Sherrie Ladegast

A nurse practitioner by day and photographer by night. My day job challenges me intellectually and my night job feeds my creativity. My love for photography began in high school when I picked up my Father's Nikon. I loved everything about it--even the smell of a darkroom. I am mostly self-taught, sprinkled with a spattering of classes and workshops. My love now is in capturing families and children, newborns, and maternity portraits. Photography has always been a reflection of the world around me--my community, loves, and adventures. Photos often say what words cannot. As such, my work is more about connecting with others, savoring a moment, capturing an emotion, then a snapshot in time. In my photos, I seek to highlight the wildness and graininess, the beauty in the mundane, all the while detailing the ornateness of life. Photography is also...just fun! I mostly enjoy photographing outdoors, but I do love an intimate family session in one's own home. This is where families come alive! I photograph around the Davis, California area, but I will travel to the Bay Area. Send me a message to discuss sessions ideas!