Best Moments From 2014

I think I'm still trying to process the idea that 2014 is rapidly fading away. In all honesty, I feel like I blinked sometime in February and when my eyes reopened here I am and it's now December 31st. Where did it all go? Seems like the more people that I talk to the more will agree that 2014 was pretty rough, we're all looking forward to 2015 with hopes high that it'll be a little easier. If you had asked me a few days ago I would have...

Sunset Beach | Shoot and Meet Photography Event

If you're a regular reader of my blog, you'll recall that about a year ago I joined a small Facebook group called Shoot and Meet. Shoot and Meet is a group that organizes events for local photographers every few months to network and photograph each other. At first I was really shy about getting to know other photographers in the area - I can be a bit of a wallflower at times- but now after attending four of these events this has become a wonderful photography family. These...

Shangri La Estate, Temecula, CA | Styled Wedding Photography

Last year I joined a photography group on Facebook whose purpose was to network and help photograph each other. Every few months we get together, mingle, and photograph one another so that some of us can portfolio build and others can get photos of themselves. Each event has brought more and more new faces to our little photography family. And last month the styled wedding photography session at Shangri La Estate in Temecula, CA brought more than ever before. Shangri La Estate is a fairly new, but GORGEOUS wedding...

Griffith Observatory | Shoot & Meet

It's funny to me sometimes, when I realize how much I have taken living in California for granted. I've got the Ocean, the mountains and snow, the city, the desert and so much more all within driving distance of me, yet there's still so much I haven't seen. As much as I hate to admit it, I'm kind of a homebody. So lately I've been trying to reach out more and explore new places. Recently a photography Shoot & Meet group I'm in gave me one such opportunity. Earlier...

Orange County Photographer’s Shoot & Meet

I approached the crowd timidly, half hoping it was the wrong group so I would have an excuse to walk back to my car, wave the white flag and go home. I was already twenty minutes late and had alllmost ran over a peacock trying to find the spot in Irvine park that we were supposed to assemble for the first ever SoCal Shoot & Meet event. What if they're all better photographers than me? What if my photos suck? I had never photographed another photographer before so I was...

Laguna Hills Wedding | The Hills Hotel

  The very first night Ben and Nadine met, they knew it was something special. Maybe they couldn't quite put their finger on it, but they knew. Time has only reinforced this feeling. They decided on a winter wedding last month, and Nadine, like any bride was nervous about what the weather would be like, but it turned out to be a gorgeous day. Not too hot, not too cold and plenty of sunshine. Not a cloud in the sky. They chose The Hills Hotel as the backdrop for their...