Hi, I am Gretchen.

You can call me Greta, or Gretchen. I answer to both.

I am an award-winning photographer based in Carlsbad, California.

I am a midwest gal, happily transplanted to Southern California. I have always had a deep love for art and photography. I earned my Bachelors of Arts from Southern Illinois University-Carbondale, majoring in Cinema & Photography. I have been in California for 15+ years, building my business and making all the friends. I hope to make your session something that is enjoyable, and not a chore. I want your real smile and your true emotions. Let's tell your story, together.

My formula for photography is two parts:

  1. Tell your story. This is so important. I don't want to only tell the story of a perfectly posed smiling clients. I want those in between moments, as well. I want to see your real emotion, laughter, exhaustion, all of it! Basically, a bit more polished version of your real life!
  2. Take the photographs I wish I had of me & mine. I am a mother, wife, daughter, friend. So I deeply understand the importance of capturing that beautiful bond.

I would be honored to tell your story!



Andrelia & Gerardo

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"Beautiful experience! We got engaged at the beach while Greta was shooting a wedding next to us and she captured our proposal, sent us the pictures (even though we weren’t her clients yet) and we loved her work. Weeks later, we booked our session. It was so special because we included our dog. Greta was so patient, nice, and easy going. Her whole vibe made us feel very comfortable and we laughed the whole time. We can’t thank you enough for these beautiful photos. Thank you for such incredible work."

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