fine art photography

Maternity Session in the flower fields of San Juan Capistrano

Maternity Session in the flower fields of San Juan Capistrano

Film scans from Claire and Brian’s maternity session arrived early and I just couldn’t not share a few of my favorites from this dreamy shoot today! Southern California is having a super bloom and all the flower fields are making me so happy. I mean, how absolutely gorgeous is all this color and of course, that beautiful golden light.

Claire and Brian will be welcoming their baby girl in just under 2 months and I am so excited for them!

(Wedding and engagement film photographer based in Los Angeles, CA; San Juan Capistrano maternity session in a flower field)

Lauren & Aaron’s Engagement Session at El Matador State Beach, Malibu

Lauren & Aaron’s Engagement Session at El Matador State Beach, Malibu

Today I’m sharing a few of my favorites from Lauren and Aaron beautiful engagement session we photographed this past weekend. The film scans from Goodman Film Lab started rolling in today, and I just couldn’t wait!

Aaron grew up surfing in Malibu, so going to the beach is something that is really meaningful and special. El Matador is always a top choice because other beaches can hardly compare to the beautiful sea caves and massive rocks sprinkled along the coast.

Lauren and Aaron met through a mutual friend and the rest is history. They will be tying the knot this spring at Calamigos Ranch, and I cannot wait to document their celebration and work along my favorites - Weddings by Susan Dunne and Mulberry & Moss.

(Engagement session in El Matador beach, Malibu, CA; Los Angeles based film wedding photographer)

Maura & Cole's Romantic Engagement Session in LA Arboretum

Maura & Cole's Romantic Engagement Session in LA Arboretum

I had a blast wandering the grounds of the beautiful LA Arboretum with Maura and Cole for their engagement session. They are one of the sweetest couples I’ve ever met, so full of playful energy, happiness and love! With both of them wearing pastels, they looked like an absolute dream among the gorgeous floral gardens of the LA Arboretum. Cannot wait for these two to tie the knot next summer!

(Engagement session in LA Arboretum; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement film photographer)

Honeymoon Shoot in Paris - Monica & Tim

Honeymoon Shoot in Paris - Monica & Tim

Tim and Monica tied the knot in California, and Paris was always on their list of places to visit together ever since they first started dating. They began their honeymoon trip in Rome and Positano, and Paris to be their last stop before heading back home. 

I couldn't be happier to have the opportunity to work with these two! We started the shoot with the view of the Eiffel Tower, then made our way to a cute Parisian cafe, and ended at the Tuileries Garden. Tim and Monica could not have been any cuter - I loved everything about this honeymoon session, but most of all, the chemistry that these two lovebirds have together. So excited to share a few of my favorites! 

(Honeymoon session shot on film in Paris, France; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement fine art photographer)

Desert Bridal Editorial, Valley of Fire

Desert Bridal Editorial, Valley of Fire

This desert shoot in the Valley of Fire that Allen and Ashley dreamed up couldn't have been more chic, elegant and beautiful. They put together a dream team, like Layers of Lovely who created the most organic and gorgeous bouquet overflowing with all kinds of blush and peach beauties. And of course, it couldn't have been possible without that magical desert light that my film just soaked up and the wind that made everything come alive. I loved being a part of this little project! 

(Editorial styled shoot in the Valley of Fire; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)

Christine & Joel - Wedding at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, CA

Christine & Joel - Wedding at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, CA

Do you guys remember the gorgeous engagement session in Thomas Riley Park I shot earlier this summer? Well, I have been so looking forward to Joel and Christine's wedding, and the day finally came! 

They tied the knot on a beautiful sunny day at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch and their wedding was an absolute showstopper with gorgeous florals by Unique Florals Designs and coordination by Hovik Harutyunyan Events. It was so awesome to reunite and meet their closest friends and family they invited to share this special day with them. I'm so thankful to have gotten to know them and so looking forward to seeing what adventures await for them!

Here is a little sneak peek into their wedding day!

(Wedding at the Hummingbird Nest Ranch, Simi Valley; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)

Lorraine & Carlos - Organic Spring Garden Wedding at The 1909

Lorraine & Carlos - Organic Spring Garden Wedding at The 1909

This spring wedding was just the dreamiest from beginning to end!  

Hidden in the hills of Malibu, The 1909 was the perfect intimate setting for Carlos and Lorraine's day. They made sure to only include the wedding traditions that were important to them, and opted out of having a bridal party. We had more time for the romantics and they were able to join their family and friends for cocktail hour.   The details were simple and organic with gorgeous florals by Violette's Flowers and calligraphy by Brenda Rodriguez Calligraphy, which added just the right amount of whimsy. It was also amazing working with the talented Susan of Weddings by Susan Dunne - the day couldn't have gone more smoothly!  

This wedding day was filled with so many beautiful moments and I was beyond honored to be there to document it. Warmest wishes on their one month anniversary!

(Garden spring wedding at the 1909 in Malibu; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)

Matt, Inese & Bacon - Goldendoodle Portrait Shoot!

Matt, Inese & Bacon - Goldendoodle Portrait Shoot!

Meet Bacon, the  most adorable four month old goldendoodle. His parents, Latvia-born beauty Inese and California native Matt, met on the east coast and have been married for seven years.

Matt and Inese reached out to me to do a photo shoot with the newest addition to the family. They are both wedding photographers, and getting booked by fellow photographers was such a treat and the ultimate compliment! We did Bacon's portrait session at San Juan Capistrano. The park that the guys picked was the idyllic setting for this family shoot - so much greenery and a vast flower field in bloom that was nearby. Bacon behaved splendidly and the following day he was treated to a well-deserved grooming session, although if I were him I would have requested his namesake treat instead! (But that's just me :)

If you need another Bacon fix follow him on Instagram @bacon.the.doodle where he has over 2000 followers. Congratulations to the picture-perfect family on their new furry addition!

(San Juan Capistrano goldendoodle photography portrait session; Los Angeles based wedding and engagement photographer)