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And thanks for stopping by! My work reflects my desire to add some whimsy, enchantment and beauty to the world. It is my way of sharing a bit of my heart. I love the laughter and smiles, but I am also drawn to the quiet, intimate moments that are filled with emotion. My goal is to capture the essence of your wedding day, all the little things that come together to paint the big picture. 

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DIY Crepe Paper Cherry Blossom Tutorial Steps How to

DIY Crepe Paper Cherry Blossom Tutorial | Sakura

Paper Flowers/Tutorials

Cherry blossoms are one of my favorite flowers. I always look forward to the cherry trees blooming in the spring and wish they would last longer than those few glorious days. I absolutely adore those delicate pink blossoms! One of the main reasons I first started making crepe papers was due to a gorgeous ombre […]

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DIY Linen Styling Board for Wedding Photographers

DIY Linen Styling Board for Wedding Details


As a wedding photographer, I realized quickly that the little details of a wedding are incredibly important. I got tired of smoothing out wrinkles from bed sheets or trying to make ugly carpets look better and decided to make my own DIY linen styling board so I had a consistent, clean background for my detail […]

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7 tips for incredible vacation photos Quinta de la Regalaira

7 Tips for Incredible Vacation Photos


There are two main reasons I love traveling. The first is eating delicious food. The second is seeing new things and taking photos of them! I will gladly take the extra weight of my camera gear in return for incredible vacation photos to help me remember the trip. Plus, my family and friends love seeing […]

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Self Portrait in Dramatic Light Shadow on the Wall

Self Portraits in Dramatic Light | Bay Area Photographer

Pieces of Life

I realized it’s been a while since I have shared any of my self portraits in dramatic light on here! I always try to take some self portraits with Sam (especially when we are traveling!) and I have shared quite a few of them here like the one from sunrise on Jeju Island or our photos from […]

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A Different Light Perspective | Dappled Light | Tutorial Tuesday


Dappled light is one of my favorite kinds of light. I wanted to give you a quick introduction into how I use dappled light to frame smaller subjects, like flowers. You’re going to hear me say over and over, that the key to using dappled light is to be careful of where the shadows fall. […]

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More Natural Self Portraits: 8 Ideas To Help You Look Your Best


Mid-February still counts as the beginning of the New Year, right? How are those New Year’s resolutions going for everyone? Hopefully, one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get into the frame more yourself, so I wanted to share a few tips to help you get a beautiful, natural self portrait where you are looking […]

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