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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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After all the twists and turns that come with trying to plan a wedding amidst a pandemic, Gaby and Tucker finally got to say “I do” and have their classic downtown Monterey Bay wedding! These two are SUCH a beautiful couple and their wedding was just as stunning. It really was an amazing representation of […]

Chris launched his Spanish Bay surprise proposal to Karli right on cliffs overlooking the water! It was a calm evening with light overcast but filled with lots of emotion from this newly engaged couple. This session was such an intimate and private occasion with just Chris, Karli, and their dog. Read on for more! Pebble […]

I knew from the moment I met Valerie and Ken that their private Carmel estate elopement was going to be such a sweet and intimate occasion! They are such funny and approachable people. The two of them rented this beautiful private estate down by the beach for their special day. We got beautiful portraits right […]

When one of my associate photographers, Kristin, captured Annie and Patrick’s Monterey wedding at The Perry House, she could really see their personalities unfold in front of her. Annie and Patrick flew all the way from Massachusetts to have their Monterey wedding at The Perry House. It was so awesome seeing Kristin’s captures for their […]

I recently came back from the East Coast and one couple I had the pleasure of photographing was Mary and Chris’ Cape May, New Jersey family session! I’ve been photographing Mary and her family for a few years now. I’ve photographed her brother’s family too! Being recommended to family and friends by my couples really […]

Jacob and Shannon’s surprise proposal in Pebble Beach was on a beautiful overcast day with clear views of the lodge and golf course. In fact, there never seems to be a time when Pebble Beach isn’t picture-perfect for a special occasion, whether it’s clear or a little foggy! We captured this new chapter at Stillwater […]

Lauren and Mike wanted to preserve the moments where little baby Noah is still only three months old with a sweet family session in Pebble Beach. It was a joy to be their Pebble Beach family photographer and capture their growing family during our morning beach session. We even went into the Del Monte Forest […]

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 […]

Engagement sessions peel back the layers of my couples and tell whether or not we’re a good fit, and with Matt and Meli’s Big Sur engagement + their Bernardus wedding, I know the three of us are a GREAT fit! These two came to my office aka The Cottage so we could talk all about […]

I was SO over the moon to photograph Jill and Ryan’s MPCC engagement session in Pebble Beach! There can never be enough special occasions for me to be a couple’s MPCC wedding photographer. The Monterey Peninsula Country Club is a private beach house that is such a dreamy venue both for Jill and Ryan’s engagement […]

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