Driving through the tall pine trees in the earliest light of the day, the soft light before the sun comes up, is a drive I could do over and over again forever. The road was all mine and the brisk 57 degrees outside was equally as energizing as my cup of coffee. As I passed Mono Lake, the sun started to find its way over the horizon to face me dead on once I got to RT 167. I drove down this long stretch of road for miles until I saw Lundy, his best friend Trent, and a truck and horse trailer pulled over on the side of the road. There we started our little off-roading trek into the meadow.Read More
A whimsical venue that makes you feel like you’re tucked away in some remote location, an epic dance party with cats, horses, and bucks (you’ll see what I mean), and one incredible duo coming together as husband and wife. This long awaited wedding came and went and here’s what we have to show for it…Read More
A sixty-year-old heirloom gown, a contemporary boutique hotel on the water, and two families that travelled far and wide to become one big family. Check out Sarah and Alex, the “happy hearts,” and their beautiful, intimate wedding in Pacific Beach.Read More
These two soon-to-be newlyweds + explorers had a dream to turn a van into a homey spot where they can rest their heads and travel the world. So, that's what they did. Why not, right? See more of this fun adventure engagement session caravanning around Mt. Laguna, CA.Read More
The day started slow and mellow with low-sitting clouds hovering over Santa Barbara.
The hotel was quietly humming with guests checking in. When I got to the room where Tami and the girls were getting ready, make up was well underway and hairspray lingered in the air. Tami had just started getting ready, but she already had a stunning bride glow about her. The day progressed so easily and before we knew it Tami was getting into her gown and heading to see John for the first look.Read More
When you find out your friends are having a baby what is your automatic reaction?
Are you the drop everything and do a happy dance type with zero chill? Are you the type who quietly drops their jaw in shock and patiently waits for more details?Read More
What an incredible afternoon having this opportunity to get to know these two better before the big day, take in these views, and get a crash course in nutrition and exercise. Also, isn't Sarah such a STUNNER? The whole session I kept trying to figure out who her famous celebrity doppelgänger is. I think I may have an idea on who it is - any guesses!?Read More
Yeah, new places and cities and countries are cool, but my heart soars when I get quality time with my favorite people. I would rather take 1,000 trips to the same city with my dearest friends than visit countless different cities alone.Read More
Tucked away just east of the Sierra Nevada Mountains is this adorable little off-the-grid farm fully equipped with goats, chickens, horses, dogs, a couple of calves, a cat named Tango, and two lovebirds named Jess and Lundy (corny I know, but HAD TO).Read More
You know when you meet someone whether in person, email, social media, phone call, and you can tell pretty quickly if you will get a long with them well? Tami was like that for me. Maybe she's like that for a lot of people, I can definitely see that because she's so stinking sweet and likable. How can you not just want to pursue a conversation with her?Read More
When I talked to Brittany about what she was thinking for the engagement session she explained that they were the kind of couple who likes to have fun and do things. They love doing brunch, riding bikes, going places, exploring their neighborhood...and that's pretty much what we did.Read More
Two pilots. one destination. They have been dating for years and met up for a little weekend getaway in San Diego. Little did Michaela know that Michael was hard at work planning out this sweet Sunset Cliffs proposal. This sounds like the plot of a movie I would definitely opt for on a Friday night in.Read More
If you’re anything like me, you had all the best intentions of Christmas shopping early, like in the summertime early, but alas here we are the week of Thanksgiving with an underwhelming amount of gifts crossed off the list.
In hopes to make it easier on you to find the perfect gift for a sweet new baby, new parents, or to stock up on black Friday for baby-on-the-way, I threw together a simple list of our favorite things.Read More
The birds were making their presence known and it was the perfect temperature. The girls were poppin' champagne and the guys were getting settled into their cabin with food and bevs. Honestly, I think the best way to describe this day is that it was bursting at the seams with love. Beautiful, genuine, emotional love.Read More