My passion for photography started when I was a child. I recall my grandfather, an amateur photographer, coming to our home each year to take our annual family Christmas portrait. I was fascinated by the whole process, the camera, and flash equipment, carefully placing each of us for the portrait. This is truly one of my favorite childhood memories. One year, my grandparents gifted me a brownie camera and I fell in love with taking photos.While in school, I took photography and occasionally volunteered my services as an assistant to a local photographer/photography teacher. While I knew I had passion for photography, after graduating high school, I quickly realized I did not have the skills or knowledge to run my own photography business. Because of this and the needs of my young family, I decided I needed a steady paycheck and joined the corporate world (merchant teller, lending, finance manager and then real estate development).
My husband and I purchased our first desert home in 2003 and lived here part time. In 2009 my husband and I moved to the Coachella Valley full time. I began volunteering at local animal shelters taking pictures of cats and dogs to help get them adopted. My love for photography was rekindled. I began taking photography classes, retraining, and mastering digital photography. In 2014, I opened my photography studio in Palm Desert. Since then, my photos have been featured locally in magazines and on the covers of magazines. I have won 30+ Bronze awards for portraits. I continue my education annually attending conferences and classes that focus on improvement of skills and equipment. I currently have one employee that helps on a day to day basis with many of the tasks in running a business.
I have been fascinated with photography ever since I won my first point and shoot camera from a library raffle when I was 10 years old. Since then, I won several blue ribbons for photos I have entered into local county fairs.
I am a local to the Coachella Valley and have lived here a total of 16 years. I love the desert and am so happy to live in a warm, sunny place!
In 2021, I began working for Red Door Pictures and began my photography training under Sandy Swett. In addition to being a junior photographer, I assist with photo production and customer support. I’m happy to assist clients in any way I can, feel free to call me or text me on my direct line!
Red Door Pictures Inc. specializes in the following areas:
Portraits: Studio and Outdoor Headshots, Branding portraits, Family portraits, Highschool and College graduation portraits, Couple portraits, Beauty portraits, Custom designed portraits, and Product Images.Real Estate: High Quality Real Estate Photography, including Stills, Slideshow Tours, Matterport 3D tours, and Aerial (Drone) Photography. Events: Corporate and Non-profit events, Weddings, Birthday Parties, Anniversaries, Quincineras, and Private Parties.
We are members of the following organizations:
Palm Desert Area Chamber of Commerce (Board of Directors)
Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
Palm Springs Pathfinders (Board of Directors)
Palm Springs Board of Realtors (Affiliate)