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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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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 […]

I’ve been working closely with Trung as he puts together the perfect Glen Oaks Big Sur proposal for Sophanny. He’s a physician assistant and she’s a nurse so they met at work. The two of them are SUCH funny people and I was always laughing during our session! Trung’s surprise to Sophanny were portraits I […]

Julien had a whole list of ways he wanted to launch his surprise proposal in Carmel Valley to Shanise, one of which included a HELICOPTER TOUR! Also on the list: staying in a treehouse at the Om Oasis Retreat in Santa Cruz, going to the boardwalk, biking along 17-Mile Drive, and visiting in the local […]

When I was in Cape May, New Jersey, David and Katherine’s moms reached out to me and booked me as their kids’ local Big Sur photographer for a sweet surprise proposal. It was such a thoughtful gift on their part! I love when friends/family come together to help launch occasions like this! David and Kat […]

Jack and Marykate’s surprise proposal in Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach was such a sweet day! In fact, it was photographed by my associate, Kristin. She’s been on our team for four years! We’ve been getting more and more special occasions with Spanish Bay/Pebble Beach as the location and we couldn’t be more thrilled. After all, […]

I was SO over the moon to be Devin and Mali’s local Big Sur photographer for their surprise proposal! We had it all planned out: Mali was going on a girls trip to Carmel with her sister and friend, meanwhile, Devin and I were putting together the surprise proposal. He even already had locations in […]

I loved being Roberto and Rachael’s local Carmel photographer for not only their sweet family sessions, but also their surprise proposal at the end! It’s been a whirlwind of special occasions to capture this month. This one was so amazing for combining my favorite things: family sessions and surprise proposals! You get the best of […]

Cory hired me a few months in advance to photograph his surprise proposal in Sonoma to Whitney! He knew he wanted to get down on one knee and pop the question at their favorite winery in the area, Scribe Winery. They both love Scribe for the tasty wines, of course, and because it’s absolutely beautiful! […]

Richard hired me a few months in advance to photograph his Big Sur Ventana surprise proposal to Liana! The two of them are originally from Texas, and came here for a vacation at Ventana. You already know I love that place! Definitely one of my favorite venues around. He wanted it to be a woodsy […]

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