Editorial

tamarind + blush wedding | TYGE WILLIAM CELLARS SONOMA

I’m so excited to share this feature that recently went live over at 100 Layer Cake! This incredible session was dreamt up by Morgan of Spreading Lovely, with major inspiration derived from the idea of a luxurious velvet tamarind linen. We envisioned the modern couple who is willing to go outside of the box and […]

Weddings

angie + stephen | NAPA VALLEY MEADOWOOD WEDDING

Angie was one of those rare brides where I felt like we “clicked” even before we ever formally chatted on the phone or met in person! From the beginning, she let me know that her wedding day priorities were 1) putting together a natural, intimate experience for her fourteen guests and 2) targeting beautiful lighting […]

Anniversary

saumya + ashish | PARIS TUILERIES GARDEN + LOUVRE COUPLES SESSION

Saumya and Ashish’s couples session in Paris was so full of meaning to me. I last photographed these two about three years ago, shortly after their engagement and before their big wedding festivities in India. It’s hard to put into words how meaningful it felt to reunite with the two of them on a quiet […]

Portraits

kirsten + tyler | PARIS EIFFEL TOWER SESSION

After a year of pursuing photography full-time, I decided earlier this season to host a portrait session giveaway with two winners, one in each of the two cities that I most often work in. I was so thrilled to pull Kirsten’s entry out of my random name generator (thank you Internet for creating things I […]

Engagements

kristina + harminder | POINT REYES ENGAGEMENT SESSION

When Kristina and Harminder first reached out to me earlier this year, I knew right away that they were exactly the kind of couple that I love spending time with most! They’re both crazy adventurous – Harminder actually proposed to Kristina during the middle of a two-day hike in Kauai! – and love just hanging […]

Editorial

ginkgo fall wedding | SAN FRANCISCO

The concept was derived from a place of admiration for the beautiful ginkgo tree, which has been around for millions of years and highlight the changing of the seasons in a dramatic way as their leaves turn from vibrant green to ochre each fall. Drawing from their ephemeral beauty and unique shape, floral designer Amanda […]

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 […]

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