Beach Baby Belly

Christine wanted a bohemian beachy shoot, so we went to La Jolla for sunset and those lovely pastel hues ^_^. I also made her halo braid and tucked flowers into it (my first time doing hair)! Yay for bohemian beauty!

Aimee

I just love photographing musicians. Aimee is a singer, songwriter, pianist, and bad-ass chick. We got together for a conversation about her band, her current music, and some portrait play. 

Laurie + Anthony

I knew Laurie back from a vocal class we took together, and when she asked me to photograph her engagement and wedding I was so excited! Laurie and Anthony chose a beautiful (and unconventional!) venue for their wedding, a cruise boat by Electra Cruises in Newport Beach. They were married as the boat sailed and spun through Newport Harbor and into the sunset. 

Iraiz + John

Iraiz contacted me to photograph her small, and intimate wedding ceremony in a San Diego church. The sun was high and the day was warm. The moment I met Iraiz and John I could feel the  deep affection they shared for one another. Their ceremony embodied this affection, with acoustic music, an operatic performance by her daughter, and ritual. A tear slid from Johns eye as he held the hand of his bride, and both cried as they held each other before the blessed Mary. They were clearly incredibly happy to be married - and I was incredibly happy to bear witness and capture their story. 

Norquist Family

The Norquists contacted me for their Christmas card photos, and to capture the smile of their recently -turned -one year old : ) I don't often have time to do family sessions, but this one really warmed my heart and was so much fun!

Desi + Jordan

Desi and Jordan , an in-love, opera-singing couple wanted something different - something dark, with an element of surrealism, and a hint of cabaret. Naturally I was thrilled by the prospect, excited to push out of the box! I made sketches, suggested outfits, collected props, and together we created these pieces which speak of love in a slightly different light. 

Dawn and Tory

Who ever said you need to spend on a venue to have an elegant wedding? I was honored to photograph this gorgeous Southern California estate wedding with Sweetpapermedia. The bride looked lovely in her lace minimalist bohemian dress, and the vintage florals and decor were to die for. Oh, and did I mention there was a horse and carriage? Simply beautiful.

Shot for Sweetpapermedia

Laurie + Anthony

We met at the Montage Hotel - where Laurie and Anthony shared their first date and their first kiss.  We retraced their steps - from the balcony overlooking the ocean, to the balcony of their first get-away, sipping wine and enjoying the sunset!

Victoria & Adam - Purple Fairytale Wedding!

It was a dream in white and purple under the oak trees on a sunny California day. With a detailed ceremony filled with song and prayer, dinner and dancing under the lanterned woods, and a couple so in love, I cried - it really was a fairytale!

Click here to see their engagement session!

Venue: Santiago Canyon Events, Decor: Our Wedding Closet, Makeup: Michelle Seis 

Bridal Compacts: Crystal Filigree (etsy)   Assistant Photographer: Ashleigh Magnus

Wood Soul

Virginia Yogi Nick asked to to photograph a creative yoga themed session. Of course I had to do it in the woods! The bending of the human body is reminiscent of twisting branches. Together we reflected on the nature of human bodies, and how connected we are to the world around us.