sami + matt | wedding | terranea resort | mar’sel

sami & matt’s intimate wedding reception was beautiful and the terranea resort was the perfect backdrop. here’s a little snippet from the bride, sami, of their special day:

“For years (literally like 2 years), Matt and I had been planning a wedding in Napa. 6 months before the wedding date, we decided to cancel the wedding. The more we thought about it, the more we realized a wedding was not “us”. The stress of the planning, the anxiety that comes with being the center of attention – none of it made sense to us. The way everything has happened in our lives has been pretty unconventional, so why should we feel pressured to have a wedding because it is what people do? We wouldn’t be. Instead, on the date of our cancelled wedding, we got our closest friends and family together for an intimate evening just to celebrate love and each other’s company. I was overwhelmed by all of the positivity and support we were given for making this decision. Thank you to our beautiful friends and family for your love and being you. To those who didn’t make it, we felt your love from afar.”

here are some of my favorites from sami & matt’s lovely intimate reception w/friends:

venue // mar’sel
photographer // mimi nguyen
florist // rancho palos verdes florist
hair // chris dylan
make up // arianna chaylene
bride’s outfit // stone cold fox & house of harlow 1960
groom’s outfit // zara & rag and bone

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the lees | family | san juan capistrano

the lee’s family chose to have their family session at one of my favorite locations in san juan capistrano. the light that shines through is so beautiful. nancy and john’s daughters are the cutest and here are some my favorites from their lovely family portraits session.

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tina + zach | engagement | laguna beach + trabuco canyon

beach sessions are my favorite, especially, during golden hour…in california. that light is so beautiful. tina & zach’s engagement session was just that…beautiful. here are some of my favorites from their session in laguna beach.


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the buis | family | orange county | newport beach

i have been capturing michelle and danh since their engagement & beautiful wedding in bali, and their maternity session. seeing michelle & danh grow their family has been such an honor and love being a part of their life journey. here are some of my favorites from their family session in newport beach and their youngest son’s first birthday portraits with the theme of “where the wild things are”. super cute!

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2017 holiday mini sessions | orange county + los angeles + san francisco + new york city

it’s that time of year again! fall is almost here and the holidays will be right around corner! i will be offering the super popular holiday mini session specials again in orange county, los angeles, san francisco, & new york city! newsletter subscribers received an email announcement last wednesday and were able to grab first dibs on time slots…spots are booking up quickly! the mini sessions are great for any occasion: couples, families, maternity, etc. and are perfect for the upcoming holiday season. gift certificates are also available!

the holiday special includes:
20 min session at one location designated by me
15 digital hi-res color corrected photos for digital download
private online gallery
up to 4 people – $20/additional person

exclusive weekend dates in:

orange county:

sunday, september 24th, 2017 // beach setting* SOLD OUT

saturday, october 21st, 2017 // open field setting* SOLD OUT

sunday, october 22nd, 2017 // park/nature setting* SOLD OUT

sunday, october 29th, 2017 // open field setting* SOLD OUT

saturday, november 4th, 2017 // open field setting* SOLD OUT

sunday, november 5th, 2017 // park/nature setting* SOLD OUT

los angeles:

sunday, october 15th, 2017 // park/nature setting*SOLD OUT

san francisco:

saturday, december 2nd, 2017 // nature/park/architecture setting* SOLD OUT

new york city:

saturday, november 11th, 2017 // dumbo/brooklyn bridge parkSOLD OUT

sunday, november 12th, 2017 // central park SOLD OUT

*locations tbd

limited spots are available for each date and are first come, first served. for pricing, available times, and to reserve your time slot, email me today!

looking forward to capturing your holiday mini sessions! =)

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