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.