Happily married to my emoji-covered face husband of 14 years
Own three big dogs
I love traveling and meeting new people.
Fave food: BBQ Wings
Bilingual en Español
Disneyland, Costco, coffee, Bitter Storms or a red wine, tattoos, CrossFit, and hard laughs.
Advocate for our First Responders and Military
As a storyteller, I give a bit of navigation during our session, but my strategy is to ensure that we leave these moments touched by only your experiences. If you've gone through some life-altering or life-changing experiences, you'll learn that tomorrow is never promised and to live your life to your preference truly. Each day is a blessing and a day to learn and grow to be better than yesterday.
I have been very blessed to have met my soulmate and life partner and married that person early on. My husband and I have been together for 14 years, and it still feels like we are new. We have three dogs who we love and treat as if they are our kids. We love to travel together, whether that's on the road or by plane. We have a camping trailer which we bought so we can have some adventure with our dogs. We both love Disneyland, Yosemite, trying out new coffees, and sipping wine (for me... specifically Red Cabs) and beer (for him) while watching the sunset. I mention "we" a lot because this is a journey for both of us, and we love doing things together. He's my homie.
Photography didn't start early in life for me. It began during a time in my life when I was desperately looking for change and joy in my work. My time in government work ended as it no longer brought me joy and created negativity. That's where I started my photography journey. Fortunately, this has all worked in my favor, but it came with many sacrifices, obstacles, and challenges. I enjoy and quote honestly fell in love with the process. I have a lot of pride in my business!
I take great pride in both my business and my personality. My personality is unique, silly, and authentic. I treat everyone with respect, but mutual respect is essential to me. I am upfront and honest, and I make decisions based on my knowledge and experience. If I make a mistake, I own up to it and take responsibility. Some may jokingly say I have a bit of hood, but that's just part of who I am. Essentially, I am the same person in my personal life as I am in my business.
Ultimately, I don't want anyone to know a different version of me because I held back or wanted to impress anyone. I am human.
AUTHENTIC, UNCONVENTIONAL & ADVENTUROUS
my life advice
It's a fact that no one is perfect. But here's the thing... what truly matters is that you make an effort and learn from your experiences. You only have one life, so you need to make the most of it. Don't waste your time focusing on negativity or comparing yourself to others. There's no manual on how to live this life, but you can be confident in yourself and always strive to do what's right. Remember, you're capable of achieving great things, so go out there and make it happen.
The start of
Yosemite's Golden Photography
Yosemite holds a lot of special memories for me, including my first adventure with my husband. It holds many sentimental memories and people, including my mother-in-law, whom I wish I could make memories with. The park holds a special significance as it is a place that we visit regularly in her honor, where we had our wedding photos taken and where we continue to establish new memories and capture beautiful milestones for my clients.
The "Golden" is a nod to California's nickname "the Golden State" and the warmth I bring to my photos through the editing process as it's the personal touch that brings my work together.
All Nature's wildness tells the same story: the shocks and outbursts of earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers, roaring, thundering waves and floods, the silent uprush of sap in plants, storms of every sort, each and all, are the orderly, beauty-making love-beats of Nature's heart.
- John Muir
A note to my husband...
please use these photos, at a minimum, for my funeral. Thanks!