Hi there! I'm a 27-year-old photographer living in the San Francisco Bay Area. I absolutely love Jesus, homemade cookies, and my sweet husband — in that order ... just kidding, of course. I'm not your typical Bay Area basic white chick. I don't like Pumpkin Spice Lattes, I refuse to spend my money on Lululemon, and the only time I've been to Napa was to photograph a wedding. On the other hand, I do love me some homemade cookies (I think I may have already mentioned that), milk chocolate with almonds, and cozying up with my husband to watch the latest HBO original series. People are often shocked to find out that I'm an introvert. I'll be extremely outgoing and extroverted at your wedding, but trust me, the following day, I won't leave my house...or my couch.
A lot of people want to know how I "got into" photography. I think it's quite boring, but I'll share anyways... My husband goes through several what I like to call "phases" every year. This year, his phases included running, designing coffee mugs, and creating a card game based on Lord of the Rings' characters. In 2010, one of his phases was photography. He bought a DSLR camera, and he was ready to go. The problem was that he couldn't really go through this phase of his, because I was using his camera all the time. My college friends would dress up, and I would take photos of them at random places near campus. For some reason, people started asking me to take their graduation photos and pictures of their precious families. From there, I started doing weddings. I know it's pretty crazy that I have a degree in Biology and have never taken a photography class, but I hope that my work can speak for itself.
If you'd like to read about how I ended up being married to this handsome, mug-designing, game-creating engineer that I referred to above, read on ... it's enthralling....
My husband, Bronson, and I met in Algebra II class when we were 15 years old! We dated on and off Sophomore and Junior year. I hate to admit it, but during that time, I broke his heart a couple of times. By the end of Junior year, we weren't talking, he was done with me, and he told himself he was moving on. The first week of Senior year, Bronson's schedule randomly got switched, and he was moved into my English class. The only available seat in the class was, you guessed it, next to me. We sat by each other in silence for a few days until we were forced to talk for an assignment. As in the past, there was this undeniable chemistry — we just got along so well. I told him that I would not become his girlfriend again until I was 100% sure that I wouldn't break his heart once more. So, on February 27, 2008, I told him I was ready to be his girlfriend, and we've been together since that day! (Cheesy, I know...)
On January 4, 2014, I got to marry my high school sweetheart in front of God and our loved ones. It truly was a special day — we had waited for this day for a long time! After five months of being married, Bronson got offered a job at Tesla Motors. The good news was that this was his dream job. The bad news was that we'd have to leave our family and friends in Southern California to move to Northern California. (I know it's not that far, but still!) So, now we live in Cupertino in the San Francisco Bay Area, and we absolutely love it there. We obviously miss our loved ones, but it's a pretty cool place to live! Bronson is still working as a mechanical engineer at Tesla, and I work as a Registered Nurse at a program for youth with severe anxiety and depression...obviously in addition to being a photographer. (You were probably thinking, "I thought this was a photographer's website!?")
Bronson and I don't have any kids yet, but we're hoping to start a family sometime in the next few years. I'm hoping for a puppy first, but we'll see about that!
So, that's my own little love story. You either found it extremely adorable or terribly dull. Just kidding, everyone knows high school sweethearts are just the cutest thing ever, right?
Growing up, I never traveled much. (It was difficult for my family to travel with my Autistic brother.) Photography has blessed me with the opportunity to travel and see some of the world ... and now, I have the wanderlust bug! I have a few particular places on my photography bucket list. If you're an awesome couple looking to get married in one of these amazing locations, let's talk. I have a special discount for you!
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