10Jul

sacramento california

sacramento california
june twentieth is a day that will go down in history for kristen and jeff. not only was it the day they declared their vows under the trees in front of hundred plus loved ones. but also the day that kristin’s mom’s car broke down two hours away. but for me, it will be the […]

07Jul

san jose portrait

san jose portrait
its their first anniversary =] i am so happy to have photographed derik and sarah’s engagement, wedding and now first wedding anniversary. tk and i met them in san jose on a warm friday at a local wildlife park. it was us four, the sun and a bazillion gnats. a true wildlife experience. tk and […]

30Jun

mammoth california

mammoth california
this was sure to be an unique engagement. amanda + spenser, based in LA, wanted to meet somewhere out of the norm for their engagement session. they decided on mammoth for their destination. the goal: to hike to devil’s postpile and then trek over to rainbow falls for the finale. in between, we photograph. i […]

25Jun

santa cruz california

santa cruz california
i met kathy + craig at the santa cruz warf for their engagement session. our original plan of shooting along the boardwalk was delayed a bit due to the summer crowds. so we opted for the warf and the beach near the cliffs. we were able to snag a few shots near the rides before […]

10Jun

sacramento california

sacramento california
this is a side tangent that i have thought about recently [and is no way inspired by this couple but rather just conversations i have had with friends recently]: if you have been married longer than a day, you know that marriage is tough. its a lot of work. you change and you grow. every […]

04Jun

the world | london england

the world | london england
this blog is dedicated to my friend, my wanderlust-soul-sister, my colin-firth-co-crusher, and my second shooter, katie. i have never known an american that was so british. katie lived in england for a time in college and has always dreamt of returning. but of course, life happens. marriage happens. a house happens. then baby number one. […]

02Jun

turlock california

turlock california
after a 1.5 month hiatus from the wedding world and the facebook world, i am back with miranda and jake’s pageo lavender farm wedding. you might remember this beautiful turlock venue [let’s be honest, its basically the only beautiful thing in turlock!] from vicki and ben’s 2012 wedding. or you may recognize jake and miranda […]

21May

the world | krakow poland

the world | krakow poland
a mysterious country fueled by the consequences of the past and the promise of a redemptive future. signs warning citizens of the penalty of racism scatters public transportation. the worn cracked buildings stand tall as if they are shouting we have survived. we are still standing. the roads tell a different story. as if the […]