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Family Fun in Big Bear

A Message to Finn: Dear Finn, I met your Mom right around the time she bumped into your Dad at a concert. So like you, I’ve never known them to be apart. As their love evolved I was then asked to photograph their wedding day. You know the big book full of pictures with your […]

Erin and Michael’s Nature-filled Engagement in Big Bear

How can I possibly top Michael’s proposal to Erin on a peak in Machu Picchu? I had my work cut out for me… Erin and I immediately connected when we first sat down together because her relationship is so parallel to mine. We both met our other half many years ago, separated seemingly to move […]

The Motels + Duke Michaels Band at The Cave, Big Bear Lake

One of my biggest passions in life is music.  If I went blind and could no longer take a photograph, if my knees crumbled and I had to forgo snowboarding, mtn biking, hiking, if my taste buds disintegrated and the “foodie” in me no longer could exist I would still find a fulfilling comfort in […]

Big Bear Summer Series

I’ve been so busy with shooting and editing weddings the past few weeks that I’ve neglected the images I’ve been capturing throughout the summertime in Big Bear.  As you know, it’s my happy place therefore I’ve been escaping to it as much as possible around the nuptial nuttiness that is April through October.  Around my […]

Spring in the Bear

One day I shall publish a photo coffee table book of the four seasons of Big Bear… getting there very slowly but surely. Yesterday was one of those magical days that might has well had been my birthday or a far away vacation.  And it was in my own backyard!  With my friend Jenn’s 4wd […]

Hibernation Station

So typical of the winter months I’ve been at my Big Bear house for almost a week straight now.  Although no big snowfall it’s still quite the winter wonderland here.  I can’t explain it, but there’s something about this house, this town, this mountain that provides me the tranquility and creative juices to attack album […]

The Winter Collection

People portraits may be my bread and butter, but scenery is a secret passion.  I’m always on a quest to capture in images how I see the beauty in front of me.  I’m continually adding to my Art Gallery Series as the years pass, as I travel and as I am presented with such gorgeousness! […]

A little update on life…

Ever since my Thanksgiving feast has digested it’s been mayhem. I’ve been working 12-16 hour days every single day with holiday shoots, editing, card design, placing orders… photojenic’s elfin’ workshop has been in full effect!  I am loving that I get to see all my “lifers” (Jen’s dictionary definition: those who return year after year; […]

The Beauty of Fall

To know me is to know my passion for winter.  The clean white, the stillness of nature and of course snowboarding!  But fall is definitely a close second.  Growing up in Laguna I didn’t really get to see the majesty that fall can bring.  I knew it got chilly at night and was the season […]

A little Staycation

Been off the grid since Friday… it happens. I did one of the most fun engagement sessions in years this past Friday evening.  I just fell in love with the couple!  They were so cool and fun to hang out with and best part, you could literally see why they were such a great match […]

The Big Three Seven

How many times do I divulge that I’m off to Big Bear, or back to reality and work…geesh!  I feel like a broken record sometimes.  This past weekend was an extra special mountain run because my birthday was on Sunday.  I’ve had many previous years with big parties, big plans, trips or even bdays where […]

Big Bear’s Historic Storm

I’m sure you’ve seen it all over the news, Big Bear got hammered on last week.  Did you know that the last storm of this magnitude was back in 1969’s El Nino year?  After the last 24 hours adventure I can honestly say there can be too much of a good thing.  Brandon and I […]

Christmas FUN

I hope you all had a great holiday!!!  I sure did.  Spent 4 days in my Big Bear home with my Mom, Sister and fur-kids (yep, that’s my entire family).  It was sooo relaxing to be there with them just hanging out and enjoying an escape from the usual hustle and bustle of life.  Christmas […]

The Calm Before the Storm… literally.

It’s a crisp evening in Big Bear, currently 26 degrees at 8:00pm and dropping rapidly.  I came up this past Wednesday for a shoot and decided to stay through the weekend.  The shoot was a huge success, used my house as different sets (each room is different decor & colors with beautiful natural light) then […]

Holiday Kick-Off

I must admit, I’ve started getting really excited for the holiday season!  Thanksgiving was so nice and relaxing yesterday.  My family consists of my Mom and Sister, plus of course my fur-kids Lola and Leroy.  I have the smallest family I know, but it’s not quantity it’s quality right?!!  So I cooked, we all ate […]


Hello Everyone!  It’s THAT time of year again… I’ve decided to rent out my Big Bear home for the season again this year.  Last year’s response was crazy!  I booked up every single weekend in the snow season.  I am prepared to do it again, only this time with even more improvements on the home. […]