i was born on a couch in student housing at uc davis where my dad was studying economics. i am the middle child arriving in the midst of my dad's final exams and unwilling to wait for the hospital. i grew up moving almost every year of my life. having that much change in one's life as a kid - i went to five elementary schools and four high schools - is not the easiest way to grow up, but it did make me hyper aware of behavior and a great observer, as i was always the new kid in town. while i was growing up my mom took a lot of photographs of her three kids and her enjoyment of it was contagious. when i was in the 5th grade she turned the laundry room into a darkroom and when i turned 13 my dad gave me a pentax me super and that is when i fell in love with taking photos. in high school i took photos of my girlfriends and my sister on every possible occasion. but it was at uc berkeley where i became really serious about photography. although i finished with an english degree i had completed more photography classes than english classes and i was eager to go out in the world and be a photographer. instead of taking the assisting route, i preferred taking photos for local magazines and newspapers and it seemed that one job led to another. after a few years and lots of traveling with my camera to istanbul, sri lanka, budapest, prague, and buenos aires i was on a roll and a career that began in environmental portraiture soon became focused on kids and lifestyle. even though i no longer move from place to place, i get to work in different locations all the time. Years into shooting i see the world for all its beauty and humor and i love making the world a little more fun, pretty and inviting. i am attracted to the bright side and the colorful, and over the years i have built a great base of clients who hire me because i work well with the people i photograph and because i always come up with happy, spontaneous, energetic, and whimsical photographs.
lulu & pip (cameron + company) 2009
kiki & coco in paris (cameron + company) 2007
living happily ever after (chronicle books) 1996
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