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Editorial

Whiskers and Willow Workshop 2019 – Part 2 – Sunstone Villa Wedding

Today we are so excited to share this Sunstone Villa wedding inspiration shoot that was created as part of our last workshop. Sunstone Villa is a gorgeous venue in Santa Ynez, California that’s a part of Sunstone Winery. The scenery lends itself to beautiful backdrops and the Southern California light just can’t be beat, making […]

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Whiskers and Willow Workshop 2019 – Part 1 – Bridal Boudoir at Sunstone Villa

Reminiscing today on my last workshop at Sunstone Villa in Santa Ynez, California. It was such a joy and pleasure to teach budding fine art film photographers the art of female portraiture captured on medium format film. I can’t tell you how much teaching this workshop fueled me, as mentorship has always been a passion […]

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Family

Seattle Studio Family Session

As a Seattle family photographer, we find that 4-6 month old babies are such a fun age to photograph! They have personality with their facial expressions and are generally easy to make laugh and distract. Brandon wanted to gift his wife Lily with a family session for Mother’s day with their little guy Finn. What […]

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Personal

Hope in Uncertain Times – Perspectives during a Pandemic

I don’t know who needs to hear this, or whether this is really helpful, but I wanted to open up about my story and provide some hope during these uncertain times.  In the fall of 2018 I was at a crossroads. We had lived in San Diego for 8 years where I had gotten my […]

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Editorial

Italy Elopement at La Badia di Orvieto

An intimate elopement in the Italian countryside might just be one of the most romantic ways to celebrate love. Set in the rolling hills of Umbria, just below the hilltop town of Orvieto, the Italian wedding venue La Badia di Orvieto is a stunning 12th-century abbey turned hotel and restaurant. Halfway between Florence and Rome, […]

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Wedding

Elegant Coastal Wedding at Loews Coronado Bay

This San Diego wedding at Loews Coronado Bay Resort is one of my all-time favorites. And after having our own son, I was even more struck by the moments with their sweet baby boy throughout the day when re-visiting these images. His face on the last image is priceless! So today I’m sharing some of […]

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Engagements

Washington Park Arboretum – Engagement in Seattle

For this Washington Park Arboretum engagement session in Seattle, we were thrilled to meet our sweet couple Abby and Zach who will be getting married this summer at Semiahmoo Resort. They chose a palette of blue hues and pale yellow to compliment the beautiful greenery that surrounds the park. We were blessed with some beautiful […]

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Family

Discovery Park Family Session – Seattle Film Photographer

This family session in Discovery Park was such a fun one for us because it was for our friends and our wedding photographers. Since our wedding over five years ago, Brittany and Joe have grown their family and have the sweetest kids. It was an honor to be asked to shoot their family, and we […]

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Engagements

Proposal at Coronado Beach – San Diego Engagement Photos

This Coronado Beach proposal was years in the making and it is one of our favorite sessions to date! Scroll down to check out the custom engagement ring from Susie Saltzman. It is so stunning! In 2017, we met Kendall and Marco in the city of love – Paris. Although we were all living in […]

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Education

How to edit greens in Lightroom to make your images look like film

So I’ve noticed a lot of those that have joined our Hybrid Editing Facebook Group say they have trouble with greens. Usually that means grass and trees. And I want to address a super quick fix for that. HSL Panel! If you are not familiar with the Hue, Saturation, and Luminance Panel in Lightroom then […]

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