The Stories We Tell

People Places Things 01-01-2021 Favorite Photographs of 2020

This is about the time of year that all sorts of family traditions resurface. It starts with the Halloween pre-trick-or-treat pizza, and continues with the Thanksgiving Nerts tournament, followed by exchanging Christmas jammies on Christmas Eve and wrapping up with Fritos and sherbet punch on New Years Day. Oh, and there are about two hundred …

Weddings 12-16-2020 Microwedding: From Fremont to Coyote Hills

Ever noticed how truly generous souls draw us in like a magnet? If you know Katy and Bryan, you get it. And what’s more, you’ve felt it, because being around them feels like a gigantic hug. It’s no wonder then that family, friends and loved ones came together in clever and creative ways to make …

Weddings 08-27-2020 An Intimate Wedding at Folsom Lake

As the saying goes, “when you can’t beat ’em, join ’em”. Case in point: Hayley and Rob couldn’t beat COVID-19 with love alone. So they joined the growing number of creative couples around the world who’ve reimagined their wedding day to fit the constraints of the crisis. It took a dash of flexibility, a pinch …

Elopements Weddings 06-15-2020 Carr and Feeley Lakes Elopement

Long before there was a global pandemic there was Jaslyn and there was Kilian. Though they came from different corners of the country their paths first crossed in this great state of California. So as their love story began, this outdoorsy duo journeyed all over to experience the joy of nature together—hiking, snowshoeing, kayaking, and …

Engagement 02-06-2020 An Empire Mine Engagement Session

If I’m honest, I would have loved to capture Kelly and Sergio’s engagement photos in the Czech Republic, right where Sergio proposed. But hey, an Empire Mine engagement session is nothing to scoff at either … at all. In fact, I’d been waiting a few years for a couple to come along that would be …

People Places Things 12-30-2019 Favorite Photographs of 2019

Photography has come to occupy more of my mind and heart over the past seven years. What makes this year different however was my headlong plunge into full-time work as a photographer. Capturing striking wedding and portrait photography for hopeless romantics is what I get to do for a living now. And yet, I still …

Engagement 12-09-2019 Point Reyes Engagement Session

Both Tracy and Lawrence grew up in the Bay Area, so they’ve got a soft spot in their hearts for the Northern California coastline. Lawrence in particular recalls growing up fishing in the chilly waters outside San Francisco. When I asked where they’d like to go for their engagement session, Lawrence didn’t hesitate for a …

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