• Welcome to my little corner of the photography world! I am a Natural Light, Lifestyle photographer in beautiful Okinawa Japan. I specialize in black & white photography while having a love affair with bold color. It is my hope that my style of story telling will preserve your memories in an artistic way that you will cherish for a lifetime. Life is Sweet- Capture it

10 Years In Love | Sacramento Photographer |

Oh My Goodness how do I luck out with these awesome clients?! I am so lucky. Michelle & I met during a photo shoot about a year and half ago. She was shooting (she’s a photographer herself) and we (my family) were getting our pics done & its started from there. We go to the same church & she was a part of the same mom’s group as I was but photography just gave us even more in common. She has allowed me to do some really creative shoots with them. I just love them! They are so fun. She is great about letting go & letting me “create” & that is HARD for a photographer to do… it is hard for me to do! Plus it doesn’t hurt they are gorgeous.


It all started when I had blogged my photo “bucket list” for the year a couple months back and one thing was: Do a couples session at a fair. Well Michelle & her husband will be celebrating 10 years of marriage in July & had wanted to do a shoot anyway so she jumped on it. I am so thankful she did! It was a fun theme shoot. I think this is a great example of lifestyle photography. Showing their relationship & love… granted they don’t live at a fair so this is just a great example of putting this style to work in other surroundings. It also feels really great to cross stuff off my bucket list too.


We did get quite a few questions & stares. The workers were OUTSTANDING! They let us on the rides & turned on lights to add that “wow” to some of the pics. It was an amazing shoot. The sweet park setting really helped too. So glad we did this shoot a couple months early because it really paid off.


Walker Family

It was a pleasure to photograph this special family. Daddy is in military service & just got to return home to his sweet family.

When he returned from his deployment he has a new son there to greet him. I can’t even image that sacrifice… missing the birth of your child. That makes me feel so indebted to this family for their strength and sacrifice to serve our great country.

We did a fun shoot back in my home town, Redding, Ca. Whiskeytown Lake is one of my most favorite places in California. It is a beautiful lake and has so many memories I just wish we could go there more often. We had a fun session just playing with he kids and capturing htis family being a family again. I am sure it felt great to them too.

Here are some favorites from their session.


What is a memory really worth to you?

I strive to provide priceless memories captured for you to enjoy forever.

You know that feeling when a photograph from your childhood brings a rush of emotions back in. You suddenly remember so much more than just that photography. You remember how your room smelled, your favorite doll, your brothers favorite tractor. That is why photography is so important to me. It is one of the best ways to preserve and relive those memories.

What can you expect with a session with me?

Families | Children | Maternity:

Creative fee $100 for my time and talent for 1-1 1/2 hours of shooting time. Post processing of images and an online gallery to share with your friends and family. You will receive 50-75 images to proof and choose from.

Sacramento Session (includes 40 miles round trip travel)

Print Packages & Combo Packages of Prints & Digital Images are available, along with ala carte prints

Lifestyle Sessions:

Usually these sessions are in your home. doing something you love as a family. We can do a fun backyard session, a family walk or a fun outing together. We can do a lifestyle shoot outside the home as well. Our goal is to capture your family being a family, where ever that may be!

Lifestyle sessions are usually 1-2 hrs.

Include 40 miles round trip travel

Time & Talent for session and post procession of images

Online gallery to share with friends and family

And your favorite 50 images printed in a keepsake album.


Inquire about High School Senior Pricing & Newborn “Bringing Home Baby” Sessions


A Fun Backyard Session with the G Family

I have been DIEING to blog this session & finally today is the day! In search fro something different we decided a fun backyard lifestyle shoot was perfect for this family. This mom is a fellow photographer friend of mine & our hobby/ business has connected us & I’m so glad it has. It was a nice low key spring evening. Her backyard was beautiful on it’s own but we added a little flare. Her girls did great. Being a photographers child it is hard to get over the “looking at the camera” thing… we actauly wanted them as natural as possible. I heard the next morning her youngest told her mom how much fun she had during the shoot. What an awesome thing to hear. I think it showed that the kids were having fun.
This shoot was a lot of fun. It was fun to collaborate with her on the set up & theme. They read books together often and I hear Daddy is a Coke fan. It was fun to add a little retro fun to the shoot.
This was her favorite picture from the session, she texted me a picture of it hanging over her mantel. It pleases me so much to see how people display my artwork.

Wedding Fun

I bet it is no surprise photographers also have fun shooting pictures as hobby as well :). This was a fun night with fellow photogs. We also trashed this dress too. Lets just say it involved paint… It was fun!