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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 was SO thrilled photographing Ben and Alex’s surprise engagement in Big Sur! Pfeiffer Beach was our first choice with backup locations like Garrapata and Silomar State Beach in case Pfeiffer is foggy in the afternoon. Ben wanted everything to be perfect and sunny, and Pfeiffer Beach is such a classic pick! It’s really scenic, […]

Cole and Nicole’s Carmel by the Sea engagement session was SUCH a great experience to photograph! We shot an hour-and-a-half or so before sunset, and there was just a little bit of wind in the area that day too. It made for these awesome wind-in-your-hair moments with dramatic ocean waves to boot! As a local […]

Had the sweetest time photographing Justin and Alexa’s Ventana adventure surprise proposal! The two of them have been together for about a year-and-a-half and are still SO head-over-heels for each other. Their reactions and expressions were pure gold and excitement. It’s honestly infectious! Alexa was really surprised the moment she realized what was going on. […]

Will and Kelly’s Big Sur engagement was SUCH a beautiful session! For starters, we were all wearing Birks, and Will even picked Kelly’s outfit for the day! The two of them together made for a really playful and sweet engagement session. They even popped champagne to celebrate this new and exciting stage of their lives! […]

Ryan and Jenna’s Post Ranch Inn surprise proposal was SUCH a fun morning adventure session in Big Sur. A top favorite for sure as a local Big Sur photographer! Jenna had a PRICELESS reaction when Ryan got down on one knee, and once she noticed I was there too! She was all, “Are you here […]

Alex and Sascha are one of the COOLEST couples I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing- their Carmel surprise proposal on the beach was so amazing to shoot! Alex is a TV producer and former musician. Sascha is an actress. They were staying at the Sanctuary Beach Resort Hotel in Monterey and had the brightest […]

When Melissa reached out to me about photographing her heartfelt surprise proposal at Bochard Farms to her dear partner, Jessica, I couldn’t have been more delighted! This local pumpkin patch (also known as Ed Borchard & Sons), is Jessica’s favorite- there couldn’t be a more perfect proposal spot for these two! Orange you pumped for […]

Chris launched his Spanish Bay surprise proposal to Karli right on cliffs overlooking the water! It was a calm evening with light overcast but filled with lots of emotion from this newly engaged couple. This session was such an intimate and private occasion with just Chris, Karli, and their dog. Read on for more! Pebble […]

Jacob and Shannon’s surprise proposal in Pebble Beach was on a beautiful overcast day with clear views of the lodge and golf course. In fact, there never seems to be a time when Pebble Beach isn’t picture-perfect for a special occasion, whether it’s clear or a little foggy! We captured this new chapter at Stillwater […]

Evan and Nathalie’s Carmel by the Sea surprise proposal was SUCH an animated and bubbly session! I loved every minute of the day I got to spend photographing this new chapter of their love story. And of course, as a local Carmel by the Sea photographer, I’m right at home here at Carmel Beach. Read […]

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