Beautiful Dresses, Beautiful Girls

So many things going on. I have many wedding to blog and share with you all! Saturday was bitter sweet, it was our last wedding before the baby and we are taking off a few months to get settled into a family of 5. On Sunday we had the privilege of joining Elyse Reuben Custom Couture at their runway show at Lomas Santa Fe Country Club in Solana Beach. It was a beautiful event, and Jaime’s gorgeous girls and gowns stole the show. Here are some of the images from the show, I was just smitten with their headpieces!


Old Town Temecula : Riley + David

It’s amazing how things work out. I’m never ceased to be amazed at how a chance meeting turns into something so much more. My womance with Riley began on a random trip to Sephora looking for an eyeliner that wouldn’t run or smudge during our long wedding days. This cute little blonde approached me and my lost look to see if I needed any help. She proceeded to help me find something that would work great and started beautifying me. After chatting for awhile we realized many things that we had in common. We were both wedding vendors, we knew some of the same people, and we both thought my quoting “Ron Burgandy” was hilarious. Ok, maybe that was just me.

It really was perfect timing as my go-to makeup artist had moved out of state and right away I knew not only was Riley incredibly talented and professional but she had a fetching personality I knew my brides would be thrilled to work with her. And she has been my go-to gal ever since :)

When Riley asked me to do a love shoot with her and her beau, David, I was so excited. She’s taken great care of my brides so it was time to return the favor! These two are adorable together, as you can see and I’m so happy for them! And if you are looking for a hair/makeup artist, Riley is your girl. Check her out here :)

Torrey Pines State Reserve Maternity : Austin + Victoria

For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. [Psalm 139: 13-14]

There is really nothing like the glow of a woman nesting a child in her womb. The only thing more beautiful is the love of a Savior who shed His blood for the child long before she is born.  Austin & Victoria are two incredibly beautiful people who are preparing to welcome their first little one, Charlotte. We started at Torrey Pines State Reserve for this shoot and made our way down to the beach at dusk. I loved the warm sunlight highlighting Victoria’s glow about her, she radiated in it. When we made it down to the beach, Victoria changed into a custom elyseREUBEN couture gown that made her look like a Goddess of the Seas :) I was smitten by her, and I can’t get over how stunning she looked. And Austin, well he’s just a cutie pie!

Austin & Victoria, thank you for inviting me to create these beautiful memories for you. I’m so excited for Charlotte’s arrival when you can look upon her face and experience a love like never before. Treasure this time together, you guys are going to be amazing parents!

Jessie & Rio

Just recently Jay and I had the pleasure of spending our afternoon with Jessie and her gorgeous horse, Rio :) We headed up to an awesome location with some of the BEST. light. ever.  I could probably shoot here every shoot for the rest of my life!

What we came to learn is that Jessie and Rio actually have a lot in common. Jessie: spunky, sassy and sweet… Rio: spunky, sassy and sweet… Jessie: Cute as a button… Rio: Pretty handsome I think…. Jessie: Knows what she wants… Rio: Knows what he wants… Jessie: Likes to boss Rio around… Rio: Likes to boss Jessie around, but knows ultimately Jessie wins.

We are so excited for you Jessie in your final senior year! Thank you so much for allowing us to capture such amazing memories. We had the BEST time!


Class of 2012: Paige

In the midst of a crazy fall wedding season here in California, comes Senior-itis. Well, I guess it’s actually too early for that. I think I was diagnosed during my 2nd semester of my senior year! Our first for this year was Paige.

The funny story is I first met Paige and her family when I photographed her sister, Stephanie’s wedding. Stephanie’s was the first wedding I ever shot! Crazy right? I’m pretty sure I thought I was crazy when I agreed to do it,  haha. I mean, I had no idea what I was doing, what I was to expect and why. But I couldn’t have been paired with a better scenario with such a sweet family.

The now all-grown-up Paige is in the midst of her senior year. She is beautiful, fun, easy-going, and such a sweetheart! You can totally tell by the pictures.

Paige, thank you for allowing me to document this time of your life! I had so much fun hanging out with you in Downtown Riverside… and then eating yummy world famous cupcakes. You should consider modeling for the cover of Seventeen magazine. You made my camera very happy :)