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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.

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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 […]

Today we’re reviewing five details every bride should bring to her wedding. It goes without saying that every bride wants her wedding to be a smashing success! After all, being able to look back on your wedding album and relive the big day is part of the investment for you and your partner’s future together. […]

You’re recently engaged and taking the next steps to find your perfect vendors. You’ve got the venue booked, and now you’re on to the next most important thing on your list–your wedding photographer. There are so many options out there these days and before you choose, you’re looking at tons of incredible inspirational images and […]

This seems to be the question nowadays for some weddings that just truly cannot wait. I’ll admit, couples have some tough decisions to make right now. Today I want to talk about some options for those couples who are really having difficulty deciding what to do. Postpone or elope in 2020? Postpone You’ve been hearing […]

Yep, still living that quarantine life just like most of you. Are we done with this yet? I hope so, but I understand what’s happening and I get it; I’m just ready to get back out there and photograph people! However, until then, these are some of my quarantine favorite tools for business that I […]

I know things are getting rough these days in my industry as wedding and event photographers. We are quickly losing income and don’t know how to generate new income in a time where everything is being put on pause. We cannot photograph people or events and it’s completely out of our control. It feels like […]

As a modern-day working from home Monterey photographer, we have the best of both worlds: most of us can work from home during the week and then go out on weekends to shoot anniversaries, engagements, and weddings. Life is great! Since I usually have an office that I go to each day and now that […]

One of the worst-case scenarios for brides is to see a rainy weather forecast for their wedding day. It’s tempting to jump to panic (just how much exactly are rain tents?!), but in today’s blog, I’m bringing all of my years of experience at weddings to you. From Philadelphia Pennsylvania to here in Carmel California, […]

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