Last summer, I went on the dreamiest roadtrip with one of my most lovable friends Christina. I met & got to know her over the course of our 11 month long missions trip we took in 2013 around the world. After having had travelled so much with her, I knew we were in for an amazing time on our trip as we set out from Southern California heading east. Our first major stop was Joshua Tree, where we spent a night under the most incredible blanket of stars I’ve ever seen. Before the sun set though, we had a mini photoshoot in the Cactus Garden, photographing each other & the incredible scenery. Fun fact: I ended up accidentally half-stepping on a baby cactus, and we spent a good chunk of the night getting all of it’s needles out of my foot. Yay roadtrip stories!

 

 

 

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This couple. This location. This session! Kelly & RJ were high school sweethearts, and are so undeniably smitten with one another. They have the kind of love that makes my job easy–simply documenting the beauty in their relationship that’s already so evident. When we started shooting, Kelly said something along the lines of how they’ll need a lot of help being told how to pose and what to do. Psh! They were both naturals! With a little guidance, these two totally rocked their session making it easily one of my favorite engagement shoots to date! I cannot WAIT to photograph them again on their wedding day next year.

 

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This couple, without a doubt, has one of the coolest senses of style I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing! I was obsessed with every detail of their unique wedding, which had a definite rock n’ roll vibe mixed with delicate sweet touches. I met the bride Alena through her family, whom I’ve had the pleasure of photographing before. I was ecstatic to hear from her, and felt even more excited once I got to their wedding & saw what an amazing day it would be! Here are some of my favorites from their wedding day:)

Dress: For Love and Lemons // Necklace: Stella and Dot // Bowties: Hemmi Design //

 

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I’m so excited to see my bestie’s face and story highlighted in this month’s issue of Angelic Magazine! We went to San Francisco for her photos, and I must say this girl is gorgeous inside and out (though I’m a tad biased;) I’ve been photographing Irene since we were in middle school. When I was just getting into photography, I made her be my first model with my classy point-and-shoot on a hill near my house. I think it’s fair to say we’ve both come a long way since then!

Angelic Magazine is all about faith, fashion and music & I’m a little in love with it. You can read Irene’s incredibly raw, real and beautiful testimony here! (p.21) https://issuu.com/angelicmag/docs/april2016

They couldn’t all make it in the mag, so here the rest of my favorites from the shoot are below!

Makeup by the always-amazing Jessica of Miablel Artistry

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Looking back at my favorites from Ali & John’s engagement session, I’m reminded why I love what I do. Documenting love is such a beautiful thing, and these two are most definitely in love (in the most adorable way, I might add)! I cannot wait to photograph their wedding later this year. If it’s anything like their engagement session, I’m going to never want to put my camera down;)

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