The Year

January 15, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

It's your thing, do what you wanna do
I can't tell you, who to sock it to

ISLEY BROTHERS

This year marked a number of transitions for me. Long story short, wedding photography was one of two full-time jobs I was pursuing, but I left teaching at an elementary school is Oakland, so that I can dedicate my energy to this work. I got engaged to my best friend. We bought a house. I had surgery for the first time.

I'm so glad to have this job and I'm proud that I get to do it in a way that stays true to my own values and true to the people I photograph. More than ever, I realize that there are always going to be trends, demands and pressures, but that all of that should be secondary to capturing honest photographs. I want my work to capture the beauty that I see in my couples and their loved ones. Taking that perspective with me everytime I go to work, I always feel like I have the best job. To more memories and moments in 2018! Enjoy!

 

Here are some of my favorite venues of 2017:

Rio Villa Beach Resort

Nella Terra

Mills College Chapel

Deer Park Villa


Andrea & Anand | Berkeley, California | Engagement

December 06, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 


K & T // Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Lake Tahoe, California

November 27, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Oh I do believe
In all the things you say
What comes is better than what came before

CAT POWER


Mina & Luke // Livermore, California

November 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

Now I'm darker than the deepest sea.

Just hand me down. Give me a place to be.

NICK DRAKE


Apollo & Sandra //

November 07, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

 

So what’s wrong if there happens to be one guy in the world who enjoys trying to understand you?

HARUKI MURAKAMI

It's because of you when I'm in bed in the morning that I can wind my spring and tell myself I have to live another good day

HARUKI MURAKAMI