I grew up on a little island in the Pacific called Guam, ever heard of it? This means I am on “island time” (figuratively, of course. I’ll make it to your wedding on time!) and I live life with a laid back, friendly approach. Growing up on such a small island, it’s hard to not think of everybody like family. Guam is a melting pot of cultures, which made me open and accepting of all people, regardless of differences in looks, language, values, you name it.
I now live in the PNW with my hubby, Cotey, who has a heart the size of Moses Lake. We help raise his nephew along with his mom (#modernfamily). Our little family is everything.
I came to photography from journalism, with more than 10 years of crafting stories to my name. Did I choose journalism as a major because it was the only program to not require a math class? Well, maybe it was a strong factor, but in reality I found my passion in journalism.
There is something so powerful about using words and images to explore issues and stories that matter, stories that might never be heard otherwise. We tell stories to understand what’s happening now and so future generations can access what we learned.
Even though I'm no longer in the newsroom, that desire to tell stories still lives within me. It’s why I look at your love on your wedding day and see a story well worth telling and preserving.
First and foremost, I want to make sure your day is stress-free and fun. You worked out a gazillion details to make your wedding happen your way, you fought for your love. You should – no! – you WILL have the most memorable, powerful, satisfying day.
Next, please know that I’m in this for you, always for you. Not for my followers on social media and not to build my portfolio. You’re the sun on your special day, I’m happily caught in your orbit.
Finally, I rock the “chillness” and calm vibes, but there are a few things I take suuuuper seriously. I take my roles as memory preserver, moment capturer and secret keeper seriously. I also take your comfort and care seriously. Seriously, I’m so serious...
So stoked to help you celebrate on the best day of your life!
I'm a foodie at heart, travel enthusiast, coffee addict, and my love language is tacos! Here are all the details to confirm if we could be real-life besties!
My husband Cotey and I are foodies at heart. He’s a chef, I’m a self-proclaimed taco connoisseur, so we're pretty much always eating! We love discovering new places to eat (and drink!) when we're out adventuring. When we're home, we love spending time in the kitchen together, experimenting with new recipes or coming up with fun takes on old classics. Not to brag, but we have the best Pad Thai recipe!
Go M’s! Take me out to the ballgame. I loooove the energy at home games. It's become a friendly competition to see how many times a game we can get on the jumbotron for our crazy dance moves (my personal best- 3!). And then there's the food. I mean, pass me the garlic fries, amirite?
CHRISTMAS IN LEAVENWORTH
Leavenworth at Christmas is just so magical. It literally (figuratively) feels like you're in a cute little snow globe. It's one of my favorite holiday traditions. I love counting down the light show. Cotey even proposed to me in Leavenworth, that's how much that little town has my heart!
CONCERTS AT THE GORGE
The Gorge Amphitheater, one of the coolest outdoor concert venues in the region, is just a short drive from my house! I love that there are shows for every taste. Some of my favorites over the years: Jack Johnson, Leon Bridges, Chromeo and Kendrick Lamar! Despite the overpriced beers, the Gorge is always a good time!