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Valentines day and my love for chocolate inspired this healthier vegan lava cake dish. I used Minimalist Baker Vegan Chocolate Lava Cake recipe and twisted it a bit. I used maple sugar instead of cane sugar, used slightly less chocolate and subbed in applesauce for the beet puree. It turned out dreamy and perfectly lava […]

Tiffany and Josh thank you for being down for some fun ideas for this shoot. We did some valentines day shots and all about Adidas shots. I had so much fun creating with you guys at creative space studios co. Thank you for eating lollipops for me, standing on a TV and helping me move […]

I have dreamed of doing a retro shoot with a old TV for years. Thankfully Sam heard my vision and was down to help make it come alive. Also, creative space studios co. inspired me as well to come up with fun backdrops and props for this shoot! This session fueled my soul and gave […]

Recently I posted this on Instagram. For some people they know all my story so this may come as a surprise that I am not that open with every little thing going on with me. For most people they have no idea the amount of doctors, diagnosis, procedures I have gone through. So here is […]

Been wanting to meet Mattie for probably a year now. My sweet friend Alyssa L. met her at a wedding in Hawaii and the first thing she wrote me after the wedding was you & Mattie need to be friends. Alyssa is always looking out for me when she meets someone she knows I would […]

I am taking Abi Q. class on beauty in the mundane. It has inspired me to post a day in the life with my boy. We are mostly in the house these days and in the backyard due to the pandemic. Life is simple yet beautiful. It is full of play time, eating, walking in […]

This year has been one interesting year for us all. Usual years I work 10 months out of the year, however, this year I only worked for 6 months. I sure got in so much in those months from Joshua Tree elopements to Los Angeles elopements to Mendocino weddings. My heart has never been more […]

Years ago Eli and I went on my dream trip to Iceland. I shot in some amazing places that had my jaw literally dropping. During this shelter in place order I have decided to re-edit these to give myself a little hope for travel again in the future. Hope you all are inspired to travel […]

Eli and I have been best friends with these two for about 9 years now. So crazy to even think about really but so thankful for them in our lives. This is the first time I am doing a real photoshoot for them and I just feel so darn honored to do so. I am […]

For most planning out the location and outfits for their session is stressful. Most people have no idea what location has the best light and even what looks good on camera. That is where I step in to help you out. Think of it like telling the story and each piece of the puzzle helps […]

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