Studio Vieren is built on celebrating
who YOU are, what’s important to YOU, what YOU love,
where you’ve been and where you’re going.
I am beyond grateful for the people God has put in my life! The people who have been there for me and who have helped me get where I am today! My approach to taking photos for you and your family comes from a place of wanting to really get to know you, so when you're sharing these captured moments with your friends and family, they see YOU in the photos! Not a posed version of yourself. So let's be friends! Creating friendship while also creating art is pretty rad.
The best way to celebrate is to be fully present, enjoying the time with your loved ones! My goal is to help make your celebration as stress-free as possible! I want you to be totally in the moment just soaking up the joy! I get in the zone when I’m taking pictures. My face hurts from smiling and laughing with you guys. Sounds like a win-win for both of us, right? You do the celebrating, I'll take care of capturing it!
Each season of our life helps us grow into the person we are and the person we’re becoming! Gathering with the people that you love, that care about the things going on in your life, that care about the things you care about brings true happiness to our lives! Even life’s smallest moments are worth celebrating!
Last but certainly not least, the experience you have with Studio Vieren as your photographer and designer is so important to me. I will do absolutely everything I can to ensure that you are happy with the final product, and every step along the way. It's an honor to be a part of your special day, and I don't take that lightly. We have fun here, but professionalism comes first!
Truth is, I've been dreaming of capturing moments for people since I could hold a camera. I was even writing poems about it in 4th grade–wishing that one day I would become a photographer (didn't even know how to pronounce photographer at the time LOL). But seriously, it's way more than just showing up and taking photos. I want to help you tell your story. My goal is for you to absolutely love your images and for them to be a keepsake you get to share for years to come.
Something I love about traveling is that it gets me out of my comfort zone. I love getting familiar with a place I've never been, gaining a completely new perspective and finding fun, hidden gems to remember for the next time I visit! So if you're not in Southern California, no worries! I'm happy to travel and learn about the place that's important to you and part of your story!
The energy that I bring to a wedding day or a photo session nurtures a stress-free atmosphere. It allows you to be yourself and just enjoy the quality time you get with your loved ones! If you're more outgoing, I'll be your cheerleader and hype girl. If you're a little more reserved, I'll make sure to bring warm and friendly moments to the day! Either way, we're going to have a ton of fun!
I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a bachelor's in graphic design, though originally started out as a photography major at a school in Chicago! I wanted to combine my love for photography and design, and God led me to San Diego where I learned more about design, my faith and how to combine my passions into one! After working as a designer for a few years, I knew I wanted photography to take the front seat. The experience I have in design plays a huge role in how I approach my photography work. In design, the key is to have a solid foundation and a reason behind the details. In other words, I like to get to know who I'm designing for! I take the same approach with photography. This helps me find ways to incorporate elements into your images to tell your story and have the final result feel 'totally you'!
Vieren is a Dutch verb that means 'to celebrate'.
My family's Dutch heritage and traditions are an important part of my story. Our name is a reflection of what we're about here. Celebrating what makes you, YOU!