Chelsea and Matti was the first couple I ever got paid to shoot three and half years ago. They paid me in the form of a @williswinebar gift card and I was ecstatic. Ever since then she has had the pictures I took as her profile picture and printed on her walls. She literally is […]

This session was one of those ones I came away not only being inspired as an artist but truly being inspired by their relationship and friendship with each other. Not to mention I might have called my hubby and said we need to double date with them someday. They are just one amazing couple and their […]

Hands down Casey & Alex’s Joshua Tree session will probably be one of the best sessions I have ever shot in my life. I attended the Joshua Tree workshop by Phil and Sara and it blew me away not only to be taught by them but to have some amazing couples to photograph. The second […]

Rebecca & Jeff’s San Fransisco University Club Wedding was dreamy to say the least. First of all, they were just stoked to get married and were all smiles all day long. (A photographers dream to capture this kind of amazing love!) Second of all they had a team of amazing vendors. I am still dreaming […]

Six years ago I fell in love with Olympia Valley Estate and five years ago Eli & I got married here. It always feels so good to come back here and relive the memories from one of the best days of my life. Even though its crazy busy season for all of us vendors we […]

If you know me you know I love supporting local businesses. If you are going to spend money on food might as well be amazing and local. I wanted to publish this blog post to show my couples and guests where I love to eat when they come to wine country for a destination session […]

Rylie is one amazing senior! She has a heart of gold and is one stunning girl (As you can see from the pictures below). I grew up across the street from the elementary school that she used to go to so I have seen her grow up through the years. Crazy how time flies and […]

Dan & Victoria’s wedding was such a special one because they are close friends to Eli and I. In fact when they first started dating I remember Dan bringing Victoria over to our house around Christmas time and we all made gingerbread houses together. I remember thinking I hope these two get married and here […]

Masha and Paul visit Beltane Ranch every year to take in all that Sonoma County has to offer. Paul proposed to Masha in the vineyards at Beltane Ranch so naturally they felt drew to have their wedding in a place that means so much to them. Masha and Paul’s wedding was filled with family and […]

His story is unlike most. It was the best surprise that we could have ever prayed for. For those of you who do not know we announced on Thanksgiving of 2018 that we just were starting the adoption process. We started the paperwork around Christmas and our home study was completed in March. Usually adoptions […]

I met Dotti’s sister Zoe a year ago while shooting her and her hubby at the great sand dunes national park in Colorado. She happened to mention her sister was looking for a wedding photographer and I remember saying without even letting a second go by that I would honored to shoot her Colorado wedding! […]

This amazing Boulder, Colorado session was so dreamy. We were literally in the meadows frolicking in the wildflowers with the mountains as our backdrop. I mean could life get any better? I’ll answer it for you not it cannot! Literally I was stunned at how beautiful this park was and how many wildflowers were all […]

These people are the best. They are my best friend’s best friends if that makes sense. For years (8 to be exact) I have seen them at my friend Sarah’s parties and we have chatted here and there. I dreamed of the day these two would be in front of my camera but more than […]

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