Born and raised in Napa, CA… I feel so blessed to continue to call this town my home and get to meet so many people from all over the world who travel here and hire me to capture their special pictures.
My goal is to tell your story as a family and the love you felt for one another at a certain time in your lives. I don’t want to just capture a picture, I want to capture a feeling. And so although I am happy to do a couple of standard portraits for a client, my goal is to go beyond that and to really get to know you all and capture each and everyone’s personalities so that you will have these photos to share with future generations for years to come.
I know not everyone sees the value in pictures, but having experienced the death of loved ones over my lifetime, I’ve personally learned how priceless my memories and pictures are since they are all I have left of them.
Being able to sit around as a family and look back on photos together and remember what you looked like as kids, and how much your parents adored you… is a gift. And I have been blessed with the opportunity to capture many families grow from zero kids to three kids over the years and every milestone in between for them. It’s been such a blessing to have so many trust me with this job and I continue to do my best to improve my services and skills as an artist, attending workshops with the best in the industry, and doing everything I can to make your professional photography experience an easy and positive one. I believe all sessions should be fun and something your family looks forward to! And as a newborn photographer, I bring years of experience to know what I’m doing now to help things go smoothly.
If you think my style of photography is a good fit for you, I would love to hear from you! And can’t wait to turn your story as a family and the love you share for one another into pieces of art to enjoy for years to come.
I’m the last of seven in my family and grew up without many family pictures because my family couldn’t afford them. But my grandparents invested in them and I’m so glad they did since I lost my only brother at age 18 and those family pictures that include him help tell our full family story. Four years later, my Dad passed away unexpectedly as well. So that is the reason why I am so passionate about family photos and capture every milestone of a child’s life since I now know the real value of them. I was always interested in photography and taking pictures as a kid and got my first camera in high school and won the photography award that year. I took one more class after that in college but majored in psychology thinking I would only have photography as a passion, not career. After doing a year in AmeriCorps, I started a country music website for fun and it blew up into something really big. However, when that had to come to an end, I decided to continue doing photography part time and eventually decided to do it full time starting in 2013. I now specialize in newborn and family photography and love everything about my job. It’s been the most rewarding and fulfilling job I have ever had and feel so grateful to have captured over 400 newborns now since I started!