Aileen (pronounced: eye-leen)


I am a newborn & family photographer based out of Napa, CA, but I serve all of the Bay Area. I have been doing photography full time now since 2012 and absolutely love it. I took my first photography class back in high school at Justin Siena, but eventually went to college to study Psychology. I took one more photography class in college, but really thought it would just be a hobby of mine, not a career. After doing AmeriCorps following my college graduation, and struggling to find a career I was passionate about, I started a website called NorCal Country for fun, which then turned into something bigger and I found myself taking pictures at country concerts across Northern California at some of the biggest venues around with my press pass. Yeah, you could say that was a blast! Because it was… And before I knew it, people were asking me to shoot their weddings and family portraits.

When I moved back to Napa from Sacramento (where I was born and raised), I decided to give my photography career a chance; and thankfully, it all just sort of fell into place. Since then, I have attended newborn photography workshops with Kelley Ryden in Omaha, Nebraska, and then also online with Rachel Vanoven,  Erin Tole, and numerous other pros in the industry who have been doing this longer than me. Since then, I have specialized in family & newborn photography and now have a studio on Clay Street in Napa that I share with my friend Whitney who runs the only 4D Ultrasound in town, which has been the perfect fit.

I personally love and am inspired by the type of photography that captures a moment and emotion in clients, and I do what I can in all of my sessions to help clients have fun and feel at ease. It’s my goal to have both kids and DADS enjoying themselves! And after years of being in business, I can thankfully say I get to see so many families grow from zero kids to two kids… and have loved every minute of this special job of mine.

Thank you so much for your interest… and I look forward to hearing from you!


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