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In the past 4 years I have had the privilege to shoot my two younger sister’s engagement sessions. My youngest sister is getting married this fall and so naturally I had them get dressed up, go to the forest and explore the woods with me for their shoot. They danced, played tag, pointed out poison […]

If you ever meet Brianne you immediately know she has a contagious smile and a joyful spirit. After meeting Dustin I could see he had the same spirit. The two of them all day could not stop smiling and holding each other. It was the perfect example of a beautiful start to marriage. While Covid […]

I always feel honored to shoot my friends engagement session’s. Due to COVID we had to reschedule this session a ton but man I am so thankful it worked out because telling a little bit of their story on camera was truly a gift for me in this season. They sang parks and rec. songs, […]

So I have been eyeing this spot to shoot at for months. So after three months of shelter in place and finally being allowed to shoot again (with a mask on of course) it felt amazing to do what I love again. Plus, Jordan and Julia were such a dream to shoot. Cannot wait for […]

Megan and Mike’s Sonoma County elopement was not as they had planned as COVID-19 has changed everything. However, it was one of the most beautiful, raw and intimate wedding’s I have ever witnessed. I know I am biased as one of Megan’s close friends, but it was truly one of those weddings where you cannot […]

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 […]

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