Posts Tagged beach

Artsy, Creative, Abbot Kinney Senior Portrait Session

This was no ordinary senior shoot. You see, I’ve known this young lady since she was born. I’ve been friends with her Mom for 23 years now, watching both her kids turn into amazing adults. To make a long story short, having kids just wasn’t in my cards… her kids have been like mine to […]

The Becker’s Beachy Themed Shoot

I know… it’s Thanksgiving, so what am I doing working? Well, sometimes although I “should” be taking a whole day off I’m just too inspired. And let’s face it, the pie is in the oven doing it’s thing so I have 45 minutes to kill. I just couldn’t wait to show Estella, Greg, Adriana, Shelby […]

She said YES!!!

One afternoon I get a phone call, it’s a man finding out pricing for what I charge to capture his proposal on the beach. He had me invested right at “proposal”! As he went on to explain his plan to pop the question I could actually hear the nervousness in his voice. He sounded so […]

The Parris Family goes GLAM for their Theme

I’ve known Maya since she first moved to my small town of Laguna Niguel back when we were 8 years old. We were little groms together, exploring the world around us and learning the most simplest of tasks in child development… and here we are today! Maya is a super successful career woman, married (of […]

Ana + Steve, La Casa del Camino Laguna Beach Wedding

This is truly a special one… I love a good love story, in fact I thrive on them. Without being too intrusive I always hope that couples will share their journey to the alter with me and encourage the conversation. Ana and Steve are so warm and welcoming that she offered it up during their […]

Mariners Church + Balboa Inn host Gina & Dan’s Day

Gina and Dan are so full of life… From the moment she first contacted me until I said goodnight she is like the energizer bunny and her man keeps up! Hence they really wanted their wedding to reflect their fun and lively personalities. Yet they also wanted the celebration of their love and commitment to […]

Chad + Meghan’s Big Reception Bash

Thanks to the lovely referral from Wendy Dahl of Chic Productions I was able to meet this darling, sweet, cool, fun couple. I truly could go on and on about them… I’m so grateful to Wendy for introducing us! Throughout the entire process they’ve been nothing short of a pleasure to work with and get […]

Santa Monica Play Date with Steve + Ana

Ana and Steve are my new favorite couple right now… I only met them about a week ago but their love story is so powerful I was immediately sold. In fact, it’s SO good that I am going to make you wait until I post from their wedding day in August to share it. Cliffhanger!!! […]

Suzanne + Lowell’s Love Story Wedding

Every time I photograph at the lovely Sherman Library and Gardens in Corona Del Mar it’s worthy of showing off. The location boasts a swirling array of flora and fauna that makes for a slam-dunk for wedding photography. However this particular wedding is much more about the story. Once I learned of Suzanne and Lowell’s […]

Brandi + Chelsea’s Beachy Destination Wedding

These two are such a fun couple. I’m so lucky that the talented wedding planner, Kelli Gazich (aka Kelli WithanEye) referred them to me. Because Southern California was to be their destination wedding spot I could initially only chat with them on the phone. However by the time we discussed their needs, did up a […]

Hayley and Paul’s Torrey Pines engagement

Oh.  My.  Gosh.  I adore this bride and her family!  I sat down with Hayley, her sister and her Mom when they were first considering me for their wedding photography.  After about 3 minutes I had the gut intuition that I simply HAD to be a part of their wedding.  Of course, as all respectful […]

Mark and Lisa’s Beach Wedding at Camp Pendleton

Everyone finds me in such a unique way.  I’ve been lucky enough to have been dropped into a lap(top) via google searches, guests who see me working hard at an event, and of course the friend of a friend of a co-worker’s Mom LOL.  Mark and Lisa found me thanks to my peaceful home in […]

Lisa and Mark- Torrey Pines magical day

I really enjoy sharing how people find me.   I’ve never needed to advertise and found the strongest way to build my business is taking good care of my clients, hence they happily pass along their photographer to their friends, co workers, family, etc too.  So Mark found me being the next door neighbor of […]

Tivoli for Two- Sarah and Brian

Being born and raised in Laguna, places like Tivoli remind me of why I’m proud to call this small stretch of Southern California coastline my home.  I suppose it forms my opinion that I am such a fan of quaint, one of a kind places.  Laguna, to me, is inspiring because of it’s art, it’s […]

Hermosa Hosting the Conn Clan

After photographing Cindy and Nate’s engagement, big BEAUTIFUL Malibu wedding and the newborn moments of their first child it was a breeze to plan their family (and Noah’s 1 year) shoot.  Cindy had her heart set on using Hermosa Beach which holds a lot of sentimental value for them.  But also is very local considering […]

SEPTEMBER SESSION SALE 2013– It’s that time!

Laguna Beach Engagement -Whitney and Mike’s Sunset Setting

Waiting with all my nerdy gear hanging off of me, along come Whitney and Mike down the path that meanders The Montage coastline.  She’s a spunky, bubbly girl so I just knew he was going to be a fun guy too.  I don’t always get to meet the groom when we first get together, but […]

Engagement with a San Clemente theme

Rebecca and Harrison are my little pool sharks… They approach me at 6pm sharp at San Clemente pier, saying they’ve never done anything like this before.  They claim they’ve never taken real pictures together before.  And Rebecca even admits to me she’s nervous.  I’m thinking I’ll have to coax them into feeling natural, casual and […]