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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.

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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. […]

To one of my best friends of nearly four years: Shannon, thank you for the honor of choosing me to photograph your and Tom’s dreamy sunset Big Sur engagement portraits! I loved every minute of this amazing day and I’m so grateful I got to share it with you two! Maybe it’s a little counter-intuitive […]

No doubt, it’s a wild time for the wedding industry but Lauren and Collin’s love story has been such a dream to capture for this local Monterey elopement photographer! These two are really made for each other. Collin is an attorney and Lauren’s a pastry chef, not your typical bride to be sure! I totally […]

Almost four years ago, I had the pleasure of photographing Bo and Katie’s wedding at the Eagle Vines Golf Club in Napa Valley, CA- and now these two are expecting a baby boy this March! I was thrilled when they reached out to me again to photograph their redwood maternity session in the Bay Area. […]

I was so thrilled to have met and photographed Sara and Austin’s Big Sur sunset engagement shoot yesterday! I can’t stress the importance of the relationship between photographer and couples enough but when there isn’t much opportunity to meet before the big shoot, making friends along the way is equally fun. The three of us […]

I couldn’t wait to capture Tim’s surprise sunset proposal to Steven at Pfeiffer Beach! That’s THEIR beach after all, and I’m right at home there too as a local Big Sur proposal photographer. Pfeiffer Beach is a little off the beaten path but SO so worth every step. It really is the heart of Big […]

Joris planned his surprise proposal to Emily on the weekend they were set to come here- I was delighted to have squeaked in as their local Big Sur proposal photographer! Joris is also a fellow Philly and he works as a professor, whereas Emily is from San Francisco and does marketting in biotech. I loved […]

I was so excited to finally meet Nicole and Zach for the first time and photograph their Big Sur maternity session! These two have recently moved to the area from Felton in Santa Cruz. Nicole is also a nurse at the local hospital. A huge shoutout to this hardworking Momma, and I loved getting to […]

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