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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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For Mat, and unbeknownst to his fiancé, Ivy, the next chapter in their lives together was his surprise proposal to her at Pebble Beach! These two were booked for my sunset session on October 10th, 10/10! I love lucky little dates like this for special occasions. It makes my proposal photographer heart dance! Not only […]

Photographing Gabby and Tucker’s lovely engagement session right here in beautiful Big Sur, California was my absolute delight! Not did I get to capture this special day, but I also have the honor of shooting their wedding next year too! These two are so darling and were a joy to spend the day with. Keep […]

I just knew photographing Jordan and Adam’s powerful and heartfelt anniversary session was going to be a joy to do! I was happy to gift it to them! When I first met Jordan, it was through the spinning class that she instructed. Needless to say, it quickly became my favorite way to exercise, and of […]

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 […]

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