Blake + Shanae-Rustic Ranch Meets Outdoor Chic Wedding

Blake and Shanae vowed their love for each other beneath a 500 year-old oak tree at Circle Oak Ranch, nestled in the De Luz Valley in northwest San Diego County.  The venue was the perfect combination of “rustic ranch” and “outdoor chic.”  The entire day felt like a dream, from acres of oak groves, to endless meadows, and blustery hilltops.  The details of the day were just gorgeous, with hand painted signs, delicate succulents, and white lace.  I wish Blake and Shanae so much happiness as they embark on this new chapter in life, as husband and wife.  Have the best time on your honeymoon in Greece!

Sunset Cliffs-The Raines Family

The Raines family couldn’t be sweeter.  Rick, Kimberli, and Ryan spent the evening playing in the eucalyptus trees, and peering out over the rugged Pacific Ocean at Sunset Cliffs.  This September session emphasized San Diego’s unique beauty, as this family’s love overflowed for one another.  Evenings like these remind me of how lucky I am to spend my time documenting the love of a family.

Back to School with Matty

When my two careers intertwine, I feel sheer happiness.  Meet Matty, the adorable little guy responsible for my joy.  Matty was my bright eyed TK student last year, now he’s in Kindergarten and reading!  When Matty’s family asked if I’d take “back to school” photos, I couldn’t resist!  I absolutely adore photographing all children, especially my sweet, adorable, and creative students.

The Phillips Family

Just minutes before our photo session, dark clouds covered the sky, and a hot summer rain poured down in San Diego.  I’m glad we stuck it out because as the storm passed the Phillips Family session was just stunning.  Beneath a dark, dramatic sky, the beauty of this family shone through.   Thank you Jeff, Tarah, and sweet girls Quinn and Willow for being so lovely and delightful.