I was an art major studying graphic design and photography. I had a creative background. The emotive sentiment. I was made to do this...

But here's what I want you to know. 

In 2008 my entire perspective shifted and changed when my sister was killed in a car accident. She was only 28. I seriously realized the brevity of life is a real thing and that life is too short not to chase your dreams. So on May 10, 2010, I quit my Marketing job and went full-time into photography. The monarch butterfly in my logo is for my sister. You can read about her and why I use the monarch butterfly in my branding on the TRIBUTE page of my website. There were so very few photos of my sister Jess after she died... 

I am committed to building a tribe of women, fellow sisters that need empowered, celebrated and to exist in photos. 


I have met so many women who don't celebrate themselves in photos - instead, they are always doing the documenting of everyone else they love. THIS time is about YOU - for YOU to celebrate you in a way that you want. 

Life is a gift. Exist in photos. Whether to find the freedom of your wings or for you to simply see their beauty. 


“Butterflies can't see their wings. They can't see how truly beautiful they are, but everyone else can. People are like that as well.”

― Naya Rivera


Photo by Paulo Juarez Portrait & Fine Art Photography 2021