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I am a Wedding, Engagement, Elopement, and Senior Photographer, based in Humboldt County, California. Here on my blog, you'll find gorgeous imagery featuring my amazing clients, as well as helpful tips and insight for your wedding day or portrait session! 

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Weddings

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Elopements

Beaches are a great spot for many types of activities and occasions. Especially elopements! The beautiful waves of the ocean and the warm sand can make for great pictures. However, with all the amazing things the beach brings to a photo session, there are some things you should consider. The following tips can be helpful […]

October 7, 2020

Tips-for-a-Great-Beach-Elopement

A senior golfer on the Redwood Empire Golf Course

Hey Seniors! Are you thinking about your upcoming photo session? Wondering what to wear, how to do your makeup, or how to pose once you get there?? Well, you have come to the right place! Right now we will talk about tips for posing, but if you need some help on the other things I […]

August 15, 2020

5-Posing-Tips-For-Seniors

a cute girl in a tree during a Humboldt County family session

Pricing to me, is the most difficult aspect of running a photography business. I grew up without money, so I send out pricing lists with a know it my stomach, but I know if I dont charge the right amount, I will run myself right out of business. At some point in every professional photographers […]

February 21, 2020

Why Professional Photographers are so Expensive

How to feel confident in front of the camera

As a professional photographer, I often get asked for advice on how to feel confident and comfortable in front of a camera.  This has also been something I have struggled with in the past and has taken me awhile to feel happy with someone taking photos of me.  I mean, we all agree its awkward […]

January 10, 2019

How to feel confident in front of the camera

Rylee contacted me through my website. She is from Arizona and visits Shelter Cove in the summers. She originally wanted a beach session in Shelter Cove, but decided to add on a redwood location to her session. I am so glad she did! They are the cutest little family and it was fun doing both […]

August 28, 2018

Redwoods&Shelter Cove Family Session

It’s Senior Sunday! I am currently working on two awesome senior sessions that are not finished yet, so I decided to share an amazing session from this summer! Mary and I met at the Benbow Inn on an overcast Tuesday morning this past summer. She was so sweet, and a total natural in front of […]

September 24, 2017

Mary|Benbow Inn|JustForFun

There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle. Albert Einstein This quote is so simple yet so powerful, and it is absolutely true. Happiness and seeing the magic in even the smallest of things is a state […]

July 12, 2017

Parky’s Pics|Humboldt County Photographer|Do You Believe in Magic?|Naiya the Mermaid

I remember it vividly. Sitting on the beach with my toes in the warm sand at Swimmers Delight. Everyone else had headed back to the camp, laughing and joking around and getting ready for dinner and the fun night by the campfire. I was left to enjoy the sand, trees and river of beautiful Humboldt County by myself.  It was the most peaceful time of the day. The light was so soft; almost magical. I have a hard time slowing down, but in these moments I actually could slow down and enjoy. What I understand now as a photographer is that was the magical golden hour. I still love that magical golden hour.. When I walk  home now and see the sun glistening off the grass, I just want to grab my camera and start shooting. Every. Single. Time.

April 8, 2017

My Off Camera Flash Journey

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