pay it forward

one of the things i love about jasmine star is the way she continually gives back to other photographers, and constantly encourages others to do the same. share what you know. even if you've only been shooting for 3 months, there is someone out there who has been shooting for 1. our tendency is to shrink back and say "oh, i have...

kim : portraits

kim is one of those friends of mine that has been encouraging my photography from the beginning. i mean the very beginning. so when she finally had need for some photos both of us were excited!! kim has her own blog, and she also guest blogs on the valley loop and berkeleyside. when the valley loop used a photo from our last adventure...

vander kam : family portraits

...to be around a family like this absolutely filled my heart with joy. everyone is kissing. i had taken photos for jeremy + natalie before when nate turned 2, and just last week when their second boy jonah was born. but this day was entirely different, because their family was coming to town and they wanted to get photos of the boys...

shane + becca : golden gate park engagement

i actually really do not mind being a third wheel sometimes. especially when its with a couple like shane and becca. their affection for each other is so heartwarming, light and refreshing. shane has a quirky random sense of humor and becca is constantly giggling at him. actually, being a third wheel to couples like this inspire me in...

worth

sometimes the hardest thing about running my own business is being confronted with the self-doubt that i am not worth the price i charge. there is so much inherently going wrong in this scenario....