M E E T A U D E Y S H E N
Born and raised in Palo Alto, it all started 12 years ago when my dad gave me my first camera. In high school I began shooting for the school newspaper, and I continued this passion throughout college. Trained as a photojournalist, I've always aimed to show the unique character of every client I work with because I believe that everyone has a story worth being told.
I'm a lover of natural light in outdoor locations since they provide, in my opinion, unlimited opportunities for captivating, yet authentic photos. In terms of style, my photos are meant to capture life as I see it: genuine, joyful, and timeless. In terms of being your photographer, I will give you creative vision, attention to detail, and a relaxed environment...all I ask in return is for you to be yourself!
Right now, I specialize in weddings, and I value every moment with my clients. I want to get to know you so that I can capture striking photos that show your true story. In the meantime, feel free to take a look at my past experience and loves, and see if we have anything in common! If it sounds like we are a good match, I would love to get to know you over coffee (or tea!) and hear all about the special day you have planned!
A F E W Q U I C K F A C T S !
Carbs! (Pasta, Bread, Rice...you name it!)
Painting, running, cooking
I’ve met both Rihanna and Jessica Alba though my day job (ask me about it!)
The Office or F.R.I.E.N.D.S (it's a toss up!)
Milk tea (with almond pudding) Sangria is a close second!
Mochi Ice Cream
M Y L O V E F O R M O T H E R E A R T H & T R A V E L
10 years ago, I went on a National Geographic photo workshop in Costa Rica, and it not only showed me what a beautiful place we live in, but also how important it is to protect the local ecosystems. Ever since then, I've always lived by the principle to treat nature and our surroundings with respect and care.
I've opened a print shop where 100% of the profits go towards supporting a non-profit organization that protects ecosystems, provide employment for the locals, and combat global warming. Click here if you'd like to learn more!
I've been to 26 countries so far, and each new place inspires me to push my photography and creativity forward. With my love of adventure and new places, I’m always open to travel if there’s a location you want to shoot. Just say the word and we can talk destinations!
E D U C A T I O N
USC Cinema School: Honors in Multimedia, UCLA Department of Art: Film Photography
E X P E R I E N C E
National Audubon Society
Photo of Swainson’s Hawk featured on website
Shoot & Share Photo Contest
Student Expeditions Photo Contest Finalist
Nature's Best Photography
Windland Smith Rice Semi-Finalist
Federation of Women’s Club
State level (CA) Photo Contest 1st place
Curriculum Developer @DMA Stanford
Photography & Photoshop Curriculum
Photojournalist @The Daily Trojan