Violet June Photography Headshot

Photo Credit: Janet Bark Photography

Click image to read about my breast cancer themed maternity session


I am glad you are visiting this page to learn more about the photographer behind Violet June Photography.  I hope you enjoy getting to know me more, and I look forward to connecting with you.  Feel free to contact me if you’d like to discuss scheduling your next portrait session. 



About the Studio

The portrait studio is a residence based studio located in Murrieta, CA.    As a portrait photographer, I specialize in newborn, children, High School Senior, family, and corporate/executive headshot portraiture.  Photo booth services are also available with Violet June Photography. Sessions are available to clients both on location and in-studio.  

About the Photographer 

As the photographer of Violet June Photography, it’s important to me that I provide my clients with high quality professional photography services.  I’m continually expanding my photography knowledge base, which I believe allows my clients to continue to trust in my service.  It is important to me that my clients absolutely love their portrait heirlooms.  I am an active member of Professional Photographers of America (PPA), Professional Photographers of California (PPC), and Professional Photographers of San Diego County (PPSDC).  I have also obtained a professional certificate in photography from University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Extension.  And there’s nothing like good ol’ healthy competition to keep me learning.  I also actively compete in image competitions through my membership with the professional photography organizations.

My Love of Photogrpahy 

Like most photographers, I’ve always loved taking photographs.  I have fond memories from when I was a kid and I would “play” photographer with my younger brother.  At such a young age, I would choose his clothing, style his hair, and then take him out to locations and direct him on how I wanted him to pose.  I’d then photograph him with my small Kodak film camera. 

Life would take me on many journeys before I would return to photography.  The journey that was extremely influential in returning me to photography was my battle with breast cancer.  Most cancer survivors will probably tell you that the experience of enduring cancer and surviving it has given them a new appreciation for life.  This is very true!  As a survivor, I feel that I see more joy and beauty in life than I did before cancer.  This pairs naturally with my love and talent for photography.  Cancer also taught me that nothing in life is guaranteed.  Also, it is important for each of us to leave a legacy for our future family generations.  Providing professionally photographed and professionally printed products to my clients is my way of helping families keep their family legacy alive.

I love that my personal battle with cancer enables me to appreciate all of my clients and photograph their individual beauty within portraits.  Click here to read an article I wrote sharing my own personal experience with my maternity session.

I love that my photography clients enrich my life by becoming great friends.  

More about me 

  • I love to bake.
  • I love pets! My first “kids” were rescue Chihuahuas.
  • I’m a mother to an adorable toddler boy (with one more on the way)!
  • My husband and I planned our destination wedding in less than 24 hours.  We had been dating for years, and one Thursday afternoon we decided to get married out of state that coming Sunday.  We were blessed with 25 of our family and friends joining us for the ceremony.  And our wedding was LIVE STREAMED for our family and friends who couldn’t attend.  And, yes, we had a wedding photographer. 


Professional Awards & Achievements

PPSDC Best in Children November 2017

Best in Children, Nov 2017

PPSDC Merit, Children Sept 2017

PPSDC Merit November 2017

PPSDC Merit, Children, Nov 2017

PPSDC Merit Award 2016 Violet

PPSDC Professional Achievement, 2016-2017

PPSDC Merit Violet November 2017

PPSDC Merit, Children, Nov 2017

PPSDC Merit Award 2016 Violet

PPSDC Merit, Children, Sept 2016

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Let's Chat! Call or Text Me at (951) 704-7388