Anniversary

charielou + gabriel | SUTRO BATHS LAND’S END ANNIVERSARY SESSION

Charielou and Gabriel are absolutely the type of couple worth getting up early for. On a trademark misty San Francisco morning, long (LONG) before my typical morning alarm call, I headed out the front door to photograph a sunrise anniversary session at two of my favorite locations in the city. I definitely share this sentiment […]

Anniversary

maansi + krishna | MATANZAS CREEK WINERY LAVENDER FARM

I’ve been here on the west coast for a little over three years now, and I’ve got to admit, I was 100% convinced in the beginning that I would ultimately convince my entire Atlanta friend group to make the leap with me. Alas.. despite all the photographic evidence I have that California is the BEST […]

Family

paola + rodrigo | LAND’S END + SUTRO BATHS MATERNITY SESSION

I’m guilty of focusing a lot of my displayed work on primarily weddings, anniversaries, and engagements, but family sessions are something quite near and dear to my heart as well. There’s something magical in those last few weeks of waiting for baby to arrive, and I’m so grateful to have gotten the chance to document […]

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 […]

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 […]

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