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I love baking and cooking. Something about your hands making something from scratch that gets me so excited. Most of all I love sharing yummy food with friends, neighbors and family. While dinner parties at our house will not be for a while to come I thought I would share my favorite dishes to make […]

A lot has changed in this world within a couple of weeks. Truly heartbreaking on so many levels all over the world. For Sam & McKenna they went from a big Sonoma County wedding to an elopement within weeks. This would be earth shattering for most but for these two they chose to look on […]

I get asked this question roughly 40 times a year. I love that every couple asks me this question, because what you wear to a session effects how it will turn out just as much as the location. Think of this as a puzzle. You have to get all the puzzle pieces in the right […]

Lately my favorite place and where I feel at most at peace is in the mountains and forest. Every couple years it shifts for me and thats what it has been for 2020 so far. (For those wondering 2016 was the ocean, 2017- 2019 was the desert). So when Melissa and Chris wanted to do […]

I am keeping this simple so you can just see lots of pictures of pretty cakes by Chef Mimo. This year floral cakes, painted cakes and simple naked cakes are trending. If you need one amazing wedding cake that does not just look amazing but tastes amazing too message Mimo here. Hope you love this […]

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 […]

I honestly did not want to take a ton of pictures this Oahu trip but instead just spend as much time sleeping, eating and enjoying family time. I feel like I did this and I need to do this more often on trips. Truly I shut off my phone a lot of the times and […]

I honestly always thought of Oahu as the touristy island full of big buildings and cluttered with people on every beach. I have been to Maui and Kuaui and thought nothing could compare to those islands but oh how I was wrong. East & North shore resembled Kuaui’s mountain ranges and beaches so much. Plus, […]

When I planned my wedding I was a stress ball case. I wanted everything to be perfect and wanted to please everyone. I had no idea what I was doing and looking back now would do so many things differently now that I have been in the wedding industry. Here are a couple of my […]

Liana won my giveaway couples session last month. From the moment I first wrote her, it was like we had known each other for years. We talked about food we loved and of course how much we loved Mendocino county. Ryan and Liana own an amazing property in Elk so of course had to do […]

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