Ventura Wedding

   Large wedding parties are fabulous to photograph with their fun energy, constant movement, and continual laughter echoing all over.  But for me, nothing beats a smaller, more intimate ceremony and party with friends.

   Fio + Ethan happened to meet while Ethan was stationed in Japan while in the Navy (thank you so much for serving, Ethan!!), and Fio was there for work.  Their connection was instantaneous, and from that moment forward they knew they wanted to spend their lives together. 

  Friends and family came from literally all over the world to be with the couple on their day.  Strong Italian, Mexican, and German heritage is present in Fio + Ethan’s family! Cultural traditions from across the world were also included in their ceremony! 

Also, they had the cutest wedding cake! It was a cake made out of cheese! <3 <3 

Ethan + Fio:  Thank you so much for inviting me to be apart of your day! It was a beautiful celebration, and it was a joy to capture your love. <3 


Santa Barbara Wedding

I loved photographing Daniel+ Haleigh’s gorgeous wedding.  They got married at a venue blocks away from my apartment.  Santa Barbara is one of the most beautiful places in the world.  Their wedding day had gorgeous weather, full of the sunshine and a gentle breeze. 

A few details that made me smile from ear-to-ear as a photographer were, Haleigh’s beautiful two-piece dress, the gorgeous tones of the flowers + Bridesmaid’s dresses,  and their amazing cake! 

Daniel + Haleigh initially met at a Fraternity Party at USC when Haleigh was visiting her friends there.   The two have been inseparable since!  They both love to spend time with their friends + family, and they both regularly attend USC football games.   

I had taken their engagement pictures about a year ago, so I got to hang out with them a little bit then.  They are one of the sweetest and easiest couples I’ve ever had the joy of photographing.  Both of them have such warm, generous, and kind hearts.   It was so fun to see how loved + supported they were by friends and family.  

H+D: You were so much FUN to be around! I am so excited to see what the future brings for you two, and I hope that your marriage is full of so much love + happiness. 

Ellie’s 1st Birthday

I have such a thankful heart for this little girl and her family.   My first maternity shoot I ever did was when Ellie was in her Mama’s belly over a year ago! Since then we have had several portrait sessions.  It has been so fun to watch her grow into her cute little personality over the past year. 

We ended up doing two different sessions this time!  Anyone who has a one-year-old knows that they aren’t always willing to smile for us when we need them to! :) So here are images from Ellie’s cake smash celebrating her 1-year-old Birthday, as well as a portrait session in her Grandma and Grandpa’s backyard. 

Enjoy! xoxo 

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