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.

Fall 2013 Print Issue | Darling Magazine

One of the biggest blessing of this past year for me has been being a part of the Darling Magazine team.  I love being behind the scenes in creating something so visually beautiful, and for this past Fall Issue I was able to contribute photography as well! Here are a few images from our shoot at a beautiful park in Pasadena. Be sure to snag the Print Issue while you can- they are flying off the shelves! You can find them online here at Darling's Website or at your local Anthropologie

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Mary Jane | Mount Baldy

Mary Jane is graduating from Ontario Christian High School this year & I was lucky enough to hang out with her in the beautiful mountain town of Mount Baldy. We had a blast talking about the anticipation of going to college and all of the amazing times she has ahead of her. Mary Jane's unique & contagious smile made it a breeze to shoot her senior pictures. Take a peek at our session together below! 

Annie + Davis | Engaged

Annie & Davis have the sweetest love story. They're high-school sweethearts who endured four years of cross-country travel during college to be together. As you can see, their love for one another is of a rare & true form. Annie is one of my dear friends, and I had the best time shooting these engagement pictures of them on Fiesta Island in San Diego. I can't wait for their wedding, (which is just a few weeks away) and to see all the adventures life together brings them! 

Fashion & Music Photography Workshop | Nashville, Tennessee

This summer I packed my bags & headed off to the place where all the best dreamers go to dream..Nashville, Tennessee of course!

I was selected to be a part of The Sarah Barlow Internship program, a 5 day workshop where ten photographers from all over the world came to learn about the world behind fashion & music photography. Sarah Barlow ran the internship with her Art Directior Stephen Schofield, and let me tell you, they were two of the most talented, humble & sweet people. I sure was welcomed into the south for the first time with wide open arms. Sarah has been one of my favorite photographers for some time & you may know her work from Taylor Swift's last album RED. 

While I was there I had the amazing opportunity to shoot country singer Raelynn, who you may know from the 2nd season of The Voice. She is currently on tour with Miranda Lambert & is signed with Big Machine Records in Nashville. I can't show the images just yet, but they are some of my favorite work so far! As soon as I can, I will be sharing them with you all. 

 The gallery you see here are images taken by Sarah & Stephen! I highly recommend attending a workshop like this to push yourself & to help deepen your art form. It's amazing the results you can get when you take a leap of faith & leave your comfort zone.