This has been a topic going around the photographer community for a while now, and a question I get asked surprisingly often from clients and potential clients, and especially new coming photographers as well. So many people aren’t educated on the realities of professional photography, which is why I’m writing this post.
When you get a bunch of creatives together, magic can really happen. This shoot was a great opportunity for Laura at View Point Events to showcase some of her new furniture, and for all the vendors involved to try a few new things. We traveled to the stunning Schwan Lake Park in Santa Cruz, CA for the unbelievable oak tree that Laura spotted forever ago and has always wanted to have in a shoot.
Claudia and Omar are just the best people, surrounded by such a great fun loving family. We probably could have stayed and partied with this group all night long! They had a traditional Catholic ceremony then everyone headed to the rengstorff house a short drive away to enjoy the rest of their evening with their closest family and friends.
Brittany and Alicia’s wedding was extra special for us. Brittany actually married Austin and I, and we always promised that when her day finally came, Austin would marry her. Well, it finally happened! We couldn’t possibly be any happier for these two and their wonderful families. We don’t get to see these two nearly as much as we wish we could, but being able to fly down and share their special day was such a pleasure. I’m sure you’ll be seeing a lot more of these two in the future!
Chris and Kathryn are two of the sweetest souls we’ve ever had the pleasure of meeting and photographing, I swear. These two and their love for each other is so pure and radiates from them entirely. You can see why they’re together the minute you meet them. It was honestly such an honor to photograph their elopement.
Peter and Stephanie had an intimate wedding along the stunning Big Sur coastline with their closest friends and family in attendance. Before their ceremony, we visited their penthouse suite at The Marriott in Monterey to take a few rooftop terrace photos, then we traveled down the coast to find some redwoods, rivers, fields, and of course, stunning cliffside overlooking the ocean.
Sara reached out to me a few months back asking if she could bring her dogs along to her engagement shoot as they were traveling to Carmel for a few days! I love where I live so much – partially because it’s one of the most Dog Friendly areas in the entire world! So many restaurants and shops have dog treats, water bowls, and even dog-approved menu options and dedicated dining areas within the restaurant! The craziest part? They’re really nice, high end restaurants. I just love it.
Christina messaged me a few months back with the sweetest introduction. She included their entire story, how they met, photos of them throughout every stage of their relationship, and photos of their dog! She is a new-coming photographer herself and is just the absolute sweetest soul. She wanted to have anniversary photos along the stunning Big Sur coastline, and knew we were the team to make her vision come to life. I think we nailed it – from her BHLDN dress, to her beautiful bouquet and hairpiece by Cassia Foret.
These two traveled across the country from Mississippi to elope along the stunning Central California coastline of Big Sur. Their intimate ceremony beneath the towering redwoods at Glen Oaks Big Sur with the sound of the Big Sur River rippling nearby. They exchanged tender vows as the most stunning sunrays gleamed through the trees.
Nick and Grace are one of the most relaxed, amazing couples we’ve had the pleasure of meeting this year. They arrived in Big Sur with a few of their closest friends to their Glen Oaks cabin to celebrate their intimate union, followed by some epic photos prior to dinner. Josh Harney was along to capture the video, and we had the best time adventuring along the entire coast with these two.
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