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The best Colorful Photoshoot Locations in San Francisco, California

It’s no secret that San Francisco is known for its cute homes, colorful corners, and hilly streets. There are a TON of amazing backdrops for photos in the area, but how do you go about narrowing down the best ones for your own photos or your clients? How do you find the secret colorful walls, homes, and hidden corners without spending hours upon hours searching? Well, lucky for you I’ve done all the work for you! 🎉

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Kelsey and Nick had one of my favorite color palettes ever for their 1970s themed disco wedding in Oakland last year! They combined each of their favorite colors, purple and orange, with her favorite era of music (the ’70s of course!) to create a fresh + fun theme for their colorful day! (Pssst…you can check […]


Purple + Orange 1970s Themed Wedding at The Bridge Yard in Oakland

When Kristen and Mikey had their first date she thought it was going to be a simple coffee chat for a few minutes, but they actually ended up spending the whole day hanging out and have been together ever since! Sometimes it’s as simple as that when you find your person; you feel so comfortable […]


Intimate Garden Wedding at Hastings House and La Costanera, Half Moon Bay

Chances are that if you made it to this page, you consider yourself a “natural light” photographer or you like bright images just like I do! There’s absolutely nothing wrong with higher contrast, shadowy, or darker photos…it’s just not my jam! My clients come to me for a fun experience and the bright, happy, and […]


How to Make Flash Look Natural | Easy Flash Education for Natural Light Photographers

This fall wedding at Beltane Ranch in Glen Ellen California was such a special one! Grace and Strother have a beautiful love story, and their sophisticated nod to a fall harvest was perfectly incorporated through elegant decor and thoughtful details. The pale yellow southern style home with a large wrap-around porch, scattered bud vases filled with wildflowers, pops […]


Southern Inspired California Wine Country Wedding at Beltane Ranch

I literally changed my vacation plans so I could photograph Chiyomi and Andrew’s colorful citrus disco wedding this past fall! When I tell you that I nerd out over the details, it’s 100% true! The excitement I feel when I get to photograph colorful and fun celebrations with meaningful and whimsical details literally can’t be […]


Citrus Disco Wedding at Oceano Hotel & Spa in Half Moon Bay, California

If you’ve followed me for a while you know that I’m obsessed with location scouting (see here) and finding the best backdrops for photos in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’ve been collecting my favorite locations over my 7 years in business and have shared them with my clients for years, but last year I […]


Best Photoshoot Locations in the San Francisco Bay Area – South Bay

You know I’m always up for a colorful and creative photoshoot, especially when I get to use fun props and a great backdrop! So when Kim from KLO Events asked me about taking some fun grad photos for her daughter, Taylor, I was really excited! Since Taylor likes the color pink and was graduating with […]


San Jose State University Graduation Photoshoot with a nod to Legally Blonde

Amelia and Will told me that they envisioned a fun pool party vibe for their summer wedding, so you know I was hooked from the start! Their venue was a sprawling ranch (Gardener Ranch) in Carmel Valley with a large pool near the center of the property and multiple buildings, trees, and beautiful spaces scattered […]


Coral and Baby Blue Summer Wedding at Gardener Ranch in Carmel Valley, California

I’m going to change your mind about what artificial lighting can do for your work, even if you’re a “natural light” photographer and hope to never have to touch your flash gear!

Let’s start by looking at a few misconceptions about flash and artificial light…


4 Misconceptions About Flash and Artificial Light

I love how much thought Rosario and Mohammad put into their intimate wedding. They were so intentional in how they planned out everything from their backyard landscaping and design to the color palette, custom dress, and unique rings. Check out some of my favorite moments and details from their wedding day including photos of their sweet pup, an emotional first look, sunset color palette, backyard ceremony, and wine country portraits (you won’t believe that most of these were taken in a parking lot)!


Sunset Colored Intimate Backyard Wedding + Wine Country Portraits

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