30Mar

spit and stares

spit and stares
i thought i would walk through customs with a stamp in my passport and *boom* become instantly creatively picasso-ized. i have been here two weeks and have barely picked up my camera. barely written a word. it could be due to the overwhelming check-list, the fried-rice stealing landlord or the human need to stop and […]

20Mar

nihao, friends.

nihao, friends.
the power of yahoo answers is the worst thing in existence since crop tops. especially if you are wide-awake in colorado awaiting your upcoming transition to asia and start to doubt everything in life at 2:00am on another sleepless night. will my cats die on an international flight?   – yes, thousands of animals die per year due to heart […]

04Jan

puerto vallarta mexico

puerto vallarta mexico
my last wedding of 2014! despite the infamous torrential winter rainstorm that hit northern california on the day the bridal party, family and friends were set to fly to mexico, everyone still made it to watch holly + ben get hitched on 12-13-14! in fact, everyone had a couple days before and after the wedding […]

07Dec

winters california

winters california
laura + adam are one of those couples that make my job and all of the ups and downs you experience behind the scenes of wedding photography well worth it. they are the type of couple that i gush to tk about: “no seriously, you are going to want to be their best friends.” just […]

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 […]