Hi! Thanks so much for checking out my images and just giving me the opportunity to showcase why we would be a great match for your unforgettable photography session! To start things off, my name is Phoenix! Yes, that is my REAL name, haha! I have always been asked so many times if it was a nickname throughout my life. I am very happy to say that it is not a nickname (THANKS MOM! LOVE YOU). Although, growing up I did always want a nickname but there was never a real way to shorten my name. Oh well. So here I am in beautiful Oahu, Hawaii living my best life possible. I have two young girls that are 20 months apart. I never thought I was going to be one of the moms with two under two but alas... I made the cut. They drive me absolutely crazy most days but I am so in love with both of them! You will see them in plenty of pictures on my social media accounts!
I have actually been playing with a professional grade camera since 2006 (Nikon D3100) when my friend, who is an amazing fashion photographer, showed me the ropes. I since have always done photography as a hobby and for family only. I have been working with Photoshop since 2004 and absolutely love being able to manipulate an image to make it ten times better. As a teenager I would edit pictures for other photographers and it was not until 2017 that I decided it was time I take my own images and make it a business! Being a freelance editor for others was very easy but I found uninspired because I did not know the people or their story that I was editing. I love knowing who you are, what you do, and listening to funny stories as long as you'll listen to mine as well!
I am truly humbled and feel incredibly blessed to have been chosen multiple times by my clients, who usually become my friends, to take their portraits! Now, I know there are many photographers out in the world but I hope my images speak to you in the way that they speak to me. Real works of art that I meticulously work on one by one. The shortest time I spend on an image would be 30 minutes and then there are other images, such as composites, that can take me 4-6 hours. I love what I do and would love to be able to provide you with whimsical works of art that will make everyone you show love them as well!