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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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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 […]

Natalie and Brandon are a beautiful, modern, and minimalist couple who chose a secret Big Sur elopement for their wedding day! They wanted to focus on a small, private, and intimate ceremony prior to their formal wedding in October. The plan for their elopement photographs is for them to play as a video slideshow at […]

I met Jen and Bryan through one of my favorite planners, Robin Sevrina Events, and I am so happy I did because it meant I got the joy and honor of being their Big Sur engagement photographer! Jen and Bryan are the most cheerful and kind couple. We had a blast shooting their Big Sur […]

Today we’re going to talk about some lovely Big Sur engagement portraits and the engagement of one of my favorite couples as a local Big Sur proposal photographer! (Technically I am biased since Eugene, also known as Geno, is my brother!). Geno and I are extremely close, so when he began to date Kelly, I […]

Today I’m sharing a Pebble Beach proposal story that was exciting for the couple and their families! It’s so sweet to witness when families are genuinely excited for the couple. There’s a great joy as a local Monterey proposal photographer seeing a family celebrate just as much as the bride to be at our Pebble […]

Ashlyn and Ernesto had a 14 guest elopement at a private residence in Tehama, California. Tehama is a gated community in Carmel Valley with lush green trees and custom houses. The home that they eloped in was like an Italian mansion. It was stunning! The house has neutral colored stones and tall narrow wooden windows, […]

Danielle and Josh had a Big Sur River Inn wedding on a perfect and sunny day in Big Sur. There were two different sites: Riverside Camping Grounds and Cabins as well as the Big Sur River Inn Campgrounds. Josh proposed to Danielle in Point Lobos, so it was important for them to have a ceremony […]

Typically when people imagine Big Sur, they think about the beautiful California Coast stretching next to the sea. Little do they know that that is only one part of Big Sur. I was so excited when Alex reached out and wanted me to be his surprise proposal photographer for his Big Sur proposal in the […]

The precipitous forecast for the weekend ahead at Wind and Sea Estate in Big Sur left something to be desired. Calling for a 100% chance of rain on Friday and a 20% chance of rain Saturday, umbrellas and rain jackets became the newest potential guests at Sarah and Carlos‘ wedding. Photographing weddings in the rain, […]

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