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Covid Couldn’t Stop Love – Montage Laguna Beach Micro-Wedding

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Wedding

A Holman Ranch wedding turned intimate celebration at Montage Laguna Beach could not have been a more wonderful outcome for Claire and Tyler’s wedding day. Like so many 2020 couples, these two were faced with the difficult decision to postpone their larger celebration to ensure the safety of their family and friends. At the beginning […]

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 […]

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 […]

PONTE WINERY WEDDING IN TEMECULA – PAIGE AND JUSTIN

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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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Engagements

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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Engagements

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 […]

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 […]

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