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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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So after popping the big question of “will you marry me?”, you and your partner are forging ahead towards this new chapter of your lives! As a wedding photographer, I’m overjoyed with the honor of being chosen to capture my couples’ authentic, timeless, and romantic love stories. Wedding questionnaires are a staple of AGS because […]

When it comes to my go-to poses for engagement shoots, it’s important to remember that the location you’re based out of will bring its own unique flair to your couples’ photos. For me, as a local Carmel, Big Sur, and Pebble Beach photographer, I know those stylistic elements like the back of my hand! While […]

Having lived in the area for years as a local Carmel wedding photographer, I’ve collected a list of my favorite spots to eat and drink in Carmel into a Carmel food guide! Everything from coffee, breakfast, lunch, dinner, and drinks, you’ll find it all right here. Let’s dig into it! Carmel Coffeeshops I love the […]

As a local Big Sur photographer for weddings, proposals, portraits, and all your special occasions, I’ve compiled more than a few of my favorite photography spots right here in Big Sur over the years. Here are my top 5! 1.) Garrapata State Park Garrapata State Park has so many textural elements for photographing from deep […]

I hope this master list of Carmel by the Sea elopement resources finds you well on your journey to newlyweds. As your local Carmel by the Sea elopement photographer, it’s my goal to streamline the process for you and be your boots on the ground. Down below, I’ve included potential locations to elope- from the […]

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 […]

As the next installment of our elopement guide series, we have our Carmel Valley elopement guide! I’m admittedly biased because my home base is right here Carmel Valley after moving from the East Coast to the West. The big move was a period of uncertainty for myself and my career- but I’ve gotten to meet […]

As a gift from me to you, I want your Big Sur elopement to be as smooth a transition as possible into this new chapter of your love story. I’ve compiled all my know-how from being a local Big Sur photographer into this handy dandy master list so that you can dress your best and […]

Here is a local Big Sur photographer’s Tips & Tricks Planning a Wedding In Big Sur. Like any location, there are a few specific things to keep in mind, but Big Sur presents unique challenges. Don’t let that scare you though! It’s a gorgeous place to have your big day, and I’m here to help […]

In today’s Tips & Tricks, we’re going to talk about the top five must-have getting ready photos for her as a Monterey photographer. I think these are really key to preserving special moments behind the scenes with you and your lovely ladies! Must have – Girl Time This is that special get-ready-with-me time with you […]

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