Where are you located/based out of?: California

Where did your inspiration for photography begin?: I initially started shooting sports photography because my son plays high level football. I knew then I was hooked. I quickly went from shooting families to second shooting a wedding, and once I was done I knew I wanted to be a wedding photographer.

How would you describe your photography style?: I would describe my style as light & airy rich in color. I take on a very romantic vibe to my work but I also encourage my clients to relax and have some fun.

Did you study photography in school or are you self taught?: I am self taught

What is a good lesson you have learned this year in photography or your business?: I would say it is important to understand lighting, natural as well as flash. That way you can shoot at any time of day in any location.

If you could encourage a new photographer in one area, what would it be?: Keep shooting!! I can't tell you how many new photographers I see quit because they aren't where they want to be. It takes time, practice and a thick skin in this competative industry. Don't be afraid to try new shooting techniques until you find your niche.

What’s the best advice you would give the YOU of last year?: Have a business plan. Last year I had no idea I was going to go full time, and I really had no plan to work from, it is so important to understand where you want to spend your energy and know when it is time to outsource certain ask to make you more effecient.

What would be your dream photography assignment/client to work with and why?: My dream photography assignment would be shooting a wedding in a luxurious location with the most beautiful spring/summer light. I am a sucker for tradition, so a beautiful gown with a veil and both the ceremony and reception site over flowing with florals.

Do you feel like you’ve mastered the work/life balance?: I know I have some work to do in this area, sometimes I work to late and sometimes I play a little too hard!