Thanks so much for wanting to get to know us a bit better. We love people and we love telling their stories. Our backgrounds are in education, and we spent years teaching in the inner city and south side of Milwaukee, WI, where our first 2 kids were born. The other 3 were born in Arizona, where we called home for about 8 years. Now? We’re rockin’ and rollin’ on California’s Central Coast, where the weather is always great, though a bit chilly since we lived in the desert for a good stretch. When we aren’t at our studio, where we work and homeschool our crew at the same time, we’re most likely hanging with our Everyday family, training jiu-jitsu, working out in our pretty rad home gym, or surfing at fave surf spot, “Wadsworth.”
It’s always our greatest honor to photograph the people and families (furbabies included, of course!) of the Central Coast, and we still do a bit of traveling (though we definitely limit our work-related travel and reserve it for the most epic celebrations of love). And shout-outs to our friends and industry partners who definitely make what we do possible: Tether Tools, Fundy Designer, Zeus, SLR Lounge, Tenba, Central Coast Wedding Professionals, and South County Chambers of Commerce.
Cheryl is Central Coast through-and-through, having moved to the area when she was 6. Cheryl has been involved in the events industry for 20+ years, from floral design and catering to full-on event planning. She’s a fabulous wife, mother, and grandmother … and a heck of a gourmet cook as well! Cheryl can’t wait to meet you and get to know all about you! She loves people so well and is so excited to work with you, as you begin your photographic experience with Sunshine & Reign Photography. And make sure you ask her about her favorite library she’s visited (shout-out Melbourne, Australia)!
“Where to start? This was a gift of an experience! Sunshine & Reign fostered such a fun environment for our family to relax and be captured in photographs. We left the studio closer. Not to mention how breathtaking our portraits are! We couldn’t have had a better time! Thank you!”
“Thank you so much for capturing me, my kids, and pets in this moment of time. The photographs are beautiful and we had so much fun!”
“Thank you for taking such beautiful photos of my family. The love and joy we share was captured perfectly. My 2 year old son’s excitement and wonder was so fun to see displayed. Thank you for making this such a memorable experience and for treating us like family.”
“It’s amazing how much magic passes every day that can be missed if you don’t take the time to appreciate it. Thank you for taking the time to help us realize it. It was great to just be present together and have that feeling captured for the rest of our lives. You did a beautiful job capturing our daughter’s spark and our spark too! We can’t wait to display our artwork on our walls! Thank you so much!”
“Spending time together as a family and having our love captured has been such a wonderful experience – pure magic. The best part was Amii verbally reminding us what it is we love about each other, capturing pure smiles that truly show our feelings of love and happiness. More than anything, we will cherish the experience of being reminded to stop and take time to appreciate each other when that can sometimes be forgotten in the day to day. Now we have gorgeous wall art to help remind us of how much we mean to each other. Thank you for this priceless experience!”
“Sunshine & Reign, what a blessing you are! Thank you for capturing the essence of my love for my daughter and favorite dog. Your creativity and detail are over the top and so appreciated. The experience was epic, and we will cherish the memories forever.”
“This experience was magic. Sunshine & Reign captured who we are and our story so beautifully! The fact that she included our kitten, Arlo, in the experience was so special! The photographs are an expression of our love for each other and joy for our future together. We are so blessed by this experience!”
“Wow … wow … wow. When we came to you, we had no idea what an incredibly beautiful experience we would have. You truly took the time to discover our unique family and through your gorgeous photographs, capture the essence of us collectively and individually. You’ve captured a moment in time for us, and we are so very thankful.”