With each breath, time continues to pass and we need to be present by stamping each moment
with everything our hearts stand for. Through photography, we have the opportunity to forever hold a piece of your legacy, today, tomorrow and in 20 years as your family grows. The greatest gift you can give someone you love is a piece of this legacy and through photos it is possible. Make time stand still so YOUR stories of today will have a voice tomorrow.
With my lifestyle artistic approach, I simply document your unscripted moments, the moments in between, because those are the ones filled with real life. Whether it is the smile brought on by those sweet whispers, the inside chatter that made you laugh, or the beauty that made you cry...these are stories you will want to relive again and again.
I look back on my childhood to teen years and can remember sitting and chatting with my grandma about anything and everything into the evening on many occasions. She was always a good balance between sassy and sweet making me laugh and wanting more. As conversations changed, the one thing that remained the same was the cup of PEPPERMINT TEA we would enjoy together. I looked forward to this time with her because it was 'our time' unique to us in that moment.
To this day, when I sit down and sip on a cup of PEPPERMINT TEA, she is sitting with me savoring the moment alongside me. Moments I don't want to forget. This is what I believe an image brings to our live's, a feeling from a unique moment in time that needs to be retold. Photos help us to feel as if those stories took place yesterday allowing them to continue to be re-told again and again becoming irreplaceable in our lives.
-PJ's cup of tea
I began my love for the camera on the East Coast as I started documenting life around me, realizing I was able to make time pause. From abstract views, to the love that filled my heart (my 3 year old muse) I began to see life from a different perspective. With prints in my hands, I saw emotions & details of our stories unfold in a way I didn't see exist as I was in the midst of each one. I could stop and exhale for another moment, a moment that belonged to me. Years later, making my way to the West Coast, I found my passion in documenting stories of love and life as a Wedding + Newborn Photographer bringing my own experience along with me.
It is laughter. A simple, crooked smile. An innocent look. A touch of a loved one. A freckle out of place, integrity, the inner voice that's shouting out to be free. It is individuality. It is the look from a mother looking at her newborn for the first time. It is the smile he shows when you do that 'thing' you do because it is the reason he feel in love with you. It is simple life, real life, and everything in between. I see beauty in everyone and believe we were all created with something unique in mind that can ignite our world on fire. My goal is to capture that in every photo I take.
I am a wife and a mother to a beautiful 23 year old who ignited my passion for photography and vivacious 10 year old twin boys...yes, there are two! So, needless to say there is never a dull moment. You will see I have quite a bit of patience and don't get caught up in the little things that can sometimes be seen as unruly moments. I have plenty of them on my own (some days more than others) and wouldn't change one of them for anything. It has truly made me...me!
A few of my love's...movies (can watch them all day), laughter (the best sound to hear), warm chocolate chip cookies (seriously, my biggest pitfall), London Fog's (don't know? Let me introduce you!), Peanut Butter & Honey (on almost anything), and give me a beat and I have a hard time staying still (no shame in my game here!).
I look back on my childhood to teen years and can remember sitting and chatting with my grandma about anything and everything into the evening on many occasions. She was always a good balance between sassy and sweet making me laugh and wanting more. As conversations changed, the one thing that remained the same was the cup of PEPPERMINT TEA we would enjoy together. I looked forward to this time with her because it was 'our time', unique to us in that moment.
To this day when I sit down and sip on a cup of PEPPERMINT TEA, she is sitting with me savoring the moment alongside me. Moments I don't want to forget. This is what I believe an image brings to our live's...a feeling from a unique moment in time that needs to be retold. Images help you to feel as if it those stories took place yesterday allowing them to continue to be told again and again becoming irreplaceable in your life.
PJ's cup of tea
I know how important every detail is & want to ensure each one is documented with you mind. The best way to make this possible is by knowing who you are first. I want to know the stories of who you are today & those you want to have re-told for years to come. Whether it's the moment you say 'I do' or seeing your little one home, I photograph intimate moments family & friends only wait to see in photos and feeling more like a friend to you, rather than a stranger holding that big, black box is key.
From the first kick to your sweet voice being heard, your little's one's story begins now and it should be a celebrated one. With my lifestyle and simplistic approach, I create timeless portraits that are meant to be displayed as artwork and enjoyed in your home for years to come.
This is your legacy and where it all begins. From that first glance to the ability to speak without words, there is a story to be told and one worth telling. In the midst of all the details that we can forget exist, there are moments of love and light & that is what I want to embrace along side you.
I photograph for the love and joy of today
with the intent of these portraits
landing in the hands
of your little ones when they start their own family, and when they begin to realize how important their own story has become.
It’s their legacy and we just happen to be a part of it.
"I highly recommended Pamela as a photographer for any occasion. Not only is her work amazing but she takes the time in getting to know you. I used Peppermint Tea for my wedding and they truly captured every special moment through out the day!! When I first met Pamela she was very professional and very flexible. I know my husband and I will not only use her for future occasions but we've also gained a very good friend. I can't say enough about her work and she is one of the best!."
"Pam is a an incredibly talented photographer, as you can tell by looking at her images. To have talent in this area means more than knowing how to work your camera. She understands how to get everyone comfortable enough to be themselves, and then she moves to the best angle with the right lighting, and does what she does to make that image come out perfectly. One of the things I enjoyed about the session itself is how she calmed my nerves and made me feel like I was getting photographed by a good friend. The session and the images both far exceeded my expectations and seemed so natural for Pam to deliver."
"We could not have asked for a better wedding photographer! We had so much fun taking our wedding photos and they came out better than I had even imagined. Pam truly loves what she does and it shines through in her work. As we went through our wedding photos, we laughed and we cried. It was like reliving the whole day again through photographs. Before the wedding, she was available via phone and email any time we had a question or concern. She also gave some great advice and suggestions to help us through the process. We enjoyed working with her very much and we can't wait to have her document our next milestone."
I believe in the power of printed portraits allowing your story to be genuinely retold for years to come and all Collections are created with that in mind. You will receive printed portraits created on Museum quality materials, digital files, + expertise and guidance along the way. You get to sit back and let us push all the buttons and only choose the images you love. From Wall Art to Table Decor, I offer several options ensuring I able to customize what works best for you and your home decor. Newborn boutique announcements are included in our Newborn Collections.
I am documenting your legacy and it deserves to be delivered as such. Knowing one day, someone you love will have the ability to pick up a photo and embrace your NOW, is my why. It is what keeps me doing what I do and loving every minute of it. Because of this, I offer digitals files as a compliment to your printed portraits but never alone.
I know how busy life is with your little one and the last thing I want to do is add unnecessary stress. During our first opportunity to chat, I will provide you with all the necessary details so you can relax, enjoy, and best prepare for the morning of your session. To get us started, I plan for your storytelling session to take place 5-10 days after birth and last between 3-4 hours in the luxury of your own home, allowing us all ample time to take care of your little one. I don’t want to rush you when feeding and changing diapers, I would rather embrace these moments with you!
I love to provide a concierge style experience for my couples! From our first coffee or wine chat to the next, I love to hear your planning details and get involved as much as you will allow. I visit venue's, help create timelines, and offer guidance along the entire way. Following your big day, we will meet in person to view your images, choose the ones you love, and I get started on printing your legacy. I touch and polish every image so you don't have to and deliver in a customized personal gallery.
Planning your dream wedding outside of the Greater Bay Area, CA or Salt Lake City, UT? My bags are packed and I'm ready! I have lived + traveled in many states & international is a friend of mine. Since all situations are unique, travel fees will vary & I try to keep costs at a minimum. I'm a simple gal! I don't need much, only a place to stay, a way to get there, & a little extra for my time away.
Due to my lifestyle artistic approach, I don’t use any props in your session. Starting with a classic & clean onesie, I focus on the those heart-felt, intimate moments you share with your little one to the tiniest of details (feet, belly buttons, to itty bitty noses). Please to see a sample of a Newborn Session Gallery.
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Please know I reply to messages Monday-Friday within 24 hours. During the weekend I am away from email because I am either spending time with my family or documenting love for a happy couple. Any messages sent during this time will be in my hands when I am back in the office on Monday.
I believe when you bring a photographer into your life you are trusting who they are first because that is ultimately what they will bring through the lens and experience. Let's chat over the phone, or better yet...meet for coffee, my treat! Finding your perfect photographer starts with knowing who will be sharing those intimate moments alongside you & knowing if we click is key. Let's find out all while having a little fun in between!