I was born and raised in Santa Maria on a dairy farm with two older brothers. I attended local schools and graduated from Santa Maria High School. I married my fun-loving, sweet husband Jim in 1988 and we raised four amazing kids, Kailey, Brandon, Jeff and Lacey. I have to brag that we're the doting grandparents of two beautiful granddaughters, Madi and Kinsley.
I began my career in photography in 1989 purely by accident. I knew I wanted to learn how to take beautiful photographs so I took a photography class at Hancock College. I bought my first SLR and took pictures of everything I could and fell in love. In 1989 I started working at a local photography studio as an apprentice and was hooked. I started my own business in 1994 and I never looked back.