Hello, my name is Chatti
Dream wildly, live fiercely, love happily

I believe in secret glances, giggling ’til my side aches, and jumping in rain puddles. I see beauty in crooked smiles, freckles, and sidewalk cracks. I like to doodle in my journal and leave notes for random strangers to find. I believe small gestures go a long way. I live for good music, museum hopping, traveling the world, spending time with my friends and family and vintage finds (though I also stop short for modern clean lines).

I believe that people are important and honest relationships are what sustain me. I am constantly inspired by the people I meet. I like to sing off-key and break out in goofy dances; I find it good for my soul. I am a visual storyteller and strongly believe that a great image will transport you back to the place you’ve always belonged.

My work has been featured in The Knot Magazine, Great Destination Wedding Magazine, AsiaLife CambodiaEver Ours, Wedding Chicks, Poptastic Bride, and Beloved Darling.

at a glance
How Now Brown Cow
How Now Brown Cow

TJ is my favorite person in the world. He came into my life quietly and unexpectedly, but now I can’t remember what life was like before him. His heart is made of GOLD. I pinch him every morning to make sure he’s real.

When in Doubt Make Art
When in Doubt Make Art

I am also an art therapist. Creating art has been healing and transforming. I’m constantly amazed about the things I’ve discovered about myself when engaging with the arts. It goes perfectly well with my photography career.

Make the World More Beautiful
Make the World More Beautiful

Once upon a time I wanted to be a children’s book author. I still do and probably always will. My all time favorite children’s book is Miss Rumphius.  It is beautifully illustrated and delivers a powerful message to “do something to make the world more beautiful.”

Knitting
Knitting

I learned to knit when I was nine years old and I’m still at it. There’s something about the process of transforming yarn into clothing that leaves me awestruck. Just give me a cup of hot chocolate, some needles and yarn and I’m good to go.

Big Skies
Big Skies

I’m a California girl through and through. Sand between my toes, beach hair, and sunshine make me happy. That said, I think Colorado has the best skies hands down. Even when stormy there’s something quite magical about the clouds.

Let her Eat Cake!
Let her Eat Cake!

Nom. Nom. Nom. A wedding is not complete until I have had some cake. No, I’m serious. I love cake! Massive amounts of cake intake probably isn’t the healthiest choice but I get excited about cake anyway. P.S. big fan of pie too.