Exploring Midtown.

Photo Mar 25, 3 22 40 PM.jpgI recently took over Explore Midtown’s Instagram for a weekend and it rekindled my passion for capturing Sacramento’s uniqueness. It made me so very happy to show my friends from Southern California some of the great things our state’s capitol has to offer. Here I captured them with yet another beautiful home near Temple Coffee in Midtown; post coffee and mellow strolls in the sunshine – the image of pure bliss. I always have an eye out when I’m walking  around in search for my dream home…

See more on @exploremidtown’s page!

Beating the Monday blues.

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Lately I’ve been living for the weekend since that is when I have time to explore and relax. Today I told myself that I would learn to appreciate everyday and make the weekdays a little more exciting. Whether it’s dinner with a friend or a game night, give yourself a few treats along the way to make working full time a bit more bearable. I hope your Monday isn’t too blue!

So fresh and so clean.

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Captured this simple shot near the AirBnb we stayed in, in the Nob Hill area of San Francisco. It was on the cutest street with a Trader Joes on the corner, talk about the dream home for D. The iconic SF architecture provided such a great backdrop for these pictures, I just couldn’t resist taking the ol’ Canon out. The clean colors and simplicity of it bring me so much joy.

Mali-boos. 

Flew to Southern California to collaborate with my beautiful cousin (pictured above) and have a photo shoot with some friends. The results were beyond glorious and I will be sharing them in a series.

My cousin is an incredible makeup artist and not to mention a ray of sunshine. I am thankful to have her by my side as we grow in our creative careers. Team work makes the dream work, baby! Follow her work here!

New year, better me.

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Today is the day: my camera has arrived and I officially move into the realm of professional (??) photography. Excited for a new journey and a new risk! I don’t know what the future holds but life has yet to deviate from the wild and unpredictable. In the meantime, I hope you enjoy this picture of my friend Shanni because she’s such a stunner, capturing her beauty is so easy. **Be warned, I will 99% force you to be my model if we are together.

Friendship.

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Friends: my greatest muses. I have been fortunate enough to meet amazing people that have become my family, which is extremely comforting for this only child. My friends are my favorite subjects and they have been a key component to growing my photography skills/portfolio. They have shown me nothing but support and love in the pursuit of my dreams and I certainly hope they know how much I appreciate this. Nurture and support can make all the difference in one’s ability to thrive. I cheers to you, my best friends, I love you more than all the wine in the world.

Telling the story.

Processed with VSCO with c8 presetI believe every picture tells a story. In my work, I strive to capture candid real-life moments. Sneak peeks into the best times I experience. I want to hold these memories dearly and being able to look back brings me a great sense of comfort. For example, this was a perfect day reuniting with my college friends after months of being apart. We drank mimosas, danced in the rain and got scouted for a TV show. It is these magical days I want to showcase here.