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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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Big Sur Proposal Photographer | Matt & Jenn Matt and Jenn’s Big Sur Proposal Photoshoot was a dream. These two have shared many special moments together in sequestered places while traveling. With that said, it was important that they have their proposal feel intimate and special surrounded by nature. The overlook of the ocean set […]

Carmel by the Sea Engagement | John & Carie As a Carmel by the Sea photographer, it was an honor to capture this magical moment for John and Carie. From the beach scenery to the perfectly cut diamond ring, this Carmel by the Sea engagement was so beautiful and a moment in time John and […]

An Iconic Tehama Wedding Anna and Sam’s iconic, intimate and timeless wedding at Tehama had an ambiance like no other. These two lovebirds were truly meant to be with one another and actually met in Kindergarten. Their families have known each other for YEARS and are so intertwined. You can see why it was so […]

Carmel Surprise Engagement Planning I photographed Reynaldo and Danielle’s Carmel surprise engagement and it was an absolute dream. These two have been together for over five years, making the surprise that much more special. Reynaldo and I worked closely together to plan the perfect surprise engagement for Danielle, and all of our hard work paid […]

A Timeless Monterey Wedding | Katherine & John Katherine and John’s Perry House Wedding in Monterey was absolutely stunning! I’m so happy I was able to photograph the wedding because it was such a beautiful, elegant, and timeless event. John and Katherine decided to have their wedding at the very beginning of summer, ensuring the […]

Big Sur Surprise Proposal | Josh & Jane Josh reached out to me to plan the perfect Surprise Proposal in Big Sur. Josh and Jane both love hiking and the outdoors, so we knew this trail along the coast in Big Sur was the perfect location for Josh to surprise Jane with a proposal. Jane […]

Big Sur Engagement | Kirsten & Carsten As a Big Sur photographer, I have to just say that there is nothing more romantic than a Big Sur engagement photoshoot! I was honored to be able to photograph Kirsten and Carsten’s engagement photoshoot in Big Sur. This whole photoshoot made me so excited for their upcoming […]

Big Sur Surprise Proposal | Katherine & Ian When Ian reached out to me about his proposal plans, I was super excited to hear all about his vision! Ian had his heart set on proposing to his dream girl in her favorite place in the world: Big Sur. Can you blame her? Big Sur is […]

A Bernardus Lodge & Spa Wedding | Amlan & Cary As a Carmel Valley wedding photographer, I love photographing a beautiful Bernardus Lodge & Spa wedding! Amlan and Cary’s wedding day was absolutely beautiful and I was honored to be a part of it. These two found me on Instagram and I was so happy […]

The Digital Age & Saving Your Memories It’s true that we live in a digital age where everything, including our most precious photo memories, is kept online. We often scroll through our social media feeds clicking the like button on the images family and friends post of their sweetest, most meaningful memories, but what happens […]

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