Kristin & Drew // Carmel Highlands Garrapata State Park Couples Portrait Session

Kristin & Drew // Carmel Highlands Garrapata State Park Couples Portrait Session

Reunited and it feels so good!

You know what’s fun? When you get a call from two friends who live on the other side of the country, and then hear they’re gonna be on your side AND in your own little corner of it!

That’s the fun news we got that led to…

Cecilia & Mo // Shark Fin Cove Santa Cruz Couples Session

Cecilia & Mo // Shark Fin Cove Santa Cruz Couples Session

All it takes is one moment to turn leg day into heart day.

That’s what happened when Cecilia walked in to her first session with her new trainer, Mohamed.

It can be something as simple as the glimmer in someone’s eye that changes everything, and that kind of something happened when…

Katie & Mario // Willow Heights Mansion Military Couples Session

Katie & Mario // Willow Heights Mansion Military Couples Session

one decision can change everything.

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It was just one decision. One simple little change is all it took. That one decision led Mario to Katie, who we all knew had been patiently and faithfully waiting for the right man to come along. And Mario came in at just the right time.

Like many of us modern daters, these two sweethearts met…

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…

Shane & Morgan // Vasona Lake Los Gatos Couples' Session

Shane & Morgan // Vasona Lake Los Gatos Couples' Session

it was always you.

10 years. Best friends. Against all odds. After a decade of being in each other’s lives, Shane and Morgan know that there is a lot to be thankful for. Imagine this: you meet the love of your life in…

Jeremy + Christa // Big Sur Portrait Session

Jeremy + Christa // Big Sur Portrait Session

breathtaking.

Can you believe that until Jeremy & Christa’s Big Sur Portrait Session, I had never been south of Carmel? All this time I’ve lived by the coast and never did I venture south past those luscious cerulean waters of Clint Eastwood’s town. And even then, I hadn’t been to Carmel until just a few years ago. WHAT? Right?

Michael and I left early knowing it would be…

Megan + Danny // Christmas Hill Park Maternity Session

Megan + Danny // Christmas Hill Park Maternity Session

legacy.

Did you know that right now you are currently in the middle of a story that will be passed down to your children and your children’s children? Think about where you are at this moment and all the moments that led up to this one. That one moment in third grade when you confessed to your crush. Those awkward teenage years in middle school and high school. The stress of applying to colleges and filling out tedious job applications. Last weekend when you…

Jensen + Elizabeth // Dolce Hayes Mansion Portrait Session

Jensen + Elizabeth // Dolce Hayes Mansion Portrait Session

story.

10 years of friendship. 3 months of dating. 6 months of engagement. Approaching 6 years of marriage. Jensen & Elizabeth have been among the lucky few to be married to someone you’ve known for pretty much your whole life. That kind of connectedness is…

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