behind the lens

I'm a wedding and portrait photographer based out of Washington state.  My friends know me as a hopeless romantic, but can you blame them? My favorite word is serendipity, and my two favorite movies are "PS I love you", and the "Notebook!" I absolutely love pouring romance and magic into my photography. 

The way I see it, my camera is an extension of my heart and it allows me to capture those special moments that too often go unnoticed by others. 

If I had to sum up my style into a few words they would be fun, romantic, and timeless. I am inspired by beautiful light, authenticity and people who love life. And what I believe in most, is telling your story the way you want it to be told.  

I love this journey that I am on, and the amazing people I am blessed with meeting along the way. Please check out my contact page for information on connecting with me. I look forward to hearing from you soon!

a few of my favorite things

you may have seen me around

Family, friends, and laughter

It doesn't get any better than quality time with family, and friends.  The best moments are those when you're laughing so hard, your stomach muscles hurt the next day because you had so much fun.  Some of my favorite memories are playing in the surf at the beach, laughing, and enjoying quality time with loved ones.

Summer lightening storms

When I was a little girl summer lightening storms terrified me and I would hide under the dining room table with our family cat.  Now, I love photographing them.  During a lightening storm, you will find me (in a safe location) capturing the storm with my camera.  There's something magical and fascinating about them.

The Oregon Coast

The Oregon Coast is my peace.  We vacation yearly in a small town nestled on the coastline.  I love hiking the dunes, and sitting on my favorite cliff listening to the waves crash on the shore. There is a freedom I find at the Ocean, my soul is peaceful, and my spirit is free.  The best part of our vacation, it's dog friendly, so the fur kids join us.

Fresh Flowers, and gardening

I love fresh flowers, and gardening.  I love peonies and roses.  During the spring and summer months, I enjoy gardening and filling my backyard full of fragrant roses, lavender, jasmine, hibiscus, and peonies.  I have a special memory garden too, for our dogs who have crossed the rainbow bridge.

Lover of natural light

I love watching the sunlight throughout the day as it works its magic.  The morning sunrise is beautiful as it casts across the valley, and illuminates the hills.  At the end of the day as the sun slowly starts to dip behind the hills, it provides some amazing magical moments to end the day.  

Equine adventures

I was blessed to share this journey for 14 years with my amazing soul horse "Owyhee", who crossed the rainbow bridge 3 years ago.  I learned many valuable lessons on my journey with him.  He was a rescue horse, who in turn, rescued me.  He is forever etched on my heart, along with our 3 labradors who have passed, and the 2 who are with us now.

Hiking

Wenatchee is a beautiful place to live!  Majestic waterfalls, glacier fed lakes, hiking trails, and many mountain adventures.  During the off-season, I love to hike, explore, and appreciate the beauty around me.  On this hike, we came within 9 feet from a black bear and her cub who were eating berries.  We photographed her for an hour!   Ask me more...

Father/Daughter Moments

I'm a daddy's girl at heart. I remember learning how to dance, on my dad's feet as he would guide me across the floor when I was very little. I live for those unscripted father/daughter moments.  Those moments capture my heart, and I will likely shed some tears behind my lens, during your father/daughter dance.  

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. 
 I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong.  I believe that happy girls are 
the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”

  ~ Audrey Hepburn