Sunrise. Cancun, Mexico

“Someone once told me to always live for the little things in life. Live for 5am sunrises and 5pm sunsets where you’ll see colors in the sky that don’t usually belong. Live for road trips and bike rides with music in your ears and the wind in your hair. Live for days when you’re surrounded by your favorite people who make you realize that the world is not a cold, harsh place. Live for the little things because they will make you realize that this is what life is about, this is what it means to be alive.” ~ A.Y.

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Waking up at sunrise while on vacation is a tradition Chris and I started many years ago. Being in nature before the rest of the world is so refreshing and inspirational, and watching the sky explode with color as the sun begins to rise is by far one of my most favorite things.

 

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  • June 29, 2016 - 7:47 am

    barbara testa - Your pictures are AMAZING! Love the beautiful sunsets! XxReplyCancel

  • June 29, 2016 - 10:01 am

    Alice - These photos are absolutely wonderful, Cancun Mexico looks so amazing and serene! I need to try seeing a sunrise next time I go on vacation!

    xo, alice / T Y P E N UReplyCancel

Soul Food Farm Wedding

I recently had the opportunity to photograph a styled wedding with a group of incredibly talented vendors at Soul Food Farm. Amber Johnson, Coordinator and stylist, set the tone of timeless romance incorporating all the elements of the farm. Using all local vendors, she included antiques, fresh eggs and lavender, bespoke floral, and beautiful treats all tucked away in the stunning olive orchards. I had such a wonderful time working with this group of local wedding professionals. I hope you enjoy what we created out on the farm.

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venue// Soul Food Farm ~ floral// The Pollen Mill ~ planning/coordination// Amber Johnston

cake & treats//Studio Sweets~ hair & makeup// Kristine Sagan ~ rings// DeBartolo ~ invitations//Ramble & Root

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Lauren & Louis | Lake Tahoe Engagement

I had so much fun photographing Lauren & Louis this past December!  These two cuties were visiting from Nebraska, so we snuck away to Lake Tahoe while they were in town to shoot their engagement session. I had such a great time getting to know them and I cannot wait for their Park Winters wedding in just a couple of weeks! Here are a few of my favorites from our shoot along the beautiful snowy shores of Tahoe.

 

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Mr. & Mrs. Smith | Park Winters Wedding

Christina & Tom were married on a beautiful spring day at the lovely Inn at Park Winters. The day was filled with so much laugher, tears of joy, and so many beautiful details. Their families, guests and wedding party were such a delight, and I truly had such a wonderful time celebrating with them! Congrats Mr. & Mrs. Smith and thank you so much for sharing your day with me! xx
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venue// Inn at Park Winters |  floral// Blair Dugan Floral Design

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Cruz | 1 year old

My little buddy Cruz just turned 1 year old! I photographed this little love as he entered the world one year ago, and it is such an honor to continue photographing him as he grows. We had so much fun running around the olive orchards and playing in the flower fields at Soul Food Farm. Cruz brought along his blanket which I also photographed him in at the hospital the day he was born! I absolutely adore this sweet family and can’t wait for our next session. Here are some of my favorite images from our most recent session.  xx

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  • June 1, 2016 - 8:33 am

    Shelby - He is too stinkin cute! Amazing photography!ReplyCancel

  • June 1, 2016 - 12:24 pm

    Megan - He is SUCH a cutie! You got some great shots and I especially love the ones of him and his mom!ReplyCancel