Inspired by sound, touch, and beauty, I live to capture beautiful moments of life in all its forms. I believe that every moment is magical and my purpose with photography is to help and remind myself and others to appreciate and embrace the little things... those moments that most often pass by unnoticed. That, after all, is what life is made of... a string of moments that together create the magical patchwork of our existence.
I live life with my eyes wide open and my feet always on the move, and have been a storyteller for as long as I can remember. Whether using the written word or a camera lens, I am passionate about capturing life and the dynamic bond between humans, be it mother and child, partners, father and child, siblings, friends, etc... it is a bond that is both the most basic and mundane thing in the world while simultaneously being earth-shattering in its beauty and uniqueness.
As an introvert, I perhaps spend a bit more time observing than most and am keenly aware of little nuances that create the "spark" that sets an individual or relationship apart from every other.
My sessions are a blend of unscripted and traditional, all taking place on location in the heart of nature and full of candid captures, laughter, and ease. If you're shy in front of a camera, I am the most non-intimidating person that you could imagine meeting and I promise that within a few shutter clicks you will be able to relax and enjoy yourself! (Yes, really!)
I am passionate about helping people see the beauty in themselves and particularly love creating with women, whether as part of their family unit or on their own. I think that a solo portrait session - whether boudoir-style or otherwise - can be an incredibly empowering, healing, and transformative experience for a woman. While much of my work has focused on weddings over the past decade, this is where my greatest focus and passion currently lie and I have recently shifted away from weddings to have more time to engage with individuals, couples, or families in a more intimate, one-on-one portrait style setting. (But if you are looking for a wedding photographer and vibe with what you have seen on my site, feel free to reach out!)
My background is in photojournalism, and I bring that raw, natural, storytelling element to every session.
I began my wedding and portrait photography business in 2010 in the charming southern coastal town of Charleston, South Carolina. Since then, I have been based out of destination locales such as the Caribbean, Sonoma County, and the Hawaiian Islands. Currently I call "home" the quirky beach neighborhood of Ocean Beach in San Diego, while maintaining a frequent travel schedule around the world.
I would love meet you and capture YOUR story, whether in San Diego or beyond!
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