Bay Area beauty

Dear moms, put YOURSELF on your to-do list (San Ramon beauty photographer)

Ooooof, I know it ain’t easy. But, its NECESSARY.

Indian Glamour San Ramon, California

When I became a mom, I TOTALLY lost myself. The instant I laid eyes on my first born, (a gorgeous brown-eyed boy with so much hair he looked like he was wearing a wig!) I morphed into this whole other person. I stopped styling my hair, I skipped the gym, and I routinely cancelled plans with plans to spend more time with my new main squeeze.

I poured my whole soul into my children and in return, I was left kinda soulless. It may sound harsh, but that’s the way it was.

I used to feel legit guilty for spending time and God forbid money on myself. This went for years… Okay, more like over a decade. But, I was in good company. In fact, I’ve never met a mother who didn’t sacrifice her life for her children.

And one day i asked myself a question that changed the way I care for myself. What if my children grew up to treat themselves the way I treated MYSELF?

No bueno!!!!

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And that’s when I put my foot down. Quite literally. The first act of self care I did was treating myself to a pedicure. It was my first one in YEARS. Next, I gifted myself with a yoga class and after that I was off to the races. Before long, I’d given myself permission to treat myself DAILY. Some days it’s a long walk around my neighborhood, or locking myself in my bedroom to meditate or pray. Other days it’s a fun night out with my girls!

The moral of the story is that I put MYSELF back on my priority list. And my kids (now 13 and 16) are all the better for it. I’m far more energetic and fun to be around. And knowing that I’m modeling a healthy lifestyle for them encourages me during those times I’m tempted to put myself on the back burner.

san ramon glamour photography

This bombshell is a busy mother and wife. She arrived to my studio overwhelmed and completely consumed with worry over her children. My deepest desire is to show all women how confident, fierce and safe they are in their own power. Together, we worked through her anxiety and unleashed the powerhouse you see in these images.

It was such a pivotal breakthrough when she finally allowed herself to relax and take this time for herself.

“I love every photo. I truly enjoyed my photoshoot. You made me feel so comfortable. I will definitely recommend you to my friends and family. I love your work. Thank you for a great experience.” - Charisma

san ramon glamour photography
san ramon glamour photography

I’d love to photograph YOU!!! Let’s create something incredible together.

College Bound | Pleasanton Senior Photoshoot

I vividly remember my senior year in high school. Here are a few fun facts about how ya girl was living back in the 1992 (Dang, that was a long time ago)

  • I was 16 years old (yep, just a youngin’)

  • Everyday after school, I’d stuff my face with tater tots, turkey sausage and Hostess cake products in an attempt to add weight to my 98 pound 5’5” frame, cuz “boys like em’ thick” and I was anything but.

  • I attended Fremont High School in Oakland, a “Magnet School” where in addition to taking snooze fest classes like math and geometry I attended “The Media Academy” where I got to produce and star in videos, write for the school paper and spend my summers doing cool internships at the local TV station!

  • I broke up with my one and only high school bf (and by broken up, I mean finally mustered up enough self esteem to release myself from a toxic relationship). Hallelujah! 🙌🏽

    Back in my day, a senior photoshoot consisted of a visit to the school cafeteria where a cheesy black velvet sash was draped over your chest and a less than enthusiastic “photographer” snapped your pic.

My how times have changed. For the better!

It was a BLAST photographing this divine young lady. I’m honored that I was selected to capture her final moments in high school before she spreads her wings and heads to college (gulp) out of state.

Jolie, we’re rooting for you!

Pleasanton senior photoshoot
Pleasanton senior photoshoot
Pleasanton senior photoshoot
Pleasanton senior photoshoot
Pleasanton senior photoshoot

San Ramon Maternity Portrait Session

And baby makes 3... I’ve been blessed to create headshots, engagement photos, and now maternity images for this amazing couple! I’m always honored when expecting parents choose me to document such a pivotal moment in their lives.

Can’t wait to meet their beautiful baby girl 🖤

I only have one regret with regards to motherhood. See, I never treated MYSELF to beautiful maternity photos. So, when I’m commissioned to create legacy images for new parents, I’m all in.

San Ramon Maternity Photography
San Ramon Maternity Photo Shoot
San Ramon Maternity Photoshoot

Every client arrives to my studio with some degree of nervous energy. Sometimes it’s just a few butterflies and other times it’s a monsoon of nerves. The first time you shoot with me, you may arrive with your guard up, because you don’t yet understand that I will “hold your hand” through it all and you’re completely BLOWN AWAY at the beautiful images we capture.

The second time you shoot with me, you’ll start off far more comfortable and confident than the first time and you’ll love your images even more than the first time!

The third time you shoot with me. It’s. Pure. Magic.

Whether it’s your first or your fifth time with me, you never have to wonder if you’re “doing it right.” I’ll do everything in my power to make you feel right at home. I’ll also pose you down to your fingertips.

In a nutshell… I’ve got you!

San Ramon Maternity Photoshoot
Bay Area Maternity Photoshoot
Bay Area Maternity Photoshoot (San Ramon)

Bay Area Beauty + Glamour Photography

“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face...” - Eleanor Roosevelt

Can a photoshoot change the way you see yourself? YEP!

Hasina is an incredible makeup artist who I had the pleasure of creating some beauty/personal branding images for. I love guiding women who don’t see themselves as “glamourous” step into the goddess that lives inside of each of us. I had THE BEST time photographing this bombshell and makeup artist extraordinaire.

Watching my clients unfold in front of my camera is the greatest feeling.

Bay Area Beauty Photography
Bay Area Glamour Photography

You don’t need to perform or pose, just allow me to guide you as I help you tap into your natural strength, beauty, and poise. It’s easy peasy and so much FUN.

Bay Area Beauty Photography
Bay Area Beauty Photography
Bay Area Beauty Photographer

I absolutely love helping women reveal their inner goddess to THEMSELVES!

Bay Area Beauty Photography