Thursday, December 31, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Spaces Addition

I am not sure why I didn't have this image up on my website. Well, its there now! Go check it out!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

New Photo Crush- Hugh Stewart

I have a new photo crush, Hugh Stewart. His portraits are gorgeous and appear effortless. The locations are also stunning! I am an immediate fan. Go visit his site!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Larry Sultan

Sad news today, Larry Sultan passed away. His influence on modern photography cannot be measured. The photo community has lost one of the greats.

(photo by Larry Sultan)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

The Photographic Dictionary

I came across the brilliant, amazing website, The Photographic Dictionary. You can select a specific letter, than select a word starting with that letter, and the site displays an image defining that word. The site is so simple, yet so clever and the photos are quirky and beautiful. I loved perusing through the various images.

(the image above is taken by Steven Ly, his word is "dangle")

Friday, December 11, 2009

Hassy days

I have been doing a lot of cleaning/organizing today. I have come across several images that I had completely forgotten about. This is one I took earlier this year. I was shooting like crazy with my Hasselblad (this image is cropped) but decided to put it down when I realized that it was time to learn digital. I enjoy shooting digital, but there is a certain feel in my Hassy images that I have yet to translate to digital. I love the tones in this image and the mood. Maybe its time to revisit the Hassy.

Morning Light

I came across this image while cleaning up/organizing my digital files.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009


Here's one more I shot of Taylor. Totally different mood than the beach shots.

Mark Peckmezian

Today's post on Feaverish is Mark Peckmezian. I checked out his site and love the spontaneous quality of his photos. I love going through old photos at antique stores; his photos have a similar feel, but with a modern day twist. I also love his site design. All around good stuff!

Sunday, December 6, 2009

In Between Moment

I had a shoot today; this is one of the shots I took. I really like random, in-between moments like this one. I like that you can't see her face. I am trying to figure out the best way to direct moments like this, so they aren't accidental.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Carpet dreams

I took this image of Celisse last week. We were shooting at a small sushi restaurant and I fell in love with this crazy, floral patterned carpet. I feel like this is an almost there shot. Maybe I need to live with it for a while. I feel like it may be lacking in something, but I am not sure what.

Walking the Dogs

My sister has two dogs, one a German short haired and the other a chihuahua. I took this photo of her and HRH (his royal highness) Felipe one afternoon on a dog walk. I love the expression on Felipe's face.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Leslie Williamson

This evening I went to Design Within Reach to listen to Leslie Williamson's presentation on a new body of work. She has spent time over the last 4 years photographing the homes of designers. It was such an inspiring presentation and luckily her project will be published in a book next fall. I can't wait to see it!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Eric Ogden

Man oh man do I love Eric Ogden's work. I love his use of lighting and the mysterious quality to the images. Check out his site for more amazing photos.

Assisting 101

I have been very busy this week assisting a local photographer on a job that has lasted several days. I am very thankful to have this opportunity to do some hands on learning. The first assistant gave me some very straightforward, blunt advice regarding assisting: "First lesson of assisting: Don't mess up." Pretty basic advice that I can appreciate and follow!

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!

Today, I am most thankful for my family and friends. I feel very lucky to have an amazing family and wonderful group of friends that support me and my work. I don't know where I would be without them.

Happy Thanksgiving!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Dedicated to Jen Pond

I have shot Celisse before and had a ton of fun working with her. She is such a great person to work with because she is a natural at being a muse. I am dedicating this shot to Jen Pond who I discovered gave Celisse this amazing peacock couch.

Monday, November 23, 2009

More Jella

I have continued editing and processing images from yesterday's shoot with Jella and have pulled a few more gems! Oh dear, I am having a hard time deciding which ones to put on my site! This is a problem I am happy to have!

Sunday, November 22, 2009


I shot Jella today and it was a very fun, successful shoot! Jella is a recently signed model. She was amazing to work with, took direction really well and moved with a lot of grace and ease. I can't wait to see where her modeling takes her. A few more adjustments and these images will be up on my website soon!

Thank you for reading!


Last night I photographed a very beautiful, intimate wedding ceremony. I felt very lucky to be able to document the ceremony. The bride, groom, and guests exuded grace and class!

Now, I am off to my last photo shoot of the weekend! This has been a very busy, productive weekend!

Saturday, November 21, 2009


An image from this morning's shoot. Eliza was such a pleasure to photograph!

Friday, November 20, 2009


Happy Friday! I am so excited because this weekend I have plenty of photo shoots lined up! I am hoping to have some updates to my website next week! So, be sure to check back!

(illustration found on

Frank W. Ockenfels Interview

Rob Haggart has a great interview with one of my all time favs Frank W. Ockenfels 3. Head on over to APhotoEditor to read their conversation.

Monday, November 16, 2009


I am prepping for a shoot I have on Sunday. I have found an awesome location, pulling clothes, and figuring out what formats I will be shooting. I have a stack of 4x5 film that is begging to be shot.

Sunday, November 15, 2009


A fun, casual shoot today of my friend Hilary.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

How to Breathe Underwater

A friend of mine recently lent me her copy of Julie Orringer's book "How to Breathe Underwater."  It is a collection of short stories and the protagonists are all young women.  Each story is layered with subtle detail and intimacy.  I had a hard time deciding which story was my favorite.  

Friday, November 13, 2009


The Leica M9 camera has me drooling all over my keyboard!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

GGP portrait session

A fun shoot today in Golden Gate Park. Two things I am not used to: photographing men and happy photos. I decided to practice both today.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Oldie but Goodie

I was going through my archives yesterday and came across this image. I had it up on my site a few years ago, but decided to take it down. I was focused on creating a cohesive body of fashion- bent portraiture and felt this image didn't quite fit with the other work. Since then my work has expanded and I feel its time to bring this image back in to the mix. Visit my site to see it and my other work!

Marcio Simnch

How amazing are these two photos? I am addicted to Feaverish Photography. Everyday Aaron Feaverish posts images from a different photographer. Aaron has great taste and it is so enjoyable to see who he chooses each day. On Saturday his post was Marcio Simnch. Marcio photographed the two above images. I love the moody, quiet quality of his work. His images are simply composed, yet contain so much raw energy. Kudos to his cool website as well! Definitely check out his site and Aaron's post.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Kris Graves Projects

I have mentioned Kris Graves before. He and his cousin have opened up a gallery in Brooklyn. It is such an amazing space! Kris and his team have such an appreciation for good, solid photography. I was so happy to have the opportunity to visit the gallery and see the latest show. Kris' enthusiasm for his artists and for photography itself is infectious. Visit his website!


My first trip out to New York was incredible!! I had five meetings this week. I received tons of positive feedback regarding my work and great suggestions as to how it can be improved. I am so grateful to the photo editors who took the time out of their busy schedules to meet with me. Meeting with them gave me so many ideas for future shoots.

As for New York itself, I am completely enamored. What an incredibly vibrant city! I walked across the Brooklyn Bridge Wednesday morning and just felt so inspired and invigorated by the site of Manhattan.

I hope to be back out there soon!

Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween: Michael Garlington

In school, I took a photo class with Michael Garlington. His photos are creepy and ironic. Check out his site for more incredible work.

(image credit: Michael Garlington)

Friday, October 30, 2009

Continued Inspiration: Tomorrow's photo

(all imagery found on

"Which of my photographs is my favorite? The one I'm going to take tomorrow"- Imogen Cunningham

This quote speaks volumes to how I feel about my work. I have the urge to push it further, make more meaningful images. I am happy how far I have come with my photography, but I still think my best work is yet to come. So stay tuned and continue to visit my site to see what I am working on!

Thursday, October 29, 2009


I am getting very excited for my trip to New York City! How appropriate that this image is on PDN Photo of the Day this week. Photo credit belongs to Mark Davidson.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Wendy Bevan

I have a major photo crush on Wendy Bevan. Her work is so lovely and haunting. Her "About" section sums her work up beautifully: "Her rich and painterly Polaroid's draw us into a world of ambiguity and uneasy narratives. Perusing her portfolio one is led through a labyrinth of old film sets in which silent performances are taking places." Such a beautiful summation to her work!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Rest and Relaxation

I left town for a long weekend to one of my favorite spots, Pismo Beach. I got the rest I needed as this week will be a busy one getting ready for my first visit to New York City!

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

More Editing

editing, editing, editing.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Sunday Shoot

Long day of shooting= long night of editing. In the process of going through images from today's shoot. This one has made the first cut.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009


I first met April in kindergarten. We were friends all the way through elementary school, but lost track of each other in high school. I recently reconnected with her and shot a few portraits at her house. It was so fun to revisit old memories and laugh at old jokes. Something things don't change; her ability to make me laugh is just that.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Website Makeover

My website has a brand new look! It was a long, arduous process, but I am so happy with the results. The design really speaks to my style. Click here to take a look!

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

New Image

Here is an image of my friend Sharon. She graciously allowed me to photograph in her home. She has a wonderful style.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009