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here's some info about me and why I'm passionate about helping other photographers learn how to build their businesses!

ps...these are my people - the reason I do what I do

say hi to my beautiful family

so I moved to Los Angeles in 1995

... and promptly met my husband in a bar that was owned by Jack Nicholson 

Louisiana Girl

 

I was born and raised in rural South Louisiana, so you can imagine how star struck I was when I landed in La La Land!  The last thing I planned for was meeting my soon to be husband and subsequently staying in Los Angeles.  But that's exactly what happened and 25 years and 3 kids later ... I'm still here!

It's been a wild ride .. being married to an actor/director is NOT for the faint of heart.  But I wouldn't change it for anything.  We've built a beautiful crazy life and now that my kids are grown, I have more time to dive back into my first love - helping people.  

In addition to being a professional photographer for 15 years, I have a BA in Psychology from LSU (Geaux Tigers!) and I'm certified in Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Life Coaching and Hypnotherapy. 

I'm obsessive about self-development and believe whole-heartedly that we can manifest anything we desire.

I can show you how!

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How I Got Here

I did not have a real "plan" for moving to Los Angeles; I just wanted to get out and live.  So after moving here, I became a certified massage therapist because I was fascinated with the mind/body connection.  We ended up starting our family a LOT earlier than we had planned to and before I knew it, I had 3 kids under the age of 2 ... and my oldest son was diagnosed with Autism.  I knew I needed to create a career that would enable me to be home way more than working for someone else would.  

Yep, I'm Self-Taught

I've never taken a formal photography class and I do not have a degree in Art.  I grew up around photography and always valued it, but I never thought I could make it a career.  I literally fell into it because I was constantly chasing my son around with a camera - I needed to know what was going on in his brain (he was nonverbal until he was five).  People saw the images and asked me to shoot their kids ... and a business was born. 

In 2008, I decided I wanted to specialize in Senior Portraits because nobody was shooting them in the way I wanted to here in Santa Clarita.  My biz took OFF very quickly but I had absolutely no idea how to price myself for profit, how to create an efficient workflow, how to do anything really ... I had to teach myself.  There were no resources back then for any of this, so I was pretty much on my own and it was HARD.  It took me way longer than I wanted it to, but eventually I did find mentors and workshops - and I found my groove. 

My business has grown exponentially and I'm the highest priced Senior Photographer in my area.  I only shoot about 40-50 seniors per school year and I average $3500 per client.  I don't say this to brag ... I want you know that what I teach is real and that I have the profits to back it up.  

I'd love to work with you

Today is the day! Let's do this! 

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