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.Jiwon and Mathieu had planned not one, not two, but a total of four wedding events (!!!) and this was the first: A classic elopement at the iconic San Francisco City Hall. It was an unseasonably late-in-the-year rainy day in San Francisco and the...

pup in the city Felicia and Jon spent the first few years of their relationship living in downtown San Jose. They had a lot of nostalgia about certain places they'd visit or walk by, so it seemed like a great option for their engagement shoot. Plus,...

The plan Rachel reached out to me last year to talk about her and Jacob's intimate destination wedding - a Yosemite elopement! This is a bucket-list type situation for me, so I was stoked! Rachel and I hit it off and I couldn't wait to...

boudoir and flower bath Photo shoot K reached out to me back in January - She was feeling a lot of excitement about her upcoming wedding and wanted to treat herself, and I am so glad she did! After chatting a bit about what she...

Allied Arts Guild Wedding Story On Maria and Mike's wedding day, my team and the awesome video guys of Inspired By Studio arrived together. When walked in to Maria's parents' home we found the getting ready in full swing, everything a-bustle with energy. Maria's family members...

River Sessions I should really call this session with Tallie something different than boudoir photos, but there's really not a concise name for - gorgeous woman in the river photos, yet, so even though there is not a boudoir or room of any sort to be...

It was fun to be back on my home turf for Cassie and Keith's Palo Alto engagement shoot. We started downtown Palo Alto, at a coffee shop where they had their first date. I loved the idea of going back to where it all started,...

I first encountered Kristine and Desmond as guests at Arianne and Marcel's wedding in Tahoe a couple years ago. When we met I instantly recognized them from dance floor photos I had taken :). Now it's their turn to get married, and it's been so...

(All maternity milk bath and flower bath sessions are done at my home studio in San Jose, California). Ever since I first started doing flower bath / milk bath maternity sessions, I've been wondering if I'd be able to fit (and photograph well) an expecting...

The Montalvo Arts Center in Saratoga is one of the grandest locations in the south bay. Comprised of hiking trails, formal gardens, a park, an arts center, and the Villa Montalvo mansion, it is a photographer's paradise. So, of course, I was super excited when...

It's time for the first engagement shoot of 2019! Greg and Lisa met on Coffee Meets Bagel, and their first date was at a Philz, so they figured it would be a great spot to start off their engagement shoot. I'm pretty sure this is...

Woot! First blog of 2019! And there are more in the pipeline :D. But first - this adorable Santa Cruz engagement session. Ozgur and Nadja fell in love while Nadja was here in the US studying abroad from Brazil. After she went back home they...

My last wedding of the year was every bit as spectacular as one might hope. Not only because Nestldown is one of my favorite places to shoot - and it was looking especially lovely on that fall day - and not only because the beautiful...