Why

Sylvia-and-RafaA professional photographer in Sonoma County with over 20 years of experience, I enjoy documenting the beautiful life stories of others. The uniqueness of people captivates me. I strive to capture the true essence – the soul – of the subject in every photograph I take which brings me great satisfaction, fulfillment and joy.

I specialize in a variety of photograpy including portraits – family, children, couples, and pets – as well as elopements, small weddings and street photography.

In addition to my photography, I create photo paintings inspired by images I have collected through my travels.  I digitally manipulate and enhance my images and create abstract art. My creativity is often triggered by intricate architecture, a fascinating sculpture and beauty in nature. Visit my Photo Paintings page to see samples of my work.

I grew up in Austria and now live in Sonoma County, California with my husband, Jeff, and our little Tibetan Shih Tzu, Rafa. I love my walks with Rafa. He teaches me to slow down and enjoy life, and he also teaches me about unconditional love.  I enjoy running, reading, practicing yoga, meditating, traveling and – most important – spending time with family and friends.

Please contact me to arrange a photoshoot or to inquire about my artwork. Thank you for visiting!

– Sylvia