Ash + Deejay // Engagement Session

Is there anything more adorable than this giggly and crazy attractive couple?? Yes, actually there is!!  Their frenchie, Olive quickly steals everyone's thunder.  She even has her own instagram account,  @olivethe_frenchie !!  These two are tying the knot in less than 2 weeks now!! So excited to shoot their much anticipated wedding in Redlands, CA!!  Congrats, Ash & Deejay!! 

Sean + Yvette // Backyard summer wedding

It's not often that I meet people with my name but when a client named "Yvette" contacts me (first time, and hopefully not the last!) I know we're going to have a blast!!!  Yvette and Sean planned a beautiful and intimate backyard wedding at their parents house.  The lovely garden was the perfect setting for their ceremony and bbq reception!  Here is a handful of images from their wedding.  I have to say, backyard weddings are my new jam! Congrats, to the cute couple!!

BEST DAY EVER.

The past 365 days has been some of the best of my life by far!  It's like the stars and planets suddenly aligned for us and everything feels so right.  We spent the day reminiscing, looking through photos, and wondering about what's yet to come.  Needless to say it was the best. day. ever. and the beginning to many more.

The girls and I started the day in a gorgeously lit San Francisco apartment we found on airbnb.  Mar, from Team Hair & Make-up kept us floored with laughter with her hilarious comments and jokes!  After spending some intimate moments with my mom as she helped me slip into my dress, my brother drove me to Presideo Park for my first look with Darren.  The morning felt slow and meaningful.  I obviously couldn't hold back tears as my mom watched me transform into a bride.  And having my brother drive me to my first look was equally special, it was his way of giving me away.  As I approached Darren, all I wanted to do was run towards him!  But my heels couldn't keep up.  Tears gushed and thank god for make-up sealants! We walked around the beautiful trees of Presideo Park and before you know it it's ceremony time!  

Our ceremony was filled with family and all of our favorite songs.  We decided to stay away from the typical classical ballads and stuck to songs that reminded us of our relationship.  Towards the end of the ceremony, our immediate family members gathered around Darren and I for a blessings prayer.  It was the most indescribable feeling to have so much support and love in that moment.  Probably one of my favorite moments of the day.  

Then, we said "i do", we kissed, & skipped down the aisle!  I was still shedding tears of joy as our bridal party hugged and celebrated with us.  Beautiful appetizers and colored drinks were quickly passed around to add to the celebration.  

Darren and I then grabbed our siblings and slipped into the building to sign our marriage certificate.  It was so meaningful to have our siblings as witnesses, since Darren and I are both the youngest in our families it's almost like our older siblings guided us through life and we truly love and appreciate them for that.  

The rest of the evening was full of amazing toasts by our loved one, yummy food, photo booth picture taking, and topped with ice cream sandwiches for dessert.

Truly a day to remember.  I couldn't ask for a more loving, patient, forgiving, God-seeking man.  He's my favorite part of me.  Here's to more years to come!!
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We're so thankful for the wonderful vendors that completely over exceeded our expectations and made our day perfect!! It really helps to have amazing vendors that are both talented and so much fun to work with!  Thank you all!

Photos by Jose Villa
Video by Imaginale Designs
Wedding Coordinator: Kristi Herrmann
Floral Design: Cambria Wheeler
Calligraphy : Jennifer Halverson
Catering: Melons Catering
Team Hair & Make-up: Mar


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Moments with you..

During our dating years, Darren and I would document moments together on our iPhones.  I put some clips together and looped this at our wedding reception.  Here's the short version/recap of the video in honor of our 1 year anniversary :)


Sarah + Walker // Engagement Session // Bay Area

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It's been a while since my last post, but I'm still alive, I promise!  I have been blessed with a full schedule lately, so I have so much to post here in the next few weeks! Yay!

But for now, I would love to share this beautiful northern california engagement session.  Sarah & Walker are high school sweet hearts and finally tying the knot later this month!  They are both super sweet, super in love, and can't beat those gorgeous smiles of theres!  

Orange groves & an adorable family! // Lifestyle Portraits

I always forget how fun family portraits can be!  I love getting to know my clients better throughout the shoot.  I mean who couldn't love Isaac's goggly eyes and all those colgate smiles!
These shoots make me feel warm and fuzzy, definitely makes me feel ready for the holidays!

Hope everyone had an amazing Thanksgiving! Happy Holidays! :)

Kristi & Brandon (& Baby Micah!)

I can't believe how radiant Kristi looks!!  I'm so happy we got to do this video, it perfectly fit their personalities!  Can you think of a better way to welcome a child into the world?

Much thanks to the girls from Glamor  for making Kristi look even more beautiful! & also, to the ladies from Grey Likes Baby for featuring the video and photos! Check out the post here!