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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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Jill and Ryan’s MPCC Beach House intimate wedding was the first of back-to-back MPCC luxury weddings that I had the honor of shooting as a local Pebble Beach wedding photographer. In fact, both couples from both weddings are friends, isn’t that amazing? (You can see Sarah and Drake’s wedding here 😉 I even photographed Jill […]

Photographed the DREAMIEST San Francisco City Hall elopement and I couldn’t be more honored to have been Lana and Caitlyn’s SF wedding photographer! Everything from Lana’s Toni Maticevski gown to Caitlyn’s BHLDN suit– plus pizza and champagne! Yes, these two lovely ladies ate pizza and drank Moet champagne on the steps of their San Francisco […]

Cole and Nicole’s Carmel by the Sea engagement session was SUCH a great experience to photograph! We shot an hour-and-a-half or so before sunset, and there was just a little bit of wind in the area that day too. It made for these awesome wind-in-your-hair moments with dramatic ocean waves to boot! As a local […]

Sarah and Drake’s MPCC luxury wedding was the second of back-to-back MPCC luxury weddings that I had the honor of shooting on the same weekend! Sarah and Drake are friends of Jill and Ryan, and I got to photograph both their weddings! I loved how tight-knit it all felt for me as their MPCC luxury […]

Zach and Jess hired me for their welcome dinner party the night before their Folktale Winery wedding. It’s such an honor, not to mention a SUPER fun time, getting to spend the weekend with my couples! I got to meet all their friends and family, which was such a highlight for me as a local […]

Had the sweetest time photographing Justin and Alexa’s Ventana adventure surprise proposal! The two of them have been together for about a year-and-a-half and are still SO head-over-heels for each other. Their reactions and expressions were pure gold and excitement. It’s honestly infectious! Alexa was really surprised the moment she realized what was going on. […]

Will and Kelly’s Big Sur engagement was SUCH a beautiful session! For starters, we were all wearing Birks, and Will even picked Kelly’s outfit for the day! The two of them together made for a really playful and sweet engagement session. They even popped champagne to celebrate this new and exciting stage of their lives! […]

I hope this master list of Carmel by the Sea elopement resources finds you well on your journey to newlyweds. As your local Carmel by the Sea elopement photographer, it’s my goal to streamline the process for you and be your boots on the ground. Down below, I’ve included potential locations to elope- from the […]

Vivian and Ryan took a day trip from San Francisco with their dog, Kona, for their Carmel Valley engagement session with Kristin, one of AGS Photo Art’s associate photographers! It was a gorgeous fall day spent with the sweetest, most down-to-earth, and fun-loving couple. No shortage of the cutest photos taken here! The light coming […]

Nazeli contacted me through Instagram for hers and David’s Big Sur anniversary session. These two have been together since 2009! That’s over TEN years! They met in school when they were around twelve/thirteen, then re-met in the workplace. Nazeli and David stayed at Post Ranch Inn for their Big Sur anniversary session. The area is […]

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