Who am I?

Since moving to California in 2011, I have come to love the beautiful outdoors that this state provides: abundant sunshine almost year round and beautiful landscapes. As much as I miss my (semi) native Texas, there's just something so natural about the climate, the people, the culture here in Silicon Valley. My decision to do natural light portrait photography is rooted in these aspects. I began shooting with my Nikon D5000 since 2010, recently upgraded to my beloved D7100, and am loving every minute of it! I am blessed to be married to a wonderful man since 2009 and am so thankful to the Lord for the many ways he is working in our lives.

What do I do?

I started out shooting landscapes and informal hangouts, but soon realized that it was so much more fulfilling to capture people in such a way that their story pops out of the camera. My philosophy is not just to take good pictures, but to tell about YOU with the photos I take. I love watching high school seniors explore the world ahead of them through senior portraits and prom photos. I love seeing families together, laughing and being themselves. I love experiencing firsthand the love that engaged couples exude. I love melting from the sweet smiles of babies. I love rejoicing over the hesitant steps of one-year-olds and toddlers. These are things I want to capture for you so that the memories will truly last for a lifetime. Establishing a comfortable, unique relationship with each of you, getting to know you… these are some of the best parts of what I do! I truly hope that through this experience, you will be more than just a client: you will be family.

Why do I do it?

Why do I call myself a "natural light photographer", you ask? I could ramble about equipment, but it's so much more than that! Being a natural light photographer means that rather than having a studio with detached flashes, stands, and backdrops, I like to use natural daylight and backdrops to really show my clients in the most natural way. Artificial light and tasteful backdrops certainly have their place, but I much prefer to use daylight because, when done right, it is soft and beautiful, and it's free! I will occasionally use an attached flash, but mostly I am looking to capture what is natural, both in the lighting and in your interactions.

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