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Stephanie & Andrew // Gilroy Lodge on the Hill Black Tie Wedding

Stephanie & Andrew // Gilroy Lodge on the Hill Black Tie Wedding

Married, they are!

Everything had been leading up to this moment. Over a year’s worth of planning. A full black tie affair for the guests. Everyone was ready. Bridesmaids and groomsmen all lined up. Andrew with his arm wrapped around his little girl, Emma. With her daddy’s arm holding her close, Emma had been waiting and…

Spencer & Susanna // Morgan Hill Engagement Session

Spencer & Susanna // Morgan Hill Engagement Session

what could it hurt?

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It was one of those situations where you just shrug and think, “What could it hurt?” And it’s exactly those kinds of situations that lead you to where you’re meant to be (anyone got Moana “make way! make way!” in their heads yet?").

Just about 3 or so years ago, Spencer…

Bre & Cory // Fresno Anniversary Portrait Session

Bre & Cory // Fresno Anniversary Portrait Session

ENDURANCE

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// After every late night street light drive // Every love you miss you kiss goodnight // Girl, your name is still my favorite // Always will be and I’m still wanting, still all in, I'm still fallin' //

—Hunter Hayes

Yesterday morning on my way to work, I was thinking about Bre & Cory’s Fresno Anniversary Portrait Session and this old song from the summer of 2014 that I used to just blast in my crappy old car speakers showed up on shuffle and it struck me. Though it hasn’t been long in the grand scheme of things, these two have endured a lifetime of change in their two years of marriage. And we could see it in the

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…

Loren & Alex // Legion of Honor Baker Beach San Francisco Engagement Session

Loren & Alex // Legion of Honor Baker Beach San Francisco Engagement Session

an absolute dream

San Francisco is quite a special city to so many people. It’s particularly special for Michael—his dad used to commute from the East Bay into the city and would sometimes bring Michael along for the ride. Every time we pull over the hills of 280 and see the first signs of South San Francisco, Michael’s eyes light up like a little kid against the glass at a toy store. The iconic skyline with that…