Jaime + Kory - a Lumberjack Firefighter themed mountain wedding in Julian, San Diego, CA

I was on my way out to a nice sushi dinner in Las Vegas last month when my phone rang. I debated whether or not to pick up, but after looking down and recognizing the number as a San Diego area code, I finally answered. On the line was a somewhat frantic bride inquiring about photography services – because her photographer had just cancelled on the...
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Succulent Crown Workshop at BHLDN, Anthropologie, Carlsbad, CA

I love collaborating on projects with other San Diego makers and creatives so when I was approached to photograph a fun workshop crafting succulent flower crowns with the amazing Jenna of Craft Blooms and Rachael of Infinite Succulent, you KNOW I had to be there. The icing on the cake? This was taking place at one of my favorite departments of my f...
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Valerie + Adam, Carlsbad Lagoon Engagement session - San Diego Wedding Photographer

I first "met" Valerie + Adam via a morning Skype Date over bowls of cereal just two days before I was leaving to go to Guatemala with my husband (see pics from that fun adventure here). The adorable factor is strong with these two and I could tell by the way Valerie playfully ruffled Adam's hair, and the resulting smile on his face, just how madly...
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Give me all the Pretty - San Diego Wedding and Lifestyle Photographer

Around this time last year I set up my very first styled shoot (check that out here) and I was so thrilled with how it turned out that I vowed to dedicate more time to personal projects that allow me the creative freedom to explore without expectation. Unfortunately that personal time is hard to find and although I set aside a few minutes every wee...
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Emileigh + Jordan, a North County San Diego Engagement Session

When I first met Emileigh + Jordan we connected over sushi, music, and hexagons! Our organic yet refined styles really meshed well together and I walked away from our meeting really wanting to see them again. They are the type of down-to-earth, lovely people you just want to spend more time with! I was so excited to hear they had chosen me to captu...
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Pastel Dreams Desert Wedding Inspiration Styled Shoot - San Diego Wedding Photographer

After a whirlwind of engagement sessions this month I am finally caught up on all my editing and free to play around a little bit again! So of course I couldn't wait to revisit this amazing shoot from my time in the Desert just outside Las Vegas back in February. I was actually out there for WPPI, and while this shoot was not part of the convention...
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Personal Blog - our trip to Lake Atitlan + Antigua, Guatemala

Last month I accompanied my husband on his business trip and was pretty MIA for about 10 days. So I thought it would be good to share a little personal blog of those photos with you guys! This was Story's 4th annual business trip to Guatemala, and the 1st time I managed to get childcare coverage and tag along! We flew into Guatemala City, spent the...
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An ice cream parlor gender reveal session - San Diego Lifestyle Photography

When my friend Olguta, who struggled for years to conceive and carry her first born, found out that "Surprise!" she was pregnant with #2, she immediately started planning out her desired photography sessions! She is a photographer herself, after all. She knows I love lifestyle photography and I am so honored that she chose me to capture this insan...
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Welcome Jasper Bodhi - San Diego Newborn Lifestyle Session

Aloha is one of those words that has so many meanings, and also just one. It is used to mean affection, compassion, mercy, hello, goodbye, peace and love, sometimes all at once. But Aloha is more than the sum of it's various meanings. Aloha is a spirit that moves through you and binds your souls to each other. Aloha is a Way of Life. So when I sa...
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Encinitas Engagement Session at Swami's State Beach - San Diego Wedding Photographer

When I first met Melissa + Yaron for tea down in Ocean Beach, we talked about their wedding plans. She wanted to elope. He wanted a big, elaborate ceremony and party with all of their family and friends. In true compromise form, they settled on an intimate ceremony up in beautiful Palomar Mountain. One they they did both agree on right away? An Oce...
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5 great tips for beautiful family photos - San Diego Lifestyle Photographer

Since I just had the privilege of photographing the Dynh family's newest adorable addition this morning, I thought I would do a little Too-cute-Tuesday blog featuring their amazing golden-hour, backlit, sun-filled family session from last year. This was one of my favorite family sessions ever but I just got just too bogged down in my busy fall seas...
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Styled Bridal Shoot in Soul Care Barn - San Diego Wedding Photographer

Well today I got the awesome opportunity to network with other local photographers and vendors and partake in a fun little styled bridal shoot at this awesome backyard barn venue in Mission Valley. It was cool to see how someone else would put something like this together as I intend to be setting up my own styled Wedding too (already got the dres...
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Outdoor Bridal Boudoir in Los Peñasquitos Preserve - San Diego Wedding Photographer

Have you ever thought about getting some beautiful boudoir photos taken of yourself? I have. At my bachelorette party I was already 17 weeks pregnant with my son, so obviously drinking was out, and I've never been a huge club girl, so instead I asked my Maid of Honor if we could rent a gorgeous hotel suite and hire a boudoir photographer to take s...
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Baby Addison - Newborn Lifestyle Session in Rancho Penasquitos, CA

When I got an email a few days before our scheduled newborn lifestyle session that my client's husband unexpectedly wound up in the hospital and we would need to reschedule, it really hit me. "Wow!", I thought "This wife, this little girl, and her new baby sister could have just lost him. And these girls are so young still they could have been forc...
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Rain on your Wedding Day - Clare + AJ at Green Gables Estates in San Diego, CA

All this rain we've been having lately reminded me of a wedding I did back in November where it not only rained...it POURED! The setting was picturesque Green Gables Estates up in North County San Diego. A vintage schoolhouse dating back to 1889, their English Garden lawns boast sweeping trees and beautiful rose bushes. It was pretty cloudy that m...
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