It’s the in-between moments I love at weddings. The moments of rest when nobody is watching. When the bride and groom take a breath and slow everything down. Thank you Sierra and Aaron for reminding me that’s what matters most.
DUDES: if you’re proposing to your lady this holiday season and think she’d want it documented, CALL ME. EMAIL ME. MESSAGE ME. Blake (pictured) planned this NYC proposal with me from thousands of miles apart - and it went off without a hitch. I love shooting proposals and it’s so fun to be part of 🙌🏻
SECONDLY: if you’re thinking of eloping on your Tahoe vacation in the next few months during the winter season - I have a lot of options to help you! If you’re far away and want to handover the planning to me, done. If you just want to know your photographer has an AWD car and knows how to navigate the area even in storms and help you with a plan b, done. Or, if you just want me to show up and be your witness while I photograph it, that works too. My website has basic pricing and packages, but don’t hesitate to email me a (detailed) description of what you’re looking for if what you see doesn’t fit your needs!
The week before Christmas last year I had a ton of people email me about last minute elopements that I couldn’t take - so if you’re thinking about it and want to make it happen, head to my website (link in bio) and shoot me an email via the contact form. ✨ this goes for engagement shoots too - get on the books early to make sure we can make that magic!
Boom - there ya have it. Just thought I’d give some info since I realized that Christmas is only FIVE weeks away and I hate saying no because it’s too short notice 🎄 cheers!
PS! I’m going to be in Boston and Connecticut the first week of December. I have time for one photo shoot - so if you’re local and want in, LMK 😘
Pretty darn excited to be able to share the beauty of this up and coming wedding venue! 😍 More magic to come✨
Personal Stylist: @thismomslife_
Leather jacket: @ellen_walker_design
Rentals: @edhpartyrentals_ + @companyfortynine
Arch rental: @joyeuxevents
Bride & Groom: @mischoseph
Clear skies are NOT a thing right now in Northern California. While the smoke is awful in Sacramento, it is absolutely devastating to hear about all the families who have lost EVERYTHING in the Camp Fire. 💔 There are so many ways to help out and donate. You can even take 2 minutes and donate directly from Google! Prayers to everyone affected and those fighting the fire! And prayers for rain!!! 🔥🌧
Happy Friday! I've never introduced myself to those who don't personally know me, so I figured it's time now that my followers keep growing! 🙌 Here are 6 random facts about me.
✨1. I absolutely HATE spiders and mosquito eaters.. Pretty much all bugs tbh, especially ones that fly/jump.💀
✨2. When I turned 18 I got a tattoo followed by a nose and belly piercing, then 2 more tattoos by like 19. Typical things to do when you move to college right? Btw I'm dying for another tattoo! 😍😍
✨3. I'm the oldest sibling by a lot lol. I have a 8 and 9 year old sister and a brother that's almost 5. 😎So I'm the cool/fun big sister.
✨4. I studied abroad in Panama for a month. I stayed with my amazing host mom, learned about the cultural food/dances, became a student at the local high school and helped remodel a classroom at an elementary school. One of the best experiences I've ever had. ❤
✨5. I met @chrisbrownofficial and @treysongz.. Also one of the best experiences I've ever had 😂😍 even though I was completely starstruck.
✨6. I haven't always embraced my natural hair. It wasn't until I left for college that I finally said "f*** it!" and started wearing it down and curly. Now I just hop out the shower and hope for the best lol. 😊
Yesterday’s wedding was set in the heart of Big Sur, with the sound of the river adding the perfect touch to their intimate ceremony. It was so peaceful and earthy, not to mention beautiful! Congrats again Tiffany and Keenan! The way you looked at each other all day was the sweetest thing!
Happy Friday!! Double tap if you are in awe that Thanksgiving is officially less than 1 week away 😲 I cannot believe how quickly this year is coming to an end! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Is anyone planning to see the new Fantastic Beasts movie!? If you don’t know this about me, I’m a HUGE Harry Potter fan! So, anything HP related I love and I can’t wait to see the movie! If you’ve seen it, don’t tell me! I got to visit HP world a couple months ago and it was so magical! 🙌
Want to know a fun fact? I’ve been on a plane about 30 times this year & I don’t like flying. Every single time I have to overcome a fear. It’s not always easy, but I do it. Remember, it’s okay to have fears, just don’t let them control your life! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
While I’m talking about flying, another fun fact! I always get apple juice as my drink on flights. I rarely drink apple juice outside of on a plane, but every single time I order it while flying. The one time got something different, we had a horrible landing and I’m convinced it’s because I didn’t get my usual 🤣
I would love to know a fun fact about you! Please tell me below!
I know I say this a lot but I always take time at my family sessions to get fun photos of just mom and dad. It’s so important and special for your kids to see and for you to remember amidst the craziness of life the love that built your family. Most parents say to me afterwards, “Wow that felt like our wedding day or just after we got engaged!” And I’m like welp, then mission accomplished 😊
TWO TRUTHS AND A LIE // Alright friends, let’s play a game for #fridayintroductions ✨ I want you to guess which is a lie 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻.
1) I was raised and adopted by my grandparents in the second grade 🎉.
2) I did Mustang soccer for 5 years in elementary school and our team won state for our 8 year old category 😂!
3) Murphy is our second bunny, following Lucy the lop🐰🐰.
So, what’s your guess?! 👇🏻 I want to know! .
Photo of us by @laurenalissephotography last holiday season 💕 at #sanfranciscocityhall
WINTER IS COMING // Can you believe that Thanksgiving is NEXT WEEK? Where is time going? While the weather has cooled down dramatically (and the smoke is taking over anything and everything), I'll be over here reminiscing on this dream pink bouquet by @mignonfloralco from our feature on @inspiredbythis earlier this month. While I may dress in greys and blacks on the daily, I'm a total SUCKER for the pinks + girly weddings. .
Jake and I joke that if we were to get married today, our wedding would be decently different. From a navy and gold forest thing to a girly garden party with dusty colors, they would've been almost night and day! But we still thought our wedding day was the BEST DAY EVA (because obvi, you should feel that way about your wedding!!). .
So, are you ready for turkey day? 👇🏻🍗.
Creative team: Featued on: @inspiredbythis // Venue: @parkwinters // Linens, Ribbons, Styling: @partycrushstudio // Photography: @ashbaumgartner // Floral Design: @mignonfloralco // Bridal Gown & Veil: @lasoiebridal // Calligraphy: @ashbaumgartner // Wedding Cake, Macarons, & Desserts @rosequartzcakery // Makeup: @makeup_bysusie // Bride: @thekachetlife // Ring Box: @the_mrs_box