The N Family

Check out this amazing family! Amanda, David, and little Cayden were in town from the East Coast for Amanda’s college graduation, and contacted me for a family session here in Oceanside. David had been stationed at Camp Pendleton, and they really wanted some California images to take back home. I met up with them at the Ranch House at Camp Pendleton, and had a blast running around with Cayden! He was such a huge sweetheart!

Here are some of my favorites from our session.

Thank you to Amanda, David, and Cayden for spending some of your vacation time with me!


As seen in… Military Spouse Magazine!

I am so SO excited to finally be able to share this with you!!

I was contacted several months ago by one of the editors of Military Spouse Magazine, because they wanted to interview me for an upcoming story! I spoke with Cachet Prescott, an Air Force spouse, who was putting together an article about photography and wanted my input about starting a photography business as well as some creative tips for taking photos. I submitted my information and some images to be published, and tried my best to forget about the whole thing! :) I knew the article would be published in the June issue, and there was just too much time to sit and dwell on it!

I became even more stoked about the issue when I found out that the Military Spouse of the Year, who is the feature for the June issue, is a HE for 2012! That’s right: the 2012 Military Spouse of the Year is Jeremy Hilton, spouse of Air Force Lt. Col. Renae Hilton. I was excited by this because, I feel that the term “military spouse” is all too often mistaken as being synonymous with “military wife,” and the male spouses among us seem to be forgotten. I am just overjoyed that the MSOY organization is starting to recognize all military spouses–not just us wives. :)

So, after constantly checking the magazine racks at both the commissary and exchange here at Camp Pendleton, I was (finally!) able to get my hands on a copy of the magazine today! I am featured in the “Picture Perfect” article that starts on page 68, along with fellow military spouses Melissa Englehart Calhoun and Karen Ortiz.

Here are some images of the cover and the article.

Now it’s your turn to go run out and grab yourself a copy of the June 2012 issue of Military Spouse Magazine! You’ll be glad you did! :)


Baby Sara

Welcome to the world, little one!

I was so happy when I was contacted by my friend, Isa, to photograph her gorgeous newborn baby girl! She originally contacted me several months ago, which was fantastic because we had plenty of time to prepare for this session. :)

We were both patiently awaiting the day when Sara would greet the world, and I was thrilled when I found out that she decided to make her appearance! We scheduled the session for our next available time, which was when Sara was just 10 days old. She was so precious and the session was a blast! Here are some of my favorites.

Thank you to Isa and Dale for the opportunity to photograph your gorgeous daughter!


Sneak Peak – Baby Sara

I love the newborn photos I was able to capture of precious, 8-day-old Baby Sara last week! Here’s just one of my favorites.

More to come soon!

Lauren – Part 3

I’m delighted to bring you another round of images from a recent family session I did in conjunction with This family was an absolute dream to work with and I was so honored that they allowed me to share these precious moments with them! Here are just a few of my favorites.

Many thanks to HeartsApart for setting up this session and to this gorgeous family for the opportunity to photograph them!