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August 2014 Archive

Aug 30, 2014

maria + eric = married! {leo carrillo ranch, carlsbad, ca}

The first time I met with Maria and her mom, I knew this wedding was going to be one to remember. Over a year in advance, they were already making the vision for Maria & Eric’s day come to life. And it did not disappoint. The venue alone is rustic, unique and vast. With the help of family and friends, Maria & Eric transformed Leo Carrillo Ranch into the wedding of their dreams. It was truly a beautiful day!

You may remember these two from their Balboa engagement session HERE.

I learned two things about peacocks on this wedding day. 1) They are not shy around people. 2) They are LOUD.

Maria was a GORGEOUS bride!

HOMEMADE salsa for wedding favors!!


Aug 18, 2014

audrey + miles = first anniversary! {coronado, ca}

Who needs a reason to wear your wedding dress again?? I say rock that dress every year on your anniversary!! 🙂 Audrey and Miles were married in June of 2013 back home in Georgia. They now reside in San Diego and wanted to celebrate their first anniversary with photos at the beach! I was happy to oblige as these two are as sweet as can be and both pretty awesome athletes as well. I’ll brag about them for a bit because they are both so humble…Miles played baseball and Audrey was a star gymnast, both at University of Georgia, which is where they met. Impressive, eh? So their future children will not only be ridiculously good looking, but they’ll have some amazing genes too! 😉 I had a blast hanging out with these two on Coronado a few months back and they completely rocked it. Makes my job so easy! Enjoy!


Trying to put on a veil in the dark is not easy… 😉


Aug 7, 2014

baby cora {orange county, ca}

You can officially call them a “party of five”! The Beamish family added a brand new baby to their crew this Spring and I was thrilled to be able to capture Cora’s first photos. Mer & Adam have the most gorgeous little ones and Cora is no exception. Since I’ve taken all three of their newborn photos, I’d say she looked a bit more like Chase at two weeks old so we’ll see if she gets those curly locks too! I just love this little family. Even though they live up in Orange County now, I’m still grateful for the opportunities that we do get to see each other, catch up on life…and of course watch The Bachelor/Bachelorette. 🙂

Enjoy the photos of Cora (aka Coco)!!

P.S. You see that little bed in the first photo?? Isn’t it adorable?? My talented friend, Allison, whipped that puppy up for me in just a few hours! I love it!

Aug 4, 2014

carrie + bryan = married! {temecula creek inn}

Out of all the weddings I’ve shot, I don’t think I’ve seen two people more excited to be married than Carrie & Bryan. At least on the outside, these two were GIDDY excited to be marrying the love of their life. This made ME so excited to share this day with them, their family and dear friends. I’ve known Carrie for awhile and she is always so sweet, joyful and passionate. Bryan is her perfect match and I know these two will make each other so happy. (check out their engagement session HERE!) Their love for each other, Jesus and their family is so evident just being around them. It was truly an honor to celebrate this gorgeous day with them at the Temecula Creek Inn.

One of the many reasons I love my job is to not only capture moments, emotion and joy throughout the day, but also those moments that are rare and fleeting. Carrie’s grandfather wasn’t sure he would be able to attend the wedding as he had become very ill in the few weeks prior, BUT he was able to make it and witness his granddaughter marry her love. Just a few short days after the wedding, Carrie’s grandfather passed away. I’m thankful he was able to be in attendance that day and honored to have photographed them together.

Carrie & Bryan – THANK YOU for having me photograph your wedding day. It was one I’ll never forget!!

Vendor love:

Venue: Temecula Creek Inn
Coordinator: Tammi & Alicia from Before I Do Events
Flowers: Paula Mac Flowers
Tent/Dance Floor: Abbey Party Rentals
Cake: It’s All About the Cake
Ceremony Singer & DJ: Michael Tiernan – Still Listening Productions
Officiant: Chris Schmaltz
Videographer: Daniel Moriarty (https://vimeo.com/96980055)
Assistant photographers: Bethany Belle & Evan Yamada