I loved watching this day unfold. As soon as I got to the venue, Phil and his groomsmen were the first to greet me with big smiles and a warm welcome. Next was Rita who was busy getting her hair done, but gave me the most excited and joyous greeting. Their happiness was contagious and I was planted right in the middle of it all. (Seriously, I love my job).Read More
It’s the week of Thanksgiving and you know what that means - major shopping is fast approaching. Whether you are the Black Friday enthusiast, Shop Small supporter, or still figuring out the perfect gift by Christmas Eve, you’ll find something for everyone here. May I present my annual gift giving guide! A list curated of some of my favorite things my family and I have come across, loved, and love to give as gifts. Check it out!Read More
Fast forward to these two getting married. I knew from the day that I met Michael and Jennifer that this was going to be one of my favorite weddings to shoot. I loved how they envisioned their wedding from the start. Modern and minimalistic details. Using all greenery + plants instead of flowers. A gorgeous hotel with a unique detail of doing a ceremony around a pool. (The pool which later became the second dance floor.) A special duo mother-son and father-daughter dance and instead of a cake cutting they opted for a donut feeding and a special toast with a beer they brought back with them from their travels…Read More
100 year old school house, the family dog adorned in flowers, and a dance floor full of happy hips - pretty much sums up this epic day start to finish. Though there were some pretty incredible details in between that I can’t leave out. Like the amount of times that someone was lifted up by either the groomsmen, bridesmaids, or bride and groom or Megan having a first look with all three of her brothers and her dad. Though, my favorite detail of the entire day was the ring warming.Read More
My favorite sessions are the ones that I feel like I’m just hanging out with two good friends. Matt and Megan have that presence about them. Two incredible people down for a good time and making you feel part-of-the-group. We spent this little endeavor laughing, talking (mostly about) tv shows - SYTYCD and World of Dance fans over here, and I got to know them on a whole new level. This sweet little evening session brought me to know that I love them (not that I doubted I would) and their relationship.Read More
Everyone loves a good Beyonce shout out, am I right?! I've been all about using Beyonce song titles as my punch lines lately. These two would be the screaming definition of crazy in love if I've ever seen one. Their connection was undeniably electrifying. I've never seen two humans so magnetized to one another in my life and it had me smiling ear to ear when I walked away after our time together.Read More
Man, it is good to be back on the east coast.
I live for these colors and these down-to-earth vibes. Endless amounts of green and bright, popping sunflowers, blue skies, thick white clouds, dark grey storms, pinks, purples, reds, and orange painted sunsets. It's a little slice of nostalgic heaven for me.Read More
The van is ready to go and Lindsey and Gunnar are well on their way up the coast, but let's just take a moment to rewind to this wedding.
Lindsey and Gunnar have been planning this epic journey for some time now and the big send-off finally came.
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
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