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Engagements Archive

Feb 7, 2014

alex + evan = engaged! {julian, ca}

As long as I’ve known Alex, Evan has always been by her side…along with their pups Lola and Max. ๐Ÿ™‚ After almost seven years together, these two are getting married on Sunday! I couldn’t be more excited and honored to share in their wedding celebration! Here are a few from their Julian engagement session a few months back. Enjoy!!

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Jan 14, 2014

carrie + bryan = engaged! {solana beach & ponte winery}

Engagement sessions are my favorite. When deciding on our location, I always ask the couples their favorite spot to hang out or a place that means a lot to them. Carrie & Bryan spend their Sundays together and often ride their beach cruisers up the coast, so it was only fitting to spend the first part of their session on beach cruisers! These two are a perfect pair and two of the sweetest people I’ve ever met. I first met Carrie when we worked together in the corporate world and it’s a rare day when you don’t see a smile on her face. So it makes sense that when Bryan first saw her back in high school, he knew she was something special. He transferred high schools, so they never got to know each other, but he never forgot her. Fast forward ten years…they cross paths again and the rest is history. They will be married next month and I couldn’t be more excited to be a part of their big day!!!


Jan 8, 2014

bailey + rich = engaged! {san diego, ca}

I had so much fun getting to know Bailey & Rich during their photo session! Though I wasn’t able to shoot their wedding in December, I was so honored to photograph their engagement session! We met up in La Jolla and then chased the sunset in Pacific Beach. Enjoy!!

Nov 9, 2013

erica + zach = engaged! old poway park, san diego

My last wedding of 2013 is tomorrow and I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate with these two! I first met Erica & Zach through their good friends Emily & Matthew, who you know from their Coloma wedding earlier this year. Erica & Zach (and friends & family) have put so much time, energy and hard work in transforming his grandparents property for their big day tomorrow and I know it’s going to be perfect. They are two of the sweetest people I’ve ever worked with and I’m thrilled to be a part of their wedding. Here is a glimpse of their engagement session earlier this year…

More sneak peeks of their wedding coming soon!!

Oct 17, 2013

catie + ben = engaged! {torrey pines state park}

Catie & Ben. Are getting married tomorrow!!! Catie is one of those people who lights up a room with her smile and can make anyone feel comforted with her kind and caring demeanor. I hadn’t spent much time with Ben before our session, but his love for Catie is obvious…and he loves the Oregon Ducks, so I approve. We had such a blast at their engagement session! The gorgeous weather, their adorable pup (LJ) and 50lb kettle bells. Yes, I said FIFTY pounds. THREE of them. I let Ben & Catie do the lifting on those. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Their love began at the CrossFit gym and a new chapter of their lives will begin tomorrow. I’m so happy for these two!! Enjoy!

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…


Aug 27, 2013

Maria + Eric = Engaged! {San Diego, CA}

I had such a fun day with these two! Their spring wedding at Leo Carrillo Ranch is going to be amazing!!

May 13, 2013

Alberobello, Italy ~ Engagement Session {sneak peek!}

Just a glimpse of my time in the small town of Alberobello, Italy. It was a lovely afternoon getting to know Giada & Alberto and it was all thanks to Anna of In the Mood for Love! More coming soon!

Aren’t these two gorgeous??


Mar 20, 2013

Emily + Matthew = Engaged! {Point Loma, CA}

Who would have thought you could meet your best friend and future spouse in a college PE class?? It may not happen often, but it happened with Emily & Matthew. She was a freshman, he was a junior and they’ve been together ever since. We started our session where they first met…on the track at PLNU. They were all smiles that afternoon and I think MY cheeks even hurt after hanging out with these two. So much love between them and I couldn’t be more excited to document their wedding day in June!

We tried to do “serious” but it just didn’t last…gorgeous smiles are the way to go with these two.


Feb 20, 2013

Megan + Nate = Engaged! {Del Mar, CA}

Megan & Nate made my job so easy. Their chemistry is evident and their love is easy. We spent some time downtown SD and also Del Mar. I loved getting to know these two and wish them the very best with their summer wedding and future together!! And even Ricky Bobby made an appearance! ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy!