Dirty Thirty Birthday Photoshoot

Many girls when they turn 30 tend to get scared. It’s a time where reality sinks in that they are getting older. However, for this gorgeous lady, she took it head on. Sierra is a sweet friend and a bride of mine, who is getting married in 2021. However, before I leave, she wanted to […]

November 3, 2020


Dirty Thirty Birthday Photoshoot

Fort Monroe Engagement Session.

Introducing you to my incredible October 30th, 2020 bride and groom: Eric and Marisa, and of course, their doggo Aria! After knowing each other for weeks, we finally got to meet for the first time. We were kinda bummed the weather was cold, but this just meant that Eric and Marisa got to snuggle close! […]


March 17, 2020

Fort Monroe Engagement Session

Engagement Session at Fort Monroe.

Meet Chanel and Aaron! The majority of the time, I meet my brides and grooms at their engagement session for the first time. Chanel and Aaron were recommended to me by my favorite DJ (Hey DJ West!!) and I was truly welcomed by them via phone call. They are easy to talk to, fun to […]

February 10, 2020


engagement session + fort monroe

Sunset photoshoot at Fort Monroe!

The world these days may seem like a scary place. There is so much going on that it concerns many of us. I know that I get nervous when I watch a movie or go to a concert. But, there is one thing that is always a place where I feel safe and secure. That […]


January 7, 2020

Engagement photos + fort monroe

Sold my Nikon for a Sony, but regretted it right after

Invested in education courses 

Shot my first solo wedding


Decided to go part-time photographer 

Took a photo of my friends naked son on a beach

Upgraded to a Nikon 5500


Thought I was so cool with my grainy photos of blurry horses

Took photos of landscapes for fun 

Bought a Nikon 3300


my first solo wedding – 2017

Met some incredible industry friends

Started to fill up 2020

Booked up 2019 in about two months


I moved from Hawaii to Norfolk, Virginia

Shot three amazing Hawaii weddings

Went full-time


experimented with all sorts of editing styles 

Prepared myself to go full-time

Switched back to Nikon and got my first full-frame


brand photoshoot – 2018

Established my brand and editing style- 2018

California has welcomed me with incredible 2020/2021 wedding couples

I booked a trip to Seattle and Alaska 

This year, I am making it all about creativity


I moved from Virginia to Monterey, California

I invested in my 2nd mastermind- I refuse to lose this business

Covid Hit the wedding business


I invested in my first mastermind

I figured the type of photographer I wanted to be

2020 was booked in full by the end of 2019


Week in Spain with my husband -2019



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