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August in the Mountains

“What is that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the print I have read in my life.”
― Walt Whitman

I have the coolest clients and I enjoy our adventures creating their treasured images together. I worked for a large wedding photography company in San Diego from 2013-2016. I photographed 100s of couples I could hardly remember their names the next day, because I had two to three weddings a weekend. I am grateful for the skills I obtained during these years, but so happy to slow the pace down and truly connect with my wedding clients and coordinators. By photographing a limited amount of quality weddings each year I am able to really connect and live out my intentions. I remember all your names now, we often become friends, travel to exotic locations, bask in stunning landscapes and even get out on the trails and seas together. No one wants to be a number, we all crave connection and this is what I am crafting in my wedding photography business. Our high paced world comes to us a heavy price tag to soul. Craft and individual connection gets traded for glam, trends and efficiency. May your work you invest yourself in be, Soul-full and life giving! This is my hope for my clients and industry professionals I get to collaborate with. I hope you enjoy the photography.


Family Portraits… Whiskey, Cookies, and a lot of laughing

If your family gathering is in the mountains or you are celebrating at the beach, the memories are of such importance. Not only will I creatively document this season of life you are in with those you love, but will always create an atmosphere of laughter and love… and if it takes whiskey or cookies to make this happen I am in it with you.Read More


Engagement Session at Mission San Juan Capistrano, and Laguna Beach

Lexi and Jordan are where a delight to spend a windy afternoon with in at the Mission San Juan Capistrano. https://www.missionsjc.com Lexi gave so much attention to the detail of her engagement session, but the caveat was that rain was forecasted and the sky was ominous. Being that the save the dates needed to get out she chose to take a leap of faith and head into the weather, embracing what the say might hold. I was very proud of her optimism and how she faced the chill of the wind in her stylish wardrobe. In the end, they where rewarded with dynamic photography on a day most couples may have stepped around. The next morning I met Jordan at his restaurant that he started while still in High School, yes its true! The many choices of eggs benedict at www.whatadishoc.com/ , where creative and I was very impressed with his culinary ninja skills. I always enjoy the ambiance of doing wedding photography in Laguna Beach and Engagement Sessions.

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“It’s a nice day for a white wedding,” Billy Idol

A Telluride Winter Wedding ….Billy Idol’s, “White Wedding,” has been stuck in my head as I am editing these images. the main line, “It’s a fun theme for this intimate wedding celebration at the Alpino Vino in Telluride, Colorado. Andrea and John’s wedding integrated world-class landscapes, a stylish wedding party, and the classy planning of Amy Palamar, owner of Polished Fun Event Planning.I really enjoyed documenting Andrea and John’s laugher, tears, and family memories. It was unforgettable taking the snow cat to the top of the mountain to see a magnificent view of Telluride. The professional and knowledgeable staff at the Alpino Vino will be well remembered, as the sun set and the party enjoyed their five cuisine and world famous wines. The snow swirled and danced in the wind as the blue horizon faded into black outside the chalet. The warm guests ate at the fireside, while celebrating the love that Andrea and John had found in each other.

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Havana, Cuba! Engagement Session

My lovely client Ashley and I where talking on the phone about her wedding and our conversation moved towards our mutual passion for travel. Her awesome fiancé Brian was taking her to Cuba to explore and enjoy the culture and I echoed my mutual aspiration to visit the country. I suggested we do her engagement session there instead of Colorado and she lit up at the idea.  We created some colorful, playful, and romantic images while wondering the streets of old Havana. We cruised through the sunset on the sea side streets of the Malecon in a teal, 55 Chevey Bel-Air and enjoyed a new friendship eating among the old Spanish architecture. The backdrop was charming, the mojitos where festive, and the city welcomed us like an old friend with her rhythmic rumbas. Enjoy the eye candy!  Destination engagement sessions are the best way to develop a meaningful relationship!

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2016 in review

2016 in review

Road tripping in the mountains of Jamaica and Colorado

Helping Syrian Refugees in the Greek Islands

International and local weddings

Back country camping and night photography

Sri Lankan, Mexican and California surf adventures

Re marketing and branding my wedding photography business

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Colorado and Sri Lanka, Shoulder Season

After shooing over forty weddings in 2016 it was time to for the fall victory lap around the globe to Sri Lanka and then to Colorado. I created some beautiful night photographs, connected with dear friends, marketed my wedding photography services, surfed, and mountain biked Aspen, Telluride and Sedona. Adventure and travel helps inspire creativity in my wedding photography. I am so excited about the 2017 wedding season. Im looking forward to some epic Colorado weddings in 2017, with some amazing coordinators. Enjoy the eye candy!

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Family Portraits = Global Humanitarian Missions

Every year I have the opportunity to go on important missions with disaster first responders, doctors and amazing people. I am on call with a few organizations and help by raising awareness for their organizations as a photojournalist. I am also a wilderness first responder and have a lot of logistical disaster response experience to help with medical and rescue teams when Im not photographing. I fund these projects though the fees that you pay for your family portraits every year and friends donations. I pledge to donate up to $5000 of family portrait profits each year to these efforts. I currently am on call with https://www.globaloutreachdoctors.org Below are some favorite images from a few teams I have been apart of since I began volunteering. To each family who I have had the joy of getting to know, thanks for being apart of this with me and to all new families who join me, welcome to making a difference together.

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Flower Power, the photos

I have been going through previous clients weddings selecting images to use for my new website that I am excited to be publishing this summer. I figured that I could to a few blogs on details and this post is all about the flowers. Its amazing what a great florist can do on your wedding day. Here are a few examples of flower arrangements for you to consume as you consider what your style will be.

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Helping Syrian Refugee’s cross the Mediterranean sea

Helping Syrian Refugee’s cross the Mediterranean sea

I received a call from my friend Dr. Courtney inviting me to apply to join a team of Greek and American lifeguards on the Greek island of Lesbos. We where selected as team members to help safeguard dangerous sea passage between Turkey and Greece. 9 MILLION SYRIAN REFUGEES have been displaced in what is now the worst humanitarian crisis of our time. Dangerous sea crossing has resulted in countless drowning’s and deaths. Last year some 3,500 people died or were reported missing in the Mediterranean Sea.

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