you can call me Yumi

You can call me Yumi (you-me)!

Yep, I'm a real human behind this screen! Not a mega-corp. Not Amazon Customer Support. Not an automated chat bot. A real, living, human being who is SO EXCITED that you're here...

I’m a dog mom, a hopeless romantic, an ice cream addict, and hopefully your new forever photographer…

My passion for photography started in 2016 while photographing anything and everything landscape. I used to wake up at 3 or 4 am to chase the sunrise with other photographers, driving to Yosemite to catch the last bit of snow, or exploring all over Northern California for styled shoots. 

That passion quickly shifted into photographing newly engaged couples and weddings. There is something so damn special about getting to walk through a wedding journey with couples from start to finish.

Bonding with my couples from the moment they get a ring on their fingers, to the day they say “I do”, and walking away knowing that I’ve made a lifelong friendship is something I absolutely treasure. 

You can count on me to be more than just your engagement and wedding photographer. I’m the girl holding and bustling your dress, fixing your makeup, making you laugh, listening to your dreams, helping you navigate your wedding day, and helping you believe just how beautiful you truly are!

I wanna be more than "just another photographer you inquired with". I wanna be one of your best damn friends...

So what’re you waiting for??

Let’s do this!

Hey, Friend! I am so freakin' happy to have you here!

  • Ice Cream
  • Red Wine - specifically a good Cab
  • Margaritas
  • Tacos, Burritos, and Pasta
  • Border Collies - specifically mine... @MrMolokai
  • Country Music
  • Coffee
  • Houseplants

a few of my
favorite
Things....

but let’s cut to the chase, lemme tell you why i'm different...

I say what's on my mind. I'm not one to sugar coat things. And I am a sucker for dad jokes.
I’d rather be at the beach than the mountains (though I still do love the mountains). I frequently sing my heart out to country music, I love my houseplants (they're all named after Marvel characters), and even though I absolutely cannot dance to save my life, I will dance my shoes off at your wedding.

MY BEST FRIENDS WOULD TELL YOU that i'm honest, bubbly, and laidback...

You've probably been to a ton of photography websites now searching for the perfect fit. Why the heck am I different than any other photographer you’ve talked to? Why me? Why should you want me to be a part of your big day??

If you're the kind of girl who wants earthy, warm, natural photos without feeling awkward and uncomfortable, I'm so happy to welcome you here.

I thrive in rural environments, in places that make you think just how small we are compared to the rest of the world, and with laidback couples just ready to have a good time.

I am just as excited about this as you are! I am NOT the photographer that you book with months to years in advance and then don’t hear from until two weeks before the wedding. I want to hear about all the details, the ups and downs, and walk through this wedding journey with you.

You're choosing to invest in me and my business, and I'm gonna invest right back into you. You're trusting me with the biggest moments and milestones of your life, and if you think that I take that lightly, then think again. 

I pride myself on putting my heart and soul into what I do and pouring into my couples. You are family, and I'm ready to help you have the time of your life!

Iceland
Alaska
Zion National Park
Cannon Beach, Oregon
Italy
Portugal
Spain
Greece

Book me in one of these places and I'll waive the session fee. Just pay for my travel and stay, and I'm there!

my bucket list destinations...

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