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I'm Stacie and I'm so happy you're here. This blog is a space where I get to share my work with you and offer advice, tips, and inspiration for your wedding and beyond.
San Diego is one of the most beautiful places in Southern California. We have beautiful beaches, gorgeous sunsets, and pretty good weather most of the time. It’s no wonder many couples like to take their engagement photos on a San Diego Beach.
This particular beach, Terramar, boasts an amazing view of the coastline as well as stunning cliffs and exposed rock that really add to the drama of this location.
In Santa Barbara, California, just a little ways out of the way, there’s a hike called Lizard’s Mouth. I initially learned of this place because there is some rock climbing in the area, and I’ve ventured here before with a few friends. Since my very first visit to Santa Barbara, I sort of fell in love with the place! I’m not entirely sure what it was–maybe the warm Southern California sun was just what my Oregonian soul needed. But more so, I just enjoyed the general vibe of the area. It was relaxed and fun, but easy to find places that were pleasing to the artistic eye.
Sometimes we need to get away from our main work focus and CREATE. Working with other creative women on a spur of the moment vision brings new breath and life to my work, and keeps me inspired to keep creating and crafting work that takes me back to the days when I was just learning and saying “Wow, I can’t believe I took that!” It encourages me to keep pushing myself and exploring.
Sunny San Diego–known for it’s constantly beautiful weather and beaches. If you’re thinking about where to get your engagement photos done in this beautiful city, Here are some popular (for a good reason) locations I highly recommend!
Santa Catalina Island lays just southwest of Los Angeles and is just a one hour boat ride away on the Catalina Express. Jessica and Brian wanted to have an intimate wedding here with a small group of their best friends and immediate family. Santa Catalina Island lays just southwest of Los Angeles and is just […]
Nothing excites me more than an email or Instagram DM from someone who is excited to plan a proposal for their special person. It’s usually a fun mix of nerves, excitement, overwhelming love, a little bit of chaos and a lot of relief once the deed is done.
CJ and Jill’s proposal was everything I love about proposals. CJ reached out on IG about planning a proposal in La Jolla. He loved the look of the cliffs, and the romantic warmth of the sun at sunset. We found this really pretty and quiet place overlooking La Jolla, which was great because we had been worried about the beach not being a very intimate locatio–so this seemed like the perfect compromise.
Kaila and Jason wanted their Las Vegas wedding to have a Modern Boho, yet chill vibe. By incorporating touches like sage, crystals, tarot cards, moroccan rugs and some dried floral details, I think they pulled it off seamlessly! You could tell this couple put in a lot of extra thought to the small details that are really what can take a wedding visually to the next level.
When it came time to plan their wedding day, Kelsey and Danny wanted to remain laid back and down to earth but still have their ceremony space look gorgeous. They picked a great venue with Gorge Crest Vineyards which boasts one of the best views of Mt Hood that any wedding venue has to offer! This almost guarantees your photos are going to have the ‘wow’ factor!
Molli and Joey celebrated their wedding day classic elegance in their family’s backyard in Oregon. Family and friends came together to make this wedding truly beautiful. I really enjoyed seeing just how happy these two were to finally have their wedding after waiting out all the pandemic restrictions. They were able to celebrate their day with 300+ of their friends and family. It was great to see.
The Sunset Cliffs in San Diego is a great place for a couples session, engagement, proposal or elopement. It’s absolutely beautiful and honestly pretty epic looking no matter what time of day or what kind of weather we’re having.
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