Jeremy + Christa // Big Sur Portrait Session

Jeremy + Christa // Big Sur Portrait Session

breathtaking.

Can you believe that until Jeremy & Christa’s Big Sur Portrait Session, I had never been south of Carmel? All this time I’ve lived by the coast and never did I venture south past those luscious cerulean waters of Clint Eastwood’s town. And even then, I hadn’t been to Carmel until just a few years ago. WHAT? Right?

Michael and I left early knowing it would be…

Megan + Danny // Christmas Hill Park Maternity Session

Megan + Danny // Christmas Hill Park Maternity Session

legacy.

Did you know that right now you are currently in the middle of a story that will be passed down to your children and your children’s children? Think about where you are at this moment and all the moments that led up to this one. That one moment in third grade when you confessed to your crush. Those awkward teenage years in middle school and high school. The stress of applying to colleges and filling out tedious job applications. Last weekend when you…

Jensen + Elizabeth // Dolce Hayes Mansion Portrait Session

Jensen + Elizabeth // Dolce Hayes Mansion Portrait Session

story.

10 years of friendship. 3 months of dating. 6 months of engagement. Approaching 6 years of marriage. Jensen & Elizabeth have been among the lucky few to be married to someone you’ve known for pretty much your whole life. That kind of connectedness is…

Stefanie + Fermin // Tres Pinos Portrait Session

Stefanie + Fermin // Tres Pinos Portrait Session

49 DAYS UNTIL CHRISTMAS!

Guys, this is literally my favorite season of the year. The street I grew up on is lined with trees that are chameleons of orange and red. The mornings are crisp, lightly lined with ominous fog while the afternoons reach a high of 75. Beanies, sweaters and warm boots are

Kristin + Drew // Richland Creek Greenway Nashville Portrait Session

Kristin + Drew // Richland Creek Greenway Nashville Portrait Session

In the last 30 days, I’ve been on six different airplanes in five different airports over 15 states and in three big cities. I think I’m all traveled out for the rest of the year, friends.

But I have to say that Nashville, Tennessee, was not at all what I expected. I knew that it would be beautiful and filled with music everywhere you turn. The airport alone was…

Natalie // Coyote Valley Senior Portrait Session

Natalie // Coyote Valley Senior Portrait Session

JOY.

That’s the word that comes to mind as I approach the fall season, the end of Daylight Saving Time, and cozy cuddles with Michael while we binge watch Chuck on Hulu. I think the average person—especially in California—just adores long…

Nick + Emily // Coyote Creek Trail Portrait Session

Nick + Emily // Coyote Creek Trail Portrait Session

What do you get when you marry a home fitness coach to a correctional officer? You get Emily and Nick, two spunky and adorably in love young adults who are starting their family this November. I met these two earlier this year through…

Morgan // Santa Clara university portrait session

Morgan // Santa Clara university portrait session

I know a real life Elle Woods. She is intelligent. She is successful. She is gorgeous. And she’s blonde. This badass woman of the law is out in the world and ready to make a difference. Morgan Paterson just graduated from the prestigious Santa Clara University School of Law and is preparing to…

Bob + Beth // Christmas Hill Park Family Portrait Session

Bob + Beth // Christmas Hill Park Family Portrait Session

For as long as I can remember, Soquel Filice and I have been friends. Our families met when we moved to Gilroy and started attending Gilroy Presbyterian Church in 1997. I don't remember not knowing her—and our entire childhoods were…