Cecilia & Mo // Shark Fin Cove Santa Cruz Couples Session

All it takes is one moment to turn leg day into heart day.

That’s what happened when Cecilia walked in to her first session with her new trainer, Mohamed.

It can be something as simple as the glimmer in someones eye that changes everything, and that kind of something happened when Mo saw Cecilia for the first time. It was just different, ya know? Cecilia definitely saw that something in Mo too. So much so, that she made the first move! She came there looking to get in shape, but ended up falling in love.

Fast forward and almost a year later these two are traveling around the country together, happier than ever! They even have an adorable fur-baby named Moska, who is just a ball of energy! 

Just back from a jaunt to South Beach, we got to meet up with these lovebirds (and Moska 🐶) for their GORGEOUS Shark Fin Cove Santa Cruz couples session. Guys, this place is stunning. It is FILLED with amazing spots. From the jetty down by the water to the decommissioned grass infused train tracks, and all the way to the cliffs up top. It’s right out of our dreams! You couple that with how insanely photogenic Mo & Cecilia are, and the photos practically take themselves! 

The way Mo looks at Cecilia is so genuine and full of love, and that’s what makes these moments so special. That love is exuded in every shot of these two together during their Santa Cruz couples session. Not just the two of them though! Moska was showing just as much love, if not more! She was quite eager to get in some shots with mom and dad. The three of them are just one big insanely photogenic family! 

Cecilia & Mo: It was an absolute blast getting to hangout with the three of you for your Shark Fin Cove Santa Cruz couples session and take all these stunning pictures! We absolutely cannot wait to do it again! And we also want to thank you for showing us our new favorite date spot! Counting down the days to our future Aqui’s double date with you two!

Love,
A&M

Katie & Mario // Willow Heights Mansion Military Couples Session

Katie & Mario // Willow Heights Mansion Military Couples Session

one decision can change everything.

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It was just one decision. One simple little change is all it took. That one decision led Mario to Katie, who we all knew had been patiently and faithfully waiting for the right man to come along. And Mario came in at just the right time.

Like many of us modern daters, these two sweethearts met…

Lauren & Brad // Watsonville Beach Couples Session

Lauren & Brad // Watsonville Beach Couples Session

Lauren and I had been talking about this shoot for ages. At my last job, I didn’t go into the office on Fridays, and that meant that most Friday mornings were spent at this lovely lady’s home with her then only child, Evynn. Those closest to Evynn have the privilege of calling her Evy, and I am one lucky lady because not only do I get to call her by her favorite nickname, but she calls me by…

Shane & Morgan // Vasona Lake Los Gatos Couples' Session

Shane & Morgan // Vasona Lake Los Gatos Couples' Session

it was always you.

10 years. Best friends. Against all odds. After a decade of being in each other’s lives, Shane and Morgan know that there is a lot to be thankful for. Imagine this: you meet the love of your life in…

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…