JOURNAL

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Family Photos

Favorite Moments of 2017

I am so moved by the honesty and heart of the families that have come my way. Words seem to fall short for how grateful I am to not just be doing what I love, but to be capturing love as well. We’ve laughed, we’ve cried, we even got pooped on. Here are my few […]

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Family Photos

Baker Beach

Two back-to-back family photo sessions. I’m thoroughly soaked with sand everywhere. I would say that’s a mark of a morning well spent, and I’m still smiling from it. 

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Newborn

Live Ardently

My vision as a family photographer is to celebrate what it means to be a family. By that, I mean really embracing all aspects of it for better or worse and artfully documenting it. This is why newborn sessions are my favorite. Thanks to the likes of sleep deprivation, they’re honest and humbling, yet still […]

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Newborn

Sunday Morning with the M Family – Home Session, San Francisco

Homemade french toast, Moana songs, an impromptu CrossFit workout, a head collision on the bed, deep breaths, more Moana, sidesplitting laughter, and of course that itty bitty baby with the biggest brown eyes. Love is definitely overflowing here and I can’t imagine a better family to welcome me back into the swing of things. Thank […]

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Personal

Mom

My Mom. So beautiful, so courageous, so stubborn, so strong. She was brave for all of us. I wish that you had known her. I wish that I have known her better. This photograph is my favorite of us and one that I am thankful to have for it was a race against the clock […]

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Personal

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! We’ve made it out of the dark, entangled woods of yesteryear. Professionally speaking, it’s been a good one. I’ve challenged myself in many ways, yet I stayed true to capturing the sincere, honest moments. I am so very grateful for every beautiful soul that stood in front of my lens and who […]

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Newborn

TLC

I immediately had a good feeling about this newborn session by the way this loving (and exhausted) couple greeted me at the door. Stefanie donned what her husband endearingly called “mom hair” and I thought “yeah, these people are as real as any new parents can be with a 1 week old.” We listened to […]

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Family Photos

Wright-Dowd Family DITL

A picture is worth a thousand words, and for me, it’s that and many times more. I simply love capturing the honest moments in everyday life and letting them speak their unique, rich stories. It’s what I’m most passionate about and it’s the reason why I became a documentary photographer. Over the holidays, I was […]

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Newborn

In-home Newborn Session in Potrero Hill, San Francisco

This session brought back all the new, magical memories of those first few weeks of motherhood. And this family. These boys. This beautiful little mama! I cannot get enough of their heart melting sweetness. It’s such an honor to be part of each family even for just a short moment. I always walk away thinking […]

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Family Photos

In the Heart of the Redwoods

Nestled in the heart of the redwoods just shy of the Russian River is a little magical town called Cazadero. Here, you’ll find a 100 year old General Store and the town’s beloved baker, Mark, and his beautiful children. They have this spark about them. They’re a photographer’s dream. What’s not to love? They live […]

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