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Natural Light Fine Art Portraiture in the Monterey, Santa Cruz & San Francisco Bay Area

Family | Couples | Engagement | MaternitySeniorBranding | Headshots | Commercial | Real Estate

Hi I'm Amy

I don't consider myself simply a photographer but an artist with a camera. Coming from an extensive art background, photography gives me the most fulfilment out of all the artistic mediums in my repertoire.

I love to capture people in the beauty of nature. I feel a palette of natural textures and working with natural light is best for capturing authentic portraits. 

From the peaceful redwood forests to the coastal beaches the Monterey Bay area has no shortage of picturesque locations from which to choose to do your session. I can suggest some locations or it can be a location special to you.  Love the zen feel of Bamboo Groves and a Japanese Garden? I know a place locally! Would you like your session to be at your home? I'm happy to come to you. I can be flexible in different lighting conditions and am equally comfortable shooting in glowing natural sunlight or using a bright window to help sculpt subjects during an in-home session.

I try not to define my "style" too much . While I'll usually start the session with a few poses, I transition into prompts to let clients’ personalities dictate where the session goes to capture the moment and make rich, evocative photographs you’re guaranteed to treasure for the rest of your life.

I will say, I am both a landscape and lifestyle photographer, so you can find elements of both in both in my work. I'm not an ordinary photographer by any means, I'm easy going and willing to collaborate and be creatively adventurous. Want to include your pets? YES! Whether you want a traditional look, romantic look or you are into cosplay and costumes, I'm in!  If you love a diverse color palette, the beauty of nature and natural light vs. the starched studio look, I'm your portrait artist! 

In addition to capturing your moments and milestones, I also have a love for looking at things around the Monterey Bay and surrounding California areas in ways that maybe not everyone has a chance to see. Sometimes that means chasing sunsets or going up 1000 feet to see the fog roll in over a valley. No matter what you're looking for, I'd love to show you what I see and give you a piece of art for your home. To see my Environmental Fine Art and choose the right print for your space CLICK HERE.

I also offer Real Estate, Commercial Headshots, Branding & Businesses Photography.

Fun Fact about me: I have 20 years experience as a professional face and body painter. If you would like a creative fine art shoot with face painting or body art just ask!

“Without love there is no art. When the artist is playing beautifully there is no ’me; there is love and beauty, and this is art. ” — Jiddu Krishnamurti

What I Offer


Couples and Engagements

Headshots, Brands & Businesses

Grads & Seniors


Creative Fine Art

The Experience

My sessions are designed to give you a little bit of everything!

I offer Collections and a la Carte so you can get more of the images and heirloom art you love.  

Step 1


After you fill out and send me the contact form, I'll get back to you within 24 hours to chat about your needs.   

We will collaborate on location, wardrobe & theme to ensure your session is everything you can imagine! 


Step 2


You will receive an email with instructions to secure your session date by taking care of the the contract signing and creative fee.   

Step 3


Meet me someplace beautiful an hour and a half before sunset for a fun and relaxed session. You bring the good looks, I'll bring the camera!

Step 4


In 7-14 business days you will receive a link to your online edited proof gallery with the best of your images.      After you choose your favorites, I'll do any additional retouching if needed.

You have the option to purchase digital files, professional prints, heirloom albums, and other fine art products.

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