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A family project…with the Haffner Family

“It’s so us.” Three words that are like sonic gold to any lifestyle photographer’s ear!  When Cheree called me about doing a workday session at their property, I was instantly intrigued.  I have had the goodread more »

Ally’s Senior Session

Punctuation.  A simple dash or dot can begin, interrupt, link, end, interrogate, or energize.  Without punctuation, life is just a bunch of garbled words with no structure or form, one run-on sentence with no emotion or intensity.read more »

Women’s March in Sacramento ~ Jan 21, 2017

On January 21 I participated in the #WomensMarch in #Sacramento. I volunteered my time to the Women’s March organizers to document this event after my good friend and colleague, Michelle McDaid offered up our services. There were noread more »

Camp Wakka Chikka @ Sierra Valley Lodge

When you’re a professional wedding and family photographer, you spend a lot of time photographing other people having fun, but don’t always capture images of your own fun times.  You’ve got to set the camera downread more »

Congratulations! A gift for Kevin Monsma from the Pollock Pines School District

When Kevin approached me to create a photo montage of the Pollock Pines schools in his district – Pinewood, Sierra Ridge, and Silver Fork – I knew this was going to be a special and very meaningful job.  You see, for 6 yearsread more »

Thailand Part 2 Chiang Mai to Mae Hong Son

Very quickly after arriving in Thailand, Koh Phi Phi, my husband developed a nasty ear infection. Knowing that we were planning to travel by plane up to Chiang Mai, we left for the main land a day early so we could get him to the hospital.read more »

Thailand Part 1

If you know me, you know how much I love to travel. I enjoy adventure and the excitement of not necessarily knowing what is going to happen next. As a kid we moved around a lot so I guess I got used to seeing new things and meeting newread more »

My friend Ann

I made this photograph of Ann in 2011 as she was retiring. While I too had Ann as a junior English teacher, strangely it is not what I remember about her. You see, I was fortunate to spend a few days with Ann every year since myread more »

Mike + Leslie – At home in Pollock Pines, CA

Mike and Leslie are our neighbors. Lucky me, they are so wonderful and kind. Mike is the guy who you can rely on to be at the end of the road in every snow storm, shrinking the burm from the plow with his shovel while Leslie is the kindread more »