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Jessica | Spring Session at Carlsbad Flower Fields

We’re in the midst of spring and flowers are blooming everywhere! There’s always beautiful blooms at The Flower Fields in Carlsbad every year, but it’s been quite a while since I’ve gone. My friend Jessica had never been, so it was the perfect opportunity to do her portrait session and enjoy the fields. I was reluctant to take photos here, because I knew there wouldn’t be very many spots that were free of crowds and caution tape (the flowers are taped off so people don’t go into the field and trample them). But with a little creativity and determination we …

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Em & Tiff | Spring Session in Orange County

Happy Spring! I’m excited to be taking more outdoor photos in the sunshine and among all the blooming flowers. With all the rain we’ve been having, the blooms have been stunning! These girls wanted to do a spring photoshoot so went over to Quail Hill Trailhead in Irvine to snap our shots. I’ve taken photos here when it was dry and yellow, so it was nice to see the area so lush and green! Definitely gave these natural models a gorgeous backdrop 🙂 Enjoy!

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The Robinsons | Family Holiday Session in Orange County

Here’s another family holiday photo session I was happy to shoot! What made this session even more special is that it was Baby Raiden’s first Christmas and first holiday family photos! I was honored to capture these cute lil moments with Skyla and Ryan and their adorable baby boy. Scroll through for chubby cheeks and little feet! <3

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The Ohs | Family Holiday Session in Orange County

December calls for all the family holiday photos! I captured these shots of my friends at Cedar Grove Park in Tustin for their family holiday pictures. They are getting hitched in March and have already started their little family with their dog, Zula. I had my dogs with me as well, so there was definitely a lot of activity going on while we were trying to get these shots. But the greenery and the winter outfits really brought everything together. Looking forward to doing more couple + family shoots soon! Enjoy 🙂

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Tiffany | Fall Portrait Session in Orange County

Hello all! We’re in the middle of October and that means it’s pumpkin season! Nothing says October more than a visit to the good old pumpkin patch. My friend Tiffany wanted some fall portraits and we knew the local pumpkin patch would be a warm and festive location. Surprisingly, it started pouring the moment we stepped into the patch! There was no rain in the forecast so weren’t prepared at all, but after hiding under a tent for a while it eventually let up. We took the opportunity before the next downpour to take our photos, and the stormy sky …

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Joy + Alex | Engagement Session in Orange County

Happy Fall, y’all! I recently had the honor of doing an engagement shoot for two of my friends and I am loving the autumn vibes in our session! We went to an orange grove in Irvine during golden hour and these lovebirds matched the scenery perfectly with their fall outfits. I am so thrilled to capture the love between one of my besties (and bridesmaid!) and her man, and I cannot wait for their wedding next year. Until then, here’s their Orange County engagement session ♥︎ Congrats again, Joy & Alex!

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Portland Eats: Must-Try Food in Portland on Your First Visit

Hello all! I just blogged about my weekend trip to Portland and I realized I had quite a few pictures of food… So why not make a separate post just for food, right? Below is a list of my favorite food, cafes, and desserts we tried on our first trip to Portland! Foodies, rejoice! Foodies Guide to Portland, OR Pine State Biscuits This spot makes the best biscuits and gravy I’ve ever had! Pine State Biscuits was our first stop after landing in Portland, and we were quite happy filling our empty stomachs with their warm biscuits and flavorful gravy. …

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3 Days in Portland: First Time in Portland Things to Do + Itinerary

Hello all! So excited to share this blog post with you because this was definitely one of my favorite weekend trips ever! I’d heard so many good things about Portland, OR and I just knew it would be my kind of city. There are trees everywhere, it does get rainy, the food is great, and there’s tons to do! Just walking around Portland was a pleasure because it felt so different from life in Southern California. I’m definitely going to take another weekend trip to Portland sometime soon, this time where I won’t have to make sure I do all …

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Sunday Night Drinks at Vacation Bar in Downtown Santa Ana

Downtown Santa Ana is home to quite a few trendy places, and Vacation Bar on 4th Street was no exception. This bar is a dream with its aesthetic accents, complete with a variety of plants and welcoming wood furniture. They really know how to give you the vacation vibe both with their tropical interior and with their unique drinks; each cocktail was named after a city, from New York to Tokyo. We checked out the bar shortly after they opened at 5pm on a Sunday evening, and there were plenty of spaces sit, relax and sip your drink. We each …

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Ashley + Chris | Proposal at UC Irvine

I did my first proposal shoot last weekend!!! I had the honor of photographing my friends’ proposal + engagement and it was the most adorable thing ever! I met my friend Ashley during college and I was so excited to be a part of her surprise proposal. She and her boyfriend, Chris, have been together for seven years and you could really tell how much she means to him in this proposal. Chris proposed at UC Irvine, right at the spot he first asked Ashley to be his girlfriend. He made sure their two corgis, dressed as a bride and …

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