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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Paul Family Favorites! Temecula Family Photography

When discussing possible locations for our upcoming family shoot, Jennette mentioned to me a thought she had about possibly shooting on some land that their family had purchased, and would soon be building their dream home on. We both agreed that it would be a fantastic spot with such sentimental value to it- and it doesn't hurt that it has an amazing view and beautiful spring greenery! Here are a few of my favorites from their session!

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Saturday, March 26, 2016

Sneak peek- wedding!! Los Willows, Fallbrook

Yesterday i did something i haven't don't in a LONG time- i was a second shooter in someone ELSES wedding! I did a little bit of hybrid photo/video, so i hope to have a fun video to share with you in the next few weeks, but until then, here are a few (very quick) images i snapped from the fast paced day! I can't wait to see what Ashley Long, my favorite little baby penguin, does with these images as the lead shooter! if you want to check out her work- her Facebook page is here!

Friday, March 11, 2016

Morgan and Cody- engagement!!! Temecula field photography

I was lucky enough to photograph this gorgeous girls senior photos a few years ago- here is my favorite shot from that day!


And here are a few sneak peek shots from our engagement session today! We literally walked across the street from my house into these beautiful rolling green hills of wine country. And as far as couples go- they are pretty adorable!!

    They are getting married in May of this year at the Provo City Center Temple in Utah. I am trying to convince her mom to have me travel up there so i can shoot their wedding!

Aren't they gorgeous?? I love my job!
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Met this gorgeous couple about a week ago for a quick and easy maternity shoot, in Meadowview, Temecula. Here are a few of my favorite images! Cant wait to meet this little girl in a few weeks!!

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Melanie and Parker La Jolla Engagement San Diego Wedding and engagement photographer

I posted a few of these on my FB page the other day, but i loved them so much i thought i would share them with you as well! Here are a few of my favorites from my engagement session with Melanie and Parker at Scripps pier in LA Jolla. Cant wait to shoot their wedding in July!!

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Thursday, March 3, 2016

Artist Headshots Temecula head shot photography

This is my sweet friend Elise! She is also an amazingly talented artist- check her stuff out at ! She made this BEAUTIFUL giant piece for my front entry way that everyone swoons over when they come over.
    Well, she needed some new photos to update her website and all that, so we went out bright and early on a saturday morning to old town temecula. She is one gorgeous girl, right?

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