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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 […]

FRENCH-INSPIRED RANCHO SANTA FE ENGAGEMENT

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Engagements

For this gorgeous French-inspired engagement shoot, Dani of HauteFetes planned something super special at her home Bastide de Bonheur in Rancho Santa Fe for our couple getting married later this fall. It was a cozy and intimate picnic with a chic twist for this sweet couple. Here’s more about them straight from our lovely bride: […]

CUYAMACA RANCHO STATE PARK ENGAGEMENT – RACHAEL AND CASEY

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Rachael and Casey’s engagement session near San Diego was one for the books! We had such a fun time hanging out with them at Cuyamaca Rancho State Park where we trekked through some wilderness to find the perfect spots for photos. We are so glad they were willing to hike around with us because that […]

Marian Bear Park Anniversary Session

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Marian Bear Memorial Park is one of our favorites for engagement and anniversary sessions. It has different access points that have several hidden and tucked away fields with beautiful tall trees. And I love that while most of San Diego doesn’t appear to have much in the way of seasons, the canyon parks can beautifully […]

Sunny Blush and Lavender Wedding at Mount Palomar Winery – Allie and Gwinn

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It was a beautifully sunny summer day in Temecula, when Allie and Gwinn tied the knot at Mount Palomar Winery. Set at the highest point in Temecula, the views of lush grape vines cascading down the hill were breathtaking. Allie wore a romantic Leanne Marshall gown and was joined by her closest friends in shades […]

Modern and Organic Floral Bridal Inspiration with Native Poppy – Southern California Wedding Photographer

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Editorial

From Native Poppy: “Winter branches with the first few leaves of the year, unripened tomatoes and eggplants growing in my garden were begging to be picked and displayed on this table as well as garden roses in soft neutral tones. I played with a balance of minimal ikebana style arrangements and lush garden style centerpieces. The […]

San Diego Wedding at Martin Johnson House and Scripps Seaside Forum – Madeline and Josh

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The best way to describe this San Diego wedding is heartfelt. This beautiful day at Martin Johnson House and Scripps Seaside Forum was a long time coming for Madeline and Josh. And there’s something about these two that screams “soulmates”. And that couldn’t have been more evident in the way that they looked at each […]

Southern California Dreamy Editorial for Beaute Nouveau 2017 Lookbook – Fine Art Film Photographer

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Editorial

Lately, we’ve been craving those slow, lazy days. Those moments in between when all is still and quiet. When we lay next to our cats in bed and stare out the window and forget all about the endless tasks, notifications, and chores to be dealt with. This shoot embodied that feeling. That kick off your […]

Minimalist Modern Forage – Los Angeles

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“There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.” – Henry David Thoreau When we think about a modern city, we think about fast paced life with rarely a moment of stillness. We wanted to inspire the modern bride who seeks to bring nature to […]

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