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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...

Oh, I am so stoked to share Celia and JImmy's wedding at Leal Vineyards! It was such a beautiful and emotional day. First thing in the morning, Hok and I arrived at Jimmy's parents' house for the tea ceremony festivities. Family members met and greeted...

For Tori and Anthony's engagement shoot we ventured over to Henry Cowell State Park in Santa Cruz (well, technically, Felton, but close enough). I know it seems like this is the only place I do engagement shoots, but I swear it isn't! It's just a...

On Sandrine and Josh's wedding day, Annie (my second photographer that day) and I showed up to Sandrine's family's home to get some details and shots of her and her family getting ready. When we showed up, it was so relaxed - no mayhem of...

Katie and Kevin's Brazilian Room Tilden Park wedding fell on a Sunday and was my second wedding of the weekend. I'll let you in on a secret - double wedding weekends can be challenging at times. But wouldn't you know it - I walked into...

Mariana and Kristo's day started at the beautiful Hotel Los Gatos. The gals were getting dolled up in Mariana's suite, the guys in another room - everyone popping champagne and getting into the celebratory mood. When Mariana and I first met, she told me her...

Matt and Maya met back in college, and from what I hear this day was a long time coming (I'm sure you guys aren't sick of that comment yet :). The day finally arrived, and it was a gorgeous one. We started out with getting...

It was a bright, beautifully sunny day in September, and Newberry Estate Vineyards was looking especially lovely; there were still roses in bloom and the fountains were sparkling with reflected light. Everything was set up and ready to go for Kelly and Lien's wedding. Our...

I loved this wedding so much, I'm honestly at a bit of a loss for how to start talking about it. Abby and Cory got ready together at the venue - a Saratoga farm and winery, which has been in Cory's family for generations. Since...

Santa Cruz engagement shoots have been big this year, and this location - Henry Cowell Redwoods mixed with Natural Bridges Beach  - is probably the most popular spot for my couples. I love the combination of forest and ocean that is so quintessentially California. Lauren...

I've been doing these flower bath shoots for a while now, and while I've made only one other attempt to fit two people into it at the same time, this was my first official flower bath shoot with a couple. Shooting these with a couple...

Heeey it's time for Christina and Julio's awesome Fairview Napa wedding! The day started out with Hok and I arriving at the airbnb in Sonoma that the girls were getting ready in. The house was abuzz with hair and makeup and getting dressed and family...