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>> get to know Desi
I'M DESI, A PROFESSIONAL WEDDING, PORTRAIT + LIFESTYLE PHOTOGRAPHER BASED OUT OF LOS ANGELES, PRIMARILY IN THE SANTA CLARITA VALLEY. I AM A STORYTELLER FOR COUPLES IN LOVE & GROWING FAMILIES.
SINCE I STARTED THIS BUSINESS, I KNEW THAT MY PRIORITY WOULD BE TO LOVE + SERVE MY CLIENTS WELL. MY PASSION AND GOAL IS TO CAPTURE REAL LIFE MOMENTS AND AUTHENTICITY. I AM A FIRM BELIEVER THAT LESS IS MORE AND SIMPLE CAN BE SIGNIFICANT. I STRIVE TO CREATE IMAGES THAT ARE ORGANIC, FULL OF LIFE, AND WILL STAND THE TEST OF TIME. MY FAVORITE PART OF MY JOB IS CONNECTING WITH NEW PEOPLE WHILE MAKING NEW LIFELONG FRIENDSHIPS.
I AM AN AVID LOVER OF JESUS, COFFEE, ORGANIZING + DECORATING, MUSIC, NETFLIX, SUNGLASSES (JUST ASK COLLIN, I HAVE ABOUT 20+ PAIRS OF THEM), AND SPENDING INTENTIONAL TIME WITH THE PEOPLE I LOVE.
Sam, my golden boy. Yes, you can find him on instagram... @sam_the_golden_boyy
because I am THAT extra.
Sam is the ultimate snuggler & sock thief.
I am a mama to this sweet + spunky girl named Allie Rae. Allie just turned one. Her joy + her spunk brightens up my whole world
EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
Been married to this hunk for 4 years now (but I've known him for 21, say what)!!! Collin is my best friend in the whole world and our romance is what sparks my love for shooting couples in love.
YOU CAN MOST TYPICALLY FIND ME...
BEFORE BECOMING A STAY AT HOME MOM AND PART TIME PHOTOGRAPHER, I USED TO ASSISTANT TEACH ELEMENTARY AND RUN MY OWN BUSINESS TEACHING PIANO.
along with that, i spent some time as a recording artist on the side. you can find me on itunes here!
-AT HOME WITH MY "COMFY'S" ON
- BLASTING COUNTRY MUSIC IN THE CAR
- SHOPPING AT TARGET
- PLAYING PIANO OR GUITAR
- HAVING COFFEE WITH A FRIEND
- AT THE BEACH
- ON A WALK WITH MY GIRL
Seniors| Family| Maternity|
all wedding packages are 100% customizable
Please contact me using
the contact form at the bottom of my page for
complete pricing details.
- an hour/hour and a half session
- a downloadable online gallery WITH print release
- my style guide (sent prior to your session) designed by me to help answer all your styling and prep needs!
PORTRAIT COLLECTIONS begin AT $200
+ EVERY wedding PACKAGE INCLUDES AN OPTIONAL SECOND PHOTOGRAPHER, A complimentary ENGAGEMENT SESSION, A DOWNLOADABLE ONLINE PHOTO GALLERY + USB, AND A PRINT RELEASE.
"Desi is such a joy to work with. She takes all the photos you want and creates beautiful memories you will treasure forever. Her attention to detail and her light & airy photography style is breathtakingly beautiful! I loved every minute of our session and can't even begin to say how much I love every photo from the shoot."
- BEKA JACKSON
"We had the best experience with Desiree, she is such an amazing photographer! She captured the most beautiful pictures on our special day. We love every single one! She was so easy going and so patient especially with our two dogs, who were a little camera shy. We can’t thank her enough and look forward to working with her in the future."
- CASEY KOLOUCH
"What our family most admires about Desiree is her natural ability to capture the candid, love-filled moments our family shares throughout our shoots. She gives great direction for poses and always has her eye on small details-- like keys hanging on a belt loop, or a hair-tie around the wrist. The locations she has suggested have made for beautiful photos, and her use of natural light is incredible! Oh, and did I mention she is wonderful with kids, and we have four of them! And as wild and fussy as our bunch can get, Desiree always manages to produce gorgeous photos. She quickly became our family photographer! We have, and will continue to recommend Desiree to our family and friends."
- KIMBERLEE JAGIELLO
"As soon as I got engaged, I knew I wanted Desiree to capture our special day. I have followed along her journey through social media and LOVE her work. She made me feel so comfortable while having to do awkward poses that turn into INCREDIBLE pictures. She made my Pinterest dreams come true and she is so sweet and caring."
- TESSA SMITH
"Desi is AMAZING!!
I planned our wedding from out of state and Desi was so accommodating to my schedule and made time to meet me before the wedding to tour our venue. She did a fantastic job throughout the day-of and was especially wonderful with my camera-shy husband."
- GALDINA GAINES
"Desiree is an amazing photographer! I am so incredibly happy with how our photos came out. I especially loved her guidance and patience during the shoot. Shooting toddlers is tough, but Desi kept my kids engaged and showed so much patience with my wild things! We will definitely be shooting again with her in the future."
- BREE HOPPE
"I had the best experience with Desiree during our newborn session. She made us feel so comfortable and like we were just hanging out. She has an amazing eye and gave us photos we will cherish forever of our sweet Nora June. It's hard to pick a favorite photo when all of them are your favorite! Looking forward to working with Desiree again!"
- VALERIE DOTY
" Having Desiree photograph my family was a dream! The photographs literally brought tears to my eyes! Our growing family just had the best time with her and Desiree is our go-to girl for capturing our most special moments."
- TATIANA CHAO
"I can't thank Desi enough for the gorgeous photos she captured of my family. She is a natural and super fun to shoot with. She helped everyone feel relaxed and comfortable -- even my hubby and son who both hate taking pictures! Crazy grateful that her incredible talent will now adorn our walls for years to come."
- BEKAH VENNERI
" Desiree finds great locations with amazing lighting. I'd never done a photoshoot before and she knew exactly how to instruct me when I didn't know how to pose! The photos also turned out AMAZING."
- ALLY NORTON
"My wife and I had almost no time to plan our wedding since she was stuck in Germany waiting for her VISA which made planning our wedding very stressful and finding the right photographer seemed like it would never happen.
With only a month and a few weeks to go, a mutual friend recommended Desiree. My wife and I scheduled a Skype call with Desiree and after just a few minutes on the phone we knew we found someone special. Desiree asked all the right questions and she was so easy to talk to. We didn’t feel rushed at all; she was genuinely excited about the event and we could feel it immediately in her voice so we decided to book her for our engagement photos. Desiree suggested beach side photos near Newport during the magic hour and the results were simply magical. Desiree’s guidance and suggestions really came through on the final product. The most difficult part was trying to decide which photo to choose for the “framed display” at our reception.
Leading up to the Wedding, Desiree and I had multiple conversations discussing the timeline, family member names, the order in which they would walk down the aisle, even the type of cake we would have. Desiree was so detailed and eager to help that she even offered to arrive early enough to put my wife at ease while she took preparation shots.
The event itself went exactly as planned and we couldn’t be happier with the results. I cannot recommend Desiree enough, she is honest, passionate, punctual and has truly mastered her craft. I look forward to working with Desiree again once our nest grows."
- ROBERT ARREGUIN
"We had such a fun experience taking photos with Desi. I appreciated her attention to detail and loved how she gave us direction on how to pose for certain shots. Her photography style is stunning and her photos of our family are my favorite we've ever had taken professionally. She is a natural and we will be using her for all of our future events!"
- NATALIE MORALES
"Desiree made my family feel comfortable the second we got to our shooting location. The style guide she sent us was so helpful for me in knowing how to dress and prepare my husband and kids for the session. She was amazing at telling us how to pose or where to stand and getting my young kids to look at the camera (a huge feat)! Our pictures came out so light, airy, natural and just -- us!"
- CHANTELL DENNIS
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