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Cheers to Marisa & Andrew! These two are tying the knot in November and we marked the occasion with an engagement shoot at Windansea Beach in San Diego. Marisa & Andrew love watching beach sunsets, and Andrew proposed at the beach as well. So what better place to celebrate their engagement? My favorite candid photos […]

Bubbly at the Beach

Portraits

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Fashion

After saying “I DO”, it’s time to say “YES!” to the dress! One of the many joys that comes along with wedding planning is finding the perfect outfit to walk down the aisle in. I’ve compiled a list of To Do’s and Don’ts when it comes to finding the perfect wedding dress: BOOK APPOINTMENTS Schedule […]

Wedding Dress Shopping Tips

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Congratulations, you’re engaged! You are on cloud nine, can’t stop staring at that beautiful ring and you are so excited to tell everyone! Amidst all these happy emotions, you may be feeling a little overwhelmed thinking about the next steps. Wedding planning can be a very daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! With […]

The Ultimate 12 Month Wedding Planning Guide

Weddings

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Personal

I think we can all agree one of the best parts about the month of February is all the delicious Valentine’s sweets and treats. So in the spirit of the holiday, we decided to do some festive baking of our own! This recipe is perfect if you are spending the night in on Valentine’s Day […]

Valentine’s Sweet Treats

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It’s almost February, which means one of my FAVORITE holidays is approaching! This month is just filled with so much love, and it’s not only for couples! February 13th, aka Galentine’s Day is a time to celebrate the friendship and love between you and your best gal pals. And what better way to do this […]

A Galentine’s Day Soiree

Styled Shoots

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Portraits

Waking up at the crack of dawn to meet these two beautiful people in Mesa, Arizona was well worth it! Haley & David have been family friends of mine for many years and I adore capturing their love any chance I get. Haley’s outfit was perfect for this desert setting, with her flowing Free People […]

Desert Sunrise

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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

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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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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

Portraits

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Fashion

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