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Riley’s Los Rios Ranchos Weddings. Melissa + Michael. Oak Glen Wedding Photographer

Oak Glen is one of my happy places. I never really knew about Oak Glen before I started shooting weddings, but somehow it’s almost become my second home. I shoot probably 30% of my weddings each year up there and there’s no place I’d rather call (second) home.

This wedding day in particular, everything fell into place hitting all my happy notes. Melissa got ready in part of the apple packing house, which is so quintessentially Oak Glen my heart almost burst. The rustic processing facilities paired with that light and ethereal flow of her dress and her beaming sunshine-y smile… set everything in motion for an incredibly beautiful day.

One of my favorite parts of Oak Glen is the mountain light. There are always tall trees to diffuse the sun, and somehow all day the light is just a tiny bit softer up there. For Melissa and Michael’s ceremony, the sun cascaded through the tall trees perfectly, casting their vows in that glowy magic sunlight that photographers are known to chase. These two were also lucky enough to get married after one of the rainiest springs southern California has had in many years, so the field’s of Los Rios Ranchos were bursting with wildflowers. We snuck out to the flowers just as the sun was going down to catch that perfect light.

Melissa and Michael your kindness is contagious and capturing your wedding day was a dream. Thank you both for sharing your beautiful day with me!

Rileys Los Rios Ranchos, Oak Glen CA |

St Francis of Assisi Los Angeles Wedding. Beverly + Kris. St Nicholas Ballroom Wedding

From Northridge to Hollywood, Los Angeles proper, Van Vuys and back to Northridge we trekked all over LA for this beautiful day. I loved the old LA charm of St Francis of Assisi church, and loved watching these two exchange the sweet glaces and beautiful vows. Beverly and Kris are both on the quieter and more subtle side, but I absolutely loved watching them together. Whispers, giggles, loving embraces and oh so much love spoken without even saying a word, I could photograph these two all day. It was also such a pleasure to capture the beautiful relationships with these two and their wedding party, I love seeing how a bride and groom’s favorite people can bring out the absolute best in them. You guys are amazing! Congrats you two!

Coto Valley Country Club Wedding. Jessica + Travis. Coto de Caza Wedding Photography

This two quite simply had a beautiful day packed full of love. A large wedding party, and a big wedding were only the first outward signs of a day brimming with joy. Then there were the smiles that were unstoppable and the happy tears (from pretty much all of us) through a warm fall ceremony. Hammers and Lace did a gorgeous job pulling together all the details at the recently renovated Coto Valley Country Club. This was one of those weddings where by the end of the night my own cheeks hurt from smiling and my heart was so darn full. These two have that insatiable happiness and contagious good vibes that keep my soul fed. I just entered my ninth year of photographing weddings and days like these will never ever get old. 

Venue: Coto Valley Country Club | Coordination: Hammers and Lace | Flowers:  | videography:

Sweet In Home Newborn session – Pasadena Newborn Photography

I love seeing my old friends bring beautiful babies into this world. I feel so lucky to have these few hours spent with new parents and new babies in the comfort of their home. Part of me feels like I get to be privy to such a special intimate part of people’s lives, which is exactly what I want to capture, but it’s not lost on me that it’s also just really cool to get to witness this stage in someone’s life. Everything is still new- feeding, changing, trying to convince a baby to sleep… learning everything is on the babe’s new and ever-changing schedule. These sessions are an exercise in patience for everyone, but also a lesson in slowing down, listening to the babe’s cues, and being a calm and present force. Kind of a magical experience.

Pasadena In Home Newborn Photography. San Gabriel Newborn Photographer

Part of the reason I love in-home newborn sessions is my clients so often have dogs. I love incorporating these “first borns” into sessions! Newborn sessions usually come in waves for me, and to start off 2018 I jumped right in with 5 sessions in January. This sweet little babe was super special since she was my only girl all month. Love, love, love getting to capture these special moments as brand new family of three (ok FOUR counting loving guard dog Milo).

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