Portraits that bring tears of joy; sessions filled with laughter and fun; connecting with people whether it is a brief moment in their lives or clients that turn into lasting friends. These are the moments I look back on and these moments are why I love being a photographer! We were created to connect with others and with God. Photography is my catalyst for connection.
I have always created art, but it was during my sophomore year at Biola University that I took my first photography class and loved it! I could be out in the world, enjoying God's creation and meeting new people, all while creating art! Life after college can be an exciting and soul-searching adventure. It certainly was for me! Three years later, I completed an intense career training program at the Rocky Mountain School of Photography. I returned to Southern California, began my business that same month and have been loving my photography career every day since.
Luke worked with a high-end wedding photographer in Orange County during and after college for a few years until the other photographer moved out of state. He continued doing family portraits as a side job, though his passion is for photojournalism. In 2012, I called Luke to assist me with a wedding in Irvine. We've been working together ever since.
Our personality and photographic styles compliment each other in many ways. He is my steady support and calm when things get hectic. I focus on more intimate portraits to cature emotions and the relationship while Luke excels at telling stories through the atmosphere and energy of the moment.