2018 was a big year—- both professionally and personally. I photographed weddings in Mexico, NYC, and all around California, I was published in some big publications (including print magazines!) and made it to Huff Post’s 35 Best Wedding Photos of the Year! I met a lot of amazing and talented photographer friends, I taught a selfie class at a nude beach, and I photographed KEHLANI! (Freaking swoon!) I traveled to Italy and Greece with my partner, we spent the summer playing in the river and camping as much as we could, and in the fall we drove out to the middle of no where to have a 2 lady burning man and she asked me to be her wife! I said goodbye to my home in Oakland and moved to Portland all while shooting more weddings and more family sessions than ever before.
As I look back, I’m so grateful for all of the beautiful humans who allowed me to photograph them… I can’t say it enough that it means everything to me to be able to photograph love— and especially queer love in this way.
2019 is going to be a real year of transition for me and my business as we settle into a new home and a new state…. I feel like I kind of get to start over in a way, and I’m trying to figure out my place in Portland…. who I am and who I want to be here. And maybe along the way I’ll fall in love with myself all over again. I chose “connection” as my word of the year for 2019 and my hope is to rekindle or foster stronger connections in my life—-from family to friends to clients and even my connections to my art and to myself. I think it’s going to be a really interesting and challenging year, and though I’m sure I’ll bumble through it as I always do, I hope to do so with an ounce of grace and a lot of vulnerability. I’m so glad you’re here. Thank you for your support, for your kind words—- I cherish it all so deeply.