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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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I just knew photographing Jordan and Adam’s powerful and heartfelt anniversary session was going to be a joy to do! I was happy to gift it to them! When I first met Jordan, it was through the spinning class that she instructed. Needless to say, it quickly became my favorite way to exercise, and of […]

Quianna from Quianna Marie Photography connected me with Nancy Dreyer initially. I felt like there was an instant connection! Nancy and I first met online when she inquired about doing family portraits. Her family was getting together for a family reunion and celebration. As a portrait photographer, I knew it would be perfect to do […]

Carmel Valley Ranch portrait sessions are a delight to shoot, and I’m not just saying that because I’m a local Carmel Valley Ranch photographer! When Anastasia and Tünde reached out to me over e-mail, I just knew that they would be a special couple to photograph. They both met and live in LA currently, and […]

When I heard that Madison and Reid were planning a jewel-toned wedding at THE Gardener Ranch right here in Carmel, well, as a local Carmel wedding photographer, I was so excited! Brides that choose to explore color is one of the most anticipated looks of 2020. M+R were ahead of the curve! I feel like […]

What first stood out to me about Carmel Valley’s Quail Lodge and Golf Club is their stellar staff. They were so friendly, approachable, kind, and open to all couples! Moreover, when I met with the General Manager and some of the staff, it was nothing but a delight! From a photographer’s perspective- and especially as […]

20,000 acres of beautifully natural land comprise the Santa Lucia Preserve in Carmel Valley, California. Described as “one of the most unique, privately owned parcels of land in the United States if not the world”, Santa Lucia Preserve is an incomparable venue as a local Carmel wedding photographer. It hosts a Gatsby-esque hacienda from the […]

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 […]

Welcome to one of our newest series of local venue features! The first venue we’re featuring is The Club at Pasadera, formally known as Nicklaus Club. It is a romantic Spanish inspired wedding venue and perhaps Monterey’s best-hidden gem… The Club at Pasadera: History The Club at Pasadera, formally known as Nicklaus Club, is an […]

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