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 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

couple walking on the beach laughing

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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