This lovely creature is my sweet friend—and former roommate—Samantha, who now lives and goes to school in Sacramento, CA. I try to stop in to see her whenever I’m passing through the State Capital, and this time I had a few days to linger and explore, so we set up this little shoot! Sam graciously lent me her couch to sleep on and in return I attempted to capture her loveliness with a little mini-session in one of Sacramento’s vibrant little pockets downtown. This poppy pink and blue wall was too perfect not to use when paired with the outfit I styled her in. That rose print dress and raspberry colored coat are both vintage and seemed made for each other and this lovely lady when I discovered them languishing at the Goodwill. We paired them with Samantha’s own Doc Martins to give their girlie-ness a bit of an edge.


This is a perfect example of one of my Mini Sessions. These are quick, 45 minute sessions I offer for a special price. They include 1 outfit and 1 location and result in about 10-15 final, fully edited high-resolution images for you. These sessions are perfect for entrepreneurs or bloggers looking to keep their Instagram fresh or add some color to their website. They’re great for professionals looking to step up their LinkedIn profile image, or for someone just looking to have some nice portraits of themselves done. They’re fun, laid back and low-pressure—since you’re not spending hundreds of dollars on a full-blown portrait session—and make for a great way for new clients to get to know me and my shooting/editing style before they book a wedding or larger project. If you’re interested in booking a mini session with me, you can learn more and inquire about upcoming sessions here.