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.
We live in a world where hustle never sleeps, our lists grow long and our days can so quickly fill with meaningless distractions. I spent years using the same system and coming up short when it comes to being productive (mostly hand written lists scattered throughout my house and my brain). Once I married “Mr. […]
A Westin Carlsbad Wedding in the Grand View Atrium Coastal views and ocean breezes greet you as you step outside the Grand View Atrium at the Westin in Carlsbad, California. The faint scent of salt in the air and watching the sunset from the cocktail lawn set the perfect backdrop for any San Diego wedding. […]
Engagement Photo Session at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano Take one step inside the Mission San Juan Capistrano and you’re instantly transported to somewhere that feels like Rome. Around every corner you’ll find a vast array of beauty, history and discovery. Every corridor provides a romantic escape for engagement photos in the middle of bustling and […]
A Darlington House Wedding I answered the phone and the excitement and nerves were tangible. We were strangers at the time but a cold call from Colorado, a trip to the Hotel Del and a romantic proposal on the sand dunes would lead us to becoming life long friends. I remember the moment Nicole said […]
San Fransisco is the home to sourdough bread, ocean fog, rolling trolley cars and colorful places to explore. It’s also home to some of my favorite people, Ben and Kendall so when they flew us up to shoot their engagement session I couldn’t be more thrilled. When you think of San Fransisco a lot of […]
The Strapless Dress Arm Challenge Whether it’s your wedding day or a hot date, we all want to look great in that strapless dress. Kristin Rene from Kristin Rene Fitness has put together a great workout to tone your arms and banish the back. By the end of this challenge you should feel more confident […]
San Juan Capistrano Mission Engagement When two love birds from Colorado get engaged at the Hotel Del in Coronado and plan a wedding in La Jolla it’s only fitting that they would do their engagement photos at the Mission in San Juan Capistrano. Nicole’s parents recently retired in Orange County and when it came time […]
Romantic Omni La Costa Wedding Have you ever met someone who is the absolute epitome of romantic? The first time I saw Heather I knew she was beautiful, caring and thoughtful beyond compare but it was her heart of romance that captivated me. I knew her wedding day would be nothing short of true romance, […]
You’ve been watching for years. She’s made you roll on the floor with laughter and cry until your face was completely swollen. She’s taught you to love with complete kindness, to dance with all you’ve got and to laugh your way through life! She’s ELLEN of course and, you’ve been dreaming of meeting your […]
It was the most spectacular day in Laguna Beach for a Proposal at the Montage. The weather was perfect, the water was clear and Chris was about to make Bri the happiest girl in the world. Chris and Bri were celebrating their anniversary with a weekend in Laguna. He had planned an afternoon picnic and […]
Hopefully by now you’ve heard all about Subscription photos and why they will change your life! Today I want to help you think outside the box when it comes to getting the most out of your photo subscriptions so I’ve put together 15 of my favorite ways to utilize your sessions each year (that you […]
Subscriptions are everywhere. Today you can subscribe for music, clothing deliveries, meals, movie passes and even underwear so why not be able to subscribe for photos as well? When I had a baby last year my whole life changed. I went from obsessing over cute photos of our home or my ‘styled’ breakfast to NEEDING […]
Dear Mom, I never knew. I never knew about the years of interrupted sleep you sacrificed for cradling me in your arms. The late night hours you spent tickling my back and sitting outside of my room until you were sure I was asleep because I was afraid of the dark. I never knew how […]
How Much Time You Need for Getting Ready Photos on your Wedding Day One of the main questions I get from brides is how much time do you need for getting ready photos on your wedding day? It’s really important to know this answer as you build your timeline with your wedding planner so I’m […]