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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.

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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 […]

Alissa and Sean are the sweetest couple and I was SO head over heels for them photographing their Wind & Sea Estate Big Sur wedding! They were referred to me by another local photographer who did their engagement session. I haven’t been to the Wind & Sea Estate in a few years so I loved […]

After Peter and Nyssa’s engagement session at Pfeiffer Beach comes their Big Sur adventure elopement! I’m forever grateful to have been recommended to them through their family/friends, Nikki and Marco. In fact, I photographed their wedding at The Barns At Cooper Molera way WAY back in 2019. Don’t get me started on how the pandemic […]

Megan and Trae are from Georgia and came all the way here to California for their special day, that is, their misty-day elopement on the Big Sur cliffline! Definitely one of my favorite shoots because of how naturally lovely and organic it all was. Everything was SUCH a delight to capture. I’m so happy to […]

As a local Pebble Beach wedding photographer, it goes without saying that I love Spanish Bay in Pebble Beach- so when Monica and Ray told me they wanted to have a Pebble Beach private elopement, I knew it was going to be a delight! This wedding was so romantic and classical with the Spanish architecture […]

Photographing Gabby and Tucker’s lovely engagement session right here in beautiful Big Sur, California was my absolute delight! Not only 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. […]

I’m so in love with Erin and Marc’s intimate, wanderlust wedding in Oakland! From their beautiful first look in Joaquin Miller Park to their incredibly tailored ceremony, this was truly one special day for the ages. I’m glad Erin and Marc are such an adventurous duo because boy oh boy, was this small wedding was […]

As a gift from me to you, I want your Big Sur elopement to be as smooth a transition as possible into this new chapter of your love story. I’ve compiled all my know-how from being a local Big Sur photographer into this handy dandy master list so that you can dress your best and […]

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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