Oh my llama. Where to start. This session embodies my love for shooting. Being on a restricted rooftop in Hollywood, catching the sunset glow. Capturing the love and life of two amazing people, and seeing the magic unfold behind my lens. When working with these two I got to learn more and more about their travels and their relationship which helps me better work with my couples. I hope to work with these two again because their chemistry was inspiring.
Raquel + Eric
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Sam + Zach
This stunning couple, reached out to me almost a year before their shoot. Coming into town they knew they wanted to shoot in Palm Springs. I absolutely adore shooting in this area due to the diverse selection of locations and the really chill open space vibes. These two felt as though they weren't sure how to look natural but look for yourself. They ridiculously killed every shot, and you cant fake a real connection like this. We began their session with some fun shots by the infamous windmills. As a child my father figure, told me they were there to chop up the dinosaurs and to keep them from entering Orange County. I’m glad I grew up to find that story was not true. After I took these two to some unused train tracks to finish off their sessions. And in both of their locations these two were smoke shows. Literally.
Tiffany + Trevor
Oh what to say about this day. Honestly nothing except it was an absolute dream. tiffany and Trevor made sure that each and every detail of their wedding was customized and detailed to outline their love for one another. I have never seen a couple so confident in who they are as individuals as well as together. All the moments throughout the day told the story of their love. From the personalized ties clips, etched with inside jokes and words of admiration, to the exclusivity of their vows. The countless times they both couldn't take the smile from their faces was just to show how genuinely the feel about each other. The floral display over their ceremony set the tone for everything that night. And as they walked or shall I say strutted down that aisle after saying their “I do’s” these two enjoy each and every moment they have. After their bridal portraits I took these two aside and we shot a few moments of some intimate shots of them together being in their element, soaking in every kiss and touch you knew you wanted to have a love like that. When going into their reception they danced, they hugged, they laughed, they loved. They had a freaking ball. And you could tell by the speeches and words from their loved ones how infectious their attitudes and affections were and it involved everyone around them. I had a ball they had a ball and at the end of the night, Trevor surprised Tiffany with a Rolls Royce to take them to their hotel as they await their honeymoon. I am so blessed to have been a witness to their love, and their nuptials and I could only hope that what I captured embodies all of it.
Gina + Mike
When Gina reached out to me and described to me that she would be having an intimate backyard wedding, I was so thrilled. But her fathers backyard was so much more than I could have imagined. His home was tucked back into the hills and the home was so warm and welcoming. When I entered the backyard there was an aisle lined with an assortment of rugs, white folding chairs, baby’s breath lining the rows. There were bulb lights streamed across the ceremony area and at the end of the aisle was a handmade macramé topped with eucalyptus. There were personal vows read, and a meaningful insert read by a loving family/friend in French and English. At the beginning of the ceremony, the flower girls emotions were too much for her so her grandfather opted to sprinkle the rose petals himself until her daddy could carry her down the aisle with him. After the beautiful “I DO’s” the couple began their reception with patron shots, handmade cheeseburgers, food truck-like dishes, more patron shots, emotional speeches, a wedding cake on a swing, and dancing like there was no tomorrow. I loved every detail of this wedding and got to have so much fun as well.
Charis + Chadwick
When Charis reached out to me for an intimate backyard wedding. I never thought I would of gotten to shoot their beautiful ceremony with breathtaking views. I started with capturing Chadwick and his best men at a hotel right on the coast, as I got to step out and breath fresh ocean air right on the cliffs. Then I took to some back dirt roads and made it out to his family’s property and boy did it not disappoint. When I got to Nipomo (which I had never heard of before this) I fell in love with the landscape. I continued to capture some of the most authentic and intimate moments from Charis’ first look with her father, private prayers with their pastor, personalized gifts from bride to groom to the sweetest exchanging of vows. Afterwards the two walked me down rows and rows of orchards where we shot their portraits to charcutier boards, champagne, live music and laughter to end the night. It was a day I will always remember in my books and the love I got to witness between these tow is so powerful that it was inspiring. I wish nothing but the best for them and their future life’s adventures together.
Gina + David
I got to know Gina and David while galloping through fields of… an unknown plant or vegetable in the middle of Sumner, Washington. These two were the absolute sweetest couple I have ever met. Their chemistry and love and their ability to just be silly with one another really came across in their photos. It doesn't hurt that Gina is a photographer as well and an amazing one at that. We bonded, we laughed, we made beautiful images and I forever have a friend to visit when going back to Washington. This was a stunning session and I cant wait to see what we shoot next.
This mama, was nothing short of glowing during her entire maternity session. Kelly and Jake had travelled down to SoCal to see family and friends and were gifted this session by their long term friend! When I met these two they had so many sparkles in their eyes and joy in their hearts about their new family to be! Swollen feet and all we took a nice stroll to find the best spot with the best lighting. But honestly any spot would of been perfect when mom and dad look this good, and the mama and her belly are glowing this bright. It was such a pleasure capturing this family and their unique style and large amount of love. They welcomed baby Kingston and they couldn't be happier!
Corrine + Sam
Corrine and Same were troopers. They came to me willing and wanting to do something fun and creative so I took to my list of ideas and brainstormed up something pretty cool. I found someone on Facebook who had this old Chevy and washed it and drove it to us for the shoot. We also ordered a pizza, hiked up a random hill behind a church and made that magic. These two are not engaged but had only been dating a few months but were up for a fun date and to get some great photos. I will always refer back to this shoot that pictures don't have to be a formal were engaged type of thing. I have so many ideas in my head for doing fun things and letting me capture them that I recommend to others to just let go and give it a try, I know you wont be disappointed. I mean how much more fun can you have than taking pictures and eating pizza. They barely knew I was there.
I just about died when I entered Danielle’s apartment. This woman has every corner of her place creatively decorated with such a unique vibe and I fell in love instantly! From her staple piece, a royal blue, tufted, velvet couch To vintage playboy magazines, twinkly lights, and handpicked items, it was a dream. These were her bridal boudoir photos that she gifted to her now husband on their wedding day! And he was ecstatic to say the least! This is home session was super personal and very special and I look forward to capturing more moments for them in the future.
Grace + Mike
Oh where to start… Grace and Mike. Are hands down, two of the most God-Loving couple I have ever met. And outside of that, they are the sweetest, down to earth breath of fresh air. When they inquired and I learned that the two of them were so young I was excited and nervous for them all at the same time. This is such a incredible moment at such a young age. But with the amount of love and support that surrounded these two and the loved that filled their hearts and the Lord that guided their souls, I knew this day would be special. I shot their engagement session at the Vasquez rocks and these two were up to hike up hills and shoot with a view. I also captured Grace’s bridal boudoir, and it was the most sweet, personal photos i’ve ever captured. Then came their big day and I cried behind my lens like a baby! I cannot wait to see what these two have in store for themselves. But whatever it may be, I know they will be great!
Yen + James
When Yen reached out to me for a couples boudoir session, I was stoked! They had rented a place in Joshua Tree for a little weekend getaway, and they did so with a specific reason in mind. These two were about to start trying for a family! And to commemorate the moment, they wanted to capture the essence of their sexuality before they became mom and dad, covered in spit up, changing diapers, with dark circles under their eyes! They wanted a reminder of their youth and intimacy. And I thought it was such a fun, awesome experience. They brought booze, we played music and we all just let go. And I truly believed I captured their magic! And now they are expecting their first little one and I couldn't be happier. I cant wait to capture their family once they are finally all together.
Jessica’s beautiful soul and kind heart shines every time she smiles. I had the amazing opportunity to capture her engagement, her wedding and her second pregnancy. The connection her and her husband share is a special one and it shows in their pictures. They flew me out to Washington, and let me into their home during my stay and I am welcomed back anytime. Made me want to move there haha. I will be back this summer and I cant wait to capture the growth of their family!
This mama. Right. Here. She is like many of the young women out there who lives have gifted them the opportunity and challenge of being a single mom. She is inspiring, captivating and the sweetest woman ever. She has not only tackled but is perfecting her way of raising these two sweet and strong willed boys you see in the pictures. But she is also accompanied by her partner, Jared who has not only taken on one of the hardest things to do as a partner by choosing to love and nourish her two boys as his own. This job is not for the faint of heart. Its not forgiving and its not all butterflies and rainbows, but it is filled with more love you could ever imagine and these two do an amazing job as a team, as lovers, parents and friends. And I cant wait to se their future blossom.
These two, trekked all the way from Los Angeles region, out to Joshua Tree almost 3 years ago for our first session to capture Ranay’s 1st pregnancy. when we arrived and she got dressed and in position, I was unsure of who was the professional between her husband and I. even though I had the camera, her husband had his phone out, yelling every compliment, confidence booster, uplifting noises, and just pure excitement. I have never seen a man hype his woman up so much and it was so refreshing to see. This year we stayed local, but shot a similar style for her 2nd pregnancy. This family and their infectious smiles are going places and I am blessed to be brought along to capture the ride!
These kids and their parents, were a freaking, hoot the relationship they have with their kids is the perfect combination of fun, structured, respect, freedom nd support. Troy and Justine have been together for almost a decade. And their passion for not only one another but for their children, and the family they built shows in each and every aspect. I genuinely can say that I cant wait to capture their family again!
Kareena + Ryan
These two… Oh. My. Lord. This session was in a rental in downtown Los Angeles. We used this space for 2 hours and I could of kept shooting forever. I had explained to Kareena and Ryan I wanted them to be naturally at home as possible but with a heightened element of intimacy and fun! They brought some beers, we played music and I just let the two roam the space in different outfits and areas and just captured their essence. Idk if its the tattoos, the space, the music, my skills, or the booze… but HOT DAMN! these two were steamy and fun and gave me so many amazing images to choose from as well as photographic memories to last a lifetime. these photos have been featured and shared many times by many people and is still holding the spot for my #1 favorite shoot! (If I was to play favorites… which I don't… not really) haha The personalities I captured this day is my goal for every couples session I book. I want to capture who you two are. Not just in front of the lens but naturally. And these two brought it for sure.
Amber came to me to capture some intimate shots for Valentines Day for her boyfriend over seas. He’s from the UK and they don’t get much time together so this was her way of sending something very personal and meaningful. She’s a babe and boy did he wish she didn't live so far! haha at firs amber was giggly and nervous, but she took a nice sip (gulp) of some champagne and combined with my mellow music and open attitude, we made some very moody magic and everyone involved is very happy with the ending result.