I grew up in Northern California and moved to NYC when I was 18 to attend New York University. I met and married a New Yorker I met there, getting myself "stuck" there for 9 years (as I liked to remind him), but now we are settled back in Northern California and my heart will always be torn between the two. I do love New York, where my favorite meal (brunch) is not just for Mother's Day and where my favorite beverage (coffee) is an art, but when I am in NYC, I do miss the nature, the happy people, the fresh produce and ever-present sunshine of California.
Pursuing wedding photography as a career was a huge leap of faith. I felt so unfulfilled at my desk job and had no idea how to get out. I always had a yearning to create, but for awhile was too afraid of my own camera, thinking it might spit on me, reject me and tell me I was awful. Nevertheless, I overcame my fear of failure with the help of God, my husband and a few other encouraging photographers (Melissa Vossler and Judy Pak). I quit my job with only one wedding booked and never looked back, because in response to that leap of faith, the business came rushing in almost instantly.