Photographer Santa Rosa sonoma county north bay area wine country
I love all forms of art and have considered many of them when I've contemplated a career; whether it be drama, fashion, music or painting. I never saw myself "climbing the corporate ladder." I first was inspired with photography when I had my daughter. I was eager to capture her spirit in a photograph. I started to branch out, trying to capture all things beautiful with a camera.
I was born in the east bay area and raised in the Washington/Seattle area. I came back to California after meeting the love of my life. I've been a resident of Santa Rosa since 2005 and the mother of three children. At first I missed the beautiful rich greens of Washington, but quickly was inspired by the beauty of the Sonoma County Wine Country.
I never knew what I wanted to be when I grew up. I still don't feel like a "grown up" and most likely never will. I've always thought that vulnerability is one of the most beautiful qualities. The subtleties of a person's expressions, the life in a child's eyes, the beam of their smile can all be captured like lightning in a jar in the millisecond of a camera's click. I have never viewed taking photos as a job, this is my passion, my art. I feel honored when a person trusts me to let me capture their spirit, even if just for a moment.