Lighthouse Wedding | Pacific Grove, California

Along the California Coast in Pacific Grove stands a beautiful lighthouse that all tourist must visit. Located in the middle of a Golf Course, you can park along the street and walk up to the “must see” spot for the locals and the tourists. Along the back, you can see the ocean. Waves crashing on […]

November 29, 2021


Weddings in Carmel Valley | Romantic Wedgewood Wedding

Welcome to the state where Weddings in Carmel Valley have become one of the most romantic spots for intimate (and fun) weddings. Lili and Jesus made the smart choice to invest in Wedgewood Carmel to have their October wedding. I remember when I first met Lili, when she came into the wedding dress boutique I […]


November 4, 2021

Tips on Engagement Photos

Picture it. You and your significant other are walking along the Champ de Mars with the Eiffel Tower in view. Hand in hand, you walk closer to the monument. Smiling, as you both finish your second gelato of the day. Once you get closer, you start to notice them acting a bit funny. They are […]

October 15, 2021


couple standing on rocks and kissing

California Elopement

AJ and Julia decided to have an intimate California elopement in Carmel, California to celebrate their love for each other. For them, this was much easier than planning a big wedding. Personally, I love small elopements. They still invited their closest friends and family to watch them say “I DO” at Lover’s Rock at Ribera […]


October 7, 2021

Engagement Photos on the beach | Sara + Joe

Sara and Joe had their Engagement Photos on the beach here in Monterey! This photo session was so important to us because it was our time to get to know each other before their wedding next month! These two reached out to me only a few months ago wanting photography services for their October wedding. […]

September 29, 2021


Engagement Photos on the beach

Beach Wedding in California | Intimate Wedding at Monterey Tides

Sam and Dillon knew they wanted to have a beach wedding in California, and The Monterey Tides was the perfect spot for them. On a perfect afternoon, these two, along with their closest friends and family, gathered at this hotel. Everyone was so excited for the couple to finally say ‘I Do.” Hey, everyone! My […]


September 24, 2021

Beach Wedding in California

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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