Stephanie + Andrew // San Martin Private Estate and Coyote Valley Engagement Session

Stephanie + Andrew // San Martin Private Estate and Coyote Valley Engagement Session

Traditional? No thanks.

Unconventional? Yes please.

Nothing about Stephanie and Andrew has been ordinary. From meeting online to raising up two incredibly beautiful and loving kids, these two lovebirds have been

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…

How to Pair Bold Patterns with Bold Colors // Lauren + Brad's Coyote Creek Portrait Session

How to Pair Bold Patterns with Bold Colors // Lauren + Brad's Coyote Creek Portrait Session

I was just hanging out with this little goofball, Evynn Rae, the other day and she’s starting to say my name! That’s a huge win in my book. Life goals: all the kids will say my name and love me forever. A simple dream, I know…

Edgy Bold Celestial Styled Wedding // Chapel on the Hill, Los Gatos

Edgy Bold Celestial Styled Wedding // Chapel on the Hill, Los Gatos

Edgy.

Bold.

One-of-a-kind.

About a year ago, my incredible wedding planner friend, Cera (from Cera Singley Events) approached me with an idea. An edgy, bold and one-of-a-kind idea for an incredible styled shoot featuring some of the Bay Area’s most talented wedding vendors. From the hair color to the…

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…

Stefanie + Jeremy // San Jose Municipal Rose Garden Engagement Session

Stefanie + Jeremy // San Jose Municipal Rose Garden Engagement Session

It didn't take long for Stefanie and I to become best friends. The moment she and Jeremy arrived for their San Jose Municipal Rose Garden Engagement Session, I was over the top excited! They showed up dressed for Vogue (which is a weird word, don't you think?) and came prepared with two stunning and…

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…

Shayna + Joe // San Juan Bautista Garden Wedding and Carmel Trash The Dress

Shayna + Joe // San Juan Bautista Garden Wedding and Carmel Trash The Dress

The summer breeze billowed through the dusty blue bridesmaid dresses and filled the air with the comforting smell of roses and perfume. Guests had filled every seat in the garden courtyard of Jardine's Restaurant in San Juan Bautista, and the bridal party made their way down the brick aisle to the beautiful white picket arbor draped in blue and white hydrangeas and daisies. Shayna's gorgeous lace wedding gown with a…

Cera + Mack // Paradise Christmas Tree Farm Portrait Session

Cera + Mack // Paradise Christmas Tree Farm Portrait Session

Cera handed baby Mack over to me. He fit right into my arms at 6 months old and joyfully smiled up at me. Not much brought this little boy down. It was 7am, the sun was just barely coming up over the Santa Cruz Mountains and our small group was…

Breanne + Cory // Valhalla at the Grove wedding

Breanne + Cory // Valhalla at the Grove wedding

Imagine Angela in 2011.

17-(almost 18)-years-old, in a completely foreign environment, knowing absolutely no one (not a soul) and super dorky and weird. That was me. I moved to Fresno for school and was on my own for awhile. I had two roommates who became instant friends and I knew no one. Only a few memories from those