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  • Well, hello! Welcome to fresh.simple.true.

    I'm a portrait photographer based in Long Beach and I love The Quirk in beings. I like capturing the funny faces, silly expressions and personal interactions that are like wonderful inside jokes to your family. Babies and dogs are my specialty; I love them individually, but when you put them together...bam! Awesomeness happens.

    My clients like portraits that show who they are, not just what they look like. They want the important stages of their lives documented, but in an honest, genuine way. No soft focus for them; no awkward family poses and definitely no matching turtlenecks.

    This site is a combination of my portfolio and blog. Blog posts are right below this introduction, and links to my portfolio work are directly above. I love to blog, but honestly, I'm on Facebook probably more than I should be, so find me there and say hello.

    I donate my time & art to many nonprofits. Rescue work is close to my heart and I offer session discounts for those with rescued/shelter animals and also senior or terminally ill animals.

    I'm a big fan of community. I make my artwork available to nonprofit fundraisers at no cost; if you have an event coming up and would like to auction some of my work, don't hesitate to drop me a line and let me know what you've got going on.

Even though I’ve very opinionated and have lots of opinions on lots of things, it’s sometimes hard to keep up with my blog. The US Supreme Court (SCOTUS) helped me with this week’s topioc: “Fighting birth control haters with children.” Ironic, huh? Yeah, that was on purpose. The SCOTUS’ recent and disastrous ruling on Hobby Lobby’s […]

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Life. Waaaaaa. So much going on these past couple of months; I can’t believe I haven’t updated in over a month. There’s been good news, bad news, family news, life events happening to friends. Up & downs, med refills, new meds, and sick dogs. Bringing some things to an end, and, of course, new life. […]

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The first time I got married it was in the courthouse in Reno, Nevada.  Although that marriage didn’t last, my fascination and love with the civil ceremony was here to stay.  I adore courthouse weddings. Having shot so many big weddings during my first five years as a “wedding photographer,” I got to enjoy some really […]

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