My Life: I am a San Diego native who loves Jesus with all my heart! I’m married to my husband Levi and we have two awesome little girls Lilah and Addalyn. I survive on coffee, sour gummi worms, naps and Netflix. The Office and Friends reruns are life. I’m obsessed with watching cleaning and organizing videos. Night owl at heart. Lover of the ocean. Hater of sand. My Why: “I think I’ve been taking pictures all my life, long before I had a camera.” -Sabrina (1997) *this one is from the movie and I don’t know how to properly quote it. ha. I remember watching the movie Sabrina for the first time and when she said that line I was like “Yes! That is me!” When I first recognized that little flame of passion for photography, I was drawn mostly to nature and when I would feel particularly awed by a scene, I would take a mental picture. In fact, I remember asking God if He would make a scrapbook for me with all my mental pictures so when I got to heaven I could have an album with those moments that moved me. No joke. (I’m expecting a very underwhelming scrapbook when I get to those pearly gates. Ha!) I found myself deeply touched by sunsets, or the crashing ocean waves, or the way the light would would shine through an autumn leaf. It was poetic. When I got my first point and shoot Kodak camera for my birthday I took it everywhere as I documented friends and family gatherings and of course, nature. For years that passion sat in the back of my heart as I continued to capture my life moments, always wondering “what if” and allowing fear and doubt to keep me at bay. But it wasn’t until I became a mother that my heart really began to feel that flame grow. Motherhood changed me deeply, profoundly. Not only did I want to document the journey that transformed my life, but I also wanted to become someone that my children could look at and see that I went after my dream, and they could too. 

We do not want merely to see beauty ... We want something else which can hardly be put into words — to be united with the beauty we see, to pass into it, to receive it into ourselves, to bathe in it, to become part of it.” -C.S. Lewis