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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!

Journal

Journal

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I’m so in love with Erin and Marc’s intimate, wanderlust wedding in Oakland! From their beautiful first look in Joaquin Miller Park to their incredibly tailored ceremony, this was truly one special day for the ages. I’m glad Erin and Marc are such an adventurous duo because boy oh boy, was this small wedding was […]

As a local Big Sur proposal photographer, I can say with full confidence that a surprise proposal at the beautiful Bixby Creek Bridge is a magical occasion! It’s no wonder that it’s one of the most photographed bridges in California! Right on Old Coast Road, the beautiful Bixby Creek Bridge made for Gabriel and Thais’ […]

Aaron’s whimsical Monterey surprise proposal to his lovely lady, now fiancée, Jaclyn, was so beautiful to witness! I am beyond honored to have been their local Monterey photographer for this very special occasion. Not only has Aaron been planning this for a LONG time (he hired me six months ago!), he also tailored it so […]

Steve and Anh’s surprise proposal on the coastline had an awesome California staple in it, that is, In-N-Out! Photographing this joyous occasion was such a delight for me as a local Carmel by the Sea proposal photographer. These newly engaged lovers currently live in Chicago and love going on once-in-a-lifetime adventures. They headed west for […]

Although at first, we had a few wrenches thrown into our plans, I’m happy to report that Jaime and Lindsey’s surprise proposal on the sand was a smashing success! Planning a proposal is hard work, especially on the lively weekend of Labor Day. Having connections as a local Big Sur photographer certainly pays off when […]

My time with Sarah and Drake for their beautiful and classic Pebble Beach engagement was a delight to photograph! Firstly, I was over the moon to get to work with them after a previous bride, Morgan, (Sarah’s best friend!) recommended them to me. Secondly, these serendipitous connections to my couples really fill my heart- Sarah […]

Morgan and Bill’s Carmel Beach engagement make them the PERFECT Monterey couple when it comes to their maritime photos! Everything from their thematic blues (which really is their signature color!) to their adorable Frenchie, Olive, made their engagement session a delight to photograph! Best Friends’ Sweet Serendipity What really added to the sentimental factor I […]

Kaela and Chase are Texas sweethearts who came out to California’s beautiful Pebble Beach for their engagement session. It was such a joy to be their local Monterey photographer and capture their love story on the coast of Pebble Beach as well as in Del Monte Forest! Meet Kaela & Chase “Chase doesn’t know this […]

On July 11th, I teamed up with Kaitlin Ford and Kim England- the lovely ladies behind Pocketful of Plans and Fleurs du Soleil respectively- and we held fifteen-minute couples portrait shoots for ten couples affected by COVID! It’s no secret that this pandemic has the whole world turned upside down! Not only are couples faced […]

As a gift from me to you, I want your Big Sur elopement to be as smooth a transition as possible into this new chapter of your love story. I’ve compiled all my know-how from being a local Big Sur photographer into this handy dandy master list so that you can dress your best and […]

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