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This is where I share some of my favorite photo sessions along with little pieces of me. Grab a warm cup of tea, get cozy on the couch, and enjoy a glimpse into my life!

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A Colorful Summer Backyard Wedding

When Shannon first inquired with me about wedding photography, I immediately fell in love with her vibrant and welcoming personality! This inquiry was super special to me because Shannon is also a wedding photographer (you have to check out her beautiful work!), and we have a handful of random connections in the photography world as […]

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How to Avoid Social Media Overwhelm

I miss the simple days of social media, don’t you? You know what I mean – the days where we’d snap a quick picture (using Instagram’s awful filters), and just upload it, because we wanted to. The days before worrying about grid curation, hashtags and algorithm changes, or whether or not we could take a […]

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Colorful Palm Springs Road Trip + Top 5 Palm Springs Adventures

With its cool retro vibe and vibrant colors, Palm Springs is one of those places that I’ve wanted to visit and photograph for a while! Thankfully we were able to make that dream come true when we visiting this spring with our friends, Faro and Jakob! They had been overseas for much of the pandemic […]

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How to Prepare for a Brand Photoshoot

Have you ever taken one look at someone, and just absolutely fallen in love with everything about them? (And no, don’t think about your partner – that’s cheating!) As a photographer, I get to work with many people, in many stages of their lives. And many times I’m falling in love with every bit of […]

Creative Colorful Lifestyle Brand Photography

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Bodega Bay California Elopement

This has to be one of the most magical elopements I’ve ever photographed! Not only do the bride and I have a special connection (she and I met while working for another photographer in Bodega Bay and we’ve photographed many weddings together over the years), but the backdrops were stunning and we had every bit […]

California elopement photos

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My Favorite Gluten Free Waffle Mix and Recipe

It’s really no secret that I love brunch and waffles (see here and here). I mean, on our wedding day my husband actually vowed that he would make me waffles every weekend! (And just so you know, he’s lived up to that vow!) And you may also know that I have celiac disease (read about […]

The best gluten free pancake and waffle mix

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California Fall Colors and Eastern Sierra Adventures with our dog, Spruce

2020 has been a strange year for all of us. My husband, Brandon, and I had originally planned to go on a backpacking trip in the Eastern Sierras this fall to celebrate our anniversary, but with the crazy fires (and COVID), we had to adjust a bit. Instead of backpacking like we did last year, […]

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My Celiac Disease Story // What You Should Know About Celiac Disease and Living Gluten Free

Maybe you didn’t know it, but May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month! I know, I know, it seems like literally every day of the year has some kind of declaration attached to it (National Avocado Day, anyone??), but this month’s title actually means something to me because celiac disease has been, and still is, a […]

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6 Tips for Buying a Home in the San Francisco Bay Area

We bought our first home in the Oakland hills just over a year ago, and as it turns out, we purchased the home for less than it was worth (according to our appraiser). In my mind, that kind of scenario in the San Francisco Bay Area is kind of crazy! I feel like more often […]

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Our Favorite Wet Weather Dog Gear // Tips for Keeping Your Pup Clean

Living in the San Francisco Bay Area means that winter and spring are often quite rainy! And since this has been our first rainy season with our dog, Spruce (whom we adopted from Oakland Animal Services last June), we’ve had to learn all about how to take care of our 60 lb toddler while keeping […]

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