The desert is magical. I absolutely love it. So naturally when Kathryn and Nathan asked if I'd be cool with driving out to Mecca at sunrise for their engagement session, I was totally on board.
A few months ago, Justine, James and I explored Balboa Park, talking, laughing, joking, and then headed over to Ballast Point in Little Italy.
That's I look for in my engagement sessions. Gorgeous photos, yes, obviously. But also, connection. Adventure. Fun.
I ADORE in-home sessions. When I photograph people, I want to capture them exactly how they are, in that moment. There is something so pure and warm and real about photographing people in their environment. It's a peek into who they truly are, and to me, that's the most beautiful thing.
One early morning in March, Kelsey and Shane met me on this beautiful trail in Del Mar, and together we chatted, they danced, and we explored a beautiful coastal trail.
These two are getting MARRIED today!!!And with their big day, my wedding season is back in full swing.
The sweetest couple with the sweetest pups. This was my first engagement session in San Diego, and I couldn’t have asked for a better couple to start a new city with.
Brenna & Lucas' engagement session was one of my first in California after moving to the Golden State in July, and man, did I fall in love with this place and these two right away.
Julia & Ryan are getting married in a week and a half and I'm REALLY excited. Back in May, we explored Balboa Park together, wandering through the beautiful old architecture and lush green ravines, dodging tourists and finding the best little pockets for photo gold.
I love it when I find my people. The kind of couples where we spend the whole session laughing, talking, exploring, and suddenly it's an hour or two later and the time just flew by. Katherine & Paul are my people.
Capetra & Lee totally brought their style A-game to their engagement photos last December. I was certain this session was going to be a knockout, and it totally was.
I love love love shooting with friends.
When you work with someone you know, especially someone you call a friend, you don't have the slightly awkward getting-to-know-you jitters. It's a seamless blend right into the good stuff, knockout photos right off the bat.