Newport Beach Engagement Photos | Briana & Peter

Some time ago Briana was invited to join some friends for a fun night out. When she left the house that evening she had no idea that that would be the night her life changed forever. That was the night she met Peter. He was a friend of a friend and as the evening went on they chatted and playfully poked fun at each other. In the days and weeks that followed Briana and Peter continued their sparring match via phone. In time this led to more meaningful conversations...

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Couples Portraits | Irvine, CA

I think it's pretty obvious by now that I adore working with couples in love. There's something so fulfilling about chronicling that intimacy and spark between two people who are about to promise their lives to each other. While the majority of the couples I work with are engaged and just starting out, I occasionally get the opportunity to photograph people who's bond has grown ever deeper since they said "I do." A few weeks ago I worked with one such couple. I met with Elena and Craig at...

Corona Del Mar Engagement Pictures | Cayce & Bill

Earlier this summer I ran my annual portrait session giveaway, except this year, there was a twist; Only engaged couples could enter. I was thrilled to see future brides signing up and leaving comments on the blog and Ista posts. Not gonna lie, I was sad because deep down I wished they all could win. Finally, the day came to pick a winner and I was SO excited to let Cayce know she'd won. Cayce & Bill wanted something fun and relaxed for their engagement photos, so we chose...

Corona Del Mar Senior Portraits | Aaron

Recently we met with Aaron to photograph some High School senior portraits in Corona Del Mar. We had a great time walking the shore, and playing in the water. Senior portraits are some of my favorite shoots because it captures that transition from childhood to adulthood and it's awesome to see. Here's a few of my favorites from the day:    Book A Session Chat with me on facebook Read more blog posts Leave a Comment Below...

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...

Orange Circle Maternity Session

Every summer for the past several years I have hosted a contest for a free session here on my blog. Summer is one of my favorite times of year and the annual contest is just one more thing to love about it! It's always fun to see who will win and create beautiful images for them! This past summer I was so thrilled when Annesa won and told me she was expecting her first baby! We scheduled her maternity photos recently and had a blast photographing the session! Here's...

“If You Want to be a Better Photographer…”

"If you want to be a better photographer, be a better person."- Jerry Ghionis Last weekend I was able to attend a workshop hosted by one of my favorite wedding photographers, Jerry Ghionis. Towards the end of the day he made the above statement; and while there were a ton of great take-aways from the day, I think this was by far my favorite. Such a simple statement, but it’s so mind-blowingly true. The best photographers are ones who truly have a love for people, as well as the...

Orange County Photography Mini Session | Ryan & Mindy

If you know me, you know I LOVE spoiling my clients! Over the last two years I've spent much time planning and adjusting little things here and there to try to make sure my portrait sessions are a fun and pampering experience every step of the way (ie: yummy desserts to enjoy during session premiere night!). As a result, mini sessions are something that have kind of fallen by the wayside. I know that it's very popular for many photographers to offer these shorter sessions with quick and...