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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

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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 β™₯︎ Congrats again, Joy & Alex!

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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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Japanese Akita Love: Kumo + Miwa + Towa

Have you ever seen three cuter Akitas? My friend Kristy invited us over to her house for a little hangout and play session with her three Japanese Akitas: Kumo, Miwa, and Towa. I had met Miwa and Towa when Kristy first got them, but this was my first time seeing all of them together! And it was our first time meeting Kumo, the eldest of the three, who was just a big, sweet bear; he even let us put a hat on him with no complaints. I’ve been wanting to take pictures of dogs (other than my own!) for a …

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Skyla + Ryan | Maternity Session at UC Irvine

Skyla & Ryan Maternity Session

So excited to share the Orange County maternity session I did with the beautiful Skyla and Ryan! I’ve been friends with Skyla since my first year of college and I’m so happy to be a part of this special time in her life. She and her hubby make such an awesome pair and I am ecstatic that their little one will be a July baby like myself! This was my first time doing a maternity shoot but thankfully these two went along with every one of my ideas and we made it work! Skyla and Ryan first met at UC …

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Date Night at MarchΓ© Moderne

Marche Moderne Charcuterie Board

Good French food, matcha ice cream, and a surprise drive-in movie? Sounds like the perfect date night to me. The boyfriend asked me a week in advance to make myself available on Thursday night, but it wasn’t until the day of that I realized we weren’t just going to grab dinner or head to our nearest movie theater. “I have to wear what?” That was my response when he told me I should probably wear a dress. I hadn’t been told in advance that this date night he had planned wasn’t just one of our casual nights out, but actually …

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