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Hope in Uncertain Times – Perspectives during a Pandemic

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Personal

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 […]

Italy Elopement at La Badia di Orvieto

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Wedding

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, […]

Elegant Coastal Wedding at Loews Coronado Bay

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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 […]

Washington Park Arboretum – Engagement in Seattle

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Engagements

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 […]

Discovery Park Family Session – Seattle Film Photographer

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Family

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 […]

Proposal at Coronado Beach – San Diego Engagement Photos

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Engagements

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 […]

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

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Education

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 […]

How to capture luminous skin tones

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Education

Have you ever wondered how to get ultra luminous skin tones on film or digital? Well today I have a couple tips that will hopefully help you with that.  LIGHTING LIGHTING LIGHTING I can’t say it enough, but lighting is everything when it comes to getting the images that you are dying to capture. Luminous […]

One simple editing tool to perfect problem colors in your images

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Education

There’s been talk recently of a Lightroom tool that will help with specific adjustments. I’ve been using it for awhile, but realized that some of you have been struggling with your edits and didn’t even know this tool existed!  So today I just wanted to shed some light on the one simple tool that might […]

PONTE WINERY WEDDING IN TEMECULA – PAIGE AND JUSTIN

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Wedding

This Temecula wedding at Ponte Winery will surely inspire brides who want that garden wedding feel. The day started out cloudy and unusually cool for the area. But it brought a sense of stillness and peace to the start of the day as Paige and Justin got ready. Paige and Justin are the sweetest couple […]

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