Small Business Spotlight | Free and Well

Free & Well

This is Katelyn, a woman I respect and admire, and the wellness expert behind Free and Well.

A few years ago, Katelyn shared her dream with me to eventually combine her passion for pilates, mental health, and faith into one holistic mission. Since then, doors have opened and Katelyn has been given the freedom to focus on making this dream a reality. Katelyn now instructs pilates from her own studio space and even from a barn (pictured below) where she shares her expertise with her equestrian community. It's been amazing to witness the development of Free and Well and I can't wait to see how it continues to benefit Katelyn and her clients.

Editorial Feature | Visitor Guide - Visit Tri-Valley

A few months back I was commissioned by Diablo Custom Publishing to create images for an annual publication, the Visitor Guide for Visit Tri-Valley. Having lived in the Tri-Valley for my first three years in the Bay Area, I enjoyed the opportunity to return and get to know local brewers, winemakers, and the talented team behind Visit Tri-Valley. I’ve shared a few tearsheets and outtakes below but encourage you to check out the entire guide for more inspiration!

Visit Tri-Valley

Editorial Feature | Diablo Magazine

One of the many perks of working with a local lifestyle magazine, specifically Diablo Magazine, is getting a sneak peek of up-and-coming local businesses. This month’s issue introduced me to Shadowbrook Winery — “the first winery and tasting room to open in Walnut Creek since Prohibition”. I’m already dying to reserve a tasting overlooking beautiful Mt. Diablo! Also in the October issue is a portrait of Editorial Director, Deborah Kirk, sipping something tasty at another Walnut Creek business (one of my go-to’s) Coffee Shop.

Check out the current issue and, if you haven’t already, stop by these Walnut Creek businesses for wonderful food and drink experiences in my neck of the woods.

Deborah Kirk
Shadowbrook Winery

Editorial Feature | Diablo Magazine

Of all the assignments I receive from Diablo Magazine40 Under 40 may be my personal favorite. Not only am I given the opportunity to connect with some of the East Bay's most influential individuals under 40, but I get to hone in on my environmental portraiture skills. 

Take a look at the portraits of Haley Alvarez, Chris Giles, Catherine Aker, Louisa Pickworth, Leily Kiani, and Alicia Williams featured in the September issue!

40 Under 40
40 Under 40

Also featured in the September issue is Walnut Creek Aquanuts head coach Kim Probst!

Walnut Creek Aquanuts