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 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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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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Big Bear Lake Day Trip

Big Bear Day Trip

Ever since our last trip here, Big Bear has become one of my favorite destinations for fall and winter fun. Pretty much everyone here in Southern California knows about Big Bear Lake, and has visited the area at some point or another. I actually had only gone once as a kid to see snow for the first time with my family. But my day trip to Big Bear with my college friends was definitely more magical. There wasn’t a flurry of snow like when I first visited, but there was still just enough leftover from the last snowfall for a …

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