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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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Isabel and Zach’s Monterey wedding in Memory Garden was full of all the prettiest details. The two of them are just the sweetest bride and groom! Memory Garden is SUCH a beautiful outdoor event space and made for the perfect venue for this special day. I loved all the archways on the property. It had […]

Next up in our series to streamline your elopement is our Monterey Elopement Guide! We’re going to cover all the best spots within downtown Monterey and Pacific Grove. Because everything is very centrally located, everything you’ll need is all there! We’re also including a handy dandy list of awesome vendors who will really make your […]

After all the twists and turns that come with trying to plan a wedding amidst a pandemic, Gaby and Tucker finally got to say “I do” and have their classic downtown Monterey Bay wedding! These two are SUCH a beautiful couple and their wedding was just as stunning. It really was an amazing representation of […]

When one of my associate photographers, Kristin, captured Annie and Patrick’s Monterey wedding at The Perry House, she could really see their personalities unfold in front of her. Annie and Patrick flew all the way from Massachusetts to have their Monterey wedding at The Perry House. It was so awesome seeing Kristin’s captures for their […]

It’s been TWO years since we booked this wedding through all the twists and turns, but Madi and Zach finally got to tie the knot and say “I DO” at their Monterey wedding at The Club At Pasadera! Kaitlin of Pocketful Of Plans and I have been waiting for this special day to arrive for […]

Abigail and Morgan’s Monterey wedding photography on June 19 at The Perry House was among the first few sessions in a record-breaking week! These two are currently living Portland, Oregon but they’ve also spent time in California, Washington, and Dublin, Ireland. How cool is that? They’ve been together for ten years now! Abby works in […]

Alejandra and Kenneth’s Monterey intimate wedding at Monterey Tides Hotel was the first of many sessions in what’s been the busiest wedding boom here at AGS! June 17 is a special date for the two of them. Their wedding party consists of six people, including themselves, and the total number of guests (also including themselves!) […]

After capturing Sara and Austin’s Big Sur sunset engagement, I was also given the honor of being their intimate wedding photographer for their private estate wedding in Hollister! Their special day was truly a beautiful, heartwarming occasion. One spent surrounded by friends and family, with such a lovely and touching history! Read on for this […]

Rebecca and Ryan’s private ranch wedding in Monterey was definitely one for the books! These two actually booked me for their wedding last year, and as one might guess, COVID threw a monkey wrench into their plans. Having to push the big day back and back and back really wears on a couple, but Rebecca […]

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 […]

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