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San Diego Beach Engagement Session

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.



Catalina Island Intimate Elopement

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 […]



Sunset Cliffs Couples Session – San Diego, California

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.



Mount Laguna Elopement Inspiration – San Diego, California

San Diego is known for it’s beaches, surf, and most importantly, it’s tacos.

Yet just fifty minutes outside of the city you can find yourself in a forested wonderland of sorts called Mount Laguna. The air here is fresh and crisp, the trees towering and fragrant and the adventure opportunity? Endless!

Mount Laguna is one of the most beautiful places to say your vows in Southern California. This 6,000 ft mountain resides on the eastern edge of the Cleveland National Forest and overlooks the forest as well as the Anza Borrego Desert. Open year round, this mountain receives snow fall in the winter and sunshine in the summer months. It can also get quite windy, so just be prepared to rock that windblown look. Hats are also a helpful accessory for fly away hair!



Santa Barbara California All Day Elopement

Hailey and Jake were going to elope in Greece. Then COVID hit and their plans changed to the place where they had met. But then that ended up being closed due to COVID as well. So they decided on Santa Barbara, California even though Hailey had never been.

It’s always been my dream to shoot an elopement in Santa Barbara, so when Hailey asked me if I was okay with traveling to SB, I was so stoked, and obviously, it was okay with me!

We decided that since it would just be the three of us, we would make an epic day out of the experience. We decided on several locations and Hailey and Jake did three outfit changes. I couldn’t even tell you my favorite, they looked stunning in every one.



Intimate Destination Wedding in California Redwoods

Kim and Robin chose to have a relaxed and intimate wedding under the California Redwoods in Jedidiah Smith Redwoods State Park in August. The day started at the campground with breakfast tacos, friends, dogs and coffee—basically the ingredients you need for a good life. Post taco consumption, we knew the day was off to a spectacular start!


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