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Lovely Santa Cruz Beach Elopement

Melissa & Bob didn’t let a little thing like a global pandemic stop them from the most important objective – getting married! They rented a suite at the Seascape Beach Resort and they and a couple of friends made their…

How to Prepare for Your Family Photoshoot

Benicia, CA These days, I’m not photographing my usual bigger weddings. Typically this time of year I’d be wrapping up my busy season, finishing with plenty of company holiday parties through the new year. Instead, I’m focusing on smaller shoots,…

How to Plan Your Bay Area Proposal Session

Japanese Tea Garden, San Francisco Proposal Session You may have heard about “Proposal Sessions”. But just what are they? Aren’t proposal and engagement sessions the same thing? Not at all! Engagement sessions typically happen between 12 to 6 months before…

Black Lives Matter.

It took me too long to figure out how to write this. As a white woman, I felt I had no right to speak out against injustice I’ve never experienced. I’ve never been uneasy or afraid of the police. I’ve…

Marin Headlands Wedding Elopement

Rich & Ashley didn’t envision a large, lavish wedding for themselves. They wanted a simple beach wedding, surrounded by friends and their brand new puppy, Remy. We hiked down to Black Sands Beach in Sausalito on a beautiful October day…

Planning your wedding during the COVID-19 Pandemic

1. Research, research, research! There are some great websites for finding venues. When I was planning my wedding, I found Wedding Spot to be especially helpful as it shows what budget to expect for each venue. Venues may not know exactly when…

Jessica & Francisco Mill Valley Wedding

Jessica & Francisco didn’t let a very rainy California day dissuade their wedding plans. When I arrived at the hotel where everyone was getting ready, it was clear the rain wasn’t going to let up any time soon. Although we…

Stacey & Scott City Hall Elopement

Stacey & Scott had their wedding in the beautiful San Francisco City Hall. I’ve shot there dozens of times, but this was the first couple I’ve had to tell to stop laughing! They were both simply ecstatic to be getting…