My client work from 2017

  2017 was a year where I focused on my family’s health needs so I was really surprised to see how much work I had actually created for clients. I don’t feel like I ‘worked’ one day the whole year. It feels like the older my kids get, the more …

cub scout campout

Over the weekend we had a fantastic time camping at Palomar Mountain State Park with Merrik’s Cub Scout Pack 705. The location was amazing. It only took us a couple of hours to get to the site and we were completely immersed in the mountain ecosystem at 5500′ elevation. Our …

photography with a purpose

For many years I’ve written about doing photography with purpose. The idea that you can choose what you photograph and consider how you add images to the glut of the photographic collective is a curious perspective. More often than not, I have had a hard time making personal work that basically was the same …

nature and history

So when we looked at the surf forecast and it said 0-1′ poor to fair, I decided it would be fun to satisfy our minds instead this past weekend. We headed for San Diego on Saturday and spent the afternoon at the pool and the evening at the ballpark. We …

san diego family photographer

  I had the most fantastic afternoon with Tana and her family at Windansea recently. Tana is also a photographer and her entire crew was fun to be with. The light was amazing and there was a huge swell in so the energy at Windansea was high. I love what …

prelude to a kiss | artistic wedding photography

This is part three in a series of photographic stories of Jasmine and her twin sister Tyeler and younger sister Lisan. I have been documenting their lives since they were little girls playing in the mountains and streams around Hayfork. Part I: Growing Up In Clover is when they are …

a tale of two families

While I was photographing Joe and Ami Marie, she picked his pocket! I so loved the idea of photographing these two families together. Joe and Chris were best friends even before Joe met Ami Marie (who Chris introduced to each other). Now the kids and Ami Marie and Cara are …

[photography is] a long weekend

I was surprised to find out that Jim had an extra day off after the Fourth of July weekend. We were able to take the time to go to Balboa Park and Sea World. I swear the kids appreciate their time with him so much more than me because I …