Initially, due to lack of funds, she used the only model she had who would work for free: herself. As a recent college grad with a day job as a legal assistant, she began posting her self-portaits on Flickr. The response was instantaneous. Within a year, she had enough of a following that she was able to focus on photography full time, first making ends meet by putting on workshops, then finding representation with JoAnne Artman Gallery in Laguna Beach and Morren Galleries in the Netherlands. She still posts her work to Flickr but her original prints now sell for $500 to $2,300.