The air was fragrant with a thousand trodden aromatic herbs, with fields of lavender, and with the brightest roses blushing in tufts all over the meadows. -William C. Bryant I love all things lavender. From flowers to desserts – like ice cream and milk tea. So when Vickie wanted to do her senior graduation and… Read More Wild & Free Among the Lavender Fields
To say that this engagement of Shea & Colin was epic is an understatement. If you’ve ever been to the Malibu Rocky Oaks Estate Vineyards, you would know it is a one of a kind venue where dreams are made of. Standing atop of the mountains, feeling the breeze in your hair, admiring the rich… Read More Shea & Colin on Top of the World, Together
Who likes horses, an open field, fresh country air, and a gorgeous Southwestern couple to top it all off? THIS GIRL! I had an opportunity to participate in this amazing styled Southwestern Equestrian wedding shoot out in Santa Clarita, CA. Everything charming about the Southwest you can imagine: vibrant western colors sprinkled on cakes, flowers,… Read More A Charming Styled Southwestern Wedding
This gorgeous Southern California wedding has all the feels – romantic, modern, cool, and epic. The Bride & Groom picked the most epic venue to get married in – California’s tallest open air observation deck, a space that is 70 floors up, 1,000 feet above Downtown Los Angeles! AND, it has a glass slide, which… Read More Heather & Jordan’s Romantic Wedding in the Sky
I am so excited to share that I have been featured on a popular artsy magazine, Voyage LA! It is an incredible honor to be recognized for your art, and be included among Los Angeles and Orange County’s most inspiring, talented creative souls. All my hard work and dedication to my art, my craft, and… Read More MDP is Featured on Voyage LA!
I had possibly the hippest and most amazing shoot ever. The super fun and adventure-loving Stephanie found me on Instagram, loved my work, and reached out to me for a lifestyle shoot. She needed photos for her business website, and she wanted someone to capture her fun, free-spirited, adventurous personality. And as a bonus, it… Read More A Dream Airstream Shoot With Stephanie
You’ve found your perfect photographer who will capture you and your family in beautiful photos to treasure forever. But what you do leading up to the shoot is just as important. Here are some recommendations for you to ensure a successful photoshoot from beginning to end. Timing Almost every outdoors / natural light photographer will… Read More Tips For a Successful Photoshoot
I am in love with this Holiday mini session. Nothing beats a sweet little romance, surrounded by Christmas trees, with this adorably young, cute, and stylish couple Marisol & Nick. <3 Here are my favorites from our mini session:
Before I became a photographer, I never knew or expected how misunderstood the profession would be. I’ve never had to explain my corporate jobs to anyone before. The most I’ve ever had to tell people was simply my title and main task. But with photography, I’ve found myself explaining at length what my job entails in… Read More What Are You Really Paying a Photographer to Take Your Photos?
I am IN LOVE with this romantic session from this morning. The minute I discovered there was a hidden RED WOODS forest not far from me, I knew I had to do a portrait session here, like, immediately. 😂 I can’t believe I’ve never been here before. Being a nature lover at heart, this was a… Read More A Red Woods Forest Romance: Lauren+Nick
Phi and I connected through a Facebook group, and today, we decided to have an impromptu photoshoot. 🙂 We went to one of my favorite spots, where I usually go to photograph birds. This is the first time I did a portrait session here, and the scenery and the soft light were all just as… Read More A Dreamy Afternoon in a Flower Field With Phi
I feel like this is one of those “Duh” topics, that when you read it, you’ll go “Well, obviously.” But sometimes it seems many are still a bit confused about how a photography business works, so I must address. 🙂 Do you ever walk into a supermarket, pick up your meats and vegetables, and then walk… Read More Why I Can’t Shoot For Free
I had the pleasure of photographing the vibrant and elegant Gleveen at her loft in Los Angeles. Her friendly and inviting personality would make you immediately feel at home. Here are my favorites of hers:
I’m so honored to have three of my wildlife images accepted into this year’s Orange County Fair! Images of a Hummingbird, a Red Fox, and a Burrowing Owl chasing a Squirrel are currently on display at the Visual Arts Photography Exhibit. This was my very first time entering so imagine my excitement! Feels great to see people… Read More My Photography Exhibition at the Orange County Fair!
I got to hang out with this sweet and gorgeous Emily out in the lush green meadows. Beautiful scenery and a photogenic subject – it was like something out of a storybook. Here are my favorites from the session:
Hanging out with these three beautiful sisters, in a magical foresty place with tall trees, and catching the most epic light? Yes, please!