I was shopping on Amazon looking for some new cute Fall clothes as Fall is my all-time favorite season. Then it dawned on me – why don’t I put together some outfit ideas for my clients?! My clients often ask me for recommendations on what to wear for our engagement and family photo sessions. It’s… Read More Fall Color Outfit Ideas for Engagement & Family Photoshoots
I’ve just delivered this GORGEOUS engagement session of the cutest couple! 😍 Hyeji and Lawrence have already tied the knot in Korea where they met 7 years ago. They will have another wedding here for their US-based families in September, and I’m so honored to be their photographer. 💕 I just love that glowing golden hour light, illuminating… Read More Hyeji & Lawrence are Engaged! (Or Already Married!)
I’m often asked what is included in the photoshoot packages that I offer. When I get inquiries, I usually send out my brochure that details everything, so my potential clients know exactly what they are getting. Transparency is very important to me. However, what’s not transparent is all the things that go on “behind the… Read More What Goes On in A “One-Hour” Photoshoot
Engagement sessions are a wonderful opportunity for me to get to know you and your fiance, for us to get acquainted with each other’s personalities and style, so I am super excited that you’ve opted for one! I know what you are thinking: “We’ve never done a couple portrait session before! What do we do?… Read More Engagement Photoshoot Guide
I love documenting love stories in nature, as you can already tell. Places like open fields top my list. So I was super excited that Zaneta & Jason chose this wilderness park for their engagement shoot! There is no better way to describe this place and their love for each other than Sting’s song: “In… Read More Zaneta & Jason’s Romantic Fields of Gold Engagement
Anyone who thinks fallen leaves are dead has never watched them dancing on a windy day. – Shira Tamir And just like that, my favorite season, Autumn, is over. But not for me! I went out today in search of any hints of Fall color before it’s gone “forever”. Of course, I needed a subject,… Read More Autumn in the City
One of the things I love about Amanda and Josh is that they’re always laughing – from the first moment I met them at our first meeting, to our engagement session, and then to wedding. I can especially hear Amanda’s giggles from anywhere. 😄 Just seeing how happy Josh makes her (and vice versa) makes… Read More Amanda & Josh’s Lush Green Gables Estate Wedding
I have an obsession with all things Winter. But in Southern California where I’m from, to really enjoy a snowy Winter means a 2-3 hour drive up the mountains, and I would have to get a 4WD. Or worse, chains! So, rather than going through the trouble, I was inspired to organize a Winter themed… Read More A Winter Wonderland Wedding Inspiration in the Woods
SUPER DUPER EXCITED to have my epic wedding in the air featured on Woman Getting Married!! 🥳👏 How often do you see a cool bride and groom tie the knots 1000 feet above Downtown LA, then take a ride down an AERIAL GLASS SLIDE on their wedding day? 😱😍 WGM is one of the wedding… Read More MDP Epic Wedding Featured on Woman Getting Married!
Shea & Colin’s wedding has all the rustic, country chic feel – from a dreamy venue tucked away in the hills, winding country roads, vast meadows, hilltop sunsets, to white picket fence, Spanish courtyard, and a 500-year-old oak tree. Even the town name of Fallbrook makes you feel as if you are stepping inside a… Read More Shea & Colin’s Rustic Wedding Romance With a Touch of Chic
Nadine and Albert are probably the most non-traditional people I’ve ever met. They are not bound by social conventions. They met, dated, lived together, had kids, got engaged, bought a house, and finally tied the knot. Yes, you can say everything they did was “out of order” according to traditional norms. But who says love… Read More Nadine & Albert’s Glamorous Wedding
Anyone who knows me knows I LOVE dogs. I myself have 3 little ones, all rescued. So it warms my heart when I meet couples who also love dogs, so much that they bring their furbabies to the engagement session! Kristin and Andrew have just adopted their second adorable furbaby, Finn, so that their first… Read More Kristin and Andrew’s Very Furry Engagement
Good bye sweet girl. You were too good for this life. Rest easy, smile, and know that you had a family who loved you very much, and will forever miss you. Run wild and free now. Go explore a whole new world beyond the rainbow bridge. Go be on your way and become a beautiful… Read More In Loving Memory of Daisy, 2005-2018
When you pay a professional photographer to photograph you and your loved ones, you are not just paying us to pick up the camera and click for the amount of contracted time. Being a photographer means more than just a camera – it’s an entire business that comes with all the associated costs. Here’s a… Read More Why Photographers Charge What They Charge
Fairy tales aren’t just made for storybooks, and this dreamy engagement session is the living proof. Vy and Peter have chosen the most perfect spot to celebrate their love – the famous, most picturesque pirate tower at Victoria Beach, in Laguna, Orange County, CA. Everything was perfect – the light, her flowy dress, the scenery.… Read More Vy & Peter’s Fairy Tale Engagement
OMG OMG! It finally happened! One of my latest weddings is FEATURED TODAY on June Bug Weddings!! Woohoo!! JBW is one of the wedding industry’s biggest publications and one of my all-time favorite sources for wedding inspiration. I am super, duper, over the moon excited for getting published with them! Words cannot express this huge… Read More MDP Wedding FEATURED on June Bug Weddings!