Stephanie and Paul at the Parker and in the Desert // Palm Springs Wedding Photographer

I love these two. I feel incredibly blessed to photograph so many amazing couples that I genuinely like and want to be friends with, but these two are extra special. I photographed their wedding (see pictures of their beautiful Bay Area wedding) a few years back and it was an absolute DREAM to photograph them again for their 10 year date-iversary in the Palm Springs area. Stephanie and Paul are just good people. They are warm, hospitable, and as authentic as they come. They really like (and, of course, love) each other and are so easy to spend time with. For this shoot Stephanie knew that she wanted the first half at The Parker Palm Springs and the second half in the desert with their favorite tequila. They trusted my interpretation of their ideas and we had SO much fun. I love these two and these photos of them at this time in their life. Thank you so much, Stephanie and Paul, for the privilege of photographing you again and letting me spend the weekend with you! If only we could hang out all the...

Ashley and Phil in Bidwell Park and Downtown /// Chico Engagement Photographer

First of all, aren’t Ashley and Phil SUCH a good looking couple? More importantly, they’re kind, adventurous, fun, and their obvious love and affection for each other made my job so easy. I love couples whose love is natural and easy and who are obviously such a perfect fit. We started their engagement shoot in front of the adorable Wild Ink Press storefront and ended it in a few of my favorite spots in Bidwell Park. I love Ashley’s outfits and can you believe that engagement ring? Rose gold perfection! Ashley and Phil, I am so excited for your wedding day and am so glad you are creating the celebration that is perfect for the two of...

Katie & Danny on Table Mountain // Chico Wedding Photographer

Katie and Danny are the best. They live in Southern California, but are having their wedding at Lake Almanor and wanted to come up to the Chico area for their engagement session. I suggested Table Mountain and they were up for it. We hadn’t met in person until the day of their photos, but they trusted me enough to follow me up there where I (unintentionally) took them a random back way. The more we drove the more I was freaking out that we weren’t even headed to Table Mountain until all the sudden, there we were. I had so much fun hiking around and photographing these two. Katie and Danny are easy going and their love is sweet and easy. Like the location of the session, they were up for anything. They are getting married TODAY up in the mountains with only a handful of the people closest to them in an intimate weekend and ceremony. I cannot wait to capture them become husband and wife. Katie and Danny, it’s an honor to be a part of your special day. I know you will have a beautiful life...

Katie & Nick in Mount Shasta // Redding Wedding Photographer

Katie and Nick live in the Bay Area, where their careers are, but recently bought a cabin in the Lake Shasta Area. They now have a beautiful place to relax and get away from the hustle of the city. I loved hearing about their passions, how they’re making their dreams come true, and now I might just want to buy a mountain cabin of my own. Their upcoming wedding is the icing on the cake of a beautiful life they are building together. I had the BEST time exploring new to me areas of the Lake Shasta area and I am SO looking forward to Katie and Nick’s wedding day!...

Monique and Daniel in Oakland // Bay Area Engagement Photographer

Monique and Daniel grew up in the same town and have been together for several years. They’ll be getting married in their hometown next year, but they wanted their engagement photos in another special place- the city where they currently live and work. Monique moved to Oakland to attend graduate school at Mills College and later Daniel moved down to be with her. Now, they are both teachers (Monique for college level and Daniel is an elementary school teacher) in the Bay. Before the shoot, Dave and I had a short time to check out a little bit of Oakland and I can’t wait to go back. The shops, the style, and the coffee were spot on and it might be my current favorite place in the Bay area. Monique and Daniel.  These two are incredible stylish and photogenic. They were fun to hang out with and I loved the places that they chose for their photos- Mills College and Jack London Square, which were meaningful and iconic. Their wedding is going to be so much...
Carly + Grant in Bidwell Park // Chico Engagement Photographer

Carly + Grant in Bidwell Park // Chico Engagement Photographer

I had so much fun with Carly and Grant for their engagement session. It was a hot evening in Upper Bidwell Park, but they were such troopers. These two were so relaxed and easy-going. Carly and Grant’s ease with each other and natural and comfortable love was so much fun to watch and photograph. They are obviously so perfect together. I can’t wait until their wedding day!...