Southern California
(Santa Barbara to San Diego)
*Available for travel engagements

Lifestyle, Family and Urban/City Life Portraits
Holiday Cards
Childrens Portraits
Graduations/High School Seniors
Maternity / Newborns
Special Occasions / Private Events

It may be a subtle gesture, the flicker of a glance, the tilt of a head, the poetic body language of people in love—with life, with each other, with a child. Just as you cannot fake an emotion, you cannot stage such moments.

As an alternative to portraits taken in a studio, I prefer to shoot in a contemporary approach that looks and feels authentic. We accomplish this by shooting on location - a favorite beach, park, neighborhood or in your own home.

When booking your session we will discuss the details - the feel you want for your photos (photojournalistic, formal, traditional, relaxed), what to wear, etc. All of these details will help us work together to get the best end result.

Sessions are never rushed and usually last 2-3 hours. I suggest sessions in the early morning hours or just before sunset, if possible. Light is much softer in the morning and late afternoon and is often more dramatic at sunset, which results in a more vivid and eye-catching image.

One of the most enjoyable aspects of taking pictures is getting to know people and having fun. If there is a lighthearted atmosphere, I find that true personalities shine throughand even those with the most amount of photographic knowledge won't necessarily be successful without the true ability to connect with people.

The rewards for me are the relationships I develop with my clients and the knowledge that these images will help retell the story of their lives.

My overall goal is to provide high-quality digital images in a fun environment at reasonable rates.


In addition to portrait and family-oriented photography, I will soon branch out into Architectural and Real Estate photography with goals to market services to a wide range of corporate clients, architects, building contractors, interior designers, real estate brokers and ad agencies.

Look for more information in July 2012