Palm Springs Adventure Shoot

In each of our lives we only have so much time and energy to expend. There are only so many things we can say “yes” to before we are tapped out. So we’re faced with carefully selecting which things in our life get a “yes” and which get a “no.” Our brains love the path of least resistance, especially when we’re already tired. As a result, sometimes we find ourselves saying “yes” out of habit and “no” out of a fear of what might happen; After the fact...

Dreamy engagment photos in Coto De Caza

Dreamy Couples Photoshoot in Coto de Caza

My brother-in-law and his wife recently celebrated 20 years of marriage. We decided to celebrate by planning a dreamy couples photoshoot in Coto de Caza. They hadn't had any professional couples photos taken since their engagement session so we wanted to make this special! Pride & Prejudice and Gone with the Wind are some of my sister-in-law's all time favorites, so we wanted to loosely capture the essence of the romance in those films without making it into a theme shoot. The Wardrobe I love when couples dress up for their...

irvine engagement photos

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...

Happy Anniversary | Amanda & Dustin

In March 2011 I received my first email from Amanda. She was a future bride who had been referred to my website by a friend of her fiancee. Amanda was looking for someone to photograph her wedding day. I replied to her email, crossed my fingers, said a prayer and waited to hear back. I was thrilled when she decided to meet me for coffee. Along with her, she brought her groom to be, Dustin, and his parents - All of whom I came to love. They are seriously...