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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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Engagement sessions peel back the layers of my couples and tell whether or not we’re a good fit, and with Matt and Meli’s Big Sur engagement + their Bernardus wedding, I know the three of us are a GREAT fit! These two came to my office aka The Cottage so we could talk all about […]

I was SO over the moon to photograph Jill and Ryan’s MPCC engagement session in Pebble Beach! There can never be enough special occasions for me to be a couple’s MPCC wedding photographer. The Monterey Peninsula Country Club is a private beach house that is such a dreamy venue both for Jill and Ryan’s engagement […]

Emily and Conor’s engagement session in Big Sur was such a dream to shoot! These two have been together for eight years now. They got engaged on December 5, 2020 on Baker Beach in San Francisco while playing fetch with/walking their dog, Gino. Isn’t that the sweetest? As a Big Sur engagement photographer, I love […]

Ellie and Houston’s Pebble Beach engagement session was SUCH a sweet day and it only made me even more excited to photograph their Holman Ranch wedding. Surprise! I get the pleasure of working with Pocketful Of Plans for their special day and we’re so excited! It was a ton of fun getting to know each […]

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 […]

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