I've always loved taking pictures to capture an event or just a moment. I'm inspired by the love I have for creating memories and making people happy. I don't have formal training but I do have a gift.
I started Custom Snap Shots in 1997 after sharing a few pictures I took on a group trip. I captured a family photo. When I gave it to them they were so full of gratitude because they had never had a "family picture". That's when my heart said "share your gift". I feel blessed to be paid to do what I love for over 22 years now.
I use my camera & creative gift to document life and then edit and share my images with a focus on the magic I find in everyday. I believe pictures capture moments that help us document memories. I have helped families capture a moment in time. I have helped executives get the right shot for speaking engagements or for a great profile shot for LinkedIn etc. I have helped groups capture a gathering so everyone takes home a printed memory. Moments around all different needs. There's a picture around every corner.
A lot of my repeat work is during the holidays helping families create cards to post or mail.
It is my love language to share stories through photographs. Capturing moments is priceless to me. I may take a lot of pictures but everyone around me asks to see what I've captured and then asks me to share. The joy is priceless and fuels me.
I'm a career executive assistant and love being a business partner with a busy exec. I have invested the last 12+ years working and partnering with amazing talent at PayPal. My husband and I are also running our Custom Woodworking shop and raising our teenage son in the south bay.
Photography became a hobby because I truly enjoy capturing moments and sharing them.
I quickly figured out there was value to my gift. In mid 1997 I snapped some candid family shots of some friends with their teenagers during an event. I printed (yes printed : Ha) a few 5x7 shots and grabbed a card, added some good thoughts and mailed them to the family. I received the most amazing phone call ever ! They had never had a family shot and were ecstatic to receive my card. And there you have it - my heart was full and the rest is history. Here I am 22+ years later capturing moments.
I don't consider myself an "expert" in photography however, I do love what I do and truly love sharing my gift at a cost effective rate that people return year after year.
These sessions generally last about 40 - 60 minutes. This price includes up to 5 people.
Sessions with 3-4 generations are a bit more to organize so let's discuss expectations and pricing.
These sessions generally get done in 15-30 minutes depending on need.
150 - 1,000
These sessions are for peace of mind. I capture the event so you don't have to worry and can enjoy making memories. Each event is unique so we sill need to discuss before I can give an estimate.
Any sessions include:s all of the pictures captured on a thumb drive to use/reproduce as you wish.
Also available upon request for an extra fee:
Photo albums - hard or soft cover.