mackenzie + jon | santa Barbara, california

friends, meet mackenzie + jon.

since moving up to santa barbara this past may -- i have fallen completely in love with the small town charm + undeniable beauty of this city. luckily for me, these two cuties wanted to take their engagement photos at two of my favorite places: the santa barbara county courthouse + butterfly beach in montecito. 

their effortless love for one another made the day a total breeze & continues to shine through in the photos. i can't wait for their santa barbara wedding at the el encanto this april! 


ingrid nilsen + seventeen magazine

today i am giddy & excited to share some exciting news... a photo from my recent photoshoot with girl boss ingrid nilsen is featured in the october issue of seventeen magazine! ingrid is one of youtube's best beauty vloggers-- and not to mention one of the sweetest people ever. quirky, hilarious AND talented- it's no wonder this lady has taken the beauty world by storm.  

ingrid & i spent the afternoon exploring silverlake (a los angeles favorite of both of ours) drinking coffee, getting flowers and having a total blast. see a few more from the shoot below! 

being elliot | new york city

I've been daydreaming of my time in New York City today, so I thought I'd share this fun shoot I did last fall with Brynn of Being Elliot! We explored DUMBO in Brooklyn and spent the entire afternoon laughing together. We collaborated on this shoot for Darling Magazine, where Brynn shares three ways to style a statement coat. You can find the full post here

aly + campbell | san diego, california

He promised her a lifetime where Mondays would always be great. 

I have known this sweet couple since college, and I couldn't be more honored to have documented this special time in their story. For their engagement session, we explored Bankers Hill in San Diego, the neighborhood they would call home together and then ended the day at Starlite-- one of their very favorite places. These two share a contagious joy and I can't wait to see where life takes them on their journey together. 

Stephen + Lauren | Mission Asistencia Wedding

These two. Their wedding day was pure magic. Stephen and Lauren met in college at Point Loma Nazarene University and have been inseparable ever since. Warm summer air filled the Mission Asistencia in Redlands while their love ones gathered to join them as they became husband and wife. Their love for one another radiated and you couldn't help but be filled with joy in their presence. Stephen and Lauren shared heartfelt vows, danced the night away under twinkle lights and it all ended in fireworks (literally). It was such a special day and I was truly honored to be there to capture this moment in time. 

One Year Anniversary | Skyler + Chelsea

These two epitomize the idea of soul mates.

One year ago they embarked on the journey of marriage together with a beautiful ceremony in Tacoma, Washington. I was lucky enough to attend their charming wedding and now, a year later, lucky enough to document their first year of marriage! These two have become dear friends to me, and I am continually blessed by the positive light and contagious laughter they have brought into my life. Here's to many many more happy years for the two of you. 

Lindsey | Senior Portraits

Lindsey is one of the sweetest souls I have ever come to know. I was lucky enough to call her a room mate the past year and it was nothing but non-stop laughter getting to live alongside her. I am so proud of Lindsey and her accomplishments. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Point Loma Nazarene University, and has since accepted a job at UCLA in the ICU. Beauty and brains, this lady is the real deal. I can't wait to see where life takes this wonderful friend of mine, and I was so honored that she chose me to document such a special time in her life. Congrats! 

The Olympic Peninsula

Every time I visit the Pacific Northwest I find myself in awe of its beauty. The rainy days, the coffee, the atmosphere-there's a kind of peace there that's unlike anywhere else. I always find myself lost in the sea of trees. One of the highlights of this trip for me was venturing to find the Vance Creek Bridge, pictured below.  

Here's a glimpse into my adventures around the Olympic Peninsula. Enjoy! 

Megan + Luca | Torrey Pines Engagement

The Torrey Pines State reserve was the perfect backdrop for Megan & Luca's Engagement Session. Set on a costal cliff overlooking the rest of San Diego, the abundance of trees at Torrey Pines provide a truly unique atmosphere. We took our time exploring the cliffs and beaches for the afternoon and their pictures simply came naturally.  Megan & Luca instantly felt like long time friends and I can't wait to photograph their wedding next year! 

boutonné | A Design Haus

Meet Hannah & Erin, the owners of boutonné and two of the sweetest people ever. They became instant friends when I was lucky enough to represent Darling Magazine & visit them at their studio in the Moniker Wearhouse in Downtown San Diego. Learn more about their beautiful work & what they represent in an interview that ran here on Darling Magazine's blog.