Growing up in Simi Valley, I took several field trips trips to the Strathearn Historical Park and Museum nestled in Ventura County. This historical park holds buildings significant to the history of Simi Valley and the surrounding areas- plus it's insanely pretty with tons of awesome photogenic nooks and crannies. This summer wedding was "jammed full" of rustic DIY elements- hand painted signs, insanely cute homemade jam favors, giant outdoor lawn games, and an incredible photobooth setup for fu..
Shelby and Rob's Santa Barbara Courthouse Wedding was a photographer's dream! I love venues that have that perfect mix of gorgeous lush foliage, and also super unique architecture. The Courthouse definitely has both! This sweet ceremony took place in the Mural Room, named for the gorgeous colorful murals of California's history. Their ceremony was short and so sweet, followed by a lot of time to explore the Courthouse and grounds and take advantage of it's incredibly unique and very Santa Baraba..
I have a lot to say about this styled elopement shoot at the gorgeous Reptacular Ranch in Los Angeles County, and I'm excited to be blogging it on this Monday afternoon. This shoot was planned and put together entirely by me (wedding planners- I have mad respect for you). It was so exciting to be able to do this in the winter here in CA while we had a lot of rain that made things so green and gorgeous. The only downside was that we had the worst storm in 10 years the day before our shoot was sch..
Kim and Jack France are some of the nicest people you'll ever meet, and their baby is pretty dang cute as well. I loved doing this sweet family session for them in Corriganville (when it was still green and before our good old California heat turned everything brown). I love capturing candid moments between families, and this sweet family of three was so full of snuggles and kisses that they made my job a breeze...
Elena and Orion chose the Oak Park Community Center and Garden for their Spring engagement session, and I'm so glad that they did! The flowers and gorgeous Spring light really made this location more beautiful than I've ever seen it before. And as far as couples go, Elena and Orion were just as sunny and colorful as the garden we were in. They spent their session laughing, kissing, and teasing each other, and were just a genuinely fun and happy couple to be around. And Orion defi..
Hello! I hope everyone's April is going well- mine is picking up slowly but surely! A couple of weeks ago I had some time to do a personal project that I had been contemplating for awhile. This shoot was based off an image I saw months ago and I loved, and I went into it with only that one idea in mind. While out shooting I had some more ideas, and it was such a beautiful Spring day that I ended up staying out for 3 hours working on these portraits (and then many hours after post processing and ..
I'm finally getting around to blogging this session on my own, and honestly I don't know why it took me so long because this was one of my favorite sessions to date. In January part of this session was featured on LDS Bride Blog (A blog specifically showcasing Latter Day Saint/ Mormon weddings). See It Here! Chelsea was married in 2011 in the Los Angeles Temple, and never had time to do a bridal session, so I was happy to do this session for her! We did this session in late December in..
I had the privilege to photograph Tessa and Brian and their little one(s) in Corriganville Regional Park in Simi Valley. We had just had some nice rains the couple of weeks before so everything was still beautiful and green. This family was so fun to work with and their little boy had such a great personality! I love being able to photograph families in love!"A plane!"..
These two chose such a fun and unique spot to take their engagement photos! The Griffith Observatory in Griffith Park Los Angeles is such an iconic place, and the architecture and views of Downtown Los Angeles made for some super fun photographic opportunities! These two were so fun to be with and weren't afraid to show off their love in front of some crowds visiting the Observatory. I'm so excited to shoot their wedding in a few months! Enjoy these photos of Christina and David!..
This Alice in Wonderland inspired Romantic Tea Party styled shoot
took place in Somis, CA at the beautiful Hartley Botanica Gardens and
Nursery. This was a coming together of many wedding professionals in
Ventura County, CA. The couple is a real couple who met through a
shared love of swing dancing. We wanted to incorporate both the "tea
party" theme of the bride wearing a tea length dress and quaint
tablescapes, as well as the Alice in Wonderland "Queen of
Hearts" theme- with her tiara a..
Chloe and Eric attended a black tie wedding as guests, and decided to do a session beforehand to show off their fancy duds. (Duds is a word I use apparently). The gorgeous Westlake Village Inn was the perfect backdrop for their portraits, with it's beautiful colors and architecture. ..
Natalie and Davey were such a joy to work with for this cuddly golden hour couple's session. What a joy to be able to photograph people in love. <3..
This summer backyard wedding reception was a joy to photograph. Martin and Julie were married and sealed in the Los Angeles California Temple, and then came home to Simi Valley to celebrate. There's nothing quite like golden hour in Southern California- it's definitely a wedding photographer's dream. It's especially dreamy when paired with rustic DIY decor in a gorgeous backyard. My favorite detail was the cardboard cut-out of the Groom's brother, who could not attend the wedding due to serving ..
When Sara and Andrew asked me if their German Shepherd Pup could be part of their photo session, my answer was an absolute "YES!" Seriously, how cute is this little family? Plus the dog hair on Andrew's pants really resonated with me as a cat owner who always has hair on her pants...
Sheena and Al had their wedding reception at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Downtown Ventura. When they knew that they would be moving away from Southern California, they decided to have one last photoshoot to celebrate the beautiful place where hey got married. Even in October the beaches in Southern California are gorgeous, and the colorful sunset was a perfect wrap to the day...
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