Hi! I’m Denise, a girl mama, wife and photographer in Sacramento. I love meeting new people and being invited into their world. Whether that's to capture your life’s major milestones, walk a local trail with a coffee in hand or just enjoy a simple meal together.
more creative, inspiring kind of work — photography. I tell you this because, to me, life is about spending time with your loved ones doing what you love! I took that leap and now, as a photographer in Sacramento, I get to document you doing that very exact thing. I will always encourage you to believe that you are worthy of your dreams and a life that makes you proud. Each season of your life, no matter how chaotic, deserves to be beautifully captured and celebrated.
Before becoming a full-time photographer, I helped international students acclimate to college life in America. Every now and again, at icebreaker events, students asked me what my dream job would be. When I answered with photography, they almost always gave me a confusing look as if to say, “Why are you here, then?” It took me far too long to realize that I was settling for a job that felt natural and safe. With a few sacrifices, I left that job and launched my business full-time in 2017 to embrace a
I lived in South Korea for 2 years with my husband where we both taught English!
I'm a total foodie. I love all kinds, but Thai is my favorite. Give me pumpkin or avocado curry and an iced Thai tea, and I'm a happy camper!
I'm a wannabe interior designer. If Joanna Gaines and Anthropologie could join forces to design my house, that would be great!
I love coffee and beer, and believe all good conversations involve one or the other.
I love attending concerts and learning about new artists! I, however, have absolutely no rhythm and can't hold a tune to save my life. Ha!
Friends and Grey's Anatomy are my jam. I am slightly embarrassed (but not really) at the number of times I have watched both of those series all the way through.
Last, but certainly not least, I am head over heels in love with my husband, Dan! We met in college and were married in June of 2009. We have three beautiful little girls.
Dan has been and continues to be my biggest supporter! Before I started my business, he would buy me new lenses and camera gear as gifts. Our ideal date night includes BBQing at home, eating homemade cheese boards paired with wine or beer and playing board games together. Oh, and a 90s alternative band playing in the background. Jimmy Eat World is a fave!
Kennedy, Lillie & Madison
These 3 smart, adventurous and incredibly independent little girls light up our world! It wasn’t until I found out I was pregnant with Madi that I decided to pursue photography full time. They are my heartbeat and give me a whole new perspective on life. I believe they have made me the best possible version of myself.
During the first shutdown in 2020, we welcomed a chocolate lab into the family named Luna. She is a giant teddy bear that will knock you over with her enthusiastic tail-wagging, or become your best friend if you throw a ball for her. She has been the sweetest addition to our family!
And yes, the dog is included!