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September 2013 Archive

Sep 30, 2013

jasmine + michael = married! {san diego, ca}

As you’ll be able to see from the photos below, it was a GORGEOUS day for Jasmine & Michael’s wedding by the bay! I was honored to be a part of such a special day in their lives. You’ve seen this beautiful couple once before on the blog for their engagement session. These two are so sweet and love each other so much. Both families danced and partied till late into the evening and it was so much fun for us to document. Take a peek below at their big day…

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Beautiful light…beautiful bride…

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Mother & daughter looking oh-so adorable together!

“Don’t worry mom & dad…I’m here!” 🙂


These two pretty much OWNED the dance floor all night long!

Sep 23, 2013

the burkett family {positano, amalfi coast, italy}

I think part of the reason it took me so long to post these is because, when I look at them, I NEED TO GO BACK TO ITALY NOWWWWW!! Yes, I send need. 🙂  Italy was such a magical trip and one of the most amazing vacations I’ve ever taken. We were able to visit some beautiful areas of Italy, but I know I’ve only scratched the surface. I hope to visit again soon to see much, much more. My visit wouldn’t have been possible with this wonderful family. You saw their farewell photos on my blog last year, so click that little link to read all the mushy things I said about this sweet family. 🙂

I wouldn’t say this was the most ideal day for a family photo session being that it was an Italian holiday and juuuuust a bit crowded in Positano. HOWEVER, we got some great photos, ate some really yummy food (of course, all food in Italy is delicious!) and had a lovely day spent on the Amalfi Coast.

Dear Italy (and the Burketts),

I’ll be back very soon!!!

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Matzson in deep thought about how much he wants Uncle Megan to stay in Italy…

The story behind the photo below… I was taking photos of just Lindsey and the rest of the family was behind us. A couple locals wanted to take a photo with Maielle because she’s just the cutest thing ever. Well, Maielle kind of freaked out and ran towards Lindsey. Stranger Danger (!) photo below… 🙂

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Beautiful little baby girl Maddyn was born last month! I can’t WAIT to meet her!!!!


Sep 12, 2013

emily + matthew = married! coloma, ca {part two}

Are you ready for more loveliness from Coloma?? In case you missed part ONE, click HERE! Emily & Matthew’s wedding was one to remember and I am so grateful that I was able to be a part of it. Part two features their beautiful outdoor reception with dinner, toasts, dancing and sunset photos! Enjoy!!

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Sep 11, 2013

emily + matthew = married! coloma, ca {part one}

Grab your favorite beverage or snack, take a seat and get ready for a beautiful wedding in Coloma, California! It maaaaay have been the hottest day of the year, but we all survived and celebrated Emily & Matthew’s fabulous day that went off without a hitch. These two are the sweetest and most adorable couple whose families welcomed me like one of their own. It was such an amazing weekend that I was honored to be a part of. Here is part ONE of the Goethel wedding! Enjoy!!

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Venue: Villa Florentina, Coloma, CA; Catering: Bocca Catering; Videographer: Mitch Hemington; 2nd photographer: Lindsey Baker

Sep 5, 2013

Italy Engagement Session {Alberobello, Italy}

It’s amazing what can happen through the power of Twitter. About a year ago, I tweeted that I was heading to Italy in the Spring and just threw it out there that I’d be available to shoot a wedding or portrait session while visiting. Wouldn’t you know, just a day later, Anna (wedding planner from Italy) responded to my tweet and that’s where it all began! After 8 months of emails back and forth coordinating an engagement session, we finally met up on a warm Tuesday afternoon in Bari, Italy. None of this would have been possible without Anna and I am so grateful for the opportunity! More importantly, I’m thankful for a new friendship and connection across the world!

Anna chose the area of Alberobello for our session because of its unique village area and trulli houses. She also found Giada & Alberto for us to spend the afternoon with and documenting their love amongst the trulli houses. It was a day I’ll never forget and hope to return one day soon!

This session was also featured on Engaged & Inspired recently, as well!


We began the session with a gorgeous view of the village…