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!
Taryn is one of my 2020 senior reps. Not only is she at the top of her class at Fortuna High School, she is also super sweet. We traveled down to one of my favorite river locations in Southern Humboldt and shot some beautiful shots in the sunshine. The river is always nice and warm […]
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 […]
I shot Larissas family photos a couple of years ago, so I was super excited about getting the opportunity to shoot her engagement session. She and Nick wanted their photos taken on Paradise Ridge in the beautiful Southern Humboldt with gorgeous mountain and Shelter Cove ocean views. We had set the shoot up a couple […]
Mai and Chris wanted to have their engagement session take place in the beautiful Redwoods of Humboldt County. We met at the Chimney Tree along the Avenue of the Giants, near Miranda and stopped at a couple of different spots to take some romantic images.This shoot was in February, so it was a very COLD, /WET day in the dark Redwoods, but you wouldnt know it by these photographs. Mai hid it very well! We ended the session in a cozy little warm spot to get a few brighter images to add variety to their engagement portfolio. Variety is the spice of life right? They were complete naturals in front of the camera. As you can tell, they are so in love and I am so excited to shoot their Ferndale wedding this summer.
I have known Bekah since she was born, so it was a pleasure to do he senior portraits. She is so sweet and nice, and also a great athlete.
We met in Scotia to her photos and they turned out great. It was a fun time, laughing and catching up. One of my lighting umbrellas broke, but we continued on and got some great shots. It was nice to visit Scotia again, as I grew up right next door in Rio Dell and used to work at the Pacific Lumber Company when I was going to college.
I will be 39 tomorrow. How in the heck did that happen? That is almost 40! Forty years of life. What have I learned? I believe life teaches us many lessons. For me it is God sending me signs. Others may call it the Universe. He has sent me a few signs the last few weeks in the form of turtles. When I received a gift from one of my students that had a turtle on it, it probed me to search further to figure out what he was trying to tell me. So I looked up the symbolism of Sea Turtles.
I don’t really talk very much about myself. I am so busy with photo shoots, editing and two kiddos that there isn’t really time, but after an insanely busy week, I am taking some time to tell you a little bit about myself: the old me, whose core is still there…just hidden underneath an extra padding of layers put on by stress . Let me tell you about the love of my life (before I met my husband and had my kids.) We met at age 12. As soon as I felt that leather ball on my fingertips, I was hooked. And the sound of the swish of a perfect shot going through the net was the best sound on earth. I spent HOURS on the basketball court. After practice, before and after dinner. I would challenge my dad to a free throw contest after dinner ever night. Whoever lost would have to do the dishes.
It’s been a long, long while since I have written a blog, but I am caught up on editing for the night (besides personal galleries) before an onslaught of family sessions this weekend. I am truly blessed to get to work with the clients I do. The first time I met Kacy was at our session and she was one of the sweetest, kindest seniors I have met. She was also very comfortable in front of the camera and up for anything. She didn’t mind getting a little dirty. : ) It was an overcast day, but we still got some great shots. I have so many favorites from this session!
Jessi’s mom contacted me near the end of the summer about Jessi’s senior pictures. I am sure glad she did. We had so much fun climbing through the barn, playing on old equipment, and getting some shots with her horses. Jessi is a Rodeo girl, and carries with her that humble, hard working atttitude. She was up for a morning shoot and that made this morning loving person happy! As an added bonus, my kids came with me and got to see pigs, experience a little bit of the farm life and ride a horse. They were happy campers too 🙂 Thank you so much for such a fun shoot!
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