04Nov

monterey california

monterey california
oh my, the carmel mission. monterey on an october day. lavender bridesmaid dresses. succulents. non-stop laughing groomsmen. stunning bride. and dapper groom. shooting in monterey/carmel is amazing. it has been three years since i did a wedding there and i was so happy to return this past october for chad and meghan’s wedding. the weather […]

27Oct

los angeles california

los angeles california
amanda and spenser’s wedding was everything done right. no venue, just a private property previously owned by charlie chaplain. no bridal party, just fancy friends. no phones and cameras at the ceremony. no seats, just guests relaxing on blankets. no buffet, just family style catering. no toasts limits, just open mic. no cake-cutting, bouquet toss, […]

22Oct

portrait of jezzie

portrait of jezzie
her bony tail brushes against my leg while she crawls towards the water bowl. she slowly licks droplets of life. hi there, jez. she turns to follow me over to the couch where a handful of love and affection is waiting for her. my hand rubs her back, feeling each narrow bone along the way. […]

20Oct

lodi california

lodi california
chris and ashley got married at a beautiful winery on a hot lodi september day. under a ginormous oak tree, along with their two ridiculously adorable daughters, they became a family. i have had the pleasure of photographing ashley, chris and the girls on a few occasions and have loved being there from maternity to […]

15Oct

speak now or forever hold your peace

speak now or forever hold your peace
how often do you go to party city and see a balloon that says “congrats! you are where you are supposed to be!” or “happy decision to not marry the wrong person!” we laugh at the thought of such a silly helium balloon. – excerpt from my previous blog on singleness dangit, party city still […]

08Oct

sunnyvale california

sunnyvale california
this is by far the most beautiful diy wedding of the season. kathy and craig bought a home earlier this year and completely revamped it. with kathy’s visionary creativity and craig’s extensive gardening knowledge, these two created the most stunning backyard diy wedding i have seen. literally, they should go into business designing venues. these […]

22Sep

the world | beavercreek + denver colorado

the world | beavercreek + denver colorado
i was able to spend some special time with my family in colorado. including my adorable little nieces and nephew. we spent a few days at the park hyatt beavercreek and then did a mini-food tour in denver. i love colorado so much!  

15Sep

stockton california

stockton california
heather and gary live in san francisco, but their river wedding extravaganza took place in the glamorous city of stockton. like you and most of the world would think, this wedding gave stockton a sliver of hope for being a wedding destination. before you central volleyers get too excited this privately owned property belongs to […]