When it comes right down to it, I love love. I seriously adore weddings. There is nothing better than photographing two people, surrounded by those who love them most, on the happiest day of their life. (Waterproof mascara? Check!)

I’ve always been interested in narratives- the stories behind the people, the things you wouldn’t know unless you asked or paid close attention. This curiousity translates into my photography– as much as I enjoy directing a good portrait or fashion shoot,  I’m equally happy to go unnoticed- taking in everything that is happening around you and using that to create an image that carries emotional weight. My ultimate goal? When you look at your photos in 10, 20, 50 years, you’ll remember not just how things looked but, more importantly, how you felt.

I didn’t always know that this was what I wanted to do. But, in hindsight, my education prepared me perfectly for photographing weddings. I graduated from Santa Clara University with a degree in Communications & Journalism. (That’s where my interest in narrative was first piqued.) Then, after several years of working in media and for various non-profits, I decided to pursue photography full time. I enrolled at Art Center College of Design where I knew I could get the best photography education possible. While at Art Center, I won several scholarships and awards, and my work has been published in The New York Times, Line – A Journal, Dresslab Barcelona, Aperture Gallery, and others. I use the fine art & editorial approach I learned at Art Center to inform my use of light, color, composition, and mood in each image I make.

Unofficial bio: Lifelong chocolate fanatic, tea instead of coffee, optimistic indoor gardener (despite my black thumb), punk/rock/americana music enthusiast, dog-obsessed, INFJ Hawaii girl at heart.

Photo by Irina Garaiacu


Ready to get started?

Step 1. Check out my pricing (here) to customize your photography package.

Step 2. Send me a message telling me more about your event. Before we hop on the phone or meet in person, I’d like to know a bit about you and what makes your love and wedding special.

Step 3. We'll schedule a time to chat on the phone or meet in person if you’re in the LA area. We’ll use our meeting to make sure we’re the perfect fit before you commit, and I can show you more photos from weddings similar to yours.

Step 4. If you decide to work with me, I’ll send you a contract and invoice after our meeting.  To reserve your date, 50% of the total fee is due along with the signed contract.  (The remaining 50% is due a month before your event.) I’ll also send you more information on what to expect in the coming months, and a quick little logistics questionnaire to ensure I'm well prepared for your wedding.

I can't wait to talk with you! 🙂