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 […]

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 […]

For our 5 year wedding anniversary, Eli’s 30th birthday and our baby moon all in one we decided to go to Maui to reminisce our honeymoon then Kauai to explore somewhere new. This vacation did not disappoint. We ate a lot, slept a lot, ate some more, snorkeled, saw some good friends and explored new […]

This wedding was a dream! Literally I have dreamed of shooting a wedding here for years. From the moment Brian and Jennifer starting talking about their wedding I could tell they were full of joy to be getting married in Palm Springs with all of their closest family & friends. They constantly talked about how […]

It is no secret that I love California. I am biased but I believe we have some of the best places to visit in the whole world. We have the city, mountains, forest, ocean, lakes, rivers, hills, desert and meadows all within one state! So it is also no secret we have some of the […]

I planned what I wanted this shoot to look like for the last two years. Call me crazy but this girl likes to plan. I wanted to go back to the home where we worshipped and prayed for peace over my hysterctomy and the adoption process. I wanted to go back to the place where […]

Austin planned this proposal perfectly. He had his parents and hers fly in from out of town to surprise her at dinner after he proposed. He had her girlfriends get her dressed up to go out for a girls night in the city then her uber driver dropped her off and he walked her from […]

I could go on and on about these two. Their love for Jesus and each other was so evident. Throughout the whole day they just kept smiling at each other and often told me we are just stoked to be married. Seriously you guys I was trying not to cry behind my camera since it […]

My morning was filled with waffles, bacon and hanging out on an awesome rooftop. Sandra and Brad were seriously a dream for this San Francisco in home photoshoot! I loved hearing all about how they met and their favorite places to eat in the city (I can always use more recs.). Here is how they […]

This Joshua Tree photoshoot was seriously perfect. These two are so in love with each other and could not stop smiling the whole night. Made my job easy and so much fun! Here is how their love story started. “We met when we were in college at Vanguard University. I was finishing off my freshman […]

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