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Cameran Marie // Morgan Hill Newborn Session

Cameran Marie // Morgan Hill Newborn Session

pure.

This word seems to carry so much weight with it. It’s so simple and straightforward, yet it’s also heavily complex and intricate. Some hear a calling. Some hear judgment. Let’s set aside our own baggage for a moment. Put down your…

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…

erika + nik // christmas hill park portrait session

erika + nik // christmas hill park portrait session

I have a long (and ongoing) list on my iPhone of all the names I come across that I just adore for possible future children. Gentlemen, calm down. It doesn't mean I have baby fever (although I definitely get my baby fix from all the moms in my church). But I when I hear a name that just…

michelle + raleigh // christmas hill park portrait session

michelle + raleigh // christmas hill park portrait session

The other night I was sitting on my couch in my little Morgan Hill apartment (you know, doing the adult thing and watching Netflix all night) and I hopped on the interwebs and just started looking at pictures of puppies. It didn't take long for me to just happen to accidentally search for puppies for sale on Craigslist. Before I knew it, I fell in love with…

amy + david // anderson lake portrait session

amy + david // anderson lake portrait session

The first time I met Carlyn (the favorite daughter in this Anderson Lake family portrait session), she was so quiet and reserved. I was the newbie small group leader at our high school youth group at Morgan Hill Bible Church and Carlyn was the regular attender who was skeptical of this weirdo with…

alex + david // frantoio olive grove portrait session

alex + david // frantoio olive grove portrait session

A few months ago, I decided that photography would some day be my full time income. I absolutely LOVE to take photos of couples in love and families celebrating the stage of life they're in. When I see a photo with such genuine and authentic smiles, I just can't help but feel so so so much joy. Family photography and wedding photography is my dream.

Then I took a quick break and watched Tangled to get into the "I've got a dream" mood :)

I put out a call on the Facebooks and…

ricky + rachel // christmas tree farm portrait session

ricky + rachel // christmas tree farm portrait session

Hipster overload right now.

Ricky&Rachel moved out to Morgan Hill in August from Tulsa, OK. Though Ricky is originally from this area, he moved back with his gorgeous wife, Rachel, and their adorable baby girl, Charley Rose. When I first met them, we were...

stina + brandon // coyote creek portrait session

stina + brandon // coyote creek portrait session

By now, you must know that I just LOVE the Coyote Creek Trail. If not, get ready.

Stina&Brandon reached out to me after their friends suggested they look me up. Stina made me feel so special in that she was so excited about getting pictures taken by me. I feel empowered by my community that they...

katey + jase // henry miller ruins portrait session

katey + jase // henry miller ruins portrait session

When Katey messaged me out of the blue a few months ago, I was pleasantly surprised! This beautiful young woman has known me since I was little. Her family always poured love out onto me and my brothers. I remember Katey being...

aaron // usegi farms pumpkin patch portrait session

aaron // usegi farms pumpkin patch portrait session

This sassy boy is 2.5 years old now... and that blows my mind. I still remember when Aaron was born on May 16, 2014. I had just graduated college and was just days away from leaving for Disneyland. My parents and I got to visit our friends, Angela & Alex, hours after this kid was born. He is officially the...