the journal

A small adventure can make all the difference in the world for a memorable photo session. That’s what I took away from this San Pedro engagement shoot with Johnny and Moriah. If you’re willing to go the distance, you’ll find yourself surrounded by natural beauty. What could have been a session per usual becomes a […]

My engagement shoot with Alison and Joe left me thinking on thing: there’s no excuse for any Cal State Fullerton student to not visit the Fullerton Arboretum. May as well be a portal to another world. You can’t escape the diverse vegetation, vibrant colors and immersive atmosphere. The location gave me a plethora of opportunities to capitalize […]

Sometimes it’s not how far you travel to find the best locations, but how smart you are during your search. That’s what I’ve discovered while shooting in Thomas F. Riley Wilderness Park. It’s not too far outside Mission Viejo, the wildlife sanctuary’s natural beauty feels incredibly immersive after short walks through the meadows and forests. […]

Taylor & Paul wanted to get out of Los Angeles and shoot their engagement session somewhere in nature. I was instantly very excited! After going through a few different options we settled on Idyllwild! It turned out to be the perfect spot for them. Idyllwild is very beautiful, quiet and is surrounded by tall pine […]

  Why did you choose El Matador State Beach for your proposal location?    Since Ashley and I started dating we have always enjoyed going outdoors for our dates. We have gone hiking on many different trails, snowboarding, and to a few different beaches here in So Cal. We loved getting out and being active! […]

I photographed Danielle & Mark engagement session in Manhattan Beach. The lighting was absolutely perfect since it was documented during golden hour. We walked around the beach, shot underneath the pier, and splashed in the water. I was able to shoot a ton of different angles in a very short amount of time. Why did […]

I photographed Danielle & Mark engagement session in Manhattan Beach. The lighting was absolutely perfect since it was documented during golden hour. We walked around the beach, shot underneath the pier, and splashed in the water. I was able to shoot a ton of different angles in a very short amount of time.   Why […]

Check out Daniel & Chelsea’s Laguna Beach Engagement Session!

Check out Nate & Joy’s San Los Rios & Riley Wilderness Park Engagement Session! 

Check out Madelyn &  Garrinton’s LB Engagement Session!