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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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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 a Monterey wedding and event photographer. 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 […]

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, […]

There is so much going on in the world right now. Six feet is the magic number of how far apart we should be from others. “Self-quarantine” and “social distancing” were integrated into our vocabularies overnight. This pandemic is so scary! How do we keep our heads above the water? Below are some tips and […]

One of the most important aspects of every wedding is the wedding timeline! It is intimidating, and although it is not the most exciting aspect of the wedding day, it affects the wedding day the most! The timeline can determine the pace of your day, the overall feel and memories of the day. The wedding […]

How does a bride Build A Genuine Relationship with her photographer? You meet one whose style they admire and then decides to book with their best option. But then what? There are so many critical things you can do to build a relationship! Today, I’m sharing a few ways to Build A Genuine Relationship with […]

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