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whole-heartedly believe in 4 hour dinners, planning parties so epic people talk about them for years. Going way over the top on gifts, dancing all of my stress away and raising our kids to live out love and kindness that can change the world. 

A Southern Girl living in San Diego’s Endless Summer! I left dental career path to travel the world with just a camera in hand and spent a year capturing the world’s greatest beauty. I’m a deep believer in waking up at 5 am to own my day, rocking every jumpsuit, losing track of time dining with friends and drinking tea until it fills my veins. I traveled the world in search of life’s greatest adventure and found it in my arms as I held my children. I’m here for you. Here for your adventure and here to share everything I’ve learned along the way. 

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GIRLLLLLLL!!!!You are freakin’ ENGAGED!!!! Can you hear me shouting from the roof for you??? If you don’t have a smile permanently pasted to your face right now I want you to get up, turn on THIS song and dance like the madly-in-love ENGAGED woman that you are right now! That felt good am I right? […]

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San Diego Wedding Venues

First up in the San Diego Wedding Venues Guide: La Jolla Women’s Club Wedding blog series is a If you’re looking for the perfect San Diego Wedding Venue that offers ocean breezes and a romantic garden feel then La Jolla Women’s Club might be perfect for you! Just one block from the beach, located in […]

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Scripps Pier Family Photography

Nothing sets the scene like sunset at the piers. We are so lucky to have 2 absolutely stunning piers here in San Diego; Scripps and Oceanside. Both of these piers are breath-taking backdrops for family photography. Kids love to splash in waves, chase the tide, run under the pier and dance on the sand during […]

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San Diego Family Photography at Coronado Sand Dunes

If you’ve ever visited the Hotel Del Coronado before and walked along the shoreline, you have probably noticed the immense sand dunes that reside just north of the hotel. These dunes are like their own little land when you’re inside. Kids like to create mazes out of them and joggers use them for endurance. What you may […]

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Balboa Park Family Photography-Desert Gardens

Balboa park is one of our all time favorite locations to shoot family portraits! There are so many incredible places to capture those beautiful, candid and timeless photos. One of my absolute favorite locations in Balboa Park is the Desert Gardens. The Desert Gardens are located on Park Blvd, adjacent to the Rose Gardens and […]

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Leo Carrilo Ranch Family Photography Session

Leo Carrillo Ranch is truly a hidden treasure tucked in the hills of Carlsbad. This historic rancho is full of possibility (and entertainment) when it comes to your family photography session. Leo Carrillo Ranch is one of our favorite places for photos and kids love it too! Take one look around the ranch and you’ll […]

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Sunset Cliffs Family Photography Session

Sunset Cliffs will always be one of my favorite versatile photoshoot locations. It’s endless open space, lots of area for kids to run and play and incredible places to explore. It’s important to know that sunset cliffs is huge, 68 acres! The park is nearly a mile and a half long, with a trail along […]

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I collected 6,000 toothbrushes to take with me to Africa. Six-thousand toothbrushes in six 50 lb. duffle bags on a 46 hour trip across the world. When I stepped on my college campus for the first time I knew the career path I was on. I dreamed of anatomy classes, med school, dental degrees and […]

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I don’t have a memory where my mom wasn’t taking a picture. Her purse was always full of film rolls waiting to be developed or used. We frequented the film lab at Walmart so often they knew us by name. She was always toting a camera over her shoulder and it fascinated me, I would […]

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National Geographic African Boy covering eyes in Burkina Faso

I remember everything about that day, the day my college roommate walked in with a camera in her hand that made my jaw drop. I had never seen anything like it. My first sight of a DSLR. We sat in the floor of our living room staring at it as if it was a huge […]

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Balboa Park Wedding Photography

There is no place more iconic in San Diego than Balboa Park. Balboa Park is a very popular destination for engagement, wedding and family photos but on this one incredible day we had the entire park to ourselves.

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Carlsbad Family Photography at San Elijo Lagoon

San Elijo lagoon is one of San Diego’s best places for family photos. San Elijo lagoon offers 7 miles of trails to explore, a salt water lagoon and endless foliage. The lagoon offers ample open space for running, exploring and playing. If you’re looking for some of our other favorite San Diego photoshoot locations check […]

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Best Photoshoot Locations in San Diego

San Diego’s absolute best photoshoot locations. A detailed list of all the best beaches, parks and open spaces for any engagement or family photoshoot!

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Pannikin Building Wedding in San Diego

If you love color, the boho look and also an industrial vibe then this Vibrant bohemian style wedding at The Pannikin Building in San Diego is right for you!!! Sweet Blossom Weddings had a vision for a bohemian-styled wedding look and they certainly lived up to the hype, creating the most beautiful Spring photoshoot. Combining […]

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