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Living in Southern California has its perks. One of those being all of the amazing staycation spots! Palm Springs is a city like no other. It is full of retro boutique hotels, colorful homes, and the trendiest restaurants & bars. I got to spend the weekend there for one of my dear friend’s birthdays, and […]

Palm Springs Travel Guide

Personal

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Portraits

I am so excited to share this BEAUTIFUL family with you all. We took Mykal & D’Amato’s maternity session at Thousand Steps Beach in Laguna. I love the way these dreamy photos turned out, especially the ones captured on film. These two reached out once they welcomed their sweet baby boy into the world, and […]

Welcoming Banx

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Derek & Valerie celebrated their special day at the beautiful bayside Humphrey’s Half Moon Inn on September 28th, 2021. Like many other couples the past year, Derek and Valerie had an intimate elopement in 2020 due to the coronavirus. I’m honored to have photographed this day for them as they finally got to celebrate with […]

San Diego Bayside Wedding

Weddings

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Portraits

As promised in my Daisy Themed Baby Shower blog, here is Yasmin and Nolan’s beautiful maternity session! There were so many amazing spots at this location, I would highly recommend it. Their outfit color palette complimented the scenery so well. This day was truly so much fun. I always say one of the best parts […]

San Clemente Beach Maternity Session

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As a photographer, you have to make sure your wardrobe is stocked with plenty of versatile outfits for every type of shoot!  When putting together an outfit for a day on the job, you want to make sure it is comfortable, neutral, professional and weather appropriate. As a photographer, you can potentially be on your […]

Outfit Guide for Photographers

Fashion

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Styled Shoots

What a huge accomplishment to be sharing my FIRST ever styled shoot with you all. There were many ups & downs during the planning process, but I am thankful for the great learning opportunity this was! This modern Spanish styled shoot featured embroidered elements along with vibrant pops of red & peach. My models wore […]

Modern Spanish Styled Shoot

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One of the best parts of my job is getting to photograph many important milestones for my clients. I photographed Yasmin & Nolan’s engagement, wedding, pregnancy announcement, and now baby shower (p.s maternity photos are coming soon)! This baby shower theme was beyond adorable – “counting down the daisies until we meet our baby girl”. […]

Counting Down the Daisies Baby Shower

Portraits

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Fashion

It’s almost Fall everyone! That means pumpkin spiced lattes, cozy nights in, sweater weather, and even more beautiful weddings! There is something so wonderful about weddings in the Fall. The changing scenery always makes for a beautiful backdrop, and I love it when couples incorporate the season into their special day. Once again, I have […]

Fall Wedding Guest Outfit Ideas

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I love any chance that I get to capture romance at the beach! We took Jessica & Brian’s couple portraits at Laguna Beach, and the views were swoon worthy! Jessica is a nurse, who also does photography on the side (love that!), and Brian does website design. I just loved capturing this sweet couple.

Laguna Beach Couples Session

Portraits

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Weddings

Today I am sharing Max & Britta’s special day! We started off the weekend taking beautiful bridal and first look photos at the Red Rocks in Utah. It made for such a unique backdrop and it was so lovely taking in all the scenery! The next day was followed by the ceremony at Draper Utah […]

Bohemian Utah Wedding