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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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You know I jump at every chance to be my couple’s Pebble Beach photographer so I was over the Moon when Catie and Austin booked me to photograph their honeymoon portrait session! These two are from Long Island, New York and have been together for three years. You can tell they were The One for […]

During my time back home on the East Coast, I was able to photograph Ashley and Anthony’s beautiful Lake Mohawk family session in New Jersey! I’ve known Ashley since college, in fact, we were fellow photography majors! I was even in her wedding and we’ve stayed close friends over the years. She and Anthony have […]

I was beyond excited to get to photograph Kristine and Gino’s surprise portraits at the alpaca farm! Why at an alpaca farm, you ask? These two used to work there- The Bluebird Farm– and it was SUCH a treat to see this lovely couple play with them (not all alpacas are created equal, they definitely […]

Today on the Journal is Morgan and Bill’s maternity session in Big Sur! You might recognize those names from their Carmel Beach engagement. And of course, their BEAUTIFUL black tie wedding at Tehama– both of which I had the honor of capturing! Now I get to be their Big Sur maternity session photographer in this […]

I was so excited to finally meet Nicole and Zach for the first time and photograph their Big Sur maternity session! These two have recently moved to the area from Felton in Santa Cruz. Nicole is also a nurse at the local hospital. A huge shoutout to this hardworking Momma, and I loved getting to […]

Life’s a beach with the age-old friends to lovers to soulmates. Makes my inner romantic sing every time! I just knew Peter and Nyssa were going to be an absolute joy to photograph for their romantic Big Sur California engagement. That beautiful California coastline and their story? Perfection! I met Peter and Nyssa through one of my […]

Amber and Kyle’s sunset Carmel, California engagement session moved me and filled me with so much sentimentality! I was honored to photograph this service member couple. Amber is a nurse and Kyle is in the military and I admire all that they do for others. Since Kyle is in the military, both of them experience […]

Remember Danielle and Josh’s Big Sur River Inn Wedding with Disney details? I wrote a whole blog post about it here! These two reached out to me after their wedding for their Big Sur Anniversary portraits. I was so excited to revisit Big Sur with them again, this time as their anniversary portrait photographer. Little […]

Northern California and especially Big Sur has every type of backdrop for portraits. We have coastal hills, beautiful wildflowers, forests, and of course, the Pacific Ocean. When Steve and Caitlin reached out to me about photographing their Big Sur portraits in May, I was so excited! They are both from Philidephia (my hometown!) and wanted […]

One of the upcoming trends for 2020 is bridal portraits. You may see sneak peeks of it now… Couples choosing to do bridal portraits before or after the wedding inside a photographer’s studio. Some are even choosing to have on-site portraits done with extensive backdrops! I would love for all my AGS brides to see […]

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