Couples

Brittney and Steffan's Yosemite, CA Couple's Session

Brittney and Steffan's Yosemite, CA Couple's Session

Brittney, Steffan, my boyfriend (Alex) and I were all camping in Yosemite for a group bouldering trip. We went straight from Camp Four up to the windy road to glacier point to catch the last rays of sun falling on the valley. It was such a great experience to see my friend Brittney so effortlessly happy with Steffan. We only had about fifteen or twenty minutes for photos, but I think we made it work! The next day I hiked up to Glacier Point rather than driving, and the view was spectacular the entire way up - I definitely recommend checking it out if you are in the valley!

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Elena and John's Santa Barbara, CA Wedding

Elena and John's Santa Barbara, CA Wedding

Elena and John had their wedding at Cold Springs Tavern in the Santa Barbara Hills. They kept their wedding party small, but don’t think this means they didn’t have a big party! They had so many family and friends there with them to celebrate and the mood was infectiously happy and fun. The dance floor was crowded, the mini cupcakes were delicious, and don’t get me started on the tri-tip from the buffet. I loved capturing their special day, everything from getting ready with champagne to sneaking away for some beautiful sunset photos. See some of my favorites from their day in the full post!

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Lauren and Josh's Malibu, CA Engagement Session

Lauren and Josh's Malibu, CA Engagement Session

Lauren and Josh were on vacation with their family all the way from Columbus, Ohio and ready to explore the California coast. I was so excited to come back to El Metador State Beach for more golden hour photos! This beach never disappoints - the rocks and soft sand make for such a great backdrop as the sun goes down. The only problem is that there are always tons of photographers that share my love of Malibu, and I spend a lot of time photoshopping out all the people!

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Letitia and Sergiy's Santa Barbara, CA Couple's Session

Letitia and Sergiy's Santa Barbara, CA Couple's Session

I had just shot a long wedding in Santa Barbara the night before this sunrise session and I was starting to regret my decision to wake up so early. It was especially difficult to motivate after seeing a mountain of fog roll in at 6am, covering any sunrise light. But Sergiy and Letitia were such a joy to photograph that I quickly forgot any tiredness I was feeling. They laughed and danced the entire shoot and made my job so easy. I really appreciated their positive energy and their willingness to get soaked at the end of the session!

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Johanna and Joseph's LA Arts District Couples Shoot

Johanna and Joseph's LA Arts District Couples Shoot

Joseph and Johanna’s couple session was a bit different for me - normally I shoot in parks and landscapes, but they wanted an edgier shoot with skyscrapers and city vibes The murals and textures in the arts district are really incredible and made for some awesome backdrops. I was a little out of my comfort zone, but I had a great time exploring a new area of DTLA!

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Evan and Kallan's Santa Barbara, CA Couples Session

Evan and Kallan's Santa Barbara, CA Couples Session

I scouted out some locations for Evan and Kallan’s shoot weeks before and instantly fell in love with the bright yellow wildflowers overlooking the coast. I knew we needed some shots with waves and color and I think we definitely got them! It was a struggle for them to stay serious for some shots, but I love the laughter and fun we had on this shoot.

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Grecia and Aaron's Pasadena, CA Wedding

Grecia and Aaron's Pasadena, CA Wedding

It was so fun second shooting at Grecia and Aaron's wedding in Pasadena. Their venue at the Caltech Atheneum is only a two minute walk from my campus office so I definitely felt at home. Their beautiful day had showers forecasted in the weeks leading up to the wedding but thankfully it stopped raining literally one minute before the ceremony! 

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Layton and Autumn's Malibu, CA Engagement

Layton and Autumn's Malibu, CA Engagement

Autumn and Layton's magical California engagement session had the most incredible sunset. We ventured to Malibu to catch golden hour - and we definitely weren't the only ones with that idea! Our particular beach is a photography favorite and there were quite a few portrait sessions going on in the background. I spent a bit of time editing out the people in these photos, but that perfect golden light was completely worth the effort. 

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