ABOUT ballad

You didn't hear wrong..... my name is actually Ballad!  Growing up in a musical family they deemed it appropriate!  

Let's start by stating, there is NOTHING more important than my faith and salvation in my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.  I know undoubtedly, that my life and all the blessings that I have, are only because of His incredible love and grace.  

In 2007, my life took an unexpected halt in Denver.  I fell hard and instantly for a tall sexy guy that was, and still is, too good for me.  I moved back to California from Denver to start our journey together.  Shortly after we were married,  the Lord blessed us with the most beautiful baby girl.  I knew I wanted the best for her and couldn't afford a photographer.  I took what was a hobby most of my life, applied my drive to it and went back to school for photography.  I took every class and workshop I could get my hands on and I was thirsty for more knowledge.  It feels like a second went by and here we are over a decade later.

It's always a surreal moment to this day when a client trusts me and is excited to work with me on a project or wedding.  While I do see the evolving of beautiful affordable cameras, I still strongly believe there will be a need for professional services, especially with irreplaceable moments like a wedding.  

I would be honored and humbled to be considered to be a part of your special day.  Thanks for taking the time to get to know me a little and look forward to hearing about your story!

Education:

Azusa Pacific University, Cuesta College

Awards & Nominations:

Featured in:  Bridal Guide Magazine, Brides Magazine, Rustic Wedding Chic, Borrowed and Blue, Trendy Groom, The Way We Met, Wedding Wire, Two Bright Lights, The Knot, Belle The Magazine, Savvy Deets Bridal