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Martin & Tara Welcoming Ace...

I had SUCH A BLAST with Martin and Tara creating their maternity photos together! In honor of their baby girl, Ace, on the way, we made a little trip out to Palm Springs to grab a few fun photos at the legendary ACE Hotel! From there we found a sweet little spot in the desert for the rest of their session. I’ve gotta say, these two don’t claim to be models, but they should be! Tara is also an incredibly talented Makeup Artist. (You can check out her work on Instagram at @juscallmetara !) I seriously had such a blast working with these two gems and can’t wait to meet their baby girl!

Brian & Kali

My 2 favorites thing about this engagement session: 1) Golden Hour 2) The way Brian looked at Kali. I couldn't help but swoon when working on these photos! Due to Kali having to leave town, they ended up setting up this session on VERY short notice. I'm so so happy we were able to make it work! I hope you enjoy them as much as I did!

(P.S. Makeup by Sarah Mae Miller. Check her out on Insta! @beautywithsarahmae )

John & Abigail: Engaged!

Well I've been slacking off MAJORLY on my blog posts. I was able to document some special moments between these two this summer, from their sweet, intimate engagement session, to their big day. Here are a few favorites from their engagement shoot at a local olive house. Wedding blog post soon to come!

Shaun & Mykahlee & a Mirror House

A little over a year ago I had the honor of photographing Shaun & Mykah's big day. Since then we've ended up becoming good friends and I love these two to death! For their 1 year anniversary Mykahlee came to me and told me she wanted to surprise Shaun with a little photo shoot. So we decided to have extra fun with it and go to Doug Aitken's Desert X (AKA that really cool Mirror House in Palm Springs you may or not have seen all over Instagram). We had a blast venturing out to the desert and having this awesome work of art, as well as some gorgeous light, to play with. Enjoy!

Martin & Tash

In early 2016, Tash went on a vacation abroad, visiting various European towns. On her stop in Copenhagen, there she met Martin. They were instantly attracted and in time fell in love, despite their long distance relationship for many months. On his last visit here, she wanted to share one of her favorite US places with him (California beaches!). For their engagement photo session, I joined them at Santa Monica Pier, and got to document their undeniable chemistry as the sun set...

Brandon & Andrea

In case you couldn't already tell from a great deal of my sessions, very few things in life bring me as much satisfaction as a solid golden hour peeking through the leaves, bringing forth an array of different greens. I got to do a little mini engagement session with Brandon and Andrea recently. Of course, only in Southern California will you get that summer weather and beaming sun in the middle of November. Oh, and Brandon and Andrea were also beaming...

Eric & Lilia

I've known Eric for years, so naturally was I ecstatic, not only to hear of his engagement, but when he told me that he and Lilia wanted me to photograph their wedding!  They had a small and quaint, lovely wedding in Orange County, California, the reception being held just minutes off of the shore in Huntington Beach.  Lilia was a stunning bride, and an evidently loving one, as she made a move here all the way from Switzerland!  Logically, we had to get some sunset photos on Sunset Beach.  Enjoy their wedding gallery below!

Jason & Sarah

It's not everyday you get to be the photographer at your sister's wedding!  It was definitely a crazy day, but it was a privilege I was happy to be apart of, in documenting this special day. Jason and Sarah had a small wedding with their close friends and family, personalized to what creates them as a couple.  We enjoyed a cocktail and dinner hour serenaded with music by the Beatles and some of their other favorite old time bands.  Their love for the Beatles, of course, had to be incorporated into a few of these photos.  Enjoy!

Hugo & Erika

I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Hugo and Erika in the depths of Mount Baldy for their engagement session.  They were one of the most giggly couples I have ever photographed! Between their easy going, loving nature, and the gorgeous nature around us, I was very happy with the results of this engagement shoot.  I cannot wait to join them again to document their big day!

Brian & Holley

Brian & Holley are just so stinking precious.  They had a beautiful beach wedding that was so personalized to them as a couple.  I personally find that to be the most important thing in your wedding planning.  It's vital that your wedding be suited to you as a couple.  Their love for each other just radiates.  Weddings such as this one always end up being one of my favorites.  Here are a few of their portraits for you to enjoy.