MLK Celebration Second Baptist Church Santa Ana

I had the honor of attending and photographing a powerful Martin Luther King Jr. celebration at the Second Baptist Church in Santa Ana. As much as I wish I could recreate the day for you, show you and let you feel every word, every song, every hand hold and hug, I'm...

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What I Learned at the OC Women’s March #whyimarch

I'm not there yet with words to describe what I witnessed this weekend, so for now - photos, lots of them. To see even more you can click here and view my full gallery of images from the day and if you recognize yourself in any of these and would like to have the...

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Learn how to better use your camera

We both hear it from our friends and clients all the time. “I have a great camera, I just don’t know how to use it.” or “My pictures never turn out the way I think they will” or “I love photography so much but I want to reach a new level of great.” or sadly, “I don’t...

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trust yourself

maybe the same intelligence that tells the sun when to set - when to rise, the same intelligence that breathes you without you having to think about it, the same intelligence that guides the flower to seek the light, to bend with the wind, to grow and bloom and fully...

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“You’ll see when you’re 83.”

He says it more and more these days. "I think I'm dying." or "It's not easy getting old." but his more and more is still pretty seldom. He's strong, adaptable and just such a good man. Heart disease has taken so many pleasures from him and he just keeps adapting. 10...

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Royal. Real. Raw. a Photo Session with MaryBeth Bonfiglio

         the words are still coming or maybe not, maybe they're not mine at all. maybe there are just too many things to say. here's what i do know.... she is lover and sister, warrior, mother, holder of much and one who surrenders fully to the mystery. she is the...

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community campout – big sur 2014

Each year we join a few other beloved families {there's about 35 of us when we all get together} and spend a weekend camping in Big Sur. This year we'll be taking me and my broken fibula with us which may make our trip a little less adventurous but I'm sure just as...

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a luxury boudoir session – portland

Anytime a woman reaches out to me ready {even if filled with uncertainty}, to be seen and to see herself, I get butterflies. There's something so magical about these sessions which really begin the minute we start dreaming them up together. The way they unfold is...

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Portland ~ A Geographic Romance

I love this town. I love the way it truly is a city with good food, beautiful art, grit and that nice urban buzz that makes the explorer in me very happy. I also love the way it still feels like a small town, with nature just a few steps away and seriously some of the...

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Indiegogo

Recently I had the pleasure of photographing the beautiful work of Joanna Otten owner and creator of Twisted Whimsy jewelry. Her work is powerful and her mission gorgeous. I absolutely love being a part of such magical creating. For the next 3 days we all have the...

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