family session of dad and son walking on beach at low tide at sunset crab cove alameda

Family Photos


January 4, 2016



It’s a New Year, and it’s a new blog! Happy 2016.

I have to admit, I’ve been tossing around the idea of blogging for awhile. I even cringe when I see that word, but what can I say? I’m old fashion— I hand-write cards. I prefer to use my old-school date book rather than my iPhone. For goodness sake, I use the words ‘date book’.

But here I am. Blogging. I’ll be treating this as a visual journal, sharing some of my favorite photos from the past year, and will update with some current shenanigans and ramblings.

Come along for the ride. Would love to have you.

Father and son holding hands as they walk at low tide at Crab Cove in Alameda.

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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