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Arin and Chase were visiting Palm Springs all the way from Chicago, but they were not just here to soak in the sun and desert views. They also planned an engagement session, and I was lucky enough to be their photographer. My day started with a scenic drive to the park. I got a little […]

Tim and Fernando had a truly romantic and unforgettable wedding in downtown Los Angeles at The Los Angeles Athletic Club. The day started with Tim and Fanando helping each other prepare for the day before heading out for some pre-ceremony photos. We took advantage of the club’s rooftop, where skyscrapers and stunning city views surrounded […]

Joshua Tree is always a beautiful and fun location for an engagement session and the perfect backdrop for Shaina and Adams. These two love hiking and the outdoors, so it was a perfect choice for this laid-back couple. Sarah told me they met in college in Georgia and later moved to the Southern California area […]

This week I spent a little time getting to know Leigh and Josh before their wedding next month. We had decided to photograph their engagement in Costa Mesa at the Noguchi Gardens, a small art sculpture area that is a fun little location to get a little artistic with your sessions. I enjoyed talking, goofing […]

There is a saying that rain on your wedding day is good luck, which signifies your marriage will last. The saying goes that if you get a knot wet in a rope wet, it’s extremely hard to untie, so if you “tie the knot” on a rainy day, your marriage would be hard to unravel. […]

Palm Springs is always one of my favorite locations for weddings and elopements and was the perfect location for this awesome couple’s big day. When Jett and Taylor first contacted me about the elopement they were planning in Palm Springs, I thought, this sounds like it’s going to be amazing, and let me tell you, […]

Cheyenne and Daniel had a romantic winter-themed wedding at Hangar 21 in Fullerton. I’ve had the pleasure of working with this family in the past at Daniel’s brother’s wedding, and it was wonderful to see them all again. Congratulations again you two!

Fall in the mountains is one of my favorite times to visit there. It is one of the only locations in California that get those beautiful fall colors, one of the reasons I was excited that Stevi and Aaron chose this location for their engagement session. This day was so much fun, walking the trails […]

It was a mostly cloudy fall day in the Hollywood Hills when Will and Shauna had their intimate wedding with their close family and friends. It was a beautiful day to photograph and see these two having so much fun with all their friends and family. From the engagement shoot in Santa Barbara to this […]

Fall is always one of the busiest months for wedding photographers, and they are always some of my favorite weddings! The latest couple, Kassandra and Emilio, were married at the Los Willows Wedding Estate in Fallbrook. It was an enjoyable day with this couple and all their family and friends, and I, for one, was […]

I’m starting October with a Laguna Beach elopement with Joe & Caroline at Heisler Park Gazebo. Joe and Caroline flew down for the weekend from North Carolina with their parents and siblings to tie the knot in Laguna Beach. It was a perfect day for a beach elopement day, and such an honor to document […]

On a warm October day in Orange County, Tiffany and Nathan tied the knot at the French Estate with their family and friends. Nathan is English, and Tiffany is from Orange County, so the wedding day brought family and friends from all over to celebrate this magical day. On the steps of the French Estate, […]

Lush gardens, a fantastic view, and one awesome couple is the perfect combination for an amazing wedding day. Berna and Spencer had a beautiful boho-styled wedding at a private home on a hilltop in Rolling Hills, California. I had the honor of documenting their incredible day. It was great to photograph such a beautiful day, […]

Autumn and Christian originally contacted me for their wedding, but I was already booked for the day, But they really liked my work and asked if they could do an engagement session. I, of course, said yes, they wanted a beach engagement, and I suggested one of my favorite spots in Rancho Palos Verdes. Congratulations […]

Devyn and Alex got married earlier this year in Big Sur, but like most wedding days, it was a little rushed, and they wanted a few more photos of them before they packed the dress into storage. I suggested one of my favorite locations, Balboa Park, and they loved the idea. It was such a […]

Vasquez Rocks is a well know filming location in Southern California; In so many shows I watch, I’ve seen this iconic location featured, and I’ve always wanted to visit the site. When suggesting location ideas for their engagement session Kassandra and Emilio brought up Vasquez Rocks. I was so down with that idea since I’ve […]

Grand Tradition Estate and Gardens is another one of those Fallbrook Wedding venues gems, with some amazing tropical gardens that make you feel like you are in the middle of Hawaii. Mackenzie and Antonio had a beautiful boho-inspired wedding, which was simply amazing! Such a fun day with this amazing group, and congratulations to the […]

The Redwood Room at Calamigos Ranch is a beautiful venue for weddings. The giant oak trees, the soothing waterfalls, and the flagstone pathways create an enchanting environment for a romantic wedding day. That being said, I do not know if the Redwood Room has ever looked as glamorous as it was for Zack and Kaylen’s […]

Nicholas and Jackielyn are two of the nicest people I have had the pleasure of photographing over the years. They had a beautiful rustic wedding at The Condors Nest Ranch in Pala, California; this venue is a beautiful working ranch nestled up in the hills with some fantastic views of the valley, the perfect background […]

Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful courthouses in California and such a great place for a wedding or elopement. Colleen and Stephen had a beautiful Santa Barbara Courthouse elopement this past weekend, and I was so happy I had the honor of documenting this fantastic day. I met with them at their hotel, […]

Eliziah and Brendan had a beautiful wedding at the Heritage Museum of Orange County; it feels like forever since I was last at this venue. It was great to be there again with such a fun group. The wedding day was full of laughter and some beautiful moments! Eliziah and Brendan’s wedding had great style, […]

I love when I get to visit Joshua Tree with couples that have never been there; you see it so differently through other people’s eyes. Lisette and Jack decided to elope to California from the UK; they told me there is nothing like this in England and felt like you were on another planet. It […]

Palm Springs is a fantastic destination for couples looking for a truly unique wedding experience. I always love when I get the chance to photograph any session at the Palm Springs Iconic Windmills. I recently had the opportunity to photograph a couples session with Ariel and Travis here. They did not disappoint; they rented a […]

I’ve often driven through Morro Bay and always thought that massive rock in the center of town looked pretty cool but I never took the time to stop and check things out until photographing Bethany and Julian’s elopement. Morro Rock Beach has to be one of my new favorite beaches; It was such a lovely […]

Photographing along the coast of Northern and Central California has always been among my favorite locations for weddings and elopements. It’s truly a beautiful place with epic views for those couples choosing to elope. I recently had the honor of photographing and officiating for Sapna and Alvin’s elopement at Garrapata State Beach in Carmel-By-The-Sea, not […]

Aiva and Mark had an intimate wedding at Aliso Viejo Ranch’s Gold Coast Farm property. Aiva and Mark are a wonderful couple, and I’ve enjoyed every moment I was able to spend with them. It was a beautiful day to photograph and see these two having so much fun with all their friends and family; […]

I always love heading up to Big Bear for a session and was excited when Lauren and Chad contacted me about a couples session up there while they were on vacation. I suggested one of my favorite spots, and we had a lot of fun hanging out and exploring the forest.

On a beautiful partly cloudy afternoon in the middle of January, Jaimee and Trace got married on a hillside in Malibu at an Airbnb that once belonged to one of the Backstreet Boys, oh nothing….. When I first spoke to Jaimee, she told me they were planning a small elopement with twelve of their closest […]

This year I’ve spent a lot more time in Joshua Tree, it has become one of my favorite locations for photography sessions and it was great to finish off 2021 there with Jalina and Omeed. We met up over at Hidden Valley and we had some fun exploring, climbing on rocks, talking and laughing, and […]

A couple of days before Marco and Corey were set to fly out to California, Marco contacted me to see if I would be available last minute to photograph Corey and him while they were on vacation in Joshua Tree. Marco had planned to propose to Corey and wanted some photos of them to remember […]

Daphne and Alan had a small elopement in Laguna Beach at the Casa Laguna Hotel. The two exchanged some tearful vows in their bungalow, followed by some cake that was beautifully made by one of their children and Champaign toast before heading out onto the property for some photos. I love photographing elopements like this […]

Laguna Beach is always a beautiful location for those wanting a beach engagement session. When Mike and Nancy were looking for a beach location for their engagement session, I knew the perfect beach and, it was close to a second location up in the hills to finish the session with some beautiful views. I had […]

Joshua Tree national park is always one of my favorite spots to do photos, so I was more than happy to meet with Colleen and Stephen there for their engagement session. It was the first time these two have ever been to the park and needless to say they loved it. We explored around Cap […]

We started the day at The Ranch in Laguna Beach for some getting ready with Karen and Christopher before heading over to Treasure Island Beach. Karen and Christopher stood on the sandy beach with the waves crashing behind them as they said their “I do’s”. Laguna Beach was the perfect backdrop to this beautiful beach […]

Santa Yenz is one of my favorite locations in the Fall and Winter. When Kristina and Ryan contacted me to photograph the intimate wedding they were having at the Roblar Winery in Santa Ynez, I knew that fall light and colors would be absolutely beautiful, and it was. The day was so much fun, Kristina […]

It has been on busy month; as soon as I was done with one wedding, I hoped for a plan for the next one. For this beautiful destination wedding, I visited my home state of Washington to photograph Chis and Grant’s Great Gatsby-themed wedding at the historic Thornewood Castle. I remember seeing this house in […]

Going out to Joshua Tree National Park for any photography session is always a fun time, and the scenery in Joshua Tree mixed with that beautiful desert light is always stunning. I had the chance to photograph a couples session there recently with Carmella and Bradley, these two have great chemistry, are a lot of […]

Jason and Brianna were originally going to get married last year but like so many couples had to postpone the day a couple of times, it was wonderful to finally get to celebrate with these two. Jason and Brianna had their wedding at Wedwoods Galway Downs in Temecula, and it was a beautiful fall wedding […]

I think Morro Rock Beach has to be one of my new favorite beaches. The tall grass fields and the almost sand dune-looking areas worked for a fun backdrop to this engagement session for Kacee and Zak. As you can see from the photos, we had a lot of fun playing around in the grassy […]

I recently met Avia and Mark in Malibu for a very early sunrise engagement session, it was a beautiful morning, the light was incredible, it was so fun time photographing these two. Congratulations on the engagement you two and I can’t wait for the wedding next year!

It’s nice to be photographing weddings again this year. Rachel and Jacob had their wedding at a great little venue in Huntington Beach, The Red Horse Barn. I loved working with these two from their engagement session to the wedding day; they were so much fun and easygoing. The wedding day was beautiful and full […]

I always have an amazing time in Joshua Tree with the couples I get to photograph there and I recently had the pleasure of photographing Tina and Don at an Airbnb in Joshua Tree not far from the park. One of the great things about the area is the amount of Airbnb’s that all have […]