I was born and raised in Newport Beach and moved to The South Bay about five years ago with my fiancé, Ross, and our two cats, Korra and Kombucha. Yes, we named our cat after Kombucha tea and even used to brew our own! Korra is named after a show as I'm obsessed with tv and film. Before starting my photography business I was a film major, I studied film editing as well as producing. During college I started working in the industry as a film editor and production assistant. Although I realized that the film industry was not where my heart was at, I still love studying & talking about films! I incorporate a lot of film elements in my photography work such as posing ideas, along with composition and storytelling.
I am a night owl and can stay up all night playing guitar, listening to music, watching my favorite tv shows - the list goes on.
When I'm not working on my business I love walking down to the beach, grabbing a juice from Kreation, tacos from Tacolicious or an oat milk latte from Two Guns Espresso. If you've never tried any of those spots and are in the South Bay, I highly recommend visiting them! On the weekends I love driving down to Newport to visit my family. We love driving down PCH, grabbing a chai latte from Alta or tea from one of our many favorite boba spots. Besides that I'm a type 9 and a Taurus for anyone that loves enneagrams & horoscopes.
I've always had a love for capturing moments through film and photography, especially out in nature. As someone that loves to hike and camp, I knew that I wanted to focus on weddings & elopements that are near the beach, mountains or desert. My favorite sessions take place on the beaches in LA & OC, nature trails in Laguna Beach & Palos Verdes, and deserts like Joshua Tree.
My background in film is a big influence on my photography style. I focus on telling stories through the photos I capture. I do this by capturing the emotions that are felt throughout the day, the surroundings, landscape and all the in-between moments. I think of your day as a romantic film and I’m here to capture it for you to both relive.
At the end of the day I want you both to look back on these photos and be reminded of how it felt while you were getting ready in the morning to your first kiss all the way to dancing with your loved ones.
If you love how I approach weddings and elopements, let’s chat so I can hear about your love story and vision for your big day!
- Became part of our family in 2015
- Extremely smart & who will randomly start to open up all our drawers and cabinets when she wants food and treats after just eating
- Whenever we feel under the weather, she'll come lay down and stay with us all day
- Became part of our family in 2016
- Even though she's 7, she still acts and meows like a kitten
- Every night when she's ready for bed she'll come up and meow and lay down with us
Easily the best photographer experience I have had to date. Natasha was our photographer for our engagement photoshoot and I couldn't have asked for a better experience! First off, I asked Natasha for a recommendation for a beach to shoot at and she lead us into a little secret pathway to the most beautiful area! She made me and my fiance feel such at ease. She has a background in cinematography so she REALLY knows how to get the best lighting and angles. When I received my "sneak peek" I was literally SPEECHLESS! The photos turned out STUNNING and they exceeded my expectations! So much so, I asked Natasha to take photos for my beach picnic for my bachelorette and all of the girls LOVED her! (One of my girlfriends had the BEST experience at the beach photoshoot so she even asked for Natasha's contact information to take her engagement photos as well!!) Overall, I have nothing but praise for Natasha, she is the kindest human being and her photo's reflect skill and a superior aesthetic eye!"
"Natasha is so warm and just so easy to be around. My fiancé and I felt so comfortable during the entire session. We also had so much fun because we were able to just be ourselves. We were also able to easily just voice out our requests or insecurities because Natasha was so receptive and understanding. From the inquiry, booking until after the shoot, Natasha has just been so patient and so easy to talk to. We wanted to have a fun and unforgettable experience with an engagement shoot and that’s what we definitely got with Natasha. 10/10 will recommend!!!"
"Natasha is a dream to work with. She was super quick to respond to my inquiry and helped plan out some important details for my mini wedding ceremony. Her website and guides are so useful and it's clear that Natasha puts in a lot of thought into all aspects of her work. She rolled with our day and helped make my partner and I feel comfortable in front of the camera. We loved her vision for the photos, and our jaws dropped when we received the gallery of photos! Absolutely beautiful and unique. Our friends and family were also raving about the photos and said we made a great choice in booking with Natasha- we agree! I hope we get to work with Natasha again because she is the sweetest and most talented!"
"Wow. The entire experience from start to finish was amazing. She responded quickly when I inquired about using her and was in communication up until our session. The tide was extremely high the evening of our photo shoot. She allowed us to take some pictures and change our location without any push back. She was eager to find somewhere to meet our needs and didn’t sabotage our time slot. My husband isn’t big on pictures but by the end of the session he was asking for specific shots. She was so sweet and so great to work with I cannot recommend her enough. The timeliness, kindness, and attention to detail is worth every penny. If you are searching for a photographer in her area look no further. She’s your girl."