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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

Stephanie & Levi | Apple Lane Orchard Wedding Julian, CA

July 11, 2019

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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

June 13, 2019

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

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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

Laguna Beach Styled Shoot Part 2 | Styled Shoots Across America

May 15, 2019

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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

May 12, 2019

Mother's Day 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, Uncategorized

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

May 10, 2019

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  Every couple has a story.  One of my favorite ice breakers when meeting new clients or friends, is to ask them two very important questions. “How did you meet?” and, “How did you get engaged?”   Every love story is different, but so great.  They usually end with me crying.    As a wedding photographer, […]

Personal

May 6, 2019

Our Love Story | Chapter 4 | Wood, Silverware, and 5 Lessons Learned in 5 Years of Marriage

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  For years, even before becoming a photographer, I’ve swooned over Styled Shoots by Styled Shoots of America.  So of course when I learned there would be a shoot just an hour away, I knew I had to go! Planned and designed by Alexi Events, the shoot was held on the most beautiful day in […]

Weddings

Laguna Beach Styled Shoot Part 1 | Styled Shoots Across America

May 2, 2019

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  “How many hours of Wedding Day Photography coverage do I really need?”   This is one of life’s great questions.  On par with “Why is the sky blue?” “Who’s going to stop me?” and my favorite, “Will you marry me?”    In today’s post, I’m going to give you some amazing tips for determining […]

For Brides, Uncategorized

April 25, 2019

How Many Hours of Wedding Photography Do I Really Need?

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He lives, and while he lives I’ll sing!✨ Happy Easter! I’m so thankful for His infinite and eternal sacrifice and for these sweet babes who are mine forever!   We celebrated the morning with the kid’s Easter egg hunt. Baby sis was double fisting eggs filled with jelly beans, and at one point, she probably […]

Personal

Happy Easter!

April 22, 2019

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1.  There’s No Such Thing As Too Dressed Up If there is one thing that will really increase the “Wow” factor in your photos, its dressing up! Unlike being the only person in costume at an office Halloween party, you will never regret going full out formal for your photos.     For women & […]

For Families, Uncategorized

April 15, 2019

3 Tips on What to Wear to Your Portrait Session