I was so excited when Mitch and Rika first contacted me! They were looking for a photographer, not to shoot their wedding, but just to shoot them in their wedding attire! That means a full few hours of complete focus on the bride and groom. Pretty much every photographer’s dream. :)
This gorgeous couple met in Japan in 2012 while Mitch was stationed there. They didn’t become official until 2013 but had the same group of friends the whole time they weren’t together so got to know each other that way. Mitch has been serving in the navy for 6 years now, which is such a blessing to our country, thank you, Mitch. They were married in Japan. ( I got to see a picture of them in traditional kimonos, so cool!)
I loved working with such a wonderful couple. It was a joy to get to know the both of them and see their personalities come out. One of their favorite things about one another is the sense of humor they both share! It was obvious after being around them that that was a great part of their relationship! They also brought their adorable dog, Kohta, which means “happy boy” in Japanese.
From sweet kisses, twirls, and gorgeous weather, this shoot was literally a dream.
Rika purchased her gorgeous wedding dress and shoes in Japan! They were both so beautiful and unique!
Thank you for sharing your love with me, you two <3 Enjoy your images!
The second I met Jackie and Kyle I knew that they were going to be wonderful to work with. I was immediately touched by their kindness, sincerity, and love for one another.
These two met in high school! (I love the high school sweethearts stories!!) Jackie was immediately touched by Kyle’s kindness and gentleness. Since then they have been inseparable. I loved watching them interact with one another when they first showed their venue. It was clear that there was a deep trust for one another, and that they were more than ready for their wedding day!! Jackie and Kyle love to adventure, but one of their most favorite things is being at home cooking together while listening to their favorite records.
Their venue took place at a gorgeous lemon orchard! A view of the mountains, hundreds of lemons trees, and deeper in the country away from the city noise. It could not get any more perfect than this for a couple who loves quiet, intentional time with one another and friends!
Their day was filled with love, cheers, laughter and joy for them as they tied the knot.
Jackie & Kyle: Your love is so sweet! Thank you for inviting me to be apart of your day!
I was so excited when Depeche and her hubby Tom reached out to me to do their maternity portraits!
Depeche was such a rockstar at this shoot! She was 34 weeks pregnant and was hiking up hills, getting naked, and modeling like a pro! I could not have asked for a better client to work with. It was also so sweet to see the dynamic between husband and wife throughout the evening. Tom kept checking in on his lady every couple of minutes to make sure she was doing alright!
I got to drive up to Pismo beach for this shoot. The location was super beautiful with deep, colorful tones, and a great temperature for shooting.
This couple is about 4 weeks away from welcoming their beautiful baby boy!!