Category Archives: Love

Slow shooting on a Sunday- the birthday edition – Santa Barbara, Solvang, and Santa Ynez Wine Valley

We went to for a little road trip for my birthday this year.  We meant to just do Santa Barbara, but somehow for the second time, Santa Barbara turned into Solvang, which meanders into Santa Ynez wine country.  Which pretty … Continue reading

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Fairytales, Reality + A Perfectly Elegant Evening: John and Cheryl – a Grand Tradition Estate Wedding

I think I enjoy wedding toasts more as a photographer than as a guest. As a photographer, you get to know the bride and groom in the months leading up to their wedding, but there’s something that’s uncovered during the … Continue reading

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Eva & Mark : A Newland Barn, Huntington Beach Wedding

It was such a gloriously gloomy morning when Eva and Mark were married. The ceremony was pleasantly cool, and the lighting was stunning for photos. And as if on cue, right as things were heating up in the reception and … Continue reading

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Mike + Sabrina – Guardian Jet Center Engagement Portraits, Ontario CA

I got up at 5 am for this shoot. Which really isn’t that crazy, but getting up while it’s still dark, gathering my multiple bags, and cruising through my old Starbucks felt strangely familiar. That was the exact routine of … Continue reading

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Brandon + Joleen : Simple, elegant, and perfect. A Corona, CA wedding

Turns out, I’m a sucker. Sometimes it’s during the first dance, sometimes it’s the priest, the speeches, or something the groom says to the bride. Or sometimes, it’s something that the groom doesn’t say to her, but that moment without … Continue reading

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A bundle of newborn perfection – Meet Ella

Another occupational bonus is I get first dibs on meeting friend’s new babies. The best time for a newborn shoot is pretty much 6 – 10 days old, and I was fortunate enough to meet this beauty while she was … Continue reading

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An Early Morning Drink + a lovely love story : Jason + Kim

It’s not often that I knock on the door of the bar at 10am on a Sunday. No, I didn’t leave my debit card behind last night…. I was invited in by the owner, who graciously opened her bar up early so … Continue reading

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