portraitphotographer | claudninephotography.com

Inspiration, weddings, and personal life

The Claud Nine Blog

Read it!

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

Read it!

Styled Shoots

Sungrown Florals and I came together this past February to make some magic! This styled shoot was inspired by Spring pastel tones. We transformed this space at Coto Valley Country Club to fit our vision. The ceremony site looked like a Spring garden with the use of wildflowers. I love how the asymmetrical floral arch […]

Modern Spring Styled Shoot

Read it!

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

Read it!

Weddings

Anna & Adam got married on December 28th, 2021 at the LDS Temple in beautiful San Diego. The pops of vibrant color in Anna’s bouquet brightened up this gloomy day! After the ceremony, they celebrated with close family and friends nearby with a game of pickle ball and delicious side car doughnuts! These two are […]

Vibrant San Diego Wedding

Read it!

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

Read it!

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

Read it!

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

Read it!

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

Read it!

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

Read it!

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