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About Me

Hi! I am Hope.

f you know me, you know that I am a ball of energy. I love boogie boarding, watching reality TV and exploring Google Maps on street view wayyyy more than the average person. 

Being a photographer in the Bay Area has been a dream. While Palo Alto is my home, I consider the entire region my playground, always ready to join the party wherever it happens. I have spent countless hours exploring this beautiful area and finding the perfect places to capture you and your loved ones in it. Between the golden grassy hills, the perfect coastlines, enchanting forests, seas of swishing green mountains and colorful city, I could never choose a favorite.

In my photography, I believe in preserving the authenticity of life. I love color and would never mute it. I believe in making my clients laugh. I believe in finding interesting angles and compositions. I believe in poses and prompts that unearth genuine joy and emotion. I believe in documenting the
in-between, fleeting moments. I believe in capturing the real and effortless chemistry you have with your loved ones.

I am open to an array of sessions including weddings, engagements, newborns, families, seniors, and graduation pictures.

I can’t wait to work with you.

Hope's Lens Photography

What are people saying?


"If you're on the hunt for a photographer who not only delivers stunning shots but also makes the entire process a blast, look no further than Hope! From start to finish, our experience with her was nothing short of fantastic. First off, let me just say that her professionalism is top-notch. From the initial inquiry to the final delivery of our photos, she was prompt, and courteous. Communication was a breeze. But here's where she truly shines - her ability to inject fun into every moment. Instead of feeling stiff and awkward in front of the camera, she had us laughing and feeling completely at ease. And let's talk about her turnaround time - lightning-fast! We were blown away by how quickly she worked her magic and delivered the final photos.Each shot was beautifully composed, capturing not just moments but emotions. She has a knack for finding the perfect angle and lighting to make every image pop. Whether it was candid shots or more posed portraits, she nailed it every time."

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"Hope photographed our engagement photoshoot and our wedding. The engagement shoot was at a botanical garden and the wedding was at a church with the reception at a victorian mansion with gardens. Both indoor and outdoor photos were fantastic. Hope’s compositions (especially on the staircases and in the parlor at the reception venue), her use of the natural scenery, the candid indoor shots, the whimsical shots in the redwoods, all of the shots in the church, everything was fantastic. Hope was professional, easy to communicate with, and we couldn’t be more pleased with how the photos turned out. She captured so many intimate scenes, as well as the biggest moments. She was excellent at direction, which was especially helpful during group shots. She knew exactly when to give direction and when to keep in the background to capture those candid shots. We cannot recommend Hope highly enough. She is a lovely person and was an absolute joy to work with."


"Our second year shooting with Hope and I’m once again blown away! She captures our family so perfectly and has given us priceless memories to look back on. Hope always does a great job working with my kiddos and capturing the cute & candid moments. I also received my photos so quickly."


"Hope is amazing to work with!!! We had a short and packed wedding ceremony, and Hope captured all the important moments beautifully!! We even got a handful of group pictures after the ceremony because of how efficient she was. She adapted to many different lighting environments and all the photos turned out great. She helped us get creative with our poses when we were stuck and also made space to express ourselves. And her editing is perfection. We couldn't have been more grateful and happy to have our special day captured by Hope."


"Oh my goodness we are obsessed. Hope is amazing and made the whole process so seamless. My partner and I had engagement photos taken by another photographer, and we felt so awkward throughout, and ended up not using any of the photos as they turned out not so great. So we were a bit anxious to work with another photographer given our past experience. Hope was so great right off the bat and put our worries at ease immediately! She was funny and was able to get us to relax, and had great direction for us throughout. There were quite a few other people taking photos in city hall while we were there, and she expertly negotiated timing with the other photographers to make sure we got all the photos we wanted within the allotted time. My family also has not stopped commenting on how great she was! We will definitely be using her again in the future!"


"Hiring Hope was one of the best decisions we could have made for our wedding day! She was so responsive and helpful in the months leading up to our wedding, and absolutely phenomenal the day of. She captured every special moment, managed our family photo shot list, and brought great energy to the day. The resulting photos look fantastic, and we're so impressed at how many details and small moments she captured. Everything turned out beautifully! Highly recommend :)"


"We loved working with Hope! She was so patient with the kids and made up lots of games to keep them engaged. And the pictures turned out so beautiful! I would 100% recommend taking family pictures with Hope."


"Hope was such a pleasure to work with all of the way through the process. We had some scheduling issues on our end, but she was so patient with us and more than happy to work with us to get a time that worked for us. On the day of the photo shoot, Hope was a total pro and made the process so fun and easy! She got the photos back to us quickly and they are beautiful! Hope was such a joy to work with and I will definitely be recommending her to my family and friends!!"

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