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family sitting on bench together

Genuine affection, contagious sweetness, and precious daily moments captured. An absolute delight to document this loving family.

Miller Family Home Session

  Jacqueline and I met while we were both receiving our MFA’s at Mills College in Oakland. I immediately knew that Jacqueline was a very special person and we quickly became friends. Three years later Jacqueline asked me to photograph her wedding and I couldn’t have been more honoured. Jacqueline and her husband, Josh, are genuine, […]

Jacqueline & Josh’s Wedding

Amara in the orchards of Chico for a styled wedding shoot. Models dad found this wedding dress at a garage sale and we decided to bring some life back into it. This was one of the looks of a two day long styled shoot. More to come 🙂

Amara in field • Styled Shoot

Sig and Sasha had a very intimate wedding ceremony at the gorgeous San Francisco City Hall. It was such a pleasure to photograph this sweet and simple celebration. Sig and Sasha are both so sweet, so silly and damn smart folks. I’ve known Sasha for years and couldn’t be happier for her. 

Sig & Sasha Wedding at City Hall

These are some images from a styled shoot we did with Fogcutter SF at Studio Smith in San Francisco. I’ve known Caroline and Guillermo for several years now. If you have had the pleasure of meeting these two then you know how incredible they are. It was such an honor for us to collaborate with […]


In addition to being a Wedding Photographer, I also love to do editorial and lifestyle photography.  I recently had the pleasure of photographing the summer lookbook for Billy Sky Jewelry.  Lauren Woodward, the talent behind Billy Sky, is a local Chico maker, who designs and creates all of the beautiful jewelry in this line. I was more than happy to collaborate with Lauren on this shoot and capture this handmade jewelry being worn by the lovely model Jacqueline Hyland.  Working with passionate local makers, especially women in this industry is one of my favorite parts of being a freelance photographer.  


Billy Sky- Summer Lookbook

Steep Ravine Cabins

Steep Ravine is located on Mt. Tamalpais, just to the north of the city. It’s group of wooden structures that date back to the 1940s. They are insanely popular and rightfully so. Each cabin features a wood stove, picnic table and several benches, sleeping platforms, and of course, an outdoor barbecue. The best attribute is that they all feature expansive ocean views, as they are perched high up on the side of a cliff. 
I was lucky enough to spend a night there with some friends this past week in honor of my friends birthday (she had to book it 6 months prior!) We couldn’t have lucked out more on the gorgeous weather. We spent the day hiking and whale watching from the cliffs (Gray whales are passing through Point Reyes on their migration north so we saw a ton of them!) We then spent our evening drinking wine, whiskey, playing cards and telling stories. It was an incredible trip. I am constantly pushing myself to take small trips even for a day to see and experience all the glory of California. Three hours in any direction can usually get you to a pretty phenomenal spot.

If you’re looking for a weekend on the coast I definitely recommend checking out this spot, in addition to the cabins, there are also a handful of tent camping spots. 

Steep Ravine

Desert and Denim is an annual trade show right outside Joshua Tree National Park in Pioneertown. This was my second year attending this awesome craft fair. I have several friends who are makers and vendors at Desert and Denim but my husband and I go in support our friends, fun and of course networking. D&D is put on by a company called Juniper Ridge, a bay area based wilderness perfume company. With a full weekend of live music, free can wine by Union Wine (all weekend), whiskey tasting from Tin Cup, a hundred vendors, a handful of workshops, and group motorcycle rides! It is seriously one of my favorite weekends of the year. So much talent, so much community, so much inspiration! 

Desert & Denim

Road trip photos in beautiful Oregon on our way to a wedding.

Road Trip To Bend, Oregon

Can’t complain when my job “makes” me go to Stinson Beach to hang out with a friend and her amazing family. I first met Jacqueline in the MFA program at Mills College. I have no words to fully describe my love for this cosmic creature. The occasion was her fathers birthday and her whole family spent the weekend in a beach house to eat, and hang out. It was a beautiful day so I decided to ride there on my motorcycle over Mt. Tam and it was the right decision. I lived in San Francisco/ Oakland for 8 years and never once tired of the North Bay, it is always a treat and privilege to spend time along the coast. California is special.

Norheim Family