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People Places Things 12-28-2023 My Favorite Photographs of 2023

Photographs are a bit of a given when you spend your working hours as a photographer. I’ve captured another few hundred thousand this year. And though all of those photos I capture are taken by me, they’re populated by the people, memories, and stories of clients I’m serving. And I’m glad to say that I …

Weddings 04-19-2023 Intimate Elegance: A Grand Island Mansion Wedding

At the center of any wedding day is promising your love to each other for always. And since you’re going to the trouble of planning a wedding, it’s also the perfect time to wave that wand and turn a few wishes into reality. Leading up to Naomi and Jay’s wedding day, bride Naomi shared with …

Weddings 02-21-2023 Chic Wedding at Black Oak Mountain Vineyards

All of Madeline and Leandro’s daydreams, late-night planning sessions, prayers and preparations had culminated in this: a wedding whose memory and meaning will not fade. It was filled with incredible detail and design. More importantly, it brought together loved ones from all over the world to celebrate. And it all happened one warm and bustling …

Weddings 02-09-2023 Big Love at Newcastle Wedding Gardens

The winter chill had blown away, and it was one of the first clear days of spring in Newcastle, California. It was the perfect day for a wedding. And thanks to Denise and Steven’s meticulous planning, their rustic wedding at Newcastle Wedding Gardens would leave a mark in everyone’s memory. After all, it was their …

People Places Things 12-30-2022 My Favorite Photographs of 2022

This photography thing started as an infatuation, grew into a hobby, ballooned into a true love affair–and then became my career. Having worked for years now as a wedding and portrait photographer, I fear some days that I’ve nearly killed my hobby. The truth is that it can be hard to want to pull out …

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Weddings 02-10-2022 The Best of Both Worlds: A Catholic and Hindu Wedding

It was time! After months and months of waiting for a certain global pandemic to end, Joyce and Jaymin decided their wedding was absolutely going to happen. Fueled by their love, help from their families, and pent-up wedding planning power, they welcomed guests to the most vibrant and culturally-blended wedding I’ve ever attended. And believe …

Weddings 09-01-2021 Arden Hills Wedding: A Glamourous Affair

Life is anything but predictable, and recent years have cranked that truth to 11. So though Elise and Matt had planned on a wedding in the town where they met and fell in love, a certain pandemic (which will remain nameless) forced them to rethink their plans. In the end, these two mustered their flexibility …

Weddings 02-12-2021 Big Day at High Sierra Iris & Wedding Gardens

They’re young at heart and young in truth, and yet Leksi and Danny had already spent six years together. All that time growing toward each other–and then growing together–led them to share a vision of married life. So of course their wedding day at the lush High Sierra Iris & Wedding Gardens was going to …

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