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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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We’re continuing our series on family sessions. So far we’ve talked about how to choose a location and what to wear. Today we’re offering three tips and tricks to make your session go as smoothly as possible! These Family tips and tricks will help you prepare for your family portrait session for the season! 1. […]

We’re continuing our series on family portrait sessions, and this week we are covering what to wear and themes. As a portrait photographer, when I usually talk to my clients, we choose the location for their session and then collaborate on the cohesive look. One of the most common questions I get is “What should […]

Today, we are specifically covering family session: choosing a location. How is it already December?! This year flew by. In the spirit of the holidays, we’re talking about family portrait sessions. We’ll be sure to cover various aspects to this throughout the month. Location, Location, Location… Being a family portrait photographer local to Carmel and […]

I’m so excited because Aime from Glamology and I are offering another pop-up boudoir photoshoot! This is the perfect opportunity to choose some outfits and join us for Bubbles and Boudoir. Here are some tips and tricks for preparing for your upcoming boudoir photoshoot… Choose an Occasion We would love to help you create scenery […]

I had the pleasure of writing my first Maid of Honor speech at the end of October for my brother’s wedding, and it was a roller coaster. As someone who gets nervous writing speeches and speaking in public for such a momentous occasion, I researched all of the tips and tricks for writing the best […]

It’s fall, which means everyone is looking for excuses to bundle under warm blankets and wear scarves out! Since fall is the prime time for family portrait sessions for those Christmas cards, we’re sharing our top tricks and tips for family portraits. Read on for more… What to Wear Traditionally, everyone wore the same outfit […]

A styling kit is a wedding photographer’s best friend! It is a set of various props used to enhance product details. Each wedding photographer will have different items in theirs, but today I’m sharing what I bring to my weddings. Styling kits are so important because it helps me create those beautiful flat lay images […]

I have been photographing weddings and events for over ten years, and this is a list that I’d recommend to all novice wedding photographers for all your photographer bag necessities. Photographing weddings can be very stressful. There’s a timeline to abide by, unforeseen circumstances that come up, and a long list of shots you want […]

Do you notice that some brides have those enchanting photos with their skin glowing? They basically look like perfection as the sun sets behind them. Most of those photos come from golden hour, which not every bride integrates into their timeline. Today, we’re talking about the reception timeline and how to prioritize sunset portraits so […]

I can say with a photographer’s certainty that flatlays are one of the most popular must-have photographs from weddings. They are a collection of bridal or groom details which are photographed on a flat surface. Typically it includes the invitation suite, some pretty ribbons, and a couple of florals. The flatlays that AGS Photo Art […]

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