photos by yan palmer

I’m a wife and mom of two sweet kids (and Ida, our Belgian Malinois pooch) who are growing up so fast I have to remind myself to breathe and enjoy the ride.  I’m often accused of being silly and completely misquoting song lyrics.  I grew up in a small town but I’ve been to all 50 states.  I freakin’ love tacos and could eat them every day.  I used to spend countless hours processing and printing b/w film in my darkroom. You can read more about why I switched back to film photography here.  I’m adventurous, and a major part of our family bonding time is exploring together.  We try new things and test our limits. In my little online space here, I write a lot about my love of family and film, lighting, and my main passion – creating beautiful and genuine child and family photography that celebrates YOU and your family (including your fur-babies).

2018 has been a busy year!  Besides photographing amazing newborns and families for professional and editorial work, I was invited to teach at the Click Away photography conference about using artificial light in lifestyle photography.  I launched my first online course, Lighting for Lifestyle, teaching other photographers how to use flash for indoor family photography.  I’m Co-Founder of Film Camp, a film and family-based photography retreat held in Palm Springs.  (It was a blast and I can’t wait to share details about the next one.)  Most recently, I decided it was time to start giving back.  I’m now a volunteer photographer for Soulumination, a wonderful organization who provides life-affirming photographs of a child’s life, and provide a loving legacy for the parents of children lost to terminal illness.

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