Tropical Maui, Hawaii wedding at The Ritz Carlton Kapalua

A little over a year ago I had the pleasure of photographing Cameron Propose to the love of his life, Stephanie, at The Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay. A year later and we all headed out to Maui to get them married! The day before the wedding we golf carted around the Ritz Carlton Kapalua in the rain, scouting for the most perfect spots for their wedding pictures the next day. The Ritz Carlton Kapalua has to be the most dreamy Maui wedding venue because of all the greenery, palm trees, cliffside views and of course the beaches. Every spot was more amazing then the last spot. The day of the wedding called for rain and thunder storms so we braced for that tropical storm to come through at any time. Cam and Steph actually moved their ceremony up an hour in the hope of beating the rain. They got married in a cliffside ceremony above the water while it poured. Having a Hawaii wedding you have to be aware of the chance of that tropical weather deciding to come in whenever. Everyone was such troopers as they watched Cam and Steph commit to each other for forever. It was such a beautiful ceremony!

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Cliffside Malibu Bridal Shoot at El Matador beach

Krystal and Ron came all the way from Hong Kong to shoot their bridal session in California. We went back and forth about what locations they liked and they decided on doing a cliffside bridal shoot at in Malibu. We shot a few photos at the poppy fields in Lancaster before heading to the beach for sunset. El Matador is one of my favorite places to shoot on the beach in Southern California because it looks like Big Sur and it doesn’t take six hours to drive to. When we arrived Krystal and Ron changed into their wedding attire before hiking down to the sand.

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Beautiful San Diego wedding at Ethereal Open air Resort

Emily and Adam met in High school and have been inseparable since. These have a love and joy that’s is contagious when you’re around them. Their intimate barn wedding at Etherial Open Air Resort totally reflected their fun personalities and style. Every detail of their wedding was beautiful from the string lights, gardens, rustic barn and blush tablescapes. Emily and Adam said their personal vows in front of all their favorite people in a cool rustic barn.

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Portland Elopement in the woods inspiration

What’s better than a laid back elopement in the Columbia River gorge?! If you are planning to elope, make time to snuggle up with your love before your ceremony and just enjoy the day. Elopements are totally meant for that! Kamea events in Portland put together this Columbia river gorge elopement inspiration shoot at the Skamania stone house in the woods. If you need a Portland or PNW wedding planner, Dorethea at Kamea events is your girl! She put together the dreamiest elopement outside of Portland.

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Playful Laguna Beach Couple shoot

Lindsey and Shaun have one of the realist love I’ve ever witnessed. They are also the most strong couple I’ve had the pleasure of getting to know and photograph. I won’t get top into it but Shaun had a brain tumor removed two weeks after this shoot and it wasn’t the first time he’s dealt with one. These two are great examples of what it’s like to be someone’s rock. Although they have been through a lot together they always say they come out so much stronger as a unit and it’s the most inspiring love story. I’m so glad we did this session to get their minds off of what was to come. They are absolutely obsessed with each other and it was such a pleasure to capture their authentic love on the beaches of Laguna Beach

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Motorcycle couple shoot at Sunset Cliffs // Ashleigh + Brian

Holy Moley this couple shoot at Sunset Cliffs in San Diego was so freaking fun! Ashleigh and Brian are the most rad couple ever. They both ride motorcycles so you know we had to incorporate they’re shared interested to make the session more personal. We found a cool spot right on the cliffside to shoot. The wind was totally on our side and brought so much goodness to the photos. Also how cute are these two snuggling up by their bikes?!

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Summertime Laguna Beach couple shoot // Haley + Samuel

This shoot makes me miss the carefree summer days on the beach! Anyone else?! Posting this blog post way late( like two years woops) because I’m currently sitting at my disk missing the warm days of summer. Two summers ago I met up with Haley and Samuel at Crystal cove state beach for a couple session. They were the most playful couple I’ve ever seen!

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Winter Newland Barn California wedding

Mckenne and Jake got married in the most beautiful winter wedding at the Newland Barn in Huntington Beach. They didn’t want to do a first look so Mckenne did a dad first look at pacific city and it was the most special moment. The way her and her dad cried when they saw each other melted everyones heart. We took bridesmaid photos here to before we headed over to their wedding venue. All their friends and family filled into the place to witness these two become one. The best wedding day reaction came when Jake saw his bride walk down the isle. I’ve never seen a more sweet first look reaction from a groom. He cried all the way until she met him up at the front.

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