ABOUT THE ARTIST
Who I Am
I used to be a wedding photographer who specialized in Yosemite elopements. My favorite part was meeting couples from around the country and the world because I learned so much about different cultures and I met wonderful people that I'm still in touch with. It was an incredible and rewarding experience. After sixteen years of shooting weddings, it was time to move on to better things.
Boudoir became my passion when I did my first session in 2014. One of my brides asked because she wanted to give an album as her groom's gift. We borrowed my friend's 1940s home and spent three hours experimenting and shooting. The photos turned out great and I found a new calling. These intimate sessions give me the honor of helping women gain confidence and self-esteem. Finally, it was time to quit shooting weddings so I could build a bigger and better boudoir business. Now I can better concentrate on my message of female empowerment.
Serving God and reading his word feeds my soul, and I do my best to live my life according to His teachings. Honesty is a flagship of my faith, life, and business. I'm curious and love to learn, always trying new things in art, photography, and life.
Authenticity is incredibly important to me, so I choose to associate with people who keep it real. I don't enjoy being around people who are flakes, rude, or fake.
My husband Mark is my best friend who supports me in everything I do. I'm obsessed with Italian cooking, fashion, plants, and my cat Simon Baker.
Why I Do What I Do
Close your eyes and picture your loved ones, the people who are most important to you. Your grandparents, parents, siblings, children, best friends... Do you have enough photos of those people? Are there photographs documenting their lives and your relationship with them? Can you pick up printed photos of loved ones and remember the best times of your lives together?
My parents never had professional family photos taken. We just had boxes and boxes of crappy photos my mom took on her 110 camera in the 80s. There are no photos of the three of us together. How does this make me feel? Part of me thinks I wasn't important enough to have good photos taken. Part of me is angry that I don't have those photos. Mostly, I'm really disappointed and sad about it. If I didn't have the photo of my dad walking me down the aisle, I would have no good photos of us together. He died in 2005.
If you think professional photos are too expensive or too much trouble, don't wait until that's all you have left.
How I Do What I Do
Customer service is the number one aspect of my business. I have several clients who have been with me for over ten years, bringing me back after their weddings for maternity, newborn, and family photos. My goal is to take amazing care of you and go above and beyond. You will receive a full consultation when I help plan your session and wardrobe. I will stay in contact with you as I guide you through every part of the process, from signing the contract to finalizing your album. Check out my testimonials to see what my clients have said.
I am an artist above all else. I've been working with film since 1992 when I took my first high school photography class. I still photograph my wedding portraits, creative portraits, and boudoir with 100% film. When I started doing family sessions again, I introduced digital into the mix.
Where I Am
We are a boutique photography studio based in Modesto, California.
Modesto, Turlock, Manteca, Stockton, Merced, Sacramento area, Sonora area, Tuolumne County, Calaveras County, Murphys, Angel's Camp, Central Valley, Central Coast. Destination sessions are available throughout Northern California.