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One of my favorite elopements, ever. I loved how easy going it was and also how diverse it was. We did an engagement session at a local park the same day they got married in the city (seen on a separate blog post), shot at city hall for the ceremony and then shot in China […]

This truly was probably one of the most diverse and stunning wedding venues I have ever shot at. At the Oz Farm we were close to the ocean and had meadows, gardens, redwoods, rivers and beautiful hills all on the wedding venue property. It was a photographers dream. Not only that but Nina and Oliver […]

This elopement was at one of my favorite airbnbs and not only that but it was the second time this year I was able to shoot an elopement there. I felt like I knew my way around a little bit more and was inspired to try even more new things this time too. I loved […]

I met Hayley via social media when I was reaching out to her for a fun creative shoot a while back. I had no idea at that point we would become friends and I would shoot their wedding someday. It was truly an honor and I still have to pinch myself that I got to […]

This is the year of elopements and honestly its been so refreshing for me to just document couples in love getting married against all odds in beautiful places. This couple is the sweetest. Always smiling and putting others first despite all that has gone on this year. While their original Joshua Tree plan and date […]

Back at my favorite place once again, Mendocino Grove. It was 74 degrees, and still sunny at sunset. This is very rare for Mendocino and I was beyond grateful. Loved having these two in front of my camera again. It’s been about a year since the last time and man have they gotten even sweeter […]

Finally got to meet my best friends, best friend. I have heard about how amazing Janet is for years from Alyssa. I felt like we were already friends before we even met so it made this day that much more special for me to document. Janet and David had to re plan their wedding so […]

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 […]

Had the best time at the Sonoma County Shootout! Thank you Elise, Amy and Tiffani for the best time and all the amazing vendors who made this glamping shootout at Wildhaven possible. Eli and I were honored to be there and loved meeting so new people as well! Vendors: Host: @sonomacountyshootouts Venue: @wildhavensonoma  Florals: @willowandbloomllc  […]

I have wanted to write this blog post: why photographers do not deliver raw photos, for years now. However, I never did because I honestly did not want to make my past clients who had asked for raw images to feel bad about asking for them. If you happen to be someone who asked your […]

Over 6 years ago we traveled to Nashville and met this amazing couple and took pictures of them on a bridge just out of town. Many years later these two got engaged, married and bought/fixed up a home. We are back in town for a wedding and I could not think of the more perfect […]

Music is a universal language. It makes us feel emotions on a wide spectrum and with so much music out there, how do narrow to find the perfect song? We’ll show you how to pick your wedding film song on Musicbed.com. We have 3 concepts that will help you narrow down and find that perfect […]

We sure explored all areas around the Bay for this session. We started out jumping on some tramploines, then we went to Chrissy Field for the pier & view of the city. They roller skated, ate snacks and endured the cold wind on that beautiful pier. We then walked on the Golden Gate and realized […]

This was my first Joshua Tree national park elopement with actual rock climbers. It felt like a treat to document people who love to climb in a place where there are such stunning rocks to climb. They got ready at a boho cute airbnb nearby the park and then we adventured to the park for […]

This was one of those shoots where everything just came together: no wind, good weather and great light! Happy one year anniversary to the sweetest couple who loves the desert just as much as I do. Also, Hayley is a wizard at florals and all the florals came from her work WildFlora. To see her […]

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