22Oct

san gregorio wedding | mr. and mrs. martisauskas

san gregorio wedding | mr. and mrs. martisauskas
surrounded by the glory of redwoods, steve + courtney got married under a cathedral of trees in a darling private property south of half moon bay. the island farm is a family-owned property rested in the hills of san gregorio. not only does this property not advertise for weddings, but it has barely been touched […]

18Oct

central valley wedding | mr. and mrs. lunsford

central valley wedding | mr. and mrs. lunsford
this wedding holds a dear place in my heart. from the exchanging of first gifts to father’s first look to the mother-son dance, this wedding was a joyful tearfest [in the best sense of the made-up word]. hannah and jared hold two special states in their hearts – oklahoma + california – and so it […]

17Oct

ten tips for the budget-weary bride

budgets. every bride and groom has to work within a budget, no matter how big or how small. when brad pitt and jennifer aniston sat down to plan their perfect marriage wedding, i am sure they had the dreaded conversation that every couple faces. i could just imagine jennifer losing it “our budget is only […]

15Oct

rainy lodi wedding | mr. and mrs. rooney

rainy lodi wedding | mr. and mrs. rooney
rachel + brendan informed me early on that rain follows them wherever they go. so it was no surprise to them that the first rainy day in the central valley in months would be on their wedding day. as everyone knows, rain on your wedding day is a symbol of luck. well, i am not […]


04Oct

cayucos destination wedding | mr. and mrs. smits

cayucos destination wedding | mr. and mrs. smits
there’s too much to say about this wedding. the bride, the groom, the guests, the party, the ceremony, the trailer, the destination, the barn, the cal bear fan club, the details, the barn. i will let the photos share the story of the day, but know this, the couple is more beautiful than this wedding […]

25Sep

lake tahoe wedding | mr. + mrs. vora

lake tahoe wedding | mr. + mrs. vora
when i received an inquiry from lindsay’s bridesmaid, she filled me in on all of the details of the wedding day and the couple. the destination wedding. the northstar mountaintop. the concert theme. the superhero/giant’s fan theme. the overall expectation of awesomeness. both music engineers. and the fact that lindsay + sean are the friends […]

25Sep

god bless the broken road

i am a huge [that's an understatement] proponent of adoption. its a ministry i feel many are called to [not everyone, but many] and that everyone [yes, everyone] should support in some way. when i hear stories of adoption, my heart melts. within the past couple of years, i have been able to see friends […]