Freya + Steven, a playful, Lego-themed Wedding at Pomona College in Claremont, CA

These two love birds just spent two years apart while bride, Freya, pursued her MBA from UC Berkeley, only to reunite back where it all began for their wedding day! Our groom, Steven, now works at his Alma Mater, Pomona College, and since he first met his blushing bride there (while she studied at neighbor and rival Claremont McKenna) they both dec...
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Melissa + Yaron - a Rustic Mountain Wedding at Upper Meadow Lodge - Palomar Mountain, San Diego, CA

Melissa + Yaron first connected over their shared love of music, travel and their many, many mutual friends! It was actually kind of a wonder these two hadn't met earlier, given how much their social circles overlap, but I guess that's part of the magic of timing. When it's right, it's just right. And everything fell right into place for these two...
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Valerie + Adam, a romantic vineyard wedding at Ponte Winery in Temecula, CA

So this adorable Groom emailed me about a week ago and asked for a handful of photos so he could update the "life event" of marrying the woman of his dreams on social media. Awwwwwwww!!! I mean, really? How cute are you? It just made me think back to his romantic wedding up at Ponte Winery in Temecula, CA - and think back to how stinkin' cute Adam...
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Clare + Mathew - An Urban Chic Engagement Session - San Diego Wedding Photography

Most people have come to know me for my nature-y, rustic locations, or maybe even my scenic north county beach sessions. But when this adorable bride reached out with an idea of doing something a little different for her engagement session, I jumped at the chance to take them to downtown Escondido, get some yummy Gelato, and just explore a cute, mo...
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Cheyenne + Christian - a fairytale romantic wedding at Mount Woodson Castle, San Diego, CA

Their romance was the stuff dreams are made of, and their fairytale wedding at Mount Woodson Castle in San Diego, CA, a real dream come true! Cheyenne and Christian first met when Cheyenne was just 17 years old - and you know what they say about young love - It's a flame; very pretty, often hot. So when Christian went up to Santa Barbara for colle...
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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 we...
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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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