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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 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.

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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!

California has some beautiful cliffs and rocky beaches, I met with Zack and Kaylen for a sunrise beach session at this great spot I like to go to. It was a very cloudy morning on the beach, we did a little exploring in the area on some trails, before hiking down to the beach.  It was a […]

Angie and Stephen are so much fun! I can’t wait for the wedding later this year. These two decided on the Cerritos Sculpture Garden for their engagement session, and this was my first time here, and what a fun little spot for a session. We explored, climbed in a bush, and had a great time!

Santa Barbara has so many beautiful locations and recently I had the pleasure of visiting the area for Ryan and Kristina’s engagement session. These two fly down from Washington to plan some final details for their upcoming wedding and while they were here we met up so I could photograph their engagement session. They liked […]

Josiah and Corinna are getting married next month and after a couple of postponements from 2020, we finally had the chance to do their engagement session. Josiah and Corinna are such a fun couple to work with, I had so much fun getting to know them a little more during the session. It was a […]

Jessica and Drew had one request for their session, they wanted a location with some mountain views this, of course, made me happy since I am always up for a trip to the mountains for a little adventure. I went up a week before and scouted some new locations, during the week leading up to […]

Engagement sessions in Joshua tree are always an adventure and so much fun. I met up with Jayden and Jaiden over at skull rock in Joshua Tree National Park and we just explored the area and had some fun hiking around the rocks and finding some unique places and watching the sunset, really if you […]

On Sunday I met Amar and Robin for a sunrise engagement session in Malibu, it was a beautiful morning and a fun time photographing these two. on a very empty beach. Congratulations on the engagement you two!

Rachel and Jacob wanted a more rustic feel to their engagement sessions so they decided on going out to Temecula and doing a little winery hopping, We started off at Long Shadow Ranch and finished at Maurice Car’rie Vineyard. It was a fun time exploring the vineyards and getting to now these two al little […]

I had the chance to visit Hawaii for a couple of days for the first time and I have to say I think it captured a bit of my heart. It is truly such a beautiful place to explore and with so many wonderful locations, while I was there I had the chance to photograph […]

I met up with Katherine and Ryan last week at the Los Angeles Arboretum for their engagement session, I love the arboretum this time of year and it’s always one of my favorite spots for engagement sessions. I had a blast with these two wandering around this huge park. These two were up for anything […]

I had the pleasure of working with Emili and Taylor at the Santa Monica Pier. It’s been a while since I’ve been to the pier and I forgot how fun it can be.  We first headed over to the Pacific Park for a little goofing off on the rides and playing some games before going […]

California has some beautiful beaches, it’s no wonder so many people love to do photos there.  Ken and Carmen knew of a great little spot of the PCH, we met up this past weekend for their engagement session. It was a beautiful day for photos, we had a great time climbing all over the rocks […]

I’ve been going through some old sessions and can’t believe I never got around to posting a blog post on this one. I’m always down for sessions in Big Bear, well any mountain forest location really, they are some of my favorite sessions and add in a little snow and I’m one happy photographer. It […]

Rancho Palos Verdes has some beautiful cliffs and rocky beaches, it was a great spot for Marika and Grants engagement session this past weekend. It was an amazing cloudy day, we did some exploring in the area, hiked some trails and had a lot of fun.  I’m looking forward to the wedding in July. Congratulations you two!

It was a beautiful summer afternoon in San Diego where I met up with Dawn and Trevor for their engagement session at one of my favorite locations, Balboa Park. I had a blast with these two wandering around this huge park. These two were up for anything I suggested and were very comfortable and easy […]

Natalie and Angel spend a lot of time in the LA Art District area, it’s even where they had their first date, so it seemed like the perfect spot for their engagement session.  I had a great time and a lot of fun exploring the DTLA area with them, it was my first time photographing down […]

Engagement sessions that take you on a little adventure are some of the most fun to photograph. Recently I had the pleasure of visiting the Salton Sea out past Palm Springs to photograph Kat and Doug’s engagement.  This is only the second time I’ve been to the area, and each time I think it’s such a […]

It was a cloudy day in Laguna Beach when I met up with Wesley and Christina in Laguna Beach for their engagement session. I had a great time working with these two. They were so fun and easy going and they were up for anything, from climbing up rock beds to getting lost in the fog […]

Chad and Órladh are such a fun couple! I met up with them recently in Los Angeles for a little engagement session. We had such a great time walking around the Downtown area. It was wonderful getting to know these two a little more before the big day. I know the wedding is going to […]

Rancho Las Lomas is one of those great hidden gems in Orange County, a beautiful property surrounded by mature oak trees in the Silverado Canyon area. It was a beautiful location for Juliana and Roberto’s engagement session. It was nice being able to explore this beautiful wedding venue with no one there and getting to […]

Jaime and Steve met on a Facebook fan page for the San Francisco Giants, and you could say their love’s been a home run ever since. They also have a love for the beach and live only three blocks from it, so it seemed like the perfect spot for their engagement session. We started across from the […]

It was a beautiful, sunny day in Santa Clara, California when Dara stopped by a local coffee shop to squeeze in some study time before she had to teach her next hot yoga class. She walked up to the counter and ordered a drink. Nick, who was training an assistant manager in the bar, turned […]

2017 went by fast and was filled with so many amazing memories, I got the chance to work with really wonderful people and capture some beautiful weddings. There were so many great images from this year that it’s hard to choose, but these are some of the moments that stood out to me. Some made […]

Part two of Chris and Laurens one year anniversary Session! so what better thing to do then pictures to celebrate the occasion. My kind of couple! I was excited to hear from them again and to help plan their anniversary session, I sent them over a couple location ideas and they loved one, Greystone Mansion […]

It was such a beautiful weekend and I was so glad I got to spend it photographing some amazing people.  Sunday I was off to Los Angeles to meet up with Kevin and Brandy for a little engagement session fun.  We walked around the area taking advantage of the many amazing buildings, laughing, and having fun. […]

It’s been a while since I’ve been up to Lake Arrowhead, I was excited last week I got the chance to met up with Dennis and Caroline for their engagement session there. It was a beautiful day for it, and talk about some crazy beautiful light. I had a great time wandering around the area […]

I’ve always wanted to see the Salton Sea but never made it out there. When Neil and Julie suggested it, I thought let’s give it a try. So glad we did!  It’s such a great, unique area to photograph at and I could have spent a lot more time there exploring.  Neil and Julie were a […]

It’s been a beautiful week here in California and I had the pleasure of meeting up with Tara and Terry at the San Juan Capistrano Mission for a fun engagement session. These two are a lot of fun to work with and kept me laughing the entire time. It was a quite Wednesday at the Mission and […]

It’s been a while since I’ve photographed the beautiful Paramount Ranch, I was happy when Kevin and Nikki decided they wanted to do their engagement session there. It’s such a beautiful and fun location, the old western movie sets and the rolling hills everywhere you look. I had a blast with Kevin and Nikki, can’t […]

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