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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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No doubt, it’s a wild time for the wedding industry but Lauren and Collin’s love story has been such a dream to capture for this local Monterey elopement photographer! These two are really made for each other. Collin is an attorney and Lauren’s a pastry chef, not your typical bride to be sure! I totally […]

As a local Monterey wedding photographer, I know that planning your big day is no easy feat- but Tyonna and Anthony’s intimate Monterey elopement was such a joyous occasion, and it was my privilege to get to work alongside this lovely couple! They reached out to me in the midst of this difficult season, their […]

I used to babysit three adorable boys in Carmel-by-the-Sea, and I would have never guessed that I’d be chosen to be their mother’s destination wedding photographer at the Old Sugar Mill in Sacramento. Jenn and Ryan planned a beautiful wedding that incorporated unique family vows, personalized details, and a day full of family, laughter, and […]

Imagine the perfect sunny day in Carmel, California and that is exactly the kind of day Brooke and Kyle had at their Mission Ranch Carmel Valley wedding. They opted for an intimate wedding with extended bridal portraits and a father-daughter First Look. Everything was stunning! Fionna Floral created a beautiful bouquet, the sun was shining […]

I met Quincy through one of my best friends in Monterey. She is also a private event planner that I worked with at Carmel Valley Ranch. So when Quincy and Dan approached me for their beautiful Santa Barbara wedding, I couldn’t resist! How They Met Dan is from Napa originally and he met Quincy in […]

Jen and Bryan’s Gardener Ranch Wedding in Carmel Valley, California was one for the books. Leading up to their wedding, we saw a 90% chance of rain on their wedding day and planned accordingly! We brought rain boots, clear umbrellas, listed the different plans for the potential ceremony sites, and also had back up spots […]

Want to know how to choose a unique wedding theme in these days of Pinterest, Instagram, and incredible editorial magazines? Choose a detail that is significant to your wedding and integrate it as a theme. In this post, we’re going to explore Alexa and Matt’s sheep themed wedding in Carmel. Alexa and Matt’s wedding was […]

I love shooting local weddings and seeing all the different venues! Today’s wedding is from Monterey, where Vivian and Joe chose to have their ceremony in Pacific Grove next to the ocean and their reception at the Monterey Dance and Event Center. They had a beautiful wedding in the sun, which is super rare since […]

Steph and Kyla were the first couple I met when I originally moved from the East Coast to here are a local Monterey photographer. I didn’t know anyone in the area. Meeting both of them was such a breath of fresh air! We initially planned a specific project, but when that didn’t work out we […]

Sunset portraits tend to get a lot of attention, but sunrise portraits are some of my favorite types of portraits to capture as a local Carmel-by-the-Sea photographer. There’s something magical about sunrise: a sleepy town is just beginning to wake up, downtown streets are quiet, and there are fewer people in tourist destinations. Being a […]

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