The Chick Behind the Lens
I’m a wedding + portrait photographer based out of crazy beautiful Orange County, California. More importantly, I’m a human being who loves having dance offs with my roommates, being a cat mom, making endless arts and crafts and drinking way too much Starbucks. Aside from photography, I also work at a super rad salon in Newport Beach and I’m currently working on getting my degree in Interior Design. My love languages are my bed and Tenney’s homemade chocolate chip cookies. I’m also dating the coolest guy, like ever.
I’ve been shooting for 2 years now which has been amazing to be in a world that is surrounded with love and happiness and friendships. Initially, I started shooting for a class project and then I moved onto shooting for friends and family. In that process, I discovered that I really loved working as a photographer and shooting photos to try and capture and convey the things that you’re seeing through these people. I’ve just recently started shooting weddings, elopements, and engagements and I’m obsessed. I’m in love with seeing how hard others love and can be loved. Over the past year, I’ve come to figure out that my message is to be a hope filled message that we live in a placed filled with beauty and wonder and that God created each of us full of that exact same beauty and wonder in the world. And with every image created there is a God-story to be told, a person’s journey, a moment captured in history, a visual stake in the ground.
My mission is to document the beauty in life. If I can cause people who look at my photographs to stop and realize the beauty of each individual that is God’s creation, I succeed. I see things daily that remind me of the overwhelming perfection that is God. That we are children of God, created in His image and loved as he loves us, unconditionally, inspires me to share this message through my photographs.
With every image I create, I am showing Him. Every image is a visual testimony of the church, His power, His restoration, His love and goodness. I have always wanted to create an environment where my subjects can walk in and come as they are, be who they are and that the images represent that. In every image I create, it is an opportunity to elevate others and for God to be seen in their lives. I wanna capture all the real stuff for you. The perfectly imperfect. I wanna get the big moments, the loud ones and the quiet ones, the in-betweens, the ones you don’t think anyone else is watching. I don’t want to be a storyteller, I want to be a story listener.
Tell me your story, and let’s create something beautiful together.