No strobes, wires, or backdrops. Just pure natural light! Invited annually to capture some of the most innovative schools in the Bay Area, I capture the unique ethos of your learning community, working with grace, enthusiasm and an eye toward the glories of growing up. I love this work.
Fresh and fun, I offer irresistible school portraiture, fueled by an artful honoring of each fiercely unique child who sits for my camera. I love celebrating the spirit of every child I meet, drawing out personalities with agile, gentle exuberance. I am blessed to serve both schools (by making them look as good as they truly are as they build up this generation of young people) and families (by documenting their beloved with a fresh and accessible approach they value so much.)
I have always sought to use my camera as a tool to uplift, affirm, and empower others. With a background in education, holding a California K-12 art credential, I taught photography to 150 teens daily in Oakland USD, interned under Kimberley D'Adamo's IB studio art at Berkeley High, and led a darling band of 1st grade English learners in San Francisco's Chinatown. A gift for intuiting and encouraging attributes of strength in students melds with a love of all things visual; producing images that are sweet and bold. With undergraduate training in art practice at the University of California, Santa Barbara I look to celebrate dynamic communities on a project basis throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. Commissions include The AjA Project, The Alameda County Office of Education, and an eclectic list of local creative non-profits. I am oh-so-joyfully married to a instrumental music teacher and we make our home in the beautiful East Bay with our sweet daughter and son.
kind words Heard
"Thank you for taking the most thoughtful, soul catching, beautiful photos! We are all so pleased with them."
"I feel like you really captured the soul of the school,"
"Amazing! Such a refreshing take on school photos."
"Wow! Best school pictures ever! Best prices ever! So natural, relaxed and fun. We need to get you over to our other son's school! Thank you so much. For the first time it doesn't just feel like an annual obligation to buy school photos. We truly WANT these! Thank you, thank you!"
"I am just stunned that you captured the (son) I know. We should ban all other photographers from schools - those horrible school pictures are such a waste. What a sweet gift you've given us to remember our boy at this age. Thank you so much. Thank you for finding a way to really "get" him in picture! LOVE it forever."