Engagements

carly + luis | SUTRO BATHS + MARIN HEADLANDS ENGAGEMENT SESSION

Almost three years into living here in the Bay Area, and I’m still horribly sentimental about the sights and sounds that come with living at the edge of the world. I’m so glad I got to share this experience with Carly and Luis, who traveled all the way to San Francisco from Atlanta, GA for […]

Portraits

kelsey + leigh | PALACE OF FINE ARTS SAN FRANCISCO MATERNITY SESSION

Kelsey and Leigh are repeat clients, and it’s been moving beyond words to witness their little family grow over the years!! Their anniversary session on Baker Beach was literally one of the first times I got to incorporate shooting film photography into a portrait session. I can’t believe how much time has gone by since […]

Weddings

monique + robert | MENLO PARK BACKYARD WEDDING

Monique and Robert’s backyard wedding in Menlo Park, California was exactly the kind of celebration that keeps me totally in love with what I do. The two celebrated their marriage in front of a gathering of their closest friends and family, right in the backyard of the groom’s childhood home. Every little detail present was […]

Weddings

rachel + victor | CASA REAL WEDDING

Rachel and Victor’s wedding was some of the most fun I’ve ever had while photographing, and I’m still so amazed by the sheer number of events we managed to fit into this incredible day! The day kicked off early in the morning with Rachel and her sweet bridesmaids. It was so apparent how special each […]

Weddings

zola + austin | PEACHTREE CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND CHASTAIN HORSE PARK WEDDING

Love is in the details. The story behind the bride’s dress. How each and every guest is connected. The way a groom’s face changes as his bride walks down the aisle. If there is anything I’ve learned from the hundreds of weddings I’ve attended over the years, it’s to look for the details. The day […]

Editorial

melissa + kellen | LOVE BENEATH MY WINGS

Inquiries for at-home weddings and backyard celebrations have been popping up more and more in my inbox, and I figured it was long past overdue to share this intimate wedding editorial I photographed last year in northern California! Beautifully designed by Cali and her team over at SmittenKiss, this love story is layered in romantic […]

Weddings

danielle + craig | ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER WEDDING

Last year, I photographed my way across San Francisco with a newly engaged couple of adventurers who, after an afternoon of unforgettable photos and my crash-course introduction to Persian cuisine, I am thrilled to call friends. This year, I had the pleasure of capturing their wedding day. From the very beginning, Danielle has filled a […]

Personal

How To Find Your Dream Wedding Photographer

Planning a wedding at any time can be overwhelming, but in the modern era, it can be absolute information overload!! There are countless articles on the internet, with scrolling pages of advice and Pinterest-perfect checklists on how to find the perfect photographer, but how DO you choose a photographer that meets everything that you’re looking […]

Travel

asia honeymoon | INDONESIA

Michael and I recently returned from our honeymoon abroad, and I’m so excited to share some of my favorite images taken in Indonesia with you all! We spent three incredible weeks traveling through Singapore, Indonesia, and Taiwan. Honestly speaking, my giant beast of a film camera (the Contax 645, which weighs nearly 5lbs with all […]

Engagements

liz + wes | SUTRO BATHS + DOWNTOWN ENGAGEMENT

The light truly loves these two. Waking up before sunrise to explore the quiet morning scenes of San Francisco with Liz and Wes was worth every single minute of lost sleep. I typically recommend conducting engagement sessions either early in the day or later towards the evening, for a variety of reasons from ideal lighting […]

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