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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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Today on the Journal, we’re revisiting my dear friends, Shannon and Tom, for their beautiful Pebble Beach elopement at Spanish Bay! This super intimate, private wedding was such an honor to photograph as a Pebble Beach elopement photographer. And to capture such a momentous occasion for my dear friends, it was just the best! Read […]

Today on the Journal is Morgan and Bill’s maternity session in Big Sur! You might recognize those names from their Carmel Beach engagement. And of course, their BEAUTIFUL black tie wedding at Tehama– both of which I had the honor of capturing! Now I get to be their Big Sur maternity session photographer in this […]

I loved getting to meet this lovely couple and help Soroosh plan his epic Big Sur surprise proposal to Hannah! Under the guise of visiting Hannah’s best friend in Santa Cruz, Soroosh and I were putting together a weekend getaway for this special day. Big Sur is actually a new and exciting place for them. […]

Chancy and Alexa’s Treebones Big Sur surprise proposal was such a joy to photograph! Treebones Resort is located along the super scenic Highway 1 and was the perfect place for this lovely occasion. I was delighted to have been chosen as Chancy and Alexa’s local Big Sur proposal photographer. Read on for this awesome session! […]

I loved getting to spend the day with Cody and Melanie for their surprise proposal at Bernardus Lodge & Spa! Bernardus is easily one of my favorite venues to photograph at as a local Carmel photographer. I feel right at home capturing love stories there! It adds such an intimate and charming touch to the […]

This week, I got to team up with Kaitlin again, the superstar behind Pocketful of Plans, to plan Adrian and Antoinette’s Bernardus Lodge & Spa surprise proposal! The two of them are originally from Chicago and have been together for a little over a year now. They decided to celebrate their anniversary here. You can […]

I loved getting to work with an awesome team of vendors to create this luxurious Monterey Surprise Proposal at Sanctuary Beach Resort for Noah and Miloni! I can’t speak highly enough of Pocketful of Plans enough for spearheading this weekend- definitely recommend her going forward if you’re thinking of taking your surprise proposal up a […]

A surprise proposal in Big Sur is my bread and butter as a local Big Sur photographer. What’s not to love about this coastal beauty? Especially at sunset! It’s the perfect spot to get down on one knee and pop that question, which is exactly Mehrad did for his fiancée, Gaby! This lovely couple met […]

Zsigmond and Ashley’s Santa Barbara engagement session reminded me of my favorite thing about being a destination photographer. I love getting to meet my couples where they’re at and photographing in places outside of my local area! Film photography engagement sessions especially are such a delight for me. Being a Santa Barbara engagement session photographer […]

If you haven’t already seen Morgan and Bill’s Carmel Beach engagement, here it is now, but otherwise, we’re continuing their love story today with their beautiful, black-tie intimate wedding at the ultra-exclusive Tehama Golf Club! Their special day was an absolute joy, full of getting ready portraits as well as portraits on the Tehama grounds. […]

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