It's gotta be one of the sweetest things

She has that beautiful glow about her and her happiness was so contagious... I got to spend the morning with Adrienne and Andre (who are expecting their baby girl weeks from now) and being in a little piece of their world was so much fun. The anticipation and the excitement of what's to come.... I remember all of those feelings of being anxious and wanting to meet my babies as their due dates approached.

Check out a few of my favorites from Adrienne's maternity session and you'll understand why...

Thank you for making that trip out here! Thanks Adrienne, for hiking through the rocks (with child and all) so I could get the shots I hoped for! Thanks Andre, for not sending me your laundry bill like you threatened for all the rocks I had you lean on in your white shirt!



I swear it was yesterday when I photographed this little cutie pie at a few months old during family portraits. All of a sudden, Kayleekai’s about to be a year old? And this sweet thing is just about the cutest little thing ever. Both her and big sister, Jordyn.

Her mom initially planned months ago to make this Kayleekai’s 1st birthday portrait session, but eventually it evolved into family portraits and I’m so happy it did because they have such a sweet family. Even though I had them meet me at the crack of dawn on a Sunday morning, they were all in good spirits with warm smiles and ready with flowers in their hair.

Janay, thanks for being so organized and planning Kayleekai’s 1st birthday pics way in advance! I adore those little girls of yours and I’m so happy I got to take pics for you.


Their wedding memories

Karina and Matt were married two years ago in an intimate beach wedding in Carmel. Karina and Matt live three hours away, so I can only imagine how much went into the wedding planning and finalizing the details without being local to the area. They hired a photographer (not me), paid the photographer, and the photographer showed up to shoot their wedding as agreed upon. Karina and Matt were married on a beautiful day in Carmel and I’m sure it was everything they dreamed of. They began their happily-ever-after and anticipated receiving their wedding photos as expected.

Two years later, Karina contacted me and her story broke my heart... After two years, they never received their wedding images from their photographer and at this point, they don’t know if they ever will.

My heart dropped and my response was “Please… tell me what I can do for you two…” and from there we exchanged numerous emails, sharing ideas on how we could do a re-do of their wedding day.

So here it is!!!

Thank you so much Karina and Matt for making the trip out here! I am so happy to have met you both and feel really fortunate to be able to shoot your wedding portraits. And Sharnie.... thank you!

To my upcoming brides & grooms, rest assured I WILL PUT MY HEART AND SOUL INTO DOCUMENTING YOUR BIG DAY AND YOU WILL RECEIVE YOUR WEDDING IMAGES AS PROMISED. I take my job seriously and I take pride in my work ;)