family session

Goodman // Watsonville Aptos Portrait Session

Goodman // Watsonville Aptos Portrait Session

connected.

It was a routine game night at my friends’ home in Aromas, CA. Their little studio space was the headquarters for friendly competitions of Clue, What Do You Meme?, Phase 10 and Monopoly (every possible version of it, too). Rochelle and I stepped outside for a moment to feed the cats and say hi to her mom really quick. What was intended to be…

Breanna + Andy + CJ // Morgan Hill Christmas Portrait Session

Breanna + Andy + CJ // Morgan Hill Christmas Portrait Session

dress. it. up.

Could you have guessed this sweet Morgan Hill family portrait session features three country folk who work outside on their farm every day? Breanna + Andy’s family portrait session called for a couple hours of heels instead of cowboy boots, long and luscious locks instead of messy buns, and button up shirts instead of ranch flannels. This young family is…

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…

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...