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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.

Whatever your style is, it’s the shit. That’s right; your style is the shit. So stick with it; right? Whatever style of furniture, clothing, hair, or photography you like, then really like it. Enjoy it to the fullest, and stop letting other people–or websites (hello, Pinterest!) tell you what your style should be, or what […]

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Before I quit my job to become a full-time photographer, I had a few really great coworkers (not many, mind you, but a few…ok, maybe a couple) and Rusty is one of them. We’d trade dog stories; at the time, my stories were all about Buzz, Lola, and Gracie, and his were mainly about Nacho, […]

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