I grew up in Los Angeles, CA and moved to Northern California to attend Sonoma State University, where I earned a B.S. in Environmental Studies with emphasis in Hazardous Materials and Water Quality. I currently work full time at UC Davis as a Research Compliance and Integrity Analyst. Two years ago I married my best friend who has a very smart and adorable son. Together with my fraternal twin girls, we make a wonderful family. They fill my life with sunshine and joy.
When my twins were born in 2004 I went from working full-time at UC San Francisco to being a full-time mother. I had always enjoyed photography but the twins inspired me to take more photos. All I had was a little digital Canon point-and-shoot camera. One day I went swimming and forgot I had tucked the camera in my bathing suit bottoms and it was ruined. This was a turning point because I decided it was the perfect time to invest in my first Canon SLR. I officially started my photography business in 2006 after getting an increasing amount of requests for family portraits. Over the years I have photographed engagements, weddings, families, newborns, children, high school seniors, college grads, retirement parties, and even school yearbooks photos. It has been a great journey I want to continue. I really enjoy meeting new clients I can develop long relationships with.
My favorite things...
Spending time with my family and friends, being active each day (biking, hiking, walking), movies, sushi, Huntington Beach, Capitola Beach, Santa Cruz, architecture, shopping, pretty jewelry, dark chocolate, ice cream, summer, music concerts (Coldplay is my fave), museums, traveling, amusement parks, serving at church and going to the temple.
Fun things we do together...
Biking (a lot of this lately with the pandemic), walking our dog, Bailey, going out for fro yo, watching movies (enjoying the drive-in lately), board games (Harry Potter Clue is pretty fun), camping (Henry Cowell Redwoods in Santa Cruz is our yearly tradition), beach trips (So Cal beaches or Santa Cruz),
Community Service and the Coronavirus ...
With the shelter-at-home order I wanted to do something meaningful for my community in Vacaville, CA. I read online about a photographer in Needham, Massachusetts who started the Front Steps Project. I was instantly in love with the idea, so the very next day I contacted people to see if they were interested in having a free photo taken of them in front of their house. I had a goal of photographing 100 families and I accomplished this by photographing 1-4 families each day. The project started on March 27, 2020 and ended with my 100th family on May 9, 2020. This project brought me so much joy as I got to visit with friends and meet lots of new people who live where I live. I really wish I had time to photograph thousands in Vacaville but I hope I was able to unite the community together through this project and was able to spread joy. See all 100 families on my Facebook page and Instagram.
Read article published in the Daily Republic, April 29, 2020: https://www.dailyrepublic.com/all-dr-news/solano-news/vacaville/vacaville-photographer-offers-snapshots-in-time-with-front-steps-project/
I truly appreciate all who have supported me,
especially my family and friends.
I thank all my clients, especially those who
have stuck with me for many years.
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