I'm a Michigan native who's been happily residing on the Central Coast of California since 2014. I thrive in the sun. I've been taking pictures since the early 2000s when you could buy those disposable Kodak cameras in the grocery store checkout line. However, I didn't really start pursuing it as a profession until a few years ago.
I have a B.S. in Geography and Environmental Studies, and worked in the nonprofit/conservation field for several years before switching gears for personal and family reasons. I wanted a profession that would allow me to be more creative and give me the flexibility to spend more time with my daughter. Nature is what first inspired my love of photography, and I am so grateful to live in a place where natural beauty is just about everywhere you look. I love being outdoors, exploring new places, eating, drinking, and hanging with my people (husband, daughter & pup) pictured below.
Photography calls to me for many reasons. I love creating things and capturing connection between people. I love light. And I really love the nostalgia when looking through photo albums; the feelings and smells and memories that come rushing back. One of my favorite things to do as a kid was look through my parents' old photo albums of their travels, pre-children. Photos allow you to hold onto and even re-live moments in life---big and small and everything in between. Because that's what life is made of, right?
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I'm a Monterey and Big Sur natural light photographer, forever chasing the sun and my toddler, sipping coffee in the morning (okay, all day) and red wine at night, dreaming big and working hard, and likely making sarcastic jokes along the way.