"We don't make these pictures to make money. We make money so that we can make more pictures."
- Walt Disney
Hi there, my name is Yvette! I am a indie published portrait artist with a focus on weddings, fashion, and concerts. My style has always been different. I'd say I blend editorial, lifestyle, environmental, and commercial together. I am local to a variety of cites in Northern California, being in the beautiful Napa Valley. But that does not limit me at all, I'd love to travel to other states and country's. I am the primary photographer, editor, creative director, and graphic designer behind envy eighteen. Occasionally in larger weddings, you'll see my partner Zach onsite as well.
With me, you won't be getting just "another photographer". I want to get to know you and your vision. In many occasions my clients and I have developed great friendships. My goal is to tell YOUR story. Whether it is your dream wedding or just a dream you want to make a reality. I am here for you, every step of the way. Walt Disney once said, “All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Okay, by now you know I like Disney (Disney cosplayers contact me!). I take pride in being the person you chose for your special day or to collaborate with. I create imagery that will forever bring joy and a lifetime of memories. Especially capturing the little moments and details that often get over looked.
How did I start? In 1996, I held my first camera, a Polaroid. I would create sets out of my doll sized furniture, printer paper, and whatever else I could find. I wanted to replicate the ads I'd see on magazines. I had knack for it and would do it every time I had the chance. Then on December 2007, at a Lifehouse concert in Reno, Nevada, I decided to take a different camera with me, a Nikon Coolpix L4. I had managed to get a decent portrait of the lead singer that stood out to me. Although the quality wasn't the best, every time I looked at the photo, I relived that very moment. The crowed silent, as he hit the last note. Soon after, I wanted to see if it was just a fluke or if I could actually capture these types of portraits. That’s when I picked up an Olympus E-410 and everything began, it wasn’t just luck. As a result, I created envy eighteen photography in 2009. It started as a senior project, but it has grown to be so much more. Now, it has become an established name and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it.
Sincerely, Yvette Espinoza