Miss Megan

Megan had a little Boho vibe going on during our juniors (soon-to-be seniors) session in April and I loved it! She's going to be a senior at San Clemente High School. 

When I asked Megan what she is looking forward to in her senior year, this is what she said:

"I’m most excited for all of the new friendships I will create and for all of the fun times of being the oldest in my school. Also, I'm looking forward to all of the senior activities and creating those memories."

I know you will create a lot of memories next year Megan! Have a fun year!

This week I'm offering $100 off any 2018 senior session package booked before June 2, 2017 and held any time from June 5 to August 15, 2017. Click Senior Session Packages for more information or shoot me an email!

Miss Averee

I so enjoyed meeting Averee from Dana Hills High School during our juniors (soon-to-be seniors) session in April. She's a golfer and as beautiful as she is talented.

When I asked Averee what she is looking forward to her senior year, this is what she said: 

"I am excited to be a senior next year to watch hard work finally pay off. Throughout high school, you are preparing for senior year, applications and such. I'm curious and nervous to see where I will end up for college. I am looking forward to finding a university where I can pursue my dream of playing golf in college and beyond." 

Good luck Averee! I know you will make all your dreams come true!

This week I'm offering $100 off any 2018 senior session package booked before June 2, 2017 and held any time from June 5 to August 15, 2017. Click Senior Session Packages for more information or shoot me an email!

Lovely Lily

It was great to spend time with Lily during our juniors (soon-to-be seniors) session in April. She's a beautiful dancer and goes to San Clemente High School. 

When I asked Lily what she's looking forward to senior year, she said:

"I can't believe my time at SCHS is coming to an end! I'm so excited to spend another year on the dance team with my best friends because they make every day 10 times better! I can't wait to find out what school I will be attending and what my future holds. I've grown so much at San Clemente High School and I'm ready for everything senior year has to offer."

I know your senior year is going to be amazing Lily! 

This week I'm offering $100 off any 2018 senior session package booked before June 2, 2017 and held any time from June 5 to August 15, 2017. Click Senior Session Packages for more information or shoot me an email!

I encourage seniors to bring a friend for the session. It's just more fun with a friend. As a complimentary gift, I always include a friend photo in your gallery.

I encourage seniors to bring a friend for the session. It's just more fun with a friend. As a complimentary gift, I always include a friend photo in your gallery.

Sweet Sarah

This spring I took some photos with a great group of juniors (soon-to-be seniors). I'm excited to share some of the photos from that session and what the girls shared with me about their upcoming senior year. First up...Sarah from Dana Hills High School.

When I asked Sarah what she's looking forward to her senior year she said:

"I am excited to finally explore opportunities that colleges offer and really make critical decisions in regard to my future. I hope that in doing so, I gain support from my friends and family by making them proud. I'm looking forward to sharing all my "lasts" with the amazing group of people I am surrounded with!"

Best of luck with everything Sarah! 

I'm offering $100 off any 2018 senior session package booked before June 2, 2017 and held any time from June 5 to August 15, 2017. Click Senior Session Packages for more information or shoot me an email!

I encourage my senior session clients to bring a friend and I always try to get at least one photo of the two together, then I include it in their gallery as a complimentary gift. This is Sarah with her friend Averee.

I encourage my senior session clients to bring a friend and I always try to get at least one photo of the two together, then I include it in their gallery as a complimentary gift. This is Sarah with her friend Averee.

Best of 2016 ~ Personal Work

A wise mentor once told me, "Always have a personal project. It will help prevent burn out and keep you growing." My family life is my personal project. My loves are the reason I started taking photographs in the first place. My intention was to document every day moments that slip by all to quickly; experiences that come and go in a single year. I did two years of a 365 project before I got too concerned with technical perfection, branding and business. I realize now that, yes, sometimes I create a snapshot, but other times my well-trained eye makes art disguised in an every day moment. Also, I see my journalism background speaking through these images. This year, my word is wholeness. My intention is to embrace all of me rather than only the parts of me I "think" are worthy of public view.  I'm realizing that even the parts I tend to deny show up in my work. These photos bring me so much joy. I remember the stories, the love, and the laughter behind them.

Best of 2016 ~ Stillness

In reviewing my 2016 images, it became obvious that nature, places and space catch my heart and my eye. These photographs reminded me of the places I've been, the things I found and the stillness and peace that feeds my soul. A couple of years ago my word for the year was spaciousness. I see it as the breathing space echoed in my landscapes and my body reacts by taking in a deep satisfying breath. In these photographs, I see my insides expressing on the outside. 

Best of 2016 ~ Portraits

In California we don't get much rain, or, at least, up until now. This January has been the wettest January in a long time. I think that's a good omen for 2017. Rainy days give me an excuse to sit at my computer and reflect on what I created last year. When it's sunny out, I think I better get out and do something. I've realized that reflecting IS doing something. It's rewarding my creative soul with a pat on the back. It's an opportunity to process and assess all I created for myself and my clients. In my reflection, I found three areas of interest my photography took in 2016: portraits, personal lifestyle and a sprinkling of landscapes and still life photos. 

Below are my favorite portraits of 2016.