I live by the Golden Rule...treat my clients the way I want to be treated. I serve my clients and give them an experience they won’t forget, exactly the way I would want. My values define my beliefs and guide my actions. This is why working with me is a unique and special experience. I build quality relationships by putting the needs of those I serve at the heart of every decision I make and action I take.
This means I:
* Take time to listen and understand your needs and wants.
* Actively discover your individual story.
* Find ways to make you feel valued.
* Seek to build lasting relationships.
* Provide a personal touch.
The connection and experiences that I've created with my SP Couples lasts far beyond the wedding day, and I believe that’s exactly how it should be! Being an SP Couple isn’t your typical photography experience, it’s so much more!
I'm so glad you're here! I'm excited to share a little about my life and what it's like to work with me.
I'm not just a photographer, I'm a wife, teacher, and mom, I'm a beach lovin', wine tastin' go with the flow, free spirit. I truly believe God has given me this opportunity because it allows my creative gift and passion to have purpose and serve others!
When I am not capturing people's stories, I can be found coaching teachers, leading a 12-step recovery group for codependents, watching DIY shows to get inspiration for my next home project, and snuggling with my dogs. I am a SUCKER for dogs. In a perfect world I would own a ton of land and rescue them all.
If you were to ask my best friends to describe me they would say I am a cross between Tigger and the Energizer Bunny, a ball of energy always on the go. I have a keen eye for detail (should have been a detective), a sarcastic sense of humor; I love adventure and experiencing new things. I am a creative, a dreamer, and I have a passion for loving and serving others!
Music is a core part of my life. I can't survive without it. My playlist is full of all types of music, even a little bit of rap (I see you Snoop Dogg). There is always music blaring when I'm editing or working on a new idea that popped into my head.
Making lists of dreams with my husband, and going on dates with my BFF, are my jam! My Pinterest boards are full of DIY projects I want to take on and my travel bucket list to Paris, Italy, Greece, and Spain; But NOT the touristy sites. Nope! I want to go where the locals are and see the off-beat things.
Want to really get to know me? Check out my personal blog to learn even more about me!
"If you love fruit wine as much as I do, then you'll appreciate the craftsmanship and quality of a local vintner who brings the musk melon goodness to his oak chardonnay, and the dazzling peach crab-apple to his riesling roja. Come taste the difference good fruit can make in your wine. You'll remember the experience and you'll remember the name".
MY WHY |
IT’S MORE THAN JUST A JOB
I believe marriage and deep relationships are some of life's greatest gifts! I know that my role in my SP Couple's lives is not only to deliver a beautiful final gallery but to be a support and encouragement for their new marriage!
My children mean everything to me and I want them to see, through my example, that it is never too late to chase their dreams, find their purpose, or fulfill a passion. I want them to understand how to use their talents for meaningful purpose!
My spiritual gift is serving. I have always enjoyed doing things to help others, and I love serving my SP Couples and making them feel valued and loved. Forming a relationship with my clients is more important than a transaction!
1. I met Todd on match.com in 2014.
2. We were married at our favorite local winery 10.9.16.
3. Todd builds model railroads and I love home DIY projects.
4. We love sharing a bottle of cab and making big plans.
5. Our favorite getaway is to the Central Coast.
6. Our birthdays are 1 day apart. His is June 8th and mine is June 9th.
1. Lauren (22) and Tyler (17).
2. Lauren is in college majoring in music.
3. Tyler is a senior in high school.
4. Lauren and I love musicals. Our favorite is Wicked.
5. Tyler is like most teen boys...he loves his video games.
6. They are both compassionate kids with big hearts for others.
Think we're a good fit?
Clyde is a lab/pit mix we rescued from the SPCA. He is just around 3 1/2 years old. Bugsy was rescued off the street and we guess about 3 years old. When he was found he had gashes and wounds all over him. We thought he may have been used in a dog fight ring. Clyde is smart and easy to train. He loves long walks and eating all of his toys. literally, eating his toys. Bugsy is a lap magnet and just wants to snuggle all.day.long. He loves short walks and sleeping. I can't count the number of items they have destroyed in our house. To people that don't know them, they seem big and scary, but they are just balls of energy, and want all the loves and snuggles they can get! Kind of like me...
Chloe was a gift to me after losing my girl Daphne. She is a spunky little girl who keeps those big dogs in line. They don't mess with her! Chloe loves chasing the ducks in the canal behind our house. She will jump right into the canal and swim after them. She is daddy's girl and follows him everywhere he goes.