Shy Heart Studios


Full Service Photographer. What does that mean, and why is it important? These days “shoot to burn” photographers are a dime a dozen. Shoot to burn means you get a book a time slot, get a quick session, and get digital files. Then what? Chances are, you download your files onto your computer and share them on Facebook and Instagram and maybe make your holiday cards with them. A lot of clients… Read More

As a photographer I always hope to be able to connect to my clients in some way. I find this to be more and more important as time goes on. When it comes to family sessions – I have discovered that the best way to connect to the entire family is to find a connection with the little ones. This usually isn’t very challenging for me because I have no problem being… Read More

“The phone rings in the middle of the night, my father yells ‘Whatcha gonna do with your life?’ Oh daddy dear you know you’re still number one – but girls, they wanna have fuh-unnn – Oooooh girls just wanna have fun!” Is this song now stuck in your head? …. You’re welcome. Cindy had it right – obviously… and so did the girls in this bridal party! I had no idea what… Read More

I’ve said it before and I will say it again – making connections and building relationships in your industry is SO important! I am making connections left and right as I build my business. I am answering every phone call that comes in, and any time someone says “hey you should talk to this person…” I do it…. A few months ago, before venturing off on my own, I met some girls… Read More

Most people don’t have a problem booking an engagement session. They love it. They are excited to get married and excited for all the things that involve their wedding planning – including their engagement session. …….. I should rephrase that – most BRIDES don’t have a problem with Engagement sessions. Most grooms couldn’t care less. But every once in a while I stumble on a couple who doesn’t care to do an… Read More

When I arrived to start photographing the lovely Breanne – or future Mrs. Goodman, I was greeted by all of her wonderful bridesmaids with such bright smiles and warm friendliness. I always have a good time when I photograph weddings, but it’s so sweet when I can tell how truly loved a Bride is by her girls. Truth be told – anyone who is married or has been in a bridal party… Read More

So I have been posting a lot of engagement sessions and weddings on my blog but haven’t posted much of anything else. Today I am going to focus on portrait sessions. I really love photographing people together and the love between a couple or in a family…  but there is so much to be said for capturing the essence of one person… solo. Whether it’s a senior portrait session, or head shots… Read More

Tell me I am not the only person who thinks this gorgeous bride looks like she could be Carrie Underwood’s little sister!! Amber and Matt were adorable from start to finish. When they first walked through the door to meet with me for their engagement session in San Juan Capistrano I was a little dumb-founded. I don’t know why, but I was not expecting such gorgeous people to walk through the door… Read More

Does anyone else out there get the chills every time they hear the song “Same Love” by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis? In my opinion, the approval of same sex marriage in California has been long over due – but here we are… FINALLY! As a wedding photographer I am honored to be asked to capture love and document the most important day in lives of my couples. To be able to expand… Read More