"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
On December 26, 2023...
I left a new camera sitting on a playground in Pioneer, CA. I had saved for a year to make the purchase, so I could grow my business. It was a busy day - my youngest son's birthday. After making breakfast and cupcakes, we went to the park with family, played baseball, rested on the benches, watched the kids run and the dog get into things. I grabbed the snack bag and walked away from my livelihood.
I quickly realized that if I was going to get my camera back I would have to reach out to friends and the community. I posted on local social media and sent texts a few friends. Within 48 hours I was back at the park, picking up my camera thanks to a few good samaritans who found it in their heart to give instead of take.
I love this community. I could not do my job or my life without people who support one another and trust one another. This event inspired me to build a program that specifically bolsters the place I live, the place I love.
enriching your joy and our community
Refer friends, family, or colleagues to our photography and videography services, and in return, I'll personally send you a gift certificate valuing $25-$150 to a participating local business of your choice. Your referrals support local cafes, boutiques, wedding pros, artists and more, enriching your joy and our community.
promotional images for our up and coming
The Good Sam photoshoot stems from the safe return of my camera in December 2023. Each year, I will provide a complimentary photoshoot to a remarkable community member on the rise—someone going places and making waves. It's about empowering individuals and supporting dreams through the lens of generosity.
parents at work for students
Every year I donate to our UpCountry schools. I'd like to invite you to do the same. The parent group of Pine Grove STEM School is Parents at Work for Students. They host annual community events, tirelessly fundraise, provide transportation for field trips, technology and opportunity to local students.