I am a beauty photographer living in sunny Los Angeles with my husband and 3 pups. I grew up in the suburbs of Reno, NV, where being surrounded by casinos was the norm. Although most people associate Reno with the show Reno 911 (which I’ve never watched), I called it home for most my life. 

I relocated to Los Angeles to attend Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. Living here was always my dream growing up, because winters in Reno were always too harsh. I packed up and moved here with my dreams at my fingertips. I graduated with Honors from Art Center College of Design with a BFA and was a recipient of the Wallis Annenberg Scholarship. 

I am a seeker of beauty. I am in love with the elegance of women, of bright bold colors, and creating whimsical images. I photograph how I feel. If it’s autumn and I feel quiet, like how the leaves change and fall, that is something that I will portray in my photographs. It’s hard to get away from how I feel, so I use that to my advantage. Sometimes I can only think about producing images that are dark and sultry, or fun and colorful. Photography is how I express myself, because sometimes I can’t find the right words.

photo by Nathaniel Perales