A little about me...
I love funny people. Jack Handey is my hero.
I love to travel and eat delicious food and can out eat most men.
I am rough around the edges.
I love photographing on film because it forces me to slow down and shoot intentionally and more meaningfully.
I'm obsessed with documenting people doing what they love to do.
It is nice to meet you.
I'm Po Chi and I am a Ventura County family photographer. My keep-me-level-headed husband, my spunky and awesome daughter, and my snuggly toddler are at the very top of the list of things I love most. Though a CA native, my family and I actually just relocated from Washington DC and have been loving sunny blue skies and being able to shout hello to the Pacific Ocean a few times a week.
I am going to be super honest here. I'm not your typical family photographer - I am not the super sweet bubbly type who loves everyone on this dear sweet earth. (By the way, there is nothing wrong with being that way). What I am though is easy going, relaxed, pretty funny, completely imperfect, sometimes a little judgmental if you tell me you don't love desserts, and look tough but totally the type who sobbed at my baby's first haircut.
My parents taught me to value family, good friends, generosity, hard work, integrity, and passion above all other things. I do and I appreciate all the things created and driven by those values. I love people who are genuine, kind, and funny and basically try to stay away from the rest because life is too short!
You are not going to want to work with me if you are looking for a perfect person who takes perfectly posed photographs because I am all about real life, the mess, the chaos, the details that make us sentimental, and the "boring." I run around after two messy kids, my hair is usually a mess, and I am wearing unstained sweatpants on a good day. And as much as messes drive me insane on a daily basis, I can't live without it, I embrace it 99% of the time, and I want to remember and document all of it and all about the life that we treasure so much at this moment.
I turn these boring, crazy moments into beautiful photographs for myself and I want to create them for you and your family. And if you also want to preserve this season of craziness that we are all living in, in the way that it truly is, then I'd really love to meet and work with you!