27Mar

travel’s ugly stepsister, jet lag

travel’s ugly stepsister, jet lag
this could be another one of my “i didn’t ever want to come home to america” blogs. but with the strength of a lion, i will try to restrain myself from ranting blogging about my deep need to be in a foreign country twenty-four-seven. for those who know what i mean to be in a […]

11Mar

san francisco elopement | mr. and mrs. orozco

san francisco elopement | mr. and mrs. orozco
i love when i get contacted by past wedding party members. i feel like they already know me and how i wiggle through a wedding day. and since they already know how i conduct tyra’s smize in portraits, we pretty much have a lifelong bond. so when past bridesmaid, sondra, contacted me to have me […]

10Mar

san francisco portrait | ryan and kristen

san francisco portrait | ryan and kristen
happy monday! last tuesday, i was able to bounce around little italy and baker beach with ryan + kristen during their anniversary trip to san francisco. they were in town from las vegas to celebrate their ten-year milestone! and wanted a photo session to document the occasion. bada bing bada boom, here are kristen + […]

06Mar

san francisco surprise wedding | mr. and mrs. yount

san francisco surprise wedding | mr. and mrs. yount
years ago i heard about julia roberts inviting her guests to a surprise wedding disguised as an independence day party. for those who have asked me what a surprise wedding, it is when the bride + groom show up to get married right then and there with the guests not being in the know. so […]

25Feb

not all who wander.

not all who wander.
not all those who wander are lost. at my wedding reception, my little brother – whom i respect more than most – quoted this lionized j.r.r. tolkien line in his speech to describe me and my journey in life thus far. i have never heard someone use such a simple group of words to describe […]

14Feb

san francisco elopement | mr. and mrs. vick

san francisco elopement | mr. and mrs. vick
yay its valentines day! as i wait to see if tk will surprise me with a five foot teddy bear, i wanted to blog this specially romantic wedding. i am not sure what it is about elopements, but they are ridiculously romantic to me. this past year, i have known several couples who chose this […]

05Feb

sacramento engagement | jake + miranda

sacramento engagement | jake + miranda
when miranda told me she had a car load of vintage props and wanted a railroad backdrop for their shoot, i immediately thought about old sacramento train station. so we trekked up to sacramento for a mid-week engagement session along the sacramento river. tk and i have known jake for a few years and miranda […]

03Feb

reno nevada wedding | mr. and mrs. bartsch

reno nevada wedding | mr. and mrs. bartsch
it’s no secret that i love winter weddings. i find that couples who choose to go down the road less traveled in the wedding world are my favorites. i am not sure if it is the snow chill in the air, the soft winter lighting or the furs that get to me. but they truly […]