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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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I loved photographing this beautiful San Juan Bautista Mission wedding with a reception at a private residence in Aromas! Edith and Martin are both so kind. Their love for their family and friends was apparent throughout the entire day. And they knew how to have fun! A Mariachi band played live music and later in […]

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 […]

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 […]

This month we’re covering a new series about products that I offer, and today we’re focusing on Wedding Albums: AGS Signature Series. This topic is so important to me because every wedding is so unique and offers its own story. Wedding albums tell the story and capture the essence of the beautiful wedding day. Whenever […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

Meeting Sam First of all, when I first moved to the west coast, I participated in a bridal show at Embassy Suites. A girl named Sam came across the booth, and we immediately connected! Then, she requested me for a date that I was already booked, but since we both felt like we were such […]

Noah and Jenn are originally from the Bay Area, so when they told me they’re coming to Pebble Beach for a weekend getaway, we knew it’d be the perfect place for a Pebble Beach surprise proposal! They wanted to propose in a private location and have an intimate proposal. We worked together to find the […]

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