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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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Dallas lovers Kennie and Tate had the sweetest proposal at the beautiful Folktale Winery right here in Carmel, followed by beach portraits at Big Sur’s Garrapoda State Park! These two love all things wine, particularly sauvignon blanc or rosé for Tate. Naturally, Folktale Winery was a perfect choice! And as a photographer in the area, […]

Being chosen as Ariel and Roy’s engagement photographer for their autumn New Jersey Botanical Garden engagement was such a treat! I’ve known Ariel and her family for a LONG time. Seeing her start this new chapter in her and Roy’s love story, and capturing it, was truly an honor. And at the New Jersey Botanical […]

Marianna and Michael’s private engagement session in Big Sur was one for the books! Without getting TOO ahead of myself, it made me all the more excited for their wedding at Holman Ranch– especially as a Holman Ranch wedding photographer! The Proposal “Michael proposed to me at our house at home the day after Christmas. […]

I had the honor of photographing Helen and Grace’s engagement session at Ventana and I couldn’t be happier for them. To be able to capture this chapter of their love story was a real treat! And of course, I’m always delighted to shoot at one of my favorite venues in Big Sur as a same-sex […]

I jump at the chance to photograph at Pebble Beach so when Ellen and Troy booked me to capture their beautiful Pebble Beach engagement, I was SO delighted! These two are avid golfers and are in love with the area, the same as me (maybe not the best golfer though). In fact, Troy’s a caddie […]

A surprise proposal in Big Sur is my bread and butter as a local Big Sur photographer. What’s not to love about this coastal beauty? Especially at sunset! It’s the perfect spot to get down on one knee and pop that question, which is exactly Mehrad did for his fiancée, Gaby! This lovely couple met […]

Zsigmond and Ashley’s Santa Barbara engagement session reminded me of my favorite thing about being a destination photographer. I love getting to meet my couples where they’re at and photographing in places outside of my local area! Film photography engagement sessions especially are such a delight for me. Being a Santa Barbara engagement session photographer […]

To one of my best friends of nearly four years: Shannon, thank you for the honor of choosing me to photograph your and Tom’s dreamy sunset Big Sur engagement portraits! I loved every minute of this amazing day and I’m so grateful I got to share it with you two! Maybe it’s a little counter-intuitive […]

I was so thrilled to have met and photographed Sara and Austin’s Big Sur sunset engagement shoot yesterday! I can’t stress the importance of the relationship between photographer and couples enough but when there isn’t much opportunity to meet before the big shoot, making friends along the way is equally fun. The three of us […]

Photographing Gabby and Tucker’s lovely engagement session right here in beautiful Big Sur, California was my absolute delight! Not did I get to capture this special day, but I also have the honor of shooting their wedding next year too! These two are so darling and were a joy to spend the day with. Keep […]

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