I started this adventure almost ten years ago and I am so excited to pick up where I left off. When I first opened my business in Southern California I didn’t have a fancy blog, I had never heard of Facebook, and I was just transitioning into digital photography from years of shooting film. The girl you see in the picture was just a baby, and my motivation to stay close to home. My first digital camera wasn’t much better than the vintage Polaroid she’s carrying, and everyday I’m amazed at how far they’ve both come. I’m really looking forward to shooting full-time again and can’t wait to meet all the friends and families that will cross my path. Did you know, there are some cultures that believe when you take someone’s picture you steal a piece of their soul? I think in some ways it’s true because everyone I have ever photographed becomes a part of me. And I am better for it.