I am portrait photographer based in the east bay area community of Martinez and I focus all my photographic energy on shooting families and children in an outdoor natural setting. I have been a professional photographer for 3 years now. I got my start in the business after my first Son was born and I was inspired to start taking my own photos of him rather than outsourcing that work. I fell in love instantly with a live subject in front o my lens. I had been taking photographs of nature landscapes and urban scenes prior to this jump to portrait work and I still love those genres for my own personal pleasure, but I fell for portraiture and stuck with it. Something about working closely with families to create portraits that they would cherish for the rest of their lives was very rewarding for me. I love the entire of process of the session, from inception to completion, and the longer I do it the more I find myself enjoying the work. I have labelled my style 'modern outdoor family portraits' as I take a more modern approach to my clients and sessions. My goal is always for my clients to feel natural and at ease when working with me, not stiff and forced into situations and positions that just don't flow with who they are in their day to day. My style is definitely more casual, laid back, and fun. I love interacting with young children and letting them not only be a part of the session but also take part in the session. I have even been known to let little ones play photographer and hold a camera to snap some photos of Mom and Dad. The more comfortable everyone is during the session the better your photos are going to come together. I always try my hardest to meet with my clients ahead of time to get to know each other. I find this to be especially helpful if you have young kids who might be a bit stranger shy. This is a great way to make sure we are all on the same page and our styles are going to jive together. Please take a look through my portfolio and if you think I would be a good match for your next session, drop me a line.