I recently photographed this adorable family photo session at Grant Park in Centerville, Ohio to announce the first official year I will be able to accommodate family portrait requests (which I am SUPER excited about- in the past I have only been able to accept a handful of sessions per year). My sister so graciously allowed me to use her darling family as models. I am so excited how these turned out. Her twins are the cutest, and they were so ready to have fun outside while having their photographs taken.
Yesterday I had the pleasure of celebrating with G & C as they tied the knot in front of their family and friends. They chose the Springfield Country Club as their wedding venue, and it was absolutely beautiful. Even though there was unexpected rain pretty much the entire evening, we lucked out and had just a little bit of a break in the clouds so we could get some gorgeous photographs of the bride and groom outside.
I am so excited to announce that I am now officially able to offer family photography sessions! Throughout the years, I have only offered family photo sessions by request, often from past wedding or engagement clients that were celebrating the growth of their families. Since we have moved to Ohio, my schedule has changed quite a bit and I am able to open up more session times. I can't wait to see everyones families grow!
I recently photographed a gorgeous intimate wedding at the Oakwood Municipal Court. L & M wanted to keep their big day simple, and stress-free, so they chose to have a small wedding ceremony. They said 'I do' in front of their closest family and friends.
Clifton Gorge is one of my favorite places to get outside in Dayton, Ohio. It has gorgeous hiking trails and lots of incredible landscapes. The woods there are so peaceful. I was so excited when Nikki & Alex decided they wanted to do their engagement photos somewhere in Yellow Springs, where they like to hike. This adorable engagement session in the woods at Clifton Gorge was so much fun.
Last weekend I traveled back to San Diego to photograph Kayla & Tim's gorgeous wedding ceremony at The North Chapel in Liberty Station. These two got married last year and documented the occasion with a cliffside photo session at La Jolla Cove. Then this past weekend, friends and family joined together in San Diego for a larger ceremony.
Yesterday's wedding at the Darlington House in La Jolla was so perfect. Devon & Kevin are amazing together, and the venue was an absolute dream come true. It is easily one of my favorites in all of San Diego- it's just so classy. Here is just a quick look at their big day, and I can't wait to share more from this gorgeous San Diego wedding!
I am so excited to share a quick sneak peek from Saturday's gorgeous wedding about the San Diego Hornblower Yachts! Dana and Steve are so amazing together- and their ceremony at sea was such a wonderful way to tie the knot after being together for 10 years.
I am so excited to share a quick sneak peek from yesterday's gorgeous wedding at Temecula Creek Inn. These two are so amazing together and the whole day was absolutely perfect. Can't wait to share more from this beautiful Temecula wedding!
Yesterday was absolutely stunning! I am so excited to share just a quick look at Bree & Rodney's big day at Bernardo Winery. What a perfect day filled with so much joy and celebration. Bree was absolutely radiant, and just look at that gorgeous bouquet! I can't wait to share more from this San Diego wedding.
Yesterday was so filled with joy and love. Watching I & G tie the knot with the gorgeous San Diego skyline in the background was absolutely breathtaking. They read each other the most beautiful heartfelt vows, that they wrote themselves, and there was not a dry eye there. It was so moving to watch such pure love celebrated.
Engagement sessions at the beach are so magical, and this one is no exception. K & T are so fantastic together, and this location at La Jolla Cove is easily one of the best for taking photos in all of San Diego. This session was a bit of a hybrid. It was scheduled as an engagement session, but these two lovebirds just couldn't wait- so they eloped (so.adorable.)!
This engagement session is easily a recent favorite of mine. K & D brought a bag full of goodies for us to play with during their engagement session, along with an incredible vintage bike. And I can't think of a better way to spend an evening than a sunset picnic with wine that ends in a champagne fight. These two are romantic, fun and adventurous together- all of my favorite things.
I am so excited to share the full story from Lisa & Shane's wedding at Liberty Station in San Diego. They began their day getting ready together at a rented beach house at Mission Beach. Then they enjoyed a gorgeous ceremony at The North Chapel and reception at BRICK surrounded by their family & friends.
You guys- it is spring, love is in the air, and this recent engagement session at Balboa Park was absolute magic! G + V are so wonderful together, so there was truly no shortage of gorgeous moments during our time together. I loved that light & airy romantic vibe that came through so beautifully in these photographs, and how lush and green the spring landscape looks.
So excited to share a few images from a recent engagement photo session at Torrey Pines Beach. A & N are absolutely amazing together, and they wanted to use this specific North County San Diego beach because it holds some sentimental significance to them- it's where they had their first date at The Lodge at Torrey Pines!
M + S are newlyweds who decided to take advantage of their time in San Diego on business to have some gorgeous photographs taken together on the beach. They came all the way from the midwest, and I was so excited to capture some amazing moments for them.
San Diego is an amazing place to have an engagement session. There is no shortage of variety between locations, and you can choose pretty much anything. While planning this morning's engagement session, we were looking a woodsy background, since these two lovebirds will be celebrating their upcoming wedding day in Colorado.
Here is the quickest sneak peek at the incredible day we celebrated yesterday with L & S at their Liberty Station wedding. Everything about this wedding day was unique to these two amazing individuals, and I cannot wait to share all the moments from their big day- everything was so fun and carefree. Liberty Station has so many wonderful venues, and they had their ceremony at The North Chapel and their reception at Brick.
Kelly & Ryan recently tied the knot at their intimate downtown San Diego wedding ceremony. They said 'I do' at the gorgeous outdoor ceremony location at the San Diego County Administration Center, which overlooks the San Diego bay. This downtown San Diego elopement was absolutely adorable!
This weekend was so gorgeous, and I wanted to post just the quickest of sneak peeks from Sunday's engagement session in Little Italy- which is definitely one of my favorite locations for engagement photos in all of San Diego.
Yesterday was absolutely glorious. I had the honor of spending my day celebrating with these two amazing people at Brick in Liberty Station, one of the coolest, most modern wedding venues in San Diego. It's pretty much just a warehouse, so couples can decorate the space however they'd like- it makes for some really wonderful, personalized weddings, and James & Marcel's big day was no exception.
Chelsea & Eric tied the knot at the gorgeous Cordiano Winery in Escondido. The event space at the winery is surrounded with huge windows that overlook the valley- it truly has an incredible view. During their wedding ceremony, the whole room glowed in the late afternoon light. As Chelsea made her way down the aisle to her groom, there wasn't a dry eye in the building. Both her and Eric's reaction to seeing each other for the first time across the aisle was so perfect.
This recent engagement session at Marian Bear Park was absolutely dreamy. These two lovebirds met at a bookstore- probably the cutest way to meet in the world. When they opted to do an early morning photo session, I was so excited to capture all the incredible moments. They chose Marian Bear Park in La Jolla for the location of their engagement session- one of my favorite parks in San Diego. We set the time for sunrise, and set out into the woods.
Yesterday G & D tied the knot at Twin Oaks House & Garden Estate in San Marcos, CA. They enjoyed a gorgeous wedding ceremony in the garden there, surrounded by family and friends. Every detail was so beautiful. I especially loved how the bride incorporated scraps of fabric from her dress into the wrap for her bouquet. Such a lovely idea.
This gorgeous wedding overlooking the San Diego Bay at the Bay Club Hotel was absolutely perfect. The bride & groom hung Mr. & Mrs. signs from the backs of their wheelchairs and it was so adorable, such a wonderful detail. Friends and family enjoyed their outside wedding ceremony there at Shelter Island, with the following reception inside the Bay Club Hotel. Enjoy all the details from this San Diego Bay wedding!
This engagement session was a dream-come-true. I love Kelly's gorgeous outfit, and how well she and Ryan coordinated with each other. It was so perfect for the locations they chose- we began their engagement session at the Redwood Circle in Balboa Park, a unique section of woods hidden away on the less-populated side of the huge park that takes up a large part of central San Diego.
Sunrise at Sunset Cliffs Natural Park is one of my favorite times of the day. The light eases over cliffs from the east, and on a clear morning you can see the entire way down the coast to the Coronado Islands off the coast of Mexico. Derek & Paige decided to take advantage of the gorgeous morning light, and did a sunrise engagement session at Sunset Cliffs.
Tonight at Windansea Beach was absolutely gorgeous! What a beautiful sunset after these two renewed their vows to one another after seven years of marriage. A huge congratulations to Jenn & Tyson- cheers to many more years of happiness!