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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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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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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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I can’t believe I got to travel to this oasis and shoot this beautiful day! Jessica & Jimmy tied the knot at the Dreams Tulum Resort in Mexico on March 12th, 2021. This bohemian tropical wedding was one to remember! They kept it intimate with 30 of their closest friends and family members. Everyone enjoyed […]

Tropical Destination Wedding

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Waking up at 5:00am was well worth the gorgeous sunrise view of San Diego and a great time spent with this gorgeous couple! Dani & Jordan wanted to spend their first anniversary at the place where it all started – Kate O Sessions Park. They met on a dating app and had their first picnic […]

Sunrise Shoot at Kate Sessions Park

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NEVER in my wildest dreams would I think I would go to Italy!  NEVER in my wildest dreams did I ever think I would be hired to shoot a wedding in Italy.  Well, here I am, officially writing a blog to tell you that 1. It happened 2. Never say never and 3. Fight for […]

My Trip to Italy!

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