Meet Anita


Award winning newborn and portrait photographer


Married to my best friend of 16  years and mother of two beautiful children one girl and one boy who are my whole world and my two little bff’s. I started Rustic Star 6 and half years ago based on capturing a moment in time for anyone I could possibly come across. I love this job more than any other job I have ever had. I eat, sleep and breathe photography! I am an available light photographer, meaning I use natural light and studio lighting equipment, well… technically any available light. My passion is for weddings! Meeting a couple who is on a new journey into this life together and being able to capture this moment in time for them makes me giddy!!!  My creative juices start flowing just spending even 5 minutes with my own children and listening to their stories and desires. These are just some of the things that have inspired me to become a photographer. I love it when a client becomes a friend, I believe that laughter is the best medicine, I love vintage and rustic anything, I love salt over sweet, green smoothies and friendships! I look forward to the opportunity to meet you and thank you for choosing me to capture your story!

Internationally recognized photographer and teacher.

Published in Seattle Bride Magazine 2014, Published, with the cover and ten page spread (on page 48), Couture Weddings 2016.

Awarded “Best Portrait Photographer” Top 5 Best in 2013/2014, “#1 Best Portrait Photographer in the Northwest” 2012/2013.  Awarded 2nd place in the “Best Portrait Photographer” in the state of Washington’s Best of the Northwest contest 2011/2012. Also awarded the title of  “Best Newborn Photographer”  in the Best Newborn Photographers 2012. I specialize in newborn and wedding photography. Based out of  Snohomish Washington serving Snohomish county and the greater Seattle area.