Hey Beautiful! I'm affectionately known as Mo, so please feel free to call me such when we talk, text, and email. This photographic journey of mine began in my bathroom a little after 3am on January 7th, 2014. Weird I know, but hey the story's gotta start somewhere right? Off we go! Lol! I'm a 36 year old Elevation Worship and 40' jazz music lovin', fruit craving, Central California based lifestyle photographer who remains inspired by the wonder that is creation given to us as a gift from the Lord. Jesus Christ is the most important Person in my life and my relationship with Him permeates every area of my world to include my photography. Every single time I pull my camera from my bag, my chief aim is glorify Him and best display all that He's created, every person, every emotion, the smallest detail.
When I'm not peering through a viewfinder for my dear clients, I can be found spending quality time with and kissing the face of my gorgeous husband of 17 years and hanging out with our 3 precious children (and documenting their lives), helping people get in the best shape of their lives, discipling and mentoring women and teen girls, blogging, on mission for the Lord internationally, or relaxing in comfy clothes with a bowl of homemade popcorn watching good TV dramas on Hulu. I'm currently in love with all things This Is Us. :)
I CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU!! We're going to hang and get coffee, tea, Jamba Juice, or grab a bite at a local dive bar (on my dime) to get to know each other because I desire more than a transactional relationship with you. I can promise that our time together while I'm capturing splendid images will be full of laughs, fun conversation, and relaxed. If I'm given the honor to capture your wedding or the birth of your child, I promise that I will cry. Lol! I'm a sucker for love and new beginnings! I promise to give you sneak peeks of your collection via text messages or Facebook, I promise to pray over you and our time together, and more than anything else, I promise to give you my very best. I'm more than just your quirky photographer with the always changing hair-styles. I am the girl you've just become life-buds with!
Shooting Style, Disclaimer, & Such..
I adore natural light and I have a photojournalistic approach to my work so prefer to work outdoors. I give as minimal direction as possible simply because I prefer to capture you authentically in the moment. Why? Because when you look at your collection weeks, months, and years from now, I want you swoon over the real you not a manufactured version. I want you to feel what you felt in that space in time. Random bursts of laughter, unplanned tears, and screams of joy make for the absolute best images! In an effort to reflect timeless art, final images will be polished with a slightly moody or cinematic film feel combined with natural tones. I pride myself on being a photographer who maintains creative integrity. Therefore, I do not believe in performing cosmetic surgery in my post production processes. With special regard to the type of work I produce, I will not photograph or be associated with any concepts or events that include nudity, implied nudity, or that which conflicts with my personal convictions. I appreciate your understanding.
"I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I know live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me." –Galatians 2:20