Chapel on the Hill Los Gatos Wedding: Kayla + Robert

Chapel on the Hill Los Gatos Wedding: Kayla + Robert

Kayla and Robert's DIY eclectic wedding at Chapel on the Hill was so much fun to photograph. The gorgeous designer Claire Pettibone gown, vintage style, and hand-painted dinosaurs made for a totally unique wedding that stole my heart. The couple met in high school, a...

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Reina & Jesus ~ Ripon River Engagement

The first time Reina saw Jesus she told herself, "I'm going to marry that man." When Jesus saw a photo of Reina, he thought, "She looks good..." I think it was pretty inevitable they would end up together. They went to Starbucks for their first "date," where they...

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Baby Bump ~ Desiree and Her Babies

Pregnancy is such a beautiful and wonderful thing. When I found out my dear friend Desiree was pregnant again, I was immediately excited to hold her new baby! We had so much fun taking these photos. We played dress-up and I did her hair and makeup. I'm so blessed to...

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Video Blog ~ Why I Do What I Do

Last night at midnight I did my first session for Now I Lay Me Down To Sleep. A little baby girl didn't make it and I was let in to her family's lives to capture moments. When I got home I made this video because I couldn't put on paper what I was feeling. This is why...

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Modesto Wedding ~ Leah & Terry

You can't go wrong on a private estate in the outskirts of Modesto, especially when it's lined with redwoods. Leah is elegant, classy, and bubbly. Terry is hilarious and down-to-earth. They make a perfect balance, and when they look at each other, it’s obvious they’re...

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Dinner AND a Show!

We had SOOOO much fun at Maria and Zach's wedding today! This couple is sweet, awesome, and very in love. Maria was literally hopping around in her dress and veil saying, "I'm so excited! I'm so excited!" Too cute! I finally got to photograph a gorgeous long, veil...

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Getting the Shot ~ The Art of Originality

If I had a dollar for every time a client showed me a photo on Pinterest and wanted it duplicated, I could buy that pivoting lens thingy I want so bad but can’t afford. Pinterest does have its place. It’s great for creating mood boards, planning stylized shoots,...

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Are we almost there yet?

Mark, Remember the wedding we shot at the fairgrounds eight years ago? As the bride was walking up the aisle with her father, there was a lovely giant dumpster behind her, which would be in the photos. We were working with bare-bones equipment, zoom lenses on our 35mm...

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Boudoir ~ Get Your Sexy On

Saturday I did another boudoir session with one of my beautiful brides. Gee, I wonder who it is? Sorry folks, but it’s a surprise for her very lucky groom. I recently dived head-first into boudoir, and I’m having a blast. Like any other shoot, I go all out for my...

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