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Welcome to my journal. I post weekly to share my years of experience as a Monterey, Carmel, and Big Sur wedding, Elopement, and Proposal photographer. You can explore guides filled with tips on various locations, venues, and more.

Dive in and swoon over all the love stories I’ve witnessed in California and beyond!



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A Mission Ranch Wedding | Anna & Natalie This Mission Ranch Wedding was one for the books! It was an honor to photograph Anna and Natalie on this special day. Everything from the florals to the venue was spectacular and beautiful. I absolutely love details and Anna and Natalie sure have class. The day started […]

As smaller weddings and elopements take place, we might disregard picking any particular venue for the special day- but I’m here to tell you that the venues are still an important element of your wedding, big or small- so here are my top five elopement venues! I hope you find this guide useful as you […]

I hope this master list of Carmel by the Sea elopement resources finds you well on your journey to newlyweds. As your local Carmel by the Sea elopement photographer, it’s my goal to streamline the process for you and be your boots on the ground. Down below, I’ve included potential locations to elope- from the […]

When Lydia came to The Cottage and met me in person, I knew I was going to love photographing her and John’s Carmel elopement on the beach! The three of us are very similar as people- organic and calm, preferring to keep things simple and natural. I guess you could call us all old souls! […]

I knew from the moment I met Valerie and Ken that their private Carmel estate elopement was going to be such a sweet and intimate occasion! They are such funny and approachable people. The two of them rented this beautiful private estate down by the beach for their special day. We got beautiful portraits right […]

As the next installment of our elopement guide series, we have our Carmel Valley elopement guide! I’m admittedly biased because my home base is right here Carmel Valley after moving from the East Coast to the West. The big move was a period of uncertainty for myself and my career- but I’ve gotten to meet […]

I was so honored to have been referred to John and Juliet to photograph their luxury Carmel By The Sea wedding by one of my stellar AGS legacy couples, Morgan and Bill! It’s truly a privilege to capture chapters of my couples’ love stories, from Morgan and Bill’s Carmel Beach engagement, to their Tehama wedding, […]

If you haven’t already seen Morgan and Bill’s Carmel Beach engagement, here it is now, but otherwise, we’re continuing their love story today with their beautiful, black-tie intimate wedding at the ultra-exclusive Tehama Golf Club! Their special day was an absolute joy, full of getting ready portraits as well as portraits on the Tehama grounds. […]

It was such a joy and honor to be Erin and Martin’s wedding photographer for their intimate Big Sur elopement! They had an intimate two-hour session at Wedding Rock in Carmel by The Sea, California. Her dress was BHLDN, their flowers were from Fionna Floral, and their wedding bands were custom made. They had a […]

If you know me, you would know that as a Carmel-by-the-Sea wedding photographer, one of my favorite events to photograph is an intimate wedding. There’s something so magical about them! Maybe it’s that the entire day is reduced to what traditions are most meaningful for the couple, or maybe it’s because I feel like I’m […]

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