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Playful Mountain Engagement Photos On The Yosemite Valley Floor

These playful mountain engagement photos with Jasper and Jordyn in Yosemite National Park were so beautiful! The sun was just shining in Yosemite, and I loved capturing these two during their first time ever in Yosemite!! Jordyn and Jasper are originally from Toronto, and they planned a trip to Northern California together. Little did Jordyn […]

Here are the top 5 locations for where to elope in Northern California! As a wedding photographer who has lived pretty much their entire life in Northern California (except for college in San Luis Obispo), I’ve visited so many gorgeous places!!! There are a few spots that stick out to me for elopement or even […]

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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 […]