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It’s no secret that this time of year things start to slow down in wedding photography. And if I’m being honest, and I usually am, I welcome this little break. It allows me to recharge my metaphorical batteries. Just like any career, you can still......

Let’s get into some realness… …. Because obviously sharing my birthing experience and the challenges of early motherhood hasn’t been real enough, right? Just be glad I didn’t tell you all about how she pooped her entire car seat the other day on our way......

In 2018 when I first learned about the policy enacted that separated children from their parents at the US-Mexico border, I was appalled.  I couldn’t believe what I was hearing. The photos were so painful that I refused to look.  We didn’t get to vote......

A couple of weeks ago I was stumped on what to blog about, so I put a poll out on Instagram to see if anyone would share some things they’d like to have me touch on in my Blog. I got some really great suggestions!......

I’ll be totally honest. I’m having a really hard time focusing on what to write for this blog post because I’m too busy singing and bopping around in my chair to 90’s Pop on Pandora. Currently singing to “Walking on the Sun” by Smash Mouth.......

Yet again… I fell off the blogging train for a while. To be honest, it was completely intentional. I haven’t been able to bring myself to blog about business, or life in general because I haven’t had any clue what to say lately… but fear......

One of these days someone might tell me to stop talking about the First Look in my blogs… but until then, I’m going to talk about it. Not everyone wants to do it… and that’s ok. We have a lot of couples that prefer to......

In March Brittany & Aaron had a beautiful wedding at the Sherman Library & Gardens in Corona Del Mar. This was our first time at this sweet little property and we fell in love with it! Our Executive Photographer Lauren Solorzano did an incredible job......

Is it just me or is this year flying by? It feels like I blinked and it’s already December. With this new season, we also have news to share with all of you. We are so excited to announce with you that we are now......

This December I have the pleasure of photographing the wedding of an adorable couple who have a mutual love for Baseball! The beautiful Shawna McBride just landed her dream career working for the Angels while her fiance, Matt Lollis, landed his dream career playing Major......

It has been a hectic two weeks and I have not posted a blog… I hate it when that happens! I have been highly focused on transforming my home office so that I can start meeting clients here, and I am thrilled to say that......

We have been waiting for what feels like forever to formally share this gorgeous styled shoot! The entire purpose of the shoot was to get it featured in Ceremony Magazine… not only did we nail a 3 page feature but we also were honored with the......

Some weeks I straight up SLACK on blogging. Some weeks, I am SO freaking busy I just can’t find the time. And some weeks I get hit with hard decisions in business, tragedy around the world brings me down, or something eats me up in......

It’s hard to believe that Christmas is only 12 days away! That means finishing up last minute shopping, wrapping gifts, and many days of celebrating! Our team got together recently to celebrate the holidays and the (almost) end of an incredible 2018 wedding season. It......

Wow! I can’t believe we’re already three weeks into 2018. It’s crazy how quickly time flies. This year is already shaping up pretty nicely. I have a big feeling that this year will be full of milestones. As we get further into the year I’m sure......

I literally cannot believe I have a walking 10 1/2 month old already. She’s no pro of course, but she’s on her way very quickly. A little too quickly. Part of me is SO thrilled to watch every milestone, but a little piece of my......

Guess what day it is! It’s Wednesday. Nothing special… Happy Wednesday friends. I’ve been doing better with my planner again this week. I looked at it MONDAY this week. That’s an improvement from the week before… when I didn’t open it until Wednesday :-X  I’ve......

When I first got the call from Brandon about a year ago to inquire about wedding photography I was elated to hear they found me on a google search! They were planning their destination wedding from Arizona, where at the time, Same-Sex marriage was not......

Tell me I am not the only person who thinks this gorgeous bride looks like she could be Carrie Underwood’s little sister!! Amber and Matt were adorable from start to finish. When they first walked through the door to meet with me for their engagement......

I only blogged once last week! June has been a crazy month and isn’t slowing down yet. I have photographed 4 weddings this month so far and I have two more this weekend. I love being so busy but I totally beat myself up when......

Hi Friends! Yep – I’m here to blab some more about BOOKING YOUR MINI SESSIONS!! I posted a lot on Insta and FB the first week we announced them… My calendar fills up crazy fast when we announce these so the last two years I......

Because when I shoot weddings, I wear all black… Get it? Like the song? …. No? Whatever. I thought it was funny… but I digress… I am officially back to work after having my tiny little baby 12 weeks ago. I can’t believe it’s already......

One of the most important aspects of a wedding is the merging of two families into one. Angelica and Dave made sure to incorporate their kids into every aspect of their wedding day. They all got ready together – helping their parents look the best......

Ok – so I fell off the blogging wagon last week. This week I have been determined to get back on. Monday was crazy so I said, “I’ll write Tuesday.” Tuesday was even crazier than Monday so I figured, “I’ll write Wednesday…” This morning I......

I’ve shot at this venue a handful of times throughout the years with other photographers – but this was my first time photographing here for my own brand. I fell in love with Casa Romantica all over again and my talented 2nd shooter Bianca fell......

I may be in the very small minority here, but I truly enjoy celebrating the Fourth of July! To me, it’s a reminder to be thankful for all of the men and women who have fought so hard for the freedom of our country. We......

You’ve found the one, picked the dress, chosen the venue… now what? It’s time to select your photographer! When selecting a photographer there are three main components you should possibly consider: BUDGET –  Budget is a HUGE part of choosing a photographer. One piece of......

I told you we’d be back with more tips about hiring the right photographer! While budget, style, and personality are crucial in picking your photographer, the largest deciding factor is trusting your photographer. It is our job to make you feel beautiful and at ease on......

WOW! I can’t believe that there is less than a week until Christmas. Where has this year gone? By some miracle, I’ve managed to finished all of my shopping, most of my wrapping, and the holiday baking begins this weekend. YIPPEEEEEE. I love getting to......

Sometimes I want to revel in the past a little. Don’t you? Life gets pretty real sometimes and it’s gotten pretty real a few times this year – in amazing ways that make you thankful to be in the moment, and in difficult ways that......

I absolutely love working with Blue Sky’s Studio! Kristin is an amazingly talented photographer with a highly successful studio, and I am fortunate enough to be a part of her team. Check out my shots from the most recent wedding I photographed with Kristin for......

We’re about 5 months into 2018 incase you didn’t know… and for our team – it’s been a super weird year for bookings, but we have had some AMAAAAZZZING clients and it’s only MAY!!!! I always think I have the “busy season” pegged in the......

If you guessed that I would completely neglect my planner by week two, you’d be 50% correct. It’s Wednesday and I opened it for the first time this week about an hour ago…. I don’t really have any excuses except for that I let things......

Yep yep yep! Finally blogging our most unique wedding to date! Having never shot with 3 other photographers at once, and having never shot a double wedding… I admit that I was as excited as I was nervous about going into this wedding. However, being......

Is anyone else sick of the fact that by mid-day it still feels like summer? I get up in the morning, it’s overcast and cool and lovely… Take my dog for a walk… have a nice hot cup of coffee… and then the sun comes......

January was a whirlwind of a month for me. It started out nice and calm and mellow… and then BAM! Wedding season is already upon us. I know, it’s only February – but as a team we have 11 weddings this month! That’s compared to......

Engagement Sessions are so important!! This is another topic I could talk about all day long!!! We often get clients who have already had their engagement session or don’t think they “need” one. We highly encourage you to take advantage of this session even if......

I’ve been wanting to write this blog for soooo long! I finally sat down and dug through all of my hard drives to find photos from EVERY session I’ve done with the Croft family. I am, however, missing one awesome session which totally bums me......

With the holidays quickly approaching, now is the perfect time to get your photos done for your holiday cards! Mini sessions will be held on October 21st at Thomas F. Riley and November 10th at Carbon Canyon. These 20 minute mini sessions are the perfect amount......

There is something SO “Orange County” about having your family portraits taken on the beach. Some families do it year after year… always on the beach… My guess is, they just want to make sure all of their out of state friends and family don’t......

Family portrait sessions are something I don’t do a ton of but definitely want to expand more into. I get a hand full of repeat clients every year, and some of those families come to me a few times throughout the year. I also get......

Being a wedding photographer is a lot of work, but it is also one of the most rewarding jobs! We get to meet a variety of people and our job can take us to some pretty cool places. Growing up, I never envisioned myself having......

I know I’ve talked about first looks before … but it’s a subject I don’t get sick of really… I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I LOVE a “First Look” – also known as a “Reveal” – for so many reasons,......

ARE YOU READY!? YES!? NO!? Well get your shit together friends because like it or not (if you don’t like it that’s sad) – Christmas is almost here. Which also means that 2018 is almost over you guys! Christmas is in t-minus 5 days…. and......

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