Love is Patient. Love is Kind.

September 26, 2015

Love is many things. It’s described in songs, poems and the Bible. It’s the reason why people travel long distances to see each other, why we don’t mind sharing a part of our private lives with another person and why we just can’t stop smiling throughout the day.

I love love. So when I was asked to be Katelyn and Chris’ wedding photographer, I was overjoyed. These two people know love, and radiate it. I am so honored to be a part of that day <3


Thank you, Katelyn and Chris!

I felt like I was in a novel. I could literally smell the scent of wild blackberries in the air when the breeze picked up as we walked down hiking trail. With the sun shining on my face, I followed the path until a beautiful clearing was soon discovered. And not just one beautiful place, but many breathtaking places were waiting just around the corner. I need to come here more often.

I’ve known this beautiful mama for almost 20 years. And it was such a treat to be able to take photo of her and her two handsome sons.

Thank you, Karrie, for inviting me to this beautiful spot! It’s amazing, inspiring and I’m really, really glad we didn’t run into the mountain lion that was spotted the previous day…


August 25, 2014

I have the opportunity to meet new people when I’m taking their photo. Actually, I not only get to “meet” them, I get the chance to spend time with them and see their personality crawl out. This is, by far, the best part of my job. I am truly honored to be a part of these people’s lives, if only for a few hours.

I also love seeing people in love. And these two are overflowing with love for one another. Thank you, Chris and Katelyn, for letting me peek at a sliver of your time together. It was long enough to see that the love you share is amazing, beautiful and unstoppable.

MUAH: Martha Castro



More personal work. Another idea stirring in my brain.

I was married once before, but never had photos like these to inspire me for that big day. I guess I’m hashing out all the “what ifs” that are stuck in my head…


And of course, one of the two beautiful models

A big, huge thanks to everyone who was there and made this happen!


Models: Michelle and Karena

MUA: Martha Castro

Hair: Nichole Ray

Flowers: Irises Designs

Co-Art Director: Ricardo Delgado

Dresses: Alfred Angelo Bridal

The Really Important People: Erin Abolencia, Marisol and Jorge Trujillo, Hayde Raymond and the rest of the Irises Designs staff!






May 5, 2014

I remember being a senior in high school. Prom..Graduation..The anticipation of college as well as hesitation of change being right around the corner…

I was one of those girls in high school who actually liked going to school.

I was voted “Most Involved,” was on the Homecoming Court and was the captain of the cheerleading squad. I did everything I wasted to do, except take decent senior photos. I had the ol’ cap and gown photo (who knows where that is now) but really wished I took the time to have quality photos taken to preserve that time in my life.

Valarie, on the other hand, did just that. And to top it off, her photos were at the most beautiful location. Beautiful location, beautiful girl.

Inspiration can hit me like a ton of bricks. And when it does, I’m glad I have a great support group to back me up.

This is my personal work. It took many hours of planning, organizing and communication.

Thanks to my friend Ricardo from Irises Designs for helping me birth one of the many ideas stirring in my head.

Model: Karena

MUA: Martha Castro

Hair: Nichole Ray

Flowers: Irises Designs


April 27, 2014

Beautiful. Radiant. Talented.

Need I say more?



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