Beach Maternity Session

  I was so excited when Depeche and her hubby Tom reached out to me to do their maternity portraits! 

Depeche was such a rockstar at this shoot! She was 34 weeks pregnant and was hiking up hills, getting naked, and modeling like a pro! I could not have asked for a better client to work with.  It was also so sweet to see the dynamic between husband and wife throughout the evening.  Tom kept checking in on his lady every couple of minutes to make sure she was doing alright! 

I got to drive up to Pismo beach for this shoot.  The location was super beautiful with deep, colorful tones, and a great temperature for shooting. 

This couple is about 4 weeks away from welcoming their beautiful baby boy!! 

Enjoy. <3 

Nathan & Marina Grindle: Gorgeous Solvang Wedding

I knew that Nathan and Marina’s wedding was going to be a dream the moment I pulled into the driveway of where their wedding was going to be held.   It was taking place in Nathan’s parent’s backyard, which happens to be located in Solvang surrounded by other wineries. 

  The location was beautiful, with giant oak trees and golden light.  Their attendance was small and intimate.  Close friends and family members were surrounding them throughout their whole day, showering them with love and celebration.  The ceremony was a little more special than normal.  Nathan didn’t want to see Marina until the moment she walked down the aisle. Upon seeing her, his eyes welled with happy tears and his face lite up so brightly.  It was so touching and beautiful to see such deep love in his face! 

This gorgeous couple met at college.  On their very first date, they saw a shooting star and knew that they were beginning a sweet adventure together.   Marina and Nathan are proud cat parents of Puffin & Paro, enjoy exploring the neighbourhoods of San Diego together, and love spending their time with friends and family.   My favorite part of the day was being able to take them for a sunset portrait session.  I loved being able to see how much they adored one another with how they interacted.  

Congrats you two! Your day was such a joy to be a part of!


Catrise & Brandon

I loved being able to capture Catrise and Brandon’s wedding day. These two have such a sweet love story.  They have been dating since they were in 8th grade!  I really enjoyed and appreciated their easy, laid back attitudes.   One of my favorite parts of their wedding day was noticing all of the support and love from both of their families.  This couple is surrounded by people who adore and support them. 

So, we didn’t have the magic hour of sunset at this location, but the overcast, cloudy day made for great lighting during couples portraits.

Thank you, Catrise and Brandon, for letting me photograph your wedding day.  Thank you for selflessly serving our country in the Marine Corps, Brandon!

Congrats you two. <3

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