San Francisco + Us // 6-Monthaversary

San Francisco + Us // 6-Monthaversary

I've never been a city girl. One way streets, crazy drivers, and super narrow lanes give me all kinds of anxiety. Poor Michael experienced that when he was navigating us through Lombard Street and the Pier 39 parking garage. I had my hands up to my face and my eyes glued to the floor of the car the entire way. It wasn't until we put the car in park and I got out that I could finally breathe again.

And boy did he pick a good spot for a deep breath.

From the top of the parking garage, I had a 360 degree view of…

alex + david // frantoio olive grove portrait session

alex + david // frantoio olive grove portrait session

A few months ago, I decided that photography would some day be my full time income. I absolutely LOVE to take photos of couples in love and families celebrating the stage of life they're in. When I see a photo with such genuine and authentic smiles, I just can't help but feel so so so much joy. Family photography and wedding photography is my dream.

Then I took a quick break and watched Tangled to get into the "I've got a dream" mood :)

I put out a call on the Facebooks and…

ricky + rachel // christmas tree farm portrait session

ricky + rachel // christmas tree farm portrait session

Hipster overload right now.

Ricky&Rachel moved out to Morgan Hill in August from Tulsa, OK. Though Ricky is originally from this area, he moved back with his gorgeous wife, Rachel, and their adorable baby girl, Charley Rose. When I first met them, we were...

stefanie + fermin // coyote creek portrait session

stefanie + fermin // coyote creek portrait session

My most favorite sessions are with couples in love. Stefanie&Firmin are two of the goofiest and sweetest people I've ever met. I met Stefanie a few months ago when her church hired me to do their staff photos. She reached out...

stina + brandon // coyote creek portrait session

stina + brandon // coyote creek portrait session

By now, you must know that I just LOVE the Coyote Creek Trail. If not, get ready.

Stina&Brandon reached out to me after their friends suggested they look me up. Stina made me feel so special in that she was so excited about getting pictures taken by me. I feel empowered by my community that they...

katey + jase // henry miller ruins portrait session

katey + jase // henry miller ruins portrait session

When Katey messaged me out of the blue a few months ago, I was pleasantly surprised! This beautiful young woman has known me since I was little. Her family always poured love out onto me and my brothers. I remember Katey being...

aaron // usegi farms pumpkin patch portrait session

aaron // usegi farms pumpkin patch portrait session

This sassy boy is 2.5 years old now... and that blows my mind. I still remember when Aaron was born on May 16, 2014. I had just graduated college and was just days away from leaving for Disneyland. My parents and I got to visit our friends, Angela & Alex, hours after this kid was born. He is officially the...

shani + dave // mount madonna portrait session

shani + dave // mount madonna portrait session

When I think of a Christ-centered family, the Verdons automatically come to mind. Shani, the beautiful mother in these photos, started working at our church more than a year ago now (WOW), and I was honestly a little intimidated at first. She seemed so...

tiffany + paulo // coyote creek portrait session

tiffany + paulo // coyote creek portrait session

When I was still getting acquainted with my new church and getting comfortable working in the office, I often would hear the name Dos Santos thrown around here and there. I knew there was a Tiffany Dos Santos and that she had a little boy named André. I remember...

carol + mitch // jackson park portrait session

carol + mitch // jackson park portrait session

Have you ever seen so much red hair in one place!?

This fiery group of goofballs are the Rands. Carol and Mitch have been married for more than 30 years. These four kids are a testimony of faith and surrender. After a long time of wanting kids and nothing happening...