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stefanie + fermin // coyote creek portrait session

stefanie + fermin // coyote creek portrait session

My most favorite sessions are with couples in love. Stefanie&Firmin are two of the goofiest and sweetest people I've ever met. I met Stefanie a few months ago when her church hired me to do their staff photos. She reached out...

shelly + jonathan // redwood retreat wedding

shelly + jonathan // redwood retreat wedding

The week leading up to October 15, 2016, was certainly a week of thinking on our feet. With just days before the wedding, so many last minute hurdles kept popping up... including something completely out of our control.

The rain.

Somehow, every little piece came together. God worked every detail into something more beautiful than the bride and groom could have imagined. When the day finally came…

whitnie + jeff // lovers point portrait session

whitnie + jeff // lovers point portrait session

Over the last year, my sweet friend, Whitnie, has been my encourager, my advocate and my sister. In just one year, she has pushed me to be a stronger woman, a more authentic lover of Jesus and a better friend. Earlier this year...

katelyn + tim // victorian gardens wedding

katelyn + tim // victorian gardens wedding

Katelyn&Tim FINALLY said "I do" on a warm, sunny June day. Surrounded by gorgeous gardens, fountains and rustic landscapes, these two were celebrated by more than 100 of their closest family and friends... and photographed by one, too!

Katelyn and I graduated...

jenn + ryan // coyote creek engagement session

jenn + ryan // coyote creek engagement session

There's a sweet spot on this trail I've never heard of and almost couldn't find that made for a perfect location for this engagement session. Coyote Creek Trail is a 15-mile path that goes all the way to San Jose. And along...

Morgan Hill, CA | Anniversary Session: Kim&Tony (a.k.a. Mom&Dad)

Morgan Hill, CA | Anniversary Session: Kim&Tony (a.k.a. Mom&Dad)

It's been a busy two weeks with several photo sessions and lots of design work and just the holiday season all around. But I wouldn't trade it for the world! In the middle of all the chaos, I got a chance to do something really special for the two most special people in my life.

My mom and dad are...

Morgan Hill, CA | Christmas Session: Billy&Melanie

Morgan Hill, CA | Christmas Session: Billy&Melanie

You guys, I have been excited about Christmas since December 26th (of last year), so, naturally, I am SUPER STOKED to share this session with you. I've been listening to Christmas music...

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Clovis, CA | Mendizabal Wedding 7.12.15

My wonderful friends, Kelsey&Esteban, were married at their home church in Clovis, CA after having been separated by 50 states for 6 months. Kelsey was one of the first friends I ever made in college and she later became my roommate, which was the best year of my life. Interestingly, it was a music video I made for a class that brought these two together - it was serendipitous that I would be the one to capture the beginning of this story.

Kelsey&Esteban (affectionately known as #kelsteban) got ready...