Wendy + John's Camping Anniversary

Wendy + John's Camping Anniversary

Hung out with these two adventurers while they were camping up in the mountains in Northern California.  Getting outdoors is one of the most rejuvenating things for me, and I wanted to capture a couple in their element, without any bells or whistles, just in the simplicity of being outside together.  There's no fancy dress, no fluff, no need for these photos to be used for anything, just for the simple fact of capturing your love, exactly where you are at.  

Los Angeles in home session - Amy + Brent

Los Angeles in home session - Amy + Brent

The coolest dog parents and the cutest little pup in the whole wide world.  They cuddled on the couch, watched the sunset on the roof, and walked down the street for some late night donuts.  Also they have amazing matching tattoos that they just had done the day before and it already looks so good.  Had and amazing time hanging with these two amazing artists and LEMON. 

Kaley + Kyle's Barefoot Bohemian Wedding in Lyons, CO

Kaley + Kyle's Barefoot Bohemian Wedding in Lyons, CO

The first time I met Kaley it felt like we had known each other forever, and that's exactly how these two are.  Warm, welcoming, laid back, and so in love.  Everything on this day was so well planned and thought out, and yet so flexible and relaxed, it made for the perfect day.  The ceremony was held at Riverbend in Lyons, Colorado, a stunning backdrop for Kaley's love of flowers that were incorporated into every aspect of this day.  My favorite park was during the reception, we snuck away to hike up the cliff above the venue.  Family and friends were waving and taking photos while we were taking photos, and to see everyone from above and just have a moment to themselves was incredible.  Then we hiked down for some amazing ice cream from a local Denver shop.  It truly was an unforgettable day, and one of my favorite weddings of all time.

Kristine + Drew

Kristine + Drew

This is what Sundays are for. 

Whitney + John

Whitney + John

Nestled in a Redwood Grove, with the sun slightly peaking through, surrounded by their closest family and friends, Whitney and John said their vows to each other and celebrated the night away with the craziest dance party of all time.  These two are the sweetest people on earth and I feel so honored to have been there to capture their special day in these magical California Redwoods.  

Megan + Alex

Megan + Alex

These two came all the way from Ohio to elope on the beautiful Northern California coast.  Their families stayed together at the Lost Whale Inn, an incredible bed and breakfast right on the ocean in Trinidad, CA.  It had the coolest old school sauna that the men soaked in before the wedding.  Everything on this day was so simple, full of emotion, love, connection, and natural beauty, just as an elopement should be.  They said their vows under the towering redwood trees with tears streaming down their faces and family members encircling them.  Then we adventured into fern canyon, walking through streams and jumping over logs in heels like it's no big deal.  There was so much love shared on this day, I feel like the images can barely contain it.  

Jeremy + Michaela

Jeremy + Michaela

Two of the best people I know.  We parked as far as we could in Lassen National Park (the roads aren't fully open for the season yet) and walked into a meadow full of mosquitoes and incredible views.  We spent the night just hanging out, talking about life, barefoot and drinking beer till the sun went down.  This is what summer nights are made of.  

Havasu Falls Engagement

Havasu Falls Engagement

When Tina + Matt suggested the idea of doing their engagement session here, I didn’t hesitate for a second, and we went straight to work, sorting out permits and travel details. The location itself is no easy feat. Driving from LA on only a few hours of sleep, Tina + Matt met us at the trailhead and we hiked in 10 miles to the most breathtaking waterfall we could ever imagine. The water was so unbelievably blue and next to the red desert rocks it’s like no other place in the entire world. We slept out under the stars, giddy as ever to shoot the next day. We woke up early before the other hikers arrived and had the whole place to ourselves. The whole trip was such an unforgettable experience, and the most inspiring place to capture their love and spend time together. This is definitely my favorite shoot of all time.

Michiko + Daniel

Michiko + Daniel

Not even sure where to start with this wedding because it was truly an unforgettable experience.  Michiko + Daniel live in Dubai and brought a handful to friends over to Fukuoka, Japan (where Michiko used to live) to celebrate their wedding with their closest family + friends. We met them a few days earlier to hang out, get to know each other, take a few photos in this incredible tucked away Japanese garden in the middle of the city, and of course eat ramen.  I knew right away that they were some of the most kind hearted people and I felt so honored to be the one to capture their special day.

The night before their wedding everyone went out to a pop up food stall to hang out, drink sake, and eat some of the craziest food like snail, whale, sea urchin, cow tongue, octopus, to just name a few. It was quite the experience and we felt so included + welcomed as part of the family. It was a complete cultural immersion to say the least and Rich and I fell so in love with this country and all of it's people.  

On the wedding day, Michiko is from Japan and Daniel is from the UK so there was a bit of infusion from both cultures in their day.  They said their vows out on the lawn next to the ocean with a view of the city in the distance, and then changed into traditional Japanese kimono's for the first reception.  Their families came together to break open a barrel of sake from the bride's hometown and served it to every guest in appreciation of their friendship and love.  Then they headed indoors for a second reception with more incredible food + danced to gangnam style like no other wedding party I've seen.