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Welcome! I am beyond excited to share with you all my years of experience as a Monterey, Carmel and Big Sur Wedding Photographer! On the blog there are tips and tricks for new couples and photographers, venue features, special series, photo sessions and more.

Dive in and read all the love stories I've been able to witness here in Monterey California. Elopements in Big Sur, Carmel Weddings, Surprise Proposal in Monterey and destination!

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It was such a joy and honor to be Erin and Martin’s wedding photographer for their intimate Big Sur elopement! They had an intimate two-hour session at Wedding Rock in Carmel by The Sea, California. Her dress was BHLDN, their flowers were from Fionna Floral, and their wedding bands were custom made. They had a […]

As a local Monterey wedding photographer, I know that planning your big day is no easy feat- but Tyonna and Anthony’s intimate Monterey elopement was such a joyous occasion, and it was my privilege to get to work alongside this lovely couple! They reached out to me in the midst of this difficult season, their […]

Here is a local Big Sur photographer’s Tips & Tricks Planning a Wedding In Big Sur. Like any location, there are a few specific things to keep in mind, but Big Sur presents unique challenges. Don’t let that scare you though! It’s a gorgeous place to have your big day, and I’m here to help […]

In today’s Tips & Tricks, we’re going to talk about the top five must-have getting ready photos for her as a Monterey photographer. I think these are really key to preserving special moments behind the scenes with you and your lovely ladies! Must have – Girl Time This is that special get-ready-with-me time with you […]

Big Sur’s Calla Lilly Valley is a wonderful spot to photograph proposals! I was thrilled when Brandon reached out to me so I could shoot his surprise proposal to his darling, Aryn. I already knew a Calla Lily Valley proposal was going to be beautiful! I’d previously photographed his brother, Jacob’s proposal to his love, […]

They say the more you love your job, the more it doesn’t feel like work, and The Cottage makes me so grateful to be doing what I love, and what I know I’m meant to do on this Earth. Photographing weddings, elopements, engagements, proposals – the whole shebang! It’s what I love to do most, […]

Life’s a beach with the age-old friends to lovers to soulmates. Makes my inner romantic sing every time! I just knew Peter and Nyssa were going to be an absolute joy to photograph for their romantic Big Sur California engagement. That beautiful California coastline and their story? Perfection! I met Peter and Nyssa through one of my […]

Today we’re reviewing five details every bride should bring to her wedding. It goes without saying that every bride wants her wedding to be a smashing success! After all, being able to look back on your wedding album and relive the big day is part of the investment for you and your partner’s future together. […]

Amber and Kyle’s sunset Carmel, California engagement session moved me and filled me with so much sentimentality! I was honored to photograph this service member couple. Amber is a nurse and Kyle is in the military and I admire all that they do for others. Since Kyle is in the military, both of them experience […]

You’re recently engaged and taking the next steps to find your perfect vendors. You’ve got the venue booked, and now you’re on to the next most important thing on your list–your wedding photographer. There are so many options out there these days and before you choose, you’re looking at tons of incredible inspirational images and […]

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