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Millwick Wedding. Laura and Ian. Downtown LA wedding photography

I keep staring at this cursor blinking like I’ve got a paper to write. I’ve been meaning to/working on/rough drafting – through this blog post for a few weeks now. But we’ll start here fresh. It’s definitely high time in the wedding world, June’s busy shooting season now turned into a July behind my desk and somehow it’s August. Blogging gets shifted to the back burner because brides are waiting, patiently, to relive their best days through pictures, my pictures, and that’s really a big deal.

And honestly creating the word side of blogs is hard. While once I was a “writer” – I mean, a person who occasionally would write… and didn’t hate writing papers in college, writing now for this purpose is a challenge. Inspiration- I tend to get that out through pictures these days. And speaking of people who write – Laura writes for a living. There’s an extra pinch of pressure on this one.

I think I stumble upon some writer’s block as I have been shooting weddings for 8 years now and it’s hard to create a new sentence to describe “these people are magical, and they love each other so much and that’s magical, and dang it life is rad” because I’m thankful that that is how weddings make me feel and I could probably write that sentence for every wedding I shoot.

But. Laura and Ian. Dang it their love is magical. These two could make eye contact with each other and I’d feel it in my stomach. I relished seeing Laura at her groom, and look out at her friends and family – it just felt like she was trying to capture every moment, every feeling, to hold on to for forever. The smiles out of these two, the stories from friends and family, the shoulder rubs, the winks, the high fives, the genuine warmth; I wish I had much better words to describe it. But I guess that’s why I’m the camera lady, not the wordsmith.

Laura and Ian, I can’t thank you enough for your authenticity, your thoughtfulness, trust and kindness. Your love makes my heart swell. Cheers to the best lifetime together!!

just the best.

Venue: Millwick Los Angeles | coordination: Carly Rae Weddings | Flowers: Kats Creations Floral  | Video: | Dress: BHLDN |



The Collins Family Pictures. Pasadena Family Portrait Photographers


Family Portrait sessions are such a simple pleasure for me. I love getting to to see past couples, and see families I’ve been photographing for years. I love the slower pace of these sessions, the unrushed moments together, letting the littles run out their crazies, and definitely squeezing in some time for tickling and cuddling.

Pasadena Family and Maternity Photography

This gorgeous family will be welcoming a new baby boy to the mix shortly, and I love getting to capture this special time for them. I think it’s so important to document the last few months as a family of three, since in the big picture it’s such a short little magical time. This little miss has NO clue what she’s in for and I know she’s going to love being a big sister. This babe stole my heart, and I can’t wait to watch her grow and show her little bro the ropes. I love family sessions with little ones because we get to mix the posed portraits with more candid images as we let the littles explore and run around to get those giggles out.

Laguna Beach Engagement Pictures. Chuck and Jennifer.

This whole winter we’ve been dodging rain and rescheduling photoshoots, and I’m so glad it (mostly) held off for this adorable session. We started off at a coffee shop with Jennifer and Chuck, which kind of made the whole day feel like I was just tagging along on their date (in the best, least third wheel way possible of course). But doesn’t that sound like a perfect Sunday with your honey? Coffee, a little bike ride adventure and then a romantic stroll along the water to watch the sunset? Yes, please.

Thanks for braving the threats of showers and thanks for being so sweet together you guys! Can’t wait for your September wedding!

Malibu Beach Engagement Pictures. Navid + Carrie. Malibu Wedding Photographers

This winter has been pretty full of crazy weather for us Californians. And by “crazy”, I mean rain, but seriously, we are spoiled by sunny days over here. Along with the extra rainy days come the most spectacular skies that make for some stunning session backdrops and create magical light that I’m just not used to working in.

With this session, we were on-again, off-again with scheduling as we tracked the storms, but I’m so glad we chanced a little threat of rain for this beautiful beach session. These two are smiley and sweet and I know their late summer wedding is going to be a ball! Thanks for adventuring through Malibu with me you guys!

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