I’ve known Laura since she was in kindergarten. As my best friend’s little sister, she’s been the closest thing I’ve had to having a little sis of my own! Now she’s all grown up and engaged (which I literally can’t get over!). I was so honored when she asked me to photograph her and her fiancé before he set off to boot camp for the US Army. Side note: I’m a little in love with this hidden gem of a location I found (thanks yelp!). It made the perfect backdrop for these two and the western vibes they were rocking. Here are some of my favorites from their session, congratulations Laura & Justin!

 

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I first asked Madeline to model for when I was in college for school projects–about five years ago! Though we’ve both lived in an out of the country since then, we always try and shoot together when we’re both in town. She was just here for a short while before heading back to Milan where she studies fashion so we had to sneak in a shoot quickly! Luckily I already had some gorgeous rings and bracelets on hand from an amazingly talented jeweler, The Fox and Stone so I incorporated those into the shoot which really brought the look together. As is typical of me, I thrifted the dress (what a steal!) and tried my own hand at styling the florals. The result is this dreamy gypsy-esque vibe with a touch of fairytale! Enjoy my favorites below & be sure to check out The Fox and Stone for custom jewelry pieces:)

Model: Madeline | Rings & Bracelets: The Fox and Stone | Headpiece: Icing | Styling & Florals: Me!

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I’ve had the pleasure of photographing C’Anne’s gorgeous family twice before this session. Not only is she a joy to work with, she’s also a totally gorgeous mama who makes taking her photos a dream! (I mean, have you seen that hair!?) We decided to do her maternity session at Morcom Rose Garden in Oakland, which is now a new obsession of mine! It’s a hidden little gem of a location, making a sweet background for C’Anne’s new baby girl she’s expecting. Here are some of my favorites from the day!

 

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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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