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Family Photos

Homecoming – In-home Family Photo Session, Walnut Creek

September 21, 2023


These recent sessions are giving me ALL the feels. I’ve been documenting this family from their early parenting days when they were just a family of three to them most recently resettling into their home with another kid tucked under their wings—this same tyke who is turning one year old today. Revisiting the same humans through the years is one of the most beautiful and rewarding aspects of photography, and I’m a better person to have spent time in their company. I’m eternally grateful for my families to allow me to document their place in this world and being real with me.

About Me

Real life is more than pretty pictures.
The beauty is in the journey, and it's absolutely
worth documenting all of it. 

I’m captivated by people and always have been; my B.S. is in anthropology. Early on, I appointed myself the family documentarian, carefully recording milestones and travels and learning along the way how much I love visual storytelling. I picked up my first professional camera when my daughter was born, knowing those early years with her were precious and full of changes. A photographer friend’s encouragement soon led me to make photography my career. Today, after many years and proud accomplishments, my passion for it only grows.

I can’t imagine doing anything else.       


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