style and method

My photographs have been described as compelling, elegant, quirky, enchanting.
I love taking pictures of people, discovering lovely hidden moments between couples, and capturing sincerity and personality. I complement artistic, timeless beauty with a modern, DIY aesthetic, and take photos that will make your eyes linger.
I work with my clients to cultivate a gentle, natural and enjoyable photo session in order to stealthily create honest, radiant photos. I will art direct when necessary, but I know that the best way to get the beautiful, charming images that my clients love is through an easy-going, fun collaboration - with no forced smiles or rigid posing!
On your wedding day, you will not spend hours away from your guests taking stiff photos. During your portrait session, you will not be forced to keep the same grin on your face - sometimes the most intriguing photos involve no smile at all! I have a practiced, artistic eye and my 8+ years of professional experience allow me to keep things easily moving along while getting great shots.
I feel so lucky to have a job that lets me explore new, beautiful venues; photograph delicious food and gorgeous flowers; and meet and witness couples celebrating their love. I've been professionally shooting weddings since 2004, and it still puts a big smile on my face.
My clients are gracious, creative and wonderful people, and we often become friends. I am so grateful for each of my amazing clients.
I have photographed weddings in Orange County, San Diego, Portland, New York City and Upstate NY, and worked with international clients here in the Bay Area and Wine Country. I regularly shoot weddings and events from Mendocino to Monterey, although many are local to me in the Napa, Sonoma, and San Francisco areas. I am always happy to put together a quote for travel to your destination, anywhere in the world.