I approach every wedding as the chance to fall in love with the two of you and the way you approach life together. I highly value your supportive families and your wonderful friends and because of this I often feel like I am part of your family by the end of the day.
My photography captures candid and natural moments that express these feelings. I seek out laughter, tears, and loving looks. I’m inspired by the natural environment and love to weave the landscape of wherever we are celebrating into my work. I offer direction that favors beautiful light and vibrant colors. My job for every wedding is to create a gallery of real photos that bring back authentic, happy moments in my signature style.
I also never miss a chance to eat a slice of cake (or pie! or ice cream sandwiches!), make ridiculous faces in your photobooth, and boogie it out on the dance floor between photos.
I am based in the San Francisco Bay Area (Berkeley!) and regularly travel all over California and beyond to capture weddings. I’ve been working as a wedding photographer since 2008 and have photographed over 100 weddings as the lead photographer, everything from intimate elopements to multi day events with hundreds of guests. I got my start second shooting weddings and because of all the time I put in learning and practicing, I photographed another 150 as a second photographer. This is my full time job and I am so thankful to do what I love.
Photography is life and so when I’m not photographing weddings, I’m often found photographing other things. I love to backpack and explore California’s wild places. In 2015 I solo hiked all 220 miles of the John Muir Trail. I travel a lot, too. If I had to pick a few favorites from the places I’ve been, I’d choose the wild forests of Uganda, the dreamy streets of Paris, and the melting pot that is fabulous Cape Town. I’m also a ceramics potter and I spend a few days every week getting my hands muddy and making art just for the heck of it.
I live and play in Berkeley with my long time boyfriend (& raddest best friend ever) Sam and travel home to Half Moon Bay to visit my parents and my (little & very old) dog often.
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