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About me…

 
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My interest in photography started with a gifted a film camera for my 18th birthday. I learned how to shoot and develop film and quickly became obsessed. Shooting anything and everything, framing and re-framing to make the unnoticed mundane appear suddenly interesting. Spending hours in the darkroom, blasting music, being alone with my thoughts-- I'd found my happy place.  

In 2015 I was inspired to set my trajectory towards a career in weddings, couples, and families photography because marriage is my other happy place. I mean, man oh man, being in love is one of the best feelings in the world. And when life seems to move a million miles an hour in a world that is wrought with issues, love can be a reprieve and an inspiration.

Since starting my business I have also found so much fulfillment in lifestyle family sessions and senior sessions. There is something so meaningful about celebrating where we are now, in this moment in time. Something special about acknowledging, wow this is my family right now. Or wow this is who I am right now. I want to create evidence of who you are, a reflection of how amazing you are, and a souvenir to look back on fondly.

My favorite author Kurt Vonnegut wrote, “I urge you to please notice when you are happy, and exclaim or murmur or think at some point, 'If this isn't nice, I don't know what is.'” That is why I choose to do this photography work. To take time to appreciate at least one good thing—love. To create images that make you say “If this isn’t nice, I don’t know what is.”

 

Fun Facts

  • I coach a youth climbing team

  • I teach a couple of weekly yoga classes

  • I have a little french bulldog-boston terrier

  • I have my bachelors in literature and masters in teaching

  • I come from a Mexican immigrant family

 
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A Few Favorites

Movies: I Heart Huckabees, Darjeeling Limited, Captain Fantastic, Escanaba in da Moonlight, Amalie

Musicians: Ezra Furman and Jenny Lewis are my constants through my many musical phases

Books: Anything by Kurt Vonnegut, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, The Invention of Morel, Like Water for Chocolate

Shows: Star Trek TNG, Twin Peaks, Russian Doll

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