Photography, for me, is an extension of my gaze. A way to offload the things that I see so that I can make more room inside. While I value the technical knowledge required to create an accurate image, I am most interested in getting out of my own way when I work; suspending thought and allowing another part of myself to take over. I work from my heart. I wait for the moments in-between. I value sharp focus as much as I do softness and blur. The images created are the reflection of what we share: presence, exchange, and connection. And when these things happen, we can’t help but create beautiful photographs together.
love and praise from clients and fellow travelers:
Working with Lisa is both a highly professional and greatly artistic experience. Lisa constantly seeks the ultimate shot to highlight my jewelry, but never sacrifices beauty or the overall feel of a photo to do so. She comes to each project with an open mind and enthusiasm, making her a pleasure to work with and an incredible creative force.
~ Samantha Goldstone | Adesso jewelry designer
Have you ever felt so safe with someone that you were willing to travel to places within yourself that you never even knew existed? That is what it's like to be photographed by Lisa. In our short time together my armor was stripped, my insecurities took a hike and all that was left was pureness of heart. I felt truly seen during our session together and the photos reflect what her heart sees. My soul was elevated that day.
~ Stacy de la Rosa | doorways portrait client
I have worked on photo shoots as a hair and make-up artist for the past 19 years. I can tell you that it is always a joy to work with a photographer that you respect professionally as well as enjoy on a personal level. I recently had the pleasure of working with Lisa on a shoot in the lovely Ojai Valley. I was continually impressed by her creativity and keen sense of balance, light and beauty. As a bonus, she is a delightful, gracious woman, bringing humor and a positive, relaxed energy to everyone on the shoot. It was one of the most enjoyable shoots I've been on. I can only hope to work with her more!
~ Donna Gast