting, hiking in the foothills, or visiting my horse.
Some of my fondest memories are of the summers spent with my Great Aunt and Grandmother, learning how to garden, cook, sew. and create fun projects. I often incorporate this creativity into my sessions. From the couture style gowns, to flowers from my garden, and I believe it's these little details that make a difference.
Thanks to them, I also love to experiment in the kitchen, and am a bit of a "Foodie". I enjoy trying new recipes and sharing the results on Instagram. (And of course pinning some I hope to try on Pinterest.) My tastes range from spicy to sweet, and as long as my morning includes a cup or two of espresso, I'm pretty much up for anything the day brings my way!
Photography has always been my passion, and I was always documenting and reasearching our family history. Some of my most cherished images are of my ancestors I never met, as I love being able to get a glimpse into their lives. In looking through my photo albums, I discovered that there are not as many images of the women in my family, and it is my goal to help get more women in front of my lens, so that the "glimpses" into the past that I create for my clients and future generations show the wonderful women and men that made it all possible.
As a photographer, I strive to create something truly special for my clients, in all stages of their lives, to honor the amazing person they are, inside and out!
Proud member of the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International (WPPI)
and the Professional Photographers of America.