Engagement Session at Palm Beach State Park in California

Being a photographer in Monterey, and as someone who always moves due to the military, I have met some incredible couples. There are couples who have become some close friends well after I got them in front of my camera. There are also PLENTY of couples, like Jasper and Jennifer, that remind me that I […]

February 6, 2021

engagements

couple walking on the beach laughing

Engagement Photo Session

Monterey Wedding Photographer Just months before Sammy and Jeff move to Arizona, they wanted to celebrate their engagement. Sammy had found me on Instagram and reached out about an engagement shoot with Jeff. She told me all about their upcoming move to the desert and how they were excited! It’s where there were memories that […]

engagements

January 28, 2021

couple popping champagne on the beach

Picnic on the beach

Nothing is more romantic than having a picnic on the beach in beautiful Monterey, California. The sun setting along the ocean, warm snuggles with your loved one, and a drink in hand. It’s simply perfect. Kris and August enjoyed their evening together eating pizza, donuts, and relaxing on the beach. I collaborated with Picnic By […]

January 12, 2021

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Wedding Planning Advice

The engagement season is upon us, for December through February are the three months out of the year with the most proposals. Not surprising with the holidays in that time frame! As a wedding photographer, I have seen it all with wedding planning. I have worked with so many planners. Most of the time, I […]

engagements

January 5, 2021

Poquoson Virginia Wedding

Monterey Photographer

|Angela and Patrick| It was a long time coming, but I am so excited to finally introduce you to Angela and Patrick. These two are a prime example of love and laughter. Patrick is an all-around goof ball who loves to have a good time. Angela is a sweet lady who loves to smile and […]

December 18, 2020

engagements

couple hand in hand walking on the beach

Engagement Session Outfits

As a wedding photographer who shoots tons of engagement sessions for couples, I get asked this question every single time. “What to wear for an engagement session”. Lucky for you, I am a pro at this. Planning your outfit is based on a couple of things. Here is some inspiration on Engagement Session Outfits! The […]

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December 4, 2020

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

Invested in education courses 

Shot my first solo wedding

2017

Decided to go part-time photographer 

Took a photo of my friends naked son on a beach

Upgraded to a Nikon 5500

2016

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

Took photos of landscapes for fun 

Bought a Nikon 3300

2013

my first solo wedding – 2017

Met some incredible industry friends

Started to fill up 2020

Booked up 2019 in about two months

2019

I moved from Hawaii to Norfolk, Virginia

Shot three amazing Hawaii weddings

Went full-time

2018

experimented with all sorts of editing styles 

Prepared myself to go full-time

Switched back to Nikon and got my first full-frame

2017

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

2021

I moved from Virginia to Monterey, California

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

Covid Hit the wedding business

2020

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

2019

Week in Spain with my husband -2019

2013-2021

business

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