One of the best parts of being a photographer is getting to know my couples and families. It is so important in creating trust and ultimately a friendship. I love getting to not only capture beautiful images, but also to share the stories of those I photograph.

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sword arch wedding photo of bride and groom

My first wedding of 2022 and it was INCREDIBLE! It was a beautiful day with an amazing couple in a gorgeous venue. The Barns at Cooper Molera is a little gem venue in the middle of Monterey. It sits right in downtown Monterey and is the perfect venue. Kim is in the Navy and she […]


The Barns at Cooper Molera Wedding | K + P

epic beach pose at engagement session

Brittany and Daniel love exploring Marin County, so Marin Headlands engagement photos were a must. I actually had my engagement photos here 6 years ago and it brought back so many great memories! It was a beautiful day with blue skies. We started by walking the trails along the cliff before we headed down to […]


Marin Headlands Engagement Photos | Brittany + Daniel

walking pose at UOP stockton engagement photos

Gabby and Keoni had their Stockton engagement photos at the place where they met, University of the Pacific (UOP). Keoni grew up in Hawaii but came to California to attend Pharmacy school at UOP. There he met Gabby who was an undergraduate for Pharmacy school. They were both in the same Pharmacy fraternity, spent a […]


Stockton Engagement Photos | Keoni + Gabby

forehead to forehead pose at wedding in Carmel

My last wedding of 2021 and it was an amazing day! Teresa and Steen had their wedding in Carmel at Carmel Fields wedding venue. This has become one of my favorite venues to shoot at. Carmel Fields has an incredible team that helps make your day perfect. Teresa and Steen also had a lot of […]


Wedding in Carmel By the Sea | Teresa & Steen

bride and groom wedding photos after ceremony

What better way to get married than in a place you love. Breanna and Patrick did just that. They live in Texas but chose to get married at “their spot” in Carmel, California and did an amazing job planning their Carmel Fields wedding from a different state. Patricks family had a home in Carmel for […]


Carmel Fields Wedding on the Beach | Bree + Patrick

girl hugging guys arm pose

Engagement photos are so much fun and there are so many different places to take them at! Living in Northern California there are so many beautiful places and I love not only capturing my couples but capturing them in gorgeous locations. The Botanical Gardens in Berkeley is an amazing place! I actually had my engagement […]


Botanical Gardens in Berkeley Engagement Photos | Karina & Ryan

couple kissing on the rocks by the beach

Kim and Preston had their Monterey engagement photos at Lovers Point Park. This Park and beach is such a fun and beautiful area. We met up at the park and took a little walk to a less crowded area. They brought their newborn daughter and we were able to capture some first family photos. Their […]


Monterey Engagement Photos | Kim + Preston

Couple walking pose during engagement session

Some locations are filled with so much beauty and that is exactly what San Francisco Botanical Gardens consisted of. For Karissa and Caseys engagement session we explored through the botanical gardens and got some amazing photos. The day was beautiful, blue skies, the weather was perfect, and it was an overall great day. Karissa and […]


San Francisco Botanical Gardens Engagement Photos | Karissa + Casey

bride and groom veil photos at brentwood rise by wedgewood weddings

The first thing you should do when you start planning your wedding is look for a venue. There are so many types of venues. Ones that you have to do everything yourself, some that offer some services, and others that have everything included. Brentwood Rise by Wedgewood Weddings is one of those venues that has […]


Brentwood Rise by Wedgewood Weddings | Justin & Jennifer

Stanford Cactus Garden Engagement Session

I love photographing at new places and I was so excited when Keoni and Eunice wanted to have their engagement session at the Stanford Cactus Garden. I just love cactuses and this was an entire garden full of them. Keoni and Eunice also wanted to include their cute pup and of course I said yes! […]


Stanford Cactus Garden Engagement Session | Eunice + Keoni

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