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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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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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Scripps Pier La Jolla Engagement Photos

When you think of iconic San Diego Engagement photoshoot locations Scripps Pier and Balboa Park should be at the top of your list. Balboa Park has absolutely stunning photoshoot locations around every corner. From historical buildings, lush gardens, and massive fig trees to arboretums and reflecting ponds. It’s truly the heart of San Diego and […]

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Kauai Engagement Photography

A Kauai, Hawaii Engagement Session If you’ve ever dreamed of having a destination engagement session in Kauai, Hawaii then this shoot is guaranteed to make you book flights immediately, pull out your Lai and say “Aloha” to adventure. Matt and Jess are San Diego natives who love the beach, exploring the outdoors and laughing as […]

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Horn Blower Cruise Proposal in Laguna Beach

A Laguna Beach Yacht Proposal This Laguna Beach Yacht Proposal was months in the making for The Yes Girls and Shaan. He knew when it came to asking Megha to marry him he wanted more than a nice dinner, known for his bold asks on Shark Tank Shaan wanted to go over the top for […]

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Orange County Engagement at the Mission San Juan Capistrano

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 […]

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Jessica Rice Photography- San Fransisco Engagement at Sutro Baths and Lands End in San Fransisco

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 […]

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san juan capistrano engagement

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 […]

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Montage Laguna Beach engagement

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 […]

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sunset cliffs and little italy engagement photos

A Little Italy and Sunset Cliffs Engagement When two North Carolina lovers meet in Law School and then practice across the country from each other planning a wedding and even engagement shoot can get a little tricky but, when one of them lives in the heart of San Diego a Little Italy and Sunset Cliffs […]

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Date Night Ideas San Diego

Date Night! Two of my favorite words, Nick and I have a designated night each week that is specifically for a date. Having a date night every week doesn’t mean always going out for nice dinners, it just means taking one evening to be intentional with each other. It’s a night we get to put […]

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San Diego Engagement Session in Coronado

Hotel del Coronado is an iconic destination in San Diego and the perfect place for an unexpected proposal. Patric told Nicole they were going to meet a friend for lunch at the Hotel del Coronado. When the friend called and said she was running late Patric convinced Nicole that they should walk on the beach […]

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Ocotillo San Dunes photo shoot

San Diego has some of the best photoshoot locations in Southern California and I’m excited to share a few of my favorites with you! Whether you’re looking for the perfect place for your Engagement photos or the right spot for your family pics, you’re sure to love one of these spots as much as I […]

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Hotel Del Coronado Proposal

Who doesn’t remember that first morning you woke up after your dream proposal? You sit up and think; “is this real life” and then look down at your hand to see that sparkling gem and your heart goes wild all over again. It’s almost blinding how beautiful your ring is, am I right? Unfortunately all […]

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So you’ve totally found the perfect outfit for your engagement photos, you’ve got your hair and make up appointments set and your mani and pedi on the books but what about your man? It’s so easy to overlook your guy when it comes to engagement photos but it’s important to make sure your boo looks […]

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