Help women of all ages to capture their inner beauty in a real UNAPOLOGETICALLY AUTHENTIC way. Many times this is hidden within themselves.
To build unshakeableCONFIDENCE
EMPOWERher to be the best version of herself
To leave a LEGACY, a visual record that she was here.
A little about ME...
I am an El Paso, Texas, based portrait + destination photographer. I specialize in photography for modern women and high school senior portraits.
We are in the business of beauty. I'm not talking about the type of beauty that you smother all over your face and Photoshop beyond recognition.I’m talking about the beauty every woman naturally possesses.
The women you see on this website are every day (albeit extraordinary) non-model women. They are career women, moms, grandmothers, wives, soldiers, fitness instructors, homeschool moms, church leaders, pharmaceutical reps, volunteers, photographers, and business owners. They are who you might bump into on a walk to the mailbox or in the school pick-up line. They are not professional models.
The AKP experience is not about a makeover. It’s about looking like yourself, like FEELING like a model in all the best ways, while still being gently guided through your time spent in front of my camera. It’s about an internal transformation. It’s about embracing your unapologetically authentic beauty, and, looking really cool doing it.
This is my full-time job, ladies. I SPECIALIZE in photographing women. What does that mean for you? That means that you are in the very best hands of someone who does this ALL the time. Not just now and then in between family photo shoots and weddings. Though, don't think that's where not where I started. I've dabbled in just about all types of photography, and have narrowed my specialization over the last ten years into exclusively photographing women. I love this so much I have dedicated my career to it. Because I love it THAT much. In fact, I am a photography educator— which means I teach photographers all over the country how to photograph women and lift and encourage women through photography.
We are focused on telling the story of the things that are important to our clients while being energized in the creation of those images and being connected to the community around us.
We believe that friends who feel like family are the best kind of friends and that nothing matters more than family.
We believe that God is the ultimate artist and He has called us to show others that they are fearfully and wonderfully made, just as they were created by God, no matter what society says what beauty is. True beauty comes from within and not just the outer physical appearance.
We believe it is important to empower one another, to inspire each other and to leave our mark on this world, our legacy.
We believe in allowing ourselves and those around us to fail and give them, and ourselves, grace when it happens.
We believe that balance in life matters and life is worth living. Life for us looks like this: God first, family second, everything after that. It makes life so much sweeter.
We believe that we only have this one life that we have been given by God and we should live out our authentic and beautiful truth.
We believe in doing work that we love and, in choosing that, nudging others toward what they love.
We believe that the time has come to focus more on simplicity and get back to basics versus focusing on trends.
We believe in subtle beauty, the kind that doesn’t deteriorate with age, the kind that is in a slight smirk, a gentle laugh, or the confidence when standing in your our power.
NOTABLE AWARDS & ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Professional Photographers of America Master of Photography, 2018 Photographic Craftsman, 2018 Certified Professional Photographer, 2014 (Recertified, 2017) International Silver & Bronze Medalist Certified Professional Photographer Liaison
Oregon Professional Photographers Association Associate Fellow of Photography, 2017 Best Fine Art/Landscape/Nature Photographer, 2017 Judges’ Choice, 2016
National Military Family Association Military Spouse Photographer of the Year - 2015 Military Spouse Photographer of the Year - 2016
DISPLAYS Fort Hood Fisher House US Army Corp of Engineers - Portland District
MEDIA COVERAGE We Are the Seen TexAppeal
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS PPA – Professional Photographers of America ASP – American Society of Photographers OPPA – Oregon Professional Photographers Association TPPA - Texas Professional Photographers Association
CHARITABLE CAUSES Fisher House National Military Family Association