I have always been drawn to light, authenticity and deep connections with others. My love for photography began as I watched my mom capture our families adventures and then wait in anticipation for the photos to be developed. I was so fascinated that I was able to look back and relive those moments through our photos. I grew up in a small town on the outskirts of Sacramento. My brothers and I were raised valuing the simple and honest things in life with our house always full of beautiful chaos. Holding babies and playing with little ones was part of my daily routine and now as a photographer I truly enjoy holding, playing and connecting with the kids I get to document.

In college I majored in History and got my masters in Counseling. The two of those have intertwined in photography with my love for preserving family memories and capturing authentic emotions in my images. As a wife and mama to three babies (who aren’t really babies anymore) I know just how precious these days are. I want to remember all the little things about motherhood, how my kids felt in my arms and what our family has looked like through each stage of life. I carry this deep love of storytelling and authenticity when I am behind the camera and hope to capture your beautiful family soon.

Credit:  Nicole Hodgson Photography & Anya Maria Photography

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