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Victoria Beach, Laguna, California is one of my all time favorite beaches to frequent not just for client sessions but for dates with my husband as well. This beach has the perfect mix of beautiful rock formations, sandy shores and a pirate tower feature just a cove away. Jon and Darcy made this trip an […]

Sunny Summer Victoria Beach, Laguna Couples Session | Jon + Darcy

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When a forest fire and a pandemic make your original wedding plans impossible, you improvise. This sweet pea ranch wedding was the perfect solution to a less than perfect situation.

Sweet Pea Ranch Wedding | Debs + Dane

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Laura and Mark made their Laguna Beach engagement session an afternoon of laughter that truly reflected their playful dynamic to the T. When we had our first meeting these two brought up the idea of having a hot dog costume at their session. They said there was no particular reason other than it was said […]

Goofy Laguna Beach Engagement Session | Laura + Mark

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If sunshine could be bottled up as a human it would be these two and that was apparent as we frolicked through Headlands State Park for their couples session last April. Having only known them for approximately 24 hours, by the end of our session we felt like long lost friends. These two have a […]

Headlands State Park Couples Session

Rearview mirror shot of headlands park engagement session

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This romantic backyard wedding was not even in the plans three weeks prior the actual wedding date. Yup, you read that correctly. Lexi and Chandler got married not only in the middle of a pandemic but in the middle of a horrific fire season that lead to their original venue almost burning down and closing […]

Romantic Backyard Wedding | Lexi + Chandler

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Orange County has a plethora of wedding venues to choose from, but the Harper, located on the west side of Costa Mesa, is by far one of my favorites. From the grey toned outdoor ceremony space to the secret passage between the getting ready suites, there isn’t a piece of this venue that wasn’t thought […]

The Harper OC | Venue Review

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intimate wedding in San Diego, California with the ceremony at Windansea beach in La Jolla and the reception at the Bluewater Boathouse on Coronado.

Windansea beach, La Jolla, San Diego Wedding

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Redlands, California is known for its’ incredible orchards making wedding venues, like the Pond at Casey Orchards Redlands, an incredible backdrop for summer time weddings. The views at this venue are endless. Starting with their name sake, this venue features a large pond with the beautiful San Bernardino mountains framing the ceremony space. As you […]

Casey Orchards the Pond Redlands Wedding | Teal + Kelly

Bride and groom's first kiss

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How to create a modern, minimal wedding invite in canva.

How to Use Canva to DIY Modern, Minimalist Wedding Invites

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DISCLAIMER: I am not a lawyer and I am NOT giving legal advice. Think of this as a friend who’s already gotten married, just sharing some things she wishes she had noticed about her contracts.  Contracts are freaking intimidating. When you get married, your wedding contracts may be the first ones you’ve ever signed that […]

5 Things to Note When Signing Wedding Contracts

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Each life experience shapes us into the person we are today. For me, my wedding story was one that has influenced my perspective on weddings greatly and has shaped my business as a wedding photographer. You may know this (if you read the Why page, you do), but I was only engaged to my now […]

My Full Wedding Experience – Budget Breakdown and Decision Process

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This Redlands, California intimate wedding was marked by a deep love for Jesus and a deep love for each other. Jonah and Jaime patiently waited through a few date and venue changes for their perfect wedding day. These two tied the knot at their local church in Redlands, CA. Surrounded by their best friends and […]

Redlands, California Intimate Wedding | Jonah & Jaime