For the energetic, Extroverted & RUral couples wanting to capture the raw, hilarious + candid Moments.

Do you ever feel like Ricky Bobby & don't know what to do with your hands?

(yeah, that won't happen with me...)

HERE are

the investment

Never say "I'm not sure what to do with my hands" again...

If you want to walk away after working with me and think “damn…that was so much fun”, then you’ve come to the right place…let me tell you why…

Photos are supposed to be fun. No one wants to feel stiff and awkward in front of the camera, let alone remember that same feeling when looking at the photos later.

My mission: to provide you with a comfortable, fun, and laughter-filled experience. You'll get photos that you cherish forever + an unforgettable experience.

From the moment you clicked on my website, to the day I deliver your gallery and beyond, I am on your team.
Call me your friend, hype woman, or “the best decision you’ll make for your wedding” (if you want to take the word of one of my brides...)

In all seriousness though, I am extremely passionate about what I do - photographing the best damn moments of your life.

I love witnessing the monumental moments like when you say “I do”, and I can’t even explain the feeling I get when I’m watching a bride dance with her grandfather, sharing a tear with her mom before putting on her dress, or locking eyes with her partner as she walks down the aisle.

Now, what're you waiting for? Let’s go make some memories!

It all started when a photography hobbyist discovered her passion for entrepreneurship...

you might be my client if:

The amount of exclamation points in my emails don't bother ya! (hint: there's a lot of them)

You love country music. If you're bumpin' 90's country on your radio, let's be friends.

You'd rather wear a pair of cowgirl boots than a pair of heels. Or at least a comfortable pair of shoes over heels.

You consider yourself silly, energetic, a goofball, and a damn good time!

You love Mexican food (always down to get tacos or burritos) or pasta, and could be pretty much considered a coffee addict!

You're a dog person over a cat person. You like other peoples cats fine, but wouldn't intentionally get a cat.

Your dress gets dirt on it, and you shrug. And you also don't typically wear dresses...

You think ice cream is always an acceptable dinner option. Always.

You opt for an outfit that you can wear a sports bra with....sports bras over regular bras always.

You’re already screaming YASSSS WHERE DO I BOOK YOU?

"She is AMAZING! She took the best wedding pictures I could ask for! I had her do my destination wedding pictures and it was the best decision! No stress, she was great at communicating and got my pictures to me SO fast! She was super accommodating with my crazy planning and wedding party! Booking with Yumi was the best decision!"
- Raegan B.

"She is amazing! Booking with yumi was the best decision"

Located in San Diego, frequenting Northern California A LOT, and ready to travel!

Where are you located?

Regular sessions will come with a minimum of 30-70 final images depending on how long you book for. Weddings come with a minimum of 600 images for 6 hours and 800 images for 8 hours..

How Many Images Are Included?

Nope. And please don't ask.

Clients will receive their final images in JPEG format through an online gallery service. All photos will be ready for immediate download upon delivery of the gallery.

No RAW files will be given.

Do You Give Out Unedited Photos?

Payment is collected online via zelle or credit card!

For regular sessions, one third of the total is due at booking as a non-refundable retainer fee. The rest is due two days prior to the session.

For elopements & weddings, one third of the total is due at booking as a non-refundable booking fee, and the remainder is due one week prior to the wedding.

How Does Payment Work?

Fill out that contact form, friend!!
As long as I'm not on vacation, I will get back to you within 24 hrs!

Once the contact form is sent in, I will send you an investment guide and we can schedule a time to chat if you'd like! After you decide how you want to move forward, I will send you a project proposal with a contract and invoice. Sign the contract and pay the non-refundable retainer fee, and we're all set!!

How Do I Book You?

The likelihood of this is slim; however, in this type of situation, my second photographer is fully equipped and capable of taking over. This has never happened (knock on wood), and I don't expect this to happen at any fault of my own. I look forward to your wedding day just as much as you do, and it would crush me to not be able to celebrate you!

What Happens If You Can’t Be At Our Wedding?

If you decide to cancel, per the contract, you are forfeiting the non-refundable retainer fee and any monies already paid toward the total cost. Your non-refundable retainer fee secures your spot in my calendar, making it so that I am unable to schedule any other sessions for that time. In the case of having to reschedule, you can reschedule ONCE to a date that we are both available for without facing any rescheduling fees. After rescheduling once, your session is subject to additional rescheduling fees should you choose to reschedule again.

What If We Cancel/Reschedule Our Date?

I picked up photography in 2016, shooting portraits, families, and landscapes!
I photographed my first wedding in 2018!

How Long Have You Been A Photographer?

I have a very strict policy in my business and I do not photoshop people to alter their body image.

I truly believe our society has placed extremely harmful expectations on women (and even men for that matter), and I choose to look at how beautiful my couples are by not feeding into unhealthy societal pressures. The most I use photoshop for is removing distracting objects from the backgrounds of images.
I do very minimal skin correcting and adjustments. I use editing as a tool to enhance images as a whole. I will not slim you down or add a six pack. Typically the only time I like to use photoshop is for removing distracting objects in the background!

Will You Photoshop Us?

With regular sessions, if the weather isn't cooperating with us, you have the option to move forward with the shoot and just make the most of it, OR we can reschedule to a date that works for the both of us!

What Happens If The Weather Is Bad?

All wedding day coverage is consecutive and cannot be split up.

Even though there may be a gap in your timeline, it is not enough time for your vendors to pack up their stuff, go home to take a break, and then come back and set up again.

Can we split up Wedding Day Coverage?

At this point, I do not offer a lot of discounts. The experience you get with me is strategically priced to give you the best value for my work while still allowing me to pursue my dream of being a full time biz owner. 
Returning clients, however, will receive a 15% discount on regular sessions (does not include weddings).

Do You Offer Discounts?

3 weeks for regular sessions
4 weeks for elopements
8-10 weeks for weddings

What Is Your Turnaround?

If you decide to book with me, I can go into further details with you later on. To simplify for now, if your session or wedding takes place outside of a specific range that I am located at that time, you will be responsible for any travel expenses that are incurred for me to provide you the experience of your dreams!!

This typically includes things like gas/mileage rate, airfare + overnight accommodations, etc. 

How Do Travel Fees Work?

Abso-freakin-lutely!!! I am here for whatever you need. As a professional in this industry, it is my job to answer as many questions as I can to make this easier for YOU!! Plus, I LOVE to plan, so I gotchu sista

Do You Help In The Planning Process?

I absolutely thrive the most when photographing couples engagements and weddings, but I do offer family and senior packages as well. If you are interested in one of these packages, please fill out that contact form, friend!!

Do You Photograph Families, Seniors, Etc.?

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