Engagement Session at Monterey Beach

Engagement Session at Monterey Beach On a chilly yet golden evening on the beach, Jon pulled his fiance into his arms. He wrapped them around her, giving her warmth from the sea breeze. The sun setting, he grabs her hand and pulls her in for a kiss. Maria shows a faint smile, and no words […]

March 13, 2021


Seabright State Beach Engagement Session

Tis’ the season for engagements! From Santa Cruz to Monterey, I have been traveling up and down photographing beautiful engagement sessions. Brooke and Sam won my heart over and I am excited to talk about them today. So, I wanted to sure their Seabright State Beach Engagement Session for all to be inspired by, for […]


February 27, 2021

Photo session at Marina Sand Dunes in Monterey California

California sand dunes photo session As a photographer in Monterey, engagement and portrait photography is something I always love to offer couples! Whether engaged, or already married, getting portraits done is always a “yes” in my book. It’s something I love to do during the “slow” season. Claire and Parker have been married for about […]

February 23, 2021


couple kissing while holding a donut

Ideas for a beach engagement session

Ideas for a beach engagement session If you are lucky enough to live along the ocean, then you can have some gorgeous sunrise or sunset engagement photos on the beach! Personally, I love beach photography! I love the warm glow from the sun, the smell of the ocean, and the several options I have for […]


February 20, 2021

couple sitting on rock and smiling

Golden Hour Photography

| Jasmine and Brian | I had the honor to photograph Jasmine and Brian’s engagement session, and their blog here will showcase some beautiful golden hour photography. Personally, beaches are my favorite to photograph weddings at because of golden hour, and this session here, was definitely sunny and golden! The moment I met these two […]

February 15, 2021


couple on beach having fun

Engagement Photography

| Tara and Josh | Tara and Josh’s photo session is perfect to showcase some Engagement Photography inspiration! They had their sunset engagement session at Palm Beach State Park here in California on a sunny and perfect evening. From the classic of facing the camera to a champagne pop at the end, this session was […]


February 10, 2021

Sold my Nikon for a Sony, but regretted it right after

Invested in education courses 

Shot my first solo wedding


Decided to go part-time photographer 

Took a photo of my friends naked son on a beach

Upgraded to a Nikon 5500


Thought I was so cool with my grainy photos of blurry horses

Took photos of landscapes for fun 

Bought a Nikon 3300


my first solo wedding – 2017

Met some incredible industry friends

Started to fill up 2020

Booked up 2019 in about two months


I moved from Hawaii to Norfolk, Virginia

Shot three amazing Hawaii weddings

Went full-time


experimented with all sorts of editing styles 

Prepared myself to go full-time

Switched back to Nikon and got my first full-frame


brand photoshoot – 2018

Established my brand and editing style- 2018

California has welcomed me with incredible 2020/2021 wedding couples

I booked a trip to Seattle and Alaska 

This year, I am making it all about creativity


I moved from Virginia to Monterey, California

I invested in my 2nd mastermind- I refuse to lose this business

Covid Hit the wedding business


I invested in my first mastermind

I figured the type of photographer I wanted to be

2020 was booked in full by the end of 2019


Week in Spain with my husband -2019



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