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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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Evan and Nathalie’s Carmel by the Sea surprise proposal was SUCH an animated and bubbly session! I loved every minute of the day I got to spend photographing this new chapter of their love story. And of course, as a local Carmel by the Sea photographer, I’m right at home here at Carmel Beach. Read […]

Emily and Conor’s engagement session in Big Sur was such a dream to shoot! These two have been together for eight years now. They got engaged on December 5, 2020 on Baker Beach in San Francisco while playing fetch with/walking their dog, Gino. Isn’t that the sweetest? As a Big Sur engagement photographer, I love […]

I’ve been working closely with Trung as he puts together the perfect Glen Oaks Big Sur proposal for Sophanny. He’s a physician assistant and she’s a nurse so they met at work. The two of them are SUCH funny people and I was always laughing during our session! Trung’s surprise to Sophanny were portraits I […]

Julien had a whole list of ways he wanted to launch his surprise proposal in Carmel Valley to Shanise, one of which included a HELICOPTER TOUR! Also on the list: staying in a treehouse at the Om Oasis Retreat in Santa Cruz, going to the boardwalk, biking along 17-Mile Drive, and visiting in the local […]

When I was in Cape May, New Jersey, David and Katherine’s moms reached out to me and booked me as their kids’ local Big Sur photographer for a sweet surprise proposal. It was such a thoughtful gift on their part! I love when friends/family come together to help launch occasions like this! David and Kat […]

Ellie and Houston’s Pebble Beach engagement session was SUCH a sweet day and it only made me even more excited to photograph their Holman Ranch wedding. Surprise! I get the pleasure of working with Pocketful Of Plans for their special day and we’re so excited! It was a ton of fun getting to know each […]

It’s been TWO years since we booked this wedding through all the twists and turns, but Madi and Zach finally got to tie the knot and say “I DO” at their Monterey wedding at The Club At Pasadera! Kaitlin of Pocketful Of Plans and I have been waiting for this special day to arrive for […]

Abigail and Morgan’s Monterey wedding photography on June 19 at The Perry House was among the first few sessions in a record-breaking week! These two are currently living Portland, Oregon but they’ve also spent time in California, Washington, and Dublin, Ireland. How cool is that? They’ve been together for ten years now! Abby works in […]

Today’s Carmel family session is one near and dear to my heart because of my great friend, Kaitlin! You know her as the superstar behind Pocketful Of Plans, a local wedding planner and designer service here in Big Sur, Monterey, and Pebble Beach! The two of us have worked together for a long time on […]

Jon and Mylinh’s family session in Spanish Bay, Pebble Beach was so precious and sweet! They’re such a cute couple with the most adorable little boys, Hudson who’s three and Moses who’s six. We photographed all across the coastline and Del Monte Forest area. I was so over the moon to be their Pebble Beach […]

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