Estancia La Jolla Wedding Seminar

February 26, 2017

Last Tuesday, the San Diego Association of Bridal Consultants held a wedding seminar at the Estancia La Holla Hotel & Spa. The property is beyond gorgeous, combining the traditional mission look and feel with modern elements–like exposed bricks–and plenty of open spaces. …

Balboa Island Maternity Session

December 19, 2016

Sean and Christina are dear friends of mine who asked me to photograph their Balboa Island maternity session a couple months ago. We headed down past Newport in the late afternoon and started on the beach. But between the large number of people and …

Review: Vinta Camera Bags

December 12, 2016

After seeing their advertising on social media, I ordered myself one of the new Vinta camera bags. The concept looked fascinating and I wanted something a bit more stylish than what I was using. After pre-ordering the charcoal version, I kept an eye out …

Laguna Beach Engagement Session

November 21, 2016
Couple looking at each other lovingly with an epic sunset behind them at their Laguna Beach engagement session

Jeffrey Open Space Trails in Irvine Before Farah and Roman’s Laguna Beach engagement session, we met up at Jeffrey Open Space Trails, a beautiful park and trail in Irvine. Having photographed a family session there previously, I knew a few spots that would …

Sherman Gardens Wedding in Corona Del Mar

November 18, 2016

“Every adventure requires a first step…” In 1955, in the coastal town of Corona Del Mar, California, a botanical wonderland made its debut. This horticulture retreat known as Sherman Library and Gardens provided the ideal backdrop and inspiration for our “Shakespeare in …

Maui Connection Session in Lahaina

November 1, 2016

While I was in Hawaii for Charis & Ben’s Mt. Haleakala elopement, Becky and Scott asked me to shoot some portraits for them. For their Maui connection session, I first met them at their room at Ka’anapali Beach Hotel for some shots …

Networking Brunch at the Santa Barbara Club

October 29, 2016

Wildflower Linen teamed up with Zohe from Santa Barbara Wedding Style to organize a networking brunch for wedding and event planners in the area. Held at the Santa Barbara Club on October 20th, it brought together a lot of interested folks. The florals …

Sensual Boudoir Session in Black & White

October 1, 2016

Brooke had expressed interest in shooting a sensual boudoir session for her own portfolio. She had some lingerie from Victoria’s Secret she wanted to use, so I put together a Pinterest moodboard for it. I hadn’t planned to have these images exclusively …

In-Home Newborn Session

September 22, 2016

I photographed Baby C’s newborn session in the warmth and comfort of Krysten and Brenton’s home in Lake Forest. Usually newborn sessions take place at 4-10 day mark after the baby is born, but due to some scheduling issues, the session happened at …

Elegant Engagement Session in Newport Coast

September 12, 2016

Engagement sessions vary in style greatly based on the couple, the photographer, the location, and more. In order to change things up a bit, I teamed up with The Dizzy Daisy to style and shoot an elegant engagement session. The accessories Dana …