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There’s something just so sweet about young love. Meeting your “person” while you’re still trying to figure out who you are, and then being able to grow up together is so sweet! Brooke & Tony met while they were at school. Both being students, they really got to know each other through their inexpensive dates […]

Weddings

Brooke & Tony | San Diego LDS Temple & Elegant Garden Wedding

January 7, 2020

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Balboa Park Engagement | San Diego, CA I have mentioned before that I have a love/hate relationship with Instagram… and social media in general. My job is photography, but my real full-time job is as a “trying-to-figure-out-SEO-ninja.” But, if I’ve learned anything in my first full year of business as a Wedding Photographer, it’s to […]

Engagements

January 6, 2020

Kristy & Justin | Balboa Park Engagement Session

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Something many of my clients don’t know is that 2019 was my first official full year in business! I’ve “taken pictures” (whether portraits or weddings) for more than 10 years, but not seriously, and definitely not consistently. I picked up my camera and started shooting in 2017, and people noticed. That autumn I began second […]

For Photographers, Personal

New Year, New Decade, & New Business Goals

January 1, 2020

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I first met Rebecca & Dan at Stephanie & Levi’s Wedding. Becca was a bridesmaid, and Dan was at the wedding early to just hang out and enjoy the day! Something tat was a bit different about Stephanie & Levi’s Wedding, was tat their entire bridal party watched the First Look Session from a nearby […]

Engagements

August 7, 2019

Rebecca & Dan | Balboa Park Engagement Session

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It’s always fun when a client inquires about my Photograpy completely out the blue. I don’t pay for marketing/advertising, and most of my clients come through word-of-mouth referrals or Instagram. However, every once in a while I will get a referral from another photographer! I truly believe in community over competition, and creating relationships with […]

Engagements

Francesca & TJ | Balboa Park & Coronado Beach Engagement Session

August 1, 2019

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A rustic, country wedding  in Julian, CA Julian, California is a little mountain town, world-famous for its apples!  Set at the top of rolling green hills, made up of the largest boulders I’ve ever seen sits the beautiful Apple Lane Orchard!  It’s a working apple orchard and cider processing company, and recently, they’ve become a […]

Weddings

July 11, 2019

Stephanie & Levi | Apple Lane Orchard Wedding Julian, CA

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Ask any small business owner how they feel about social media, and you’ll probably get a similar response from all of them.  They HATE it.  Like, HATE IT! But we all know it’s necessary in today’s high-tech world, and if nothing else… it’s free advertising!  I think most of us struggle with knowing what to […]

For Photographers

Plan a Month’s Worth of Social Media Content in 15 Minutes!

June 13, 2019

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I am still swooning over the Laguna Beach Styled Shoot I attended last month… As promised, here’s part two!                                                                         […]

Weddings

May 15, 2019

Laguna Beach Styled Shoot Part 2 | Styled Shoots Across America

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  When I was 15, I received a special blessing. In it, it talked about how most of my gifts and talents as a person wouldn’t present themselves until I became a mother. Well let me tell you…. Being their mom is HARD. I cry now. I was never a crier. And now I cry […]

Personal

Mother's Day 2019

May 12, 2019

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Here’s a little known fact about me.  I was engaged when I was 22… and not to Chandler. (Insert audible gasps!!!)  Yes, to someone else.  And while I’m so grateful it didn’t work out, the thing I did want to mention about it was that my Grandpa took our engagement photos in his backyard.  Let me repeat […]

For Brides

May 10, 2019

4 Reasons Why An Engagement Session with Your Wedding Photographer is SO Important