In the fall of 2020, I posted on a local Mammoth/Bishop Facebook group and asked if anyone needed family photos taken—I wanted to connect more with my community as an Eastern Sierra Photographer and use the tool I know best, the camera. You see, I moved to Mammoth Lakes in October of 2019 and started planting roots just in time for the pandemic to hit. My world got a lot smaller and it was hard to feel like I belonged in this new home of mine. So the idea to photograph aka meet more people that live here was born. I worked out a special rate for these local families and was able to connect with a lot of people through this.
This is how Julie and I got connected. She is also an Eastern Sierra Photographer in the area who knows how expensive it is to get photos done. When she saw my post on the Facebook group, she reached out to book a date. Working with another photographer is always a great time. Especially one as kind and thoughtful as Julie. Meeting her family was no different! There was a lot of energy and we took photos in the fading light of the Eastern Sierra. As we said our goodbye’s I was filled with thanks for the beauty of where I live and the joy shared with these new friends.
As I’ve been developing my business, I’ve focused on showing most of my Wedding and Elopement work since that’s what I book the most of but I just can’t say no to working with families! I love the life and energy they bring. I love the opportunity to try and get genuine laughs and smiles. I love helping find the perfect location to shoot that will make everyone happy. You can find and book me for a family session over on my Family Portfolio page.