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Chasing the Dream

Once I knew photography had hold of my soul, I took every class available in high school and volunteered as TA for the next three years.  Just after my sixteenth birthday, my cousin got married in Santa Barbara, and I was introduced to Brooks Institute of Photography in Montecito. I had no idea there was […]

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When Photography Stole My Soul

Choosing elective courses in high school was a soduku challenge at my house; I was allowed to take music class, since I had been playing the trombone since the sixth grade–yes, a band geek. But I couldn’t take classes like pottery, jewelry making, home ec or the like; they weren’t serious or educational enough, or […]

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Beautiful Skin for Boudoir Photos | Boudoir Photographer Sacramento Challenge

  With summer winding down, and lots of boudoir photography sessions now done, edited and printed in gorgeous albums, I want to give a moment of silence for all the skin I edited.  Skin that has been abused by the sun, and has been victimized by our busy lifestyles. (closes eyes in moment of silence) […]

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Think Beautiful | Sacramento Boudoir Musings

I just watched this video, and I sit here with tears streaming down my face. As a portrait photographer who specializes in capturing women, this epitomizes the experience I hear from my clients and friends. Women reported feeling and look at them, they LOOK defeated for choosing the “Average” door, and triumphant when choosing the […]

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BFF confessions | INFP

Things you should know if we are going to be BFFs: I’m an INFP on the Myers Briggs Personality Type test. I am part of a relatively small group of people: estimates of about 4.5% of the population are INFPs.  The INFP is called the Healer. Holy crap, I didn’t know that before I wrote […]

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Sisters Not Twins | Sacramento Glamor Portraits

Interesting thing I’ve noticed in conversations with clients and friends lately regarding faces: they’ve told me they didn’t like something about their eyes, their noses or their lips and that they don’t like one side or the other, but can’t really put a finger on why.  It’s the “this-is-my-best-side” theory. It’s what I call: “sisters, […]

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Obsession with Transformation | Glamour Photographer Sacramento

Transformations | Sacramento Makeover Are you, like most people I know, am transfixed by before and afters?  Some of my favorite TV shows revolve around the concept: Candice Olsen’s Divine Design and Candice Tells All…What Not to Wear…Biggest Loser…Extreme Home Makeover…almost every other HGTV show, the list goes on and on. And I’m not too ashamed […]

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Clara Rose {Unsolved} Murder Victim

Clara Rose, Murder Victim, Mother, Loving Friend Okay, I am going out of my comfort zone here, but I trust y’all (or I am still in denial anyone reads this haha!).  If you are a friend of mine on Facebook, or on my biz page, you may  have seen my posts regarding Clara Rose and […]

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History of Female Beauty vol 2 | Boudoir Photographer Sacramento

Glamour Photographer Sacramento Some of the answers I got on my Glamour and Boudoir Photography Page on Facebook: “Guess what ladies…sex has *always* sold. People have been photoshopping pictures since before there were pictures. And all of those near-naked pics of women in ads…the ads aren’t geared toward men, they’re geared toward *YOU*, and you eat […]

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