central coast wedding photographer

San Luis Obispo Wedding: Joel & Kaitlynd married // Arroyo Grande, CA

Venue: Private Estate // Videography: Cana Family // Flowers: Lori Boe Floral Designs // DJ: Dana McGregor // Hair: Dani at Heritage Salon // Makeup: Ruby Villalobo // Catering: Dennis Sherpanski // Wedding Dress: BHLDN // Bridesmaids dresses: Free People, Anthropologie, Nordstrom // Film scans by Photovision //

This wedding was extra special to me because these two are friends of mine, and they attended my wedding back in August. It's always an honor to photograph friends weddings, and even more so when they are photographers too, like Joel.

Check out their wedding featured on Green Wedding Shoes!

Video by Cana Family //

San Luis Obispo Wedding: Stephanie & Gavin's Loriana Ranch Wedding //

Loriana Ranch // Danae Grace Events // Cana VP // Tinker Tin Trailer Co. // Lovelyfest (signs) // Trumpet Vine Catering // Tenley Erin Young // Classic Party Rentals // The Source Gretchen Clements // Piper Bill // The Crown Studio // Synergy Salon // Bride Made Beautiful // Bella Vista Designs // Bella Forna // The Sugar Lab // La Tavola Linens // Scout Rental Co. //

Featured on Style Me Pretty!

Video by Cana VP

Jessica & Chris married! Carmel, CA

From the groom Chris: It was my first day at a new job. The boss walked me through the halls and introduced me one by one to each of my new coworkers. I met accounting, front desk, HR, marketing, and on and on until I came across the office "relocation specialist" and about broke my neck. She was the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. We were hastily introduced and I stuttered through a dumbfounded "nice to meet you..." I spent the rest of the day in a stupor.

Over the next month I made up excuses to come talk to her. I asked if she could print out all my documents for me (as if hers was the only printer in the office I could use). I stopped by constantly to ask her for a pen or a ruler or a sticky note or white out or any number of things I didn't really need. It was kind of pathetic. Once, when she indicated she liked a huge 6x6 foot blackboard hanging in my office, I took the whole thing down and dragged it to her desk without thinking -- just to be her knight in shining armor. She politely explained that she had no place to put it and so I dragged back. It took me a month to work up the courage to ask her out. I finally did and never let her go.

Vendors: Simply Stunning Weddings & Events // Priscilla Francine Makeup // Reiko Horiuchi (hair) // The Party Helpers // Fleurish Floral Designs // Jen's Cakes // Denon and Doyle // The Barn on Old Stage //

Film scans by Little Film Lab 


Carly & Kevin married! San Luis Obispo, CA {Holland Ranch}

Vendors: Holland Ranch // Bella Bloom // Christine's Cake Creations // Bailey Entertainment // Testa Catering // Cloud Nine (invitations) // Sammy Williams (hair & makeup) // Photo Booth Group //

Film scans by Photovision // 

Ida & Jonmichael married! Livermore, CA

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I met Jonmichael when I moved to Boulder, Colorado from California in the fall of 2005. I could tell, and I was told, that Jonmichael was interested in me but the timing just wasn’t right for us yet. However, we became instant friends. We would spend lots of time together in Boulder and would go snowboarding in the mountains as much as we could. Snowboarding was a common passion and allowed us the time to have fun and bond.

In 2009, I moved to Denver for school and we did not see each other as much as we previously had, we lost touch a bit. In September 2010, on a whim, I called Jonmichael and invited him to come have dinner with me in Denver. I honestly cannot tell you what changed but the timing was right and during that dinner we both realized that our bond was stronger than previously thought and we wanted to pursue a relationship. We began seeing each other all the time and realized that it just worked between us. That following summer we moved to California for Jonmichael’s new job and we have been living together in Folsom ever since with our kitty Moxie.

Jonmichael’s mom, sister, and brother-in-law were visiting us in California and his family members were also meeting my parents for the first time. We had planned for a day of wine tasting in Livermore and unbeknownst to me, but known by everyone else, Jonmichael had plans of his own.  We arrived at our first destination, Murietta’s Well. We were tasting the fabulous wine and I remember commenting on how quickly Jonmichael was drinking his first few tastings, I know now that it was for liquid courage! Shortly after, Jonmichael pulled me aside on to the winery’s balcony which over looks the vineyard. We were taking in the view and next thing I know, Jonmichael is down on one knee asking me to spend the rest of my life with him. Tears of happiness filled my eyes and I shouted, ‘YES!’ It was an amazing memory that I am so happy our family was there to witness and share with us. 

Vendors: Murietta's Well // DJ Matteo // Wild Iris Designs // Travis Ellston (video) // Paige Jeluso (hair) // Jennifer Hicks (makeup) // Film scans by Photovision // Kate Spade // J'aime Bridal //

Bohemian Winter Glam Engagement Inspiration Shoot

This awesome inspiration shoot was a woodsy glam engagement styled shoot, perfect for winter! Thanks to our models Jessica and Tyler! And today it's featured on Ruffled Blog with my NEW NAME!!

Vendors:Zest It Up// Festive Designs // Baxter Moerman Jewelry // Urban Outfitters // Free People // Change of a Dress Consignment Boutique //

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Best of Dogs {2013}

I am doggy obsessed, so it's only fitting that I share my favorite images from 2013 that includes dogs :) I always love it when my clients include their dog in their engagement session or wedding; such a special touch. I can't wait to see what cute furry friends come along this year!

Jessica & Chris engaged! Santa Cruz, CA

When Jessica & Chris told me that they wanted their engagement session at the Santa Cruz Beach Boardwalk, I was beyond excited. I hadn't photographed there before & loved the unique idea. This place is sentimental to them too, making it that much more special for their pictures; it was the location of their first date a few years ago :) I loved hanging out with them yesterday on a warm winter afternoon and I can't wait for their May wedding in Carmel!

Sadly, all the rides we wanted to ride for pictures were closed for the season, but I'm happy we decided to hop on the carousel because I love this series below: