About me

It’s hard to say what came first, my love of food or my love of photography. From pouring over food magazines and cooking multi-coursed dinners for my brothers and friends as a kid, to moving to Italy in my twenties to study the culinary arts and, well, eat my way through Europe, I have always been moved by how food—selecting it, cooking it, serving and eating it—can tell a story.

At the same time, with a dad who loved photography and a great high school photo class darkroom, I began carrying a camera with me everywhere at a very young age. Photography remained my hobby through many years in the corporate world, traveling country to country for work and documenting what I saw in my time off.

I suppose it’s because I have always loved both food and photography that photographing food, and the farmers, chefs, and restaurants behind it, comes naturally to me. My personal style comes out of a deep love, and understanding, of the food culture of Southern California and the places I’ve lived and traveled, from Europe to the American Southwest. With a background in professional kitchens, I am as comfortable on the line, shooting chefs as they plate dishes on fine china, as I am riding in a pickup truck to an orchard to capture the avocado harvest.

My work has been featured in nationally and internationally celebrated magazines, newspapers, and cookbooks, and my clients range from publications to national brands to the local food truck…

I have offices based in Orange County and San Diego, and when not behind the camera lens, I have another full-time role as a mother and stepmother. I live with my husband on a ranch and vineyard in North San Diego County.

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My Clients

  • A Restaurant Newport Beach
  • ADYA
  • Alta Baja Market
  • Andrei’s Conscious Cuisine & Cocktails
  • Angelina’s Pizzeria Napoletana
  • Babette’s
  • Bear Coast Coffee
  • Beat Bobby Flay
  • Bertolli Olive Oil
  • BLKdot Coffee
  • Born and Raised
  • Bread Artisan Bakery
  • Brix + Barrel
  • Catal Restaurant & Uva Bar
  • Cal-a-Vie Health Spa
  • California Beef Council
  • Chaak Restaurant
  • Chef Jamie Gwen
  • Chef Katherine Events
  • Consortium Holdings
  • Culinary Lab Cooking School
  • Descanso Restaurant
  • Driftwood Kitchen
  • DripKit Coffee
  • Ecology Center San Juan Capistrano
  • Eggslice
  • Electric City Butcher
  • Ember BBQ
  • Estancia La Jolla
  • Evolution Hospitality
  • Fallbrook Winery
  • Fid Street Gin
  • Fiorente Elderflower Liqueur
  • Five Crowns
  • Georgia’s Restaurant
  • Greater Than Sports Drink
  • Greenleaf Gourmet Chopshop
  • Hass Avocado Board
  • Harborside Restaurant
  • Harley Laguna Beach
  • Haven Gastropub
  • Hendrix Restaurant
  • House of Blues
  • Ironside Fish & Oyster
  • J&D Catering and Promo
  • Kansas Beef Council
  • Laguna Salt
  • Lawry’s Restaurants
  • Life & Thyme
  • Michael’s on Naples
  • Michael’s Pizzeria
  • Miguel’s Jr.
  • Miguel’s Restaurants
  • Miyazakigyu
  • Modern Luxury Magazine, Orange County
  • Montage Laguna Beach
  • Naples Ristorante & Pizzeria
  • Nekter Juice Bar
  • Newport Landing Restaurant & Oyster Bar
  • Nutpods
  • OC Baking Company
  • Oceanside Broiler
  • Orange Coast Magazine
  • Page Street Publishing
  • Panda Express
  • Patina Resturant Group
  • Pau Maui Vodka
  • Pendry San Diego
  • Pernicious Pickling
  • Playground + Playground 2.0
  • Portola Coffee Lab
  • Pour Company Fullerton
  • Provenance
  • Puesto
  • Raised by Wolves
  • Restaurant Habana
  • Rojo’s Salsa
  • Ruby’s Diner
  • San Diego Magazine
  • Sapphire Laguna
  • Sauté Magazine
  • SideDoor
  • Small Town Kitchen Fallbrook
  • Soda & Swine
  • SOL Cocina
  • Stone Brewing
  • Supatra’s Thai Bistro
  • Taco Maria
  • Temakira Hand Roll Shop
  • Temecula Olive Oil Company
  • Temecula Valley Winegrowers
  • The Cannery Newport Beach
  • The Deck on Laguna Beach
  • The Queen Mary
  • The Winery Resturant & Wine Bar
  • Tokyo Table
  • Tortilla Jo’s
  • Tosco Tequila
  • 24 Carrots Catering & Events
  • Uncle Bob’s Whiskey
  • US Grant Hotel
  • Valenza Chocolatier
  • Vibe Organic Kitchen + Juice
  • Wagyu Shop
  • Wedgewood Weddings
  • West Coast Tavern
  • Wines of Greece
  • You Platter Me
  • Zov’s