Aloha! Kumusta! Hello! Bounjour! Ciao!

First of all, thank you so much for visiting and checking out the couples and families who I’ve been so blessed to serve.

This is so awkward, but I feel necessary if our session will be our actual “first date.”

I rounded up a few icebreakers to help you get to know me.

I am a Believer of God.

I was born in Honolulu, Hawaii and raised in San Diego, California, but I’m an incompetent swimmer at best.

I went to San Diego State University soon after it fell off of the “10 Best Party Schools in America” list, so I decided to live in Pacific Beach as opposed to living on-campus to balance out my school and social life.

That’s where I met my husband over 15 years ago who is an amazing husband, daddy, and firefighter.

If you can believe it, I planned our surprise wedding in less than 2 weeks for Thanksgiving Day in 2007.

Our life in San Clemente didn’t truly begin until we had our 2 amazing and very social little girls.

We have been so fortunate to homeschool them part-time.

We love to travel and have been lucky to visit many places via car and plane all over the United States as well as Mexico, Australia, and New Zealand.

While traveling, my favorite things to do are visit new places to eat, stay in homes rather than hotel rooms to feel “local” and visit their parks, museums, flea markets, etc.

I love Stumptown coffee, green juices, Free People, and Madewell.

In all of this, I began photographing people, mainly my family, in 2008 and found a love for capturing natural light, fun, and love within my clients.

Last, the amazing images of my family and I above were taken by the lovely Kelly Sweda and the one of just me by Kevin Serna.