BEHIND

THE LENS

My heart is fueled by my faith, my family, and my friends. 

I'm a small town turned city girl who is blessed to capture love stories for the classy and lovely bride. Most days you'll catch me on an adventure with my husband (yes, the one who stole me away from small town America) or tickling our little ones who hold our hearts and keep us on our toes. I'm a lover of chocolate, sushi, a good book, and chasing sunsets. Have I mentioned that I love sweets? All types, in all forms. My favorite: Sprinkles Cupcakes. I wish I could say I'm an avid runner but a half attempt is better than no attempt, right? I'm also a mediocre cook and fashionably uncoordinated but hey, there could be worse things. I believe in faith, family, friendships, a good laugh, and pizza Fridays. I'm passionate about living each day to the fullest, choosing joy in the journey, and dreaming big.

finding joy in the journey

Quick Facts

for the skimmers

I'd rather be

With my Family

enneagram type

Type 3, Wing 2

favorite ice-cream

McConnell's

starbucks order

Caramel Macchiato

favorite show

Dateline

dream vacation

Italy

guilty pleasure

Desserts

take my money

Apple

afraid of

Snakes

listening to

Michael Bublé

season

Fall

weekend plans

Brunch

FAVORITE SHOW

Dateling

dream vacation

Italy

afraid of

Snakes

listening to

Michael Bublé

guilty pleasure

Desserts

take my money

Apple

Season

Fall

weekend plans

Brunch

FINDING JOY IN THE JOURNEY

LIST

the

DISCOVER THE GIRL BEHIND THE LENSE 

We dated 9 months, were engaged for 5 months, then got married. Can you say fools rush in? But really, it's been the best decision ever!

We have 2 boys and 1 girl and love Disneyland, hikes, and our handy trampoline!

I can always go for coffee, breakfast croissants, and a good conversation.

They're so comforting and I think I have an addiction to them!

I'm at the age (over 30) that I almost always go for comfort but once in a while I'll bring out that classic heel!

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The love of my life, Edwin

2

Family time with our littles

3

Weekend brunch

4

Candles flickering throughout the day

5

The perfect pair of (comfy) shoes

Not how long, but how well you have lived is the main thing.

about me 

Over the past 8 years, I have had the privilege of photographing over 100 weddings in Southern California and across America. And although that has been the case, it still doesn't get old and I still get excited whenever a wedding day approaches! I have been a recipient of The Knot's Best for 5 years in a row and have also received their highest Hall of Fame Award. I am a combination of creativity in the craft, skilled in the mechanics, directional in the posing, organized in the schedule, laid back in the approach, and fun in the experience. Of course, there is no perfect photographer but I strive to give my couples a great experience while at the same time capturing timeless images that they can share with the world now, and in time to come. 

PROFESSIONALY

Jenifer & daniel

"she did an amazing job guiding us And posing us to help us look our best."

We absolutely loved working with Aura! She was so kind and easy to work with and was very responsive to questions throughout the whole process. We were able to do an engagement photo shoot with Aura and she did an amazing job guiding us through it and posing us to help us look our best. On our wedding day, Aura made us and our bridal party/family members feel so comfortable and posed us perfectly. She did an incredible job getting all of the shots that we wanted and it was so fun to look back on the day through her photos and relive these moments. Aura is a pleasure to work with and I highly recommend having her photograph your special day! 

NICOLE & TOMMY

"She really cares about the couple and you can tell in her work."

For two people who hate taking photos, she made us feel so comfortable and provided wonderful direction. She really cares about the couple and you can tell in her work. She is timely, efficient, organized and understood what photos we wanted. She also sent preview photos that night!! We cannot thank her enough for the wonderful photos that we have the remember our day with! We plan to use Aura for many many more photo sessions down the road. Highly highly recommend her! So grateful. 

JULIANA & LUCAS

"I cannot say enough good things about
Aura and her incredible work."

I cannot say enough good things about Aura and her incredible work. She directed me through the poses and was also open for suggestions of certain thing we wanted to do; ex: our just married jean jacket photos. Overall, my experience with Aura was above and beyond my expectations. She delivered the photos in a very timely (within a month) and efficient manner, which I was very happy about. I truly recommend Aura to anyone looking to capture breathtaking photos of your special occasions. I will definitely be hiring her again when it comes time to celebrate another joyous occasion in my life. 

ALLIE & MYRON

"you can tell that she is really passionate about what she does!"

 She was really easy to work with and from our first conversation, you can tell that she is really passionate about what she does! on our wedding day, she did a great job capturing candid photos and she was really a pleasure to work with! She was patient with us and our bridal party and was able to capture the most perfect moments! What's more is that she was able to give us a sneak preview of our wedding photos just 2 days after our wedding, which I thought was amazing. I would 100% recommend Aura as a photographer for your special moment/event! She's really friendly, genuine, and easy to work with so you can't top that!