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…

Jenny + Brian // Aptos Seacliff Beach Portrait Session

Jenny + Brian // Aptos Seacliff Beach Portrait Session

The ocean has always been my most cherished happy place. I love to sit by the sea and listen to the waves crash over and over again. There's a certain majesty about it that causes me to cease all thought and listen to the earth that God created for me to enjoy. A whole world is beneath the surface—creatures so small, I wouldn't…

San Francisco + Us // 6-Monthaversary

San Francisco + Us // 6-Monthaversary

I've never been a city girl. One way streets, crazy drivers, and super narrow lanes give me all kinds of anxiety. Poor Michael experienced that when he was navigating us through Lombard Street and the Pier 39 parking garage. I had my hands up to my face and my eyes glued to the floor of the car the entire way. It wasn't until we put the car in park and I got out that I could finally breathe again.

And boy did he pick a good spot for a deep breath.

From the top of the parking garage, I had a 360 degree view of…

cera singley events // morgan hill portrait session

cera singley events // morgan hill portrait session

This Morgan Hill portrait session changed my life.

On Saturday June 10, 2017, a group of girls showed up to Coyote Creek Trail in Morgan Hill for a staff portrait session for Cera Singley Events (one of the best wedding planners in Morgan Hill and San Jose). I only knew Cera and only for a short while at that point and had never met any of the other girls before. Nervous was my word that afternoon for sure. But my nerves were put at ease almost immediately because each one of these girls ended playing big roles in my life. And it started that night…