Inspiration, weddings, and personal life

The Claud Nine Blog

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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

Portraits

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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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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

Portraits

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Weddings

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 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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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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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

Weddings

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Weddings

It’s been awhile since I’ve shared a wedding on the blog, but I am SO excited about this one! I love traveling to capture my amazing couples’ special days. One of those places being Denver, Colorado. There are so many great settings in this wonderful city. Annie & Derek got married at the Blanc, an […]

Downtown Denver Wedding