About


hi, I'm gem:)


I'm an eternal optimist, foodie, I have fomo, have the travel bug, and I'm an enneagram 7, meaning I'm motivated by fun, which is basically this job so I feel super lucky to be doing what I love:)


I've had a love affair with photography since I was little. Finally, and with a ton of support from my husband, I took a chance and started my business in 2021 and it's been the best decision!


Recently, I've been practicing truly living in the present moment. No moment, day, event, etc, is EVER the same! I love that pictures help us feel and remember again:)


A few more things about me

I lived in Germany for a year and half and learned to speak the language. I knew I had to incorporate my love for the German language somehow, so I named my business FotoGems! 

I'm married to my best friend, Charlie:) We eloped in 2020, so I have some tips if you're eloping too! If you're lucky you'll get to meet him as he'll sometimes tag along with me!


I grew up in Utah and learned to love the outdoors! I've loved exploring new places in the Bay Area and think that both Utah and California are photographer’s playgrounds:)


When I’m not doing photography, I’m probably eating or outdoors! I play volleyball, hike, workout, do yoga, travel, you name it. If it's fun, I'm there:)

TRAVEL

"I didn't know that was an option!"


I was talking to one of my friends, helping plan her upcoming engagement session. In our conversation, she told me she and her partner wanted to elope in Bali (!!) I asked if she wanted me to document that as well as their engagement shoot.. she said she didn't know that was an option!... I told her "oh it's ALWAYS an option!" I am so comfortable with and love traveling, so I'll tell you too, it's ALWAYS an option for me;)

2024 T R A V E L S C H E D U L E


June - Cancun, Mexico


July - NYC, Boston


August - UT, SoCal



September - Italy


October - Italy, Switzerland


November - NYC, Italy


Bucket list locations:

book me for one of these locations and receive a big discount!



  • Florida
  • North Carolina
  • New Hampshire
  • Virginia
  • France
  • Switzerland
  • Scotland
  • Iceland

 

 

 

Helping you feel comfortable + confident in front of the camera is my number one focus. Ready to be friends?!




LOCATION:


I'm based in the Bay Area in California but am available for travel worldwide.