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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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Personal

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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One of the best parts about where I live are the gorgeous wineries! There are so many hidden gem locations amongst the rolling hills of Temecula vineyards. We photographed Abbey & Luke at Hart Winery. As the seasons change, I love the beautiful Fall color of the vines. We captured so many candid shots of […]

Fall at the Vineyards

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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

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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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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

Styled Shoots

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Portraits

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

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I am ecstatic to be sharing my first ALL film photoshoot in today’s blog! And with this gorgeous couple of course. One of my favorite things about being a photographer is getting to make connections with new people. It is even better when those connections progress into friendships! I am so honored to have gotten […]

Denver on Film

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I am beyond blessed to have the most GORGEOUS clients! I mean look at this family! Jami and Bryan flew out from their home in Washington to let me capture them and their precious son Malakai. They have been married for 5 years and welcomed their baby boy 6 months ago. Jami is originally from […]

Sunrise Family Session