Art has always been a part of who I am. I grew up constantly painting and drawing. I took every art class available and went on to earn an art degree from Cal State Fullerton in Graphic Design. Color and design play such an important role in photography, its no wonder photo compositions came so naturally for me when I was given my first camera in college. The camera became an extension of how I saw the world. Once I learned the technical side of photography it became possible for me to capture that vision.
I started dating my husband, Travis, when we were just teenagers. I was intrigued by Travis because he marched to his own beat. His plaid pants, shaggy hair and sweet singing voice got my attention. He played music for the worship team at church and had his own band. He made me a mix CD of some of his songs and I was hooked! That voice continues to melt my heart – 14 years later.
Travis and I have made our home at the south end of San Clemente, California. Most mornings you can find me in my hammock, coffee and the Good Word in hand on my balcony overlooking the ocean. I absolutely love yellow. I live in a yellow house, drive a yellow car, and ride a yellow bike. I love it because it seems to radiate joy, energy, giggles, and happiness – and who wouldn’t want more of that in their lives?!
I have always been drawn to weddings, even before I was married. I love the planning process and the meaning behind each and every detail of the day. I enjoy hearing each of the couples I photograph describe their day and see their planning come to life. My favorite moment of a wedding day is just after bride and groom are pronounced Mr. & Mrs. and excitedly walk back down the aisle to the sound of all the cheers and celebrating of their friends and family! The genuine joy in moments like that are constant reminders of how much I love being a photographer.