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These casual sunset beach engagement photos with Maddy and Brian were the sweetest ever! These two are both SOOO easy going and loving! I’ve known Maddy since we played high school soccer together so it was super special that I had the opportunity to capture her and Brian’s engagement photos! We first started the session […]

Holly and Miles brought so much fun and the best energy to their engagement session in Santa Cruz! I love when couples decide to add a mixture of locations into their sessions because it adds so much variety! For Miles and Holly, the perfect combination was exploring the Santa Cruz Redwoods and then heading over […]

This Shark Fin Cove couples session on the beach with Leslie and her boyfriend was so much fun! Leslie was actually the winner of my first ever Instagram giveaway! Her and her boyfriend drove all the way from Las Vegas for this session, and they only stayed in the area for a day and a […]

Dreaming of a Santa Cruz redwoods wedding?!! Look no further than this incredible bridal elopement session!! Joanna and Henry actually got married the month before in Hawaii, but ended up wanting additional photos in their wedding outfits. They were a bit underwhelmed with their own photos, and were looking for more intimate photos of the […]

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When I think of Oahu engagement photos, I think of stunning quiet beaches like this and meeting incredible people like Matt & Raye!!! These two were such a blast and I love how they brought a sweet dog (and yes I mean “a” dog, not “their” dog). I didn’t know until halfway through the shoot […]

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If you’re wondering how to elope in Yosemite, here are the top 3 things to think about before you start planning!! These tips can be applied to pretty much any elopement location so make sure to research for your specific dream destination too!! 1. Yosemite Seasonal Access This sounds obvious, but you may be surprised […]

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Here are my top 4 tips for what to wear for engagement photos! 1. Look at your photographer’s style Look at your photographer’s Instagram or website for inspiration! You’ll likely notice that a lot of couples they show are wearing similarly colored and styled outfits!! While you should absolutely dress like yourself, if you love […]