Megan & Max // Kenneth Village Engagement

Last weekend, I had the honor of¬†shooting an engagement session that was incredibly close to my heart. I photographed their baby shower, their newborn session, their engagement shoot, and will be shooting their wedding in just a few months. Megan, Max, and June bug are like family to me at this point, and we effortlessly…

Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain //

   (Photo credit: Chachie McDonald)  Do you remember that scene in “The Wizard of Oz” where Dorothy finally sees the man behind the curtain? You can really see the doubt, disappointment, and confusion in her eyes…and for most of my life, that scene didn’t make total sense to me. But over the last couple of…

Bianca & Grant // Malibu Sunrise Engagement

Those of you who know me are aware that I’m a morning person. But waking up at 4am, however, is a whole different version of “morning.” I have to tell you, while it was hard to get my sleepy head out of bed at first, it was 100% worth it to rise and shine to…

Elysse & John // Los Angeles Engagement

“It’s funny what happens to you when part of your heart gets born inside somebody else.” – Donald Miller I met Elysse earlier this year when I shot a portrait session with her, and right away, I knew there was something deeply special about this human. Months later when she asked me to photograph her…

Theresa & Isaac // Home-Studio Lifestyle Session

Furry friends, cozy spaces, comfy beds, and true love. Yesterday’s lifestyle session with Theresa & Isaac in their dreamy home and studio was absolute perfection. In the midst of working in the fast pace of Los Angeles, it was so refreshing to arrive at their swoon-worthy LaBrea pad and have a photo shoot that was…

Capturing Authenticity, Brand In Your Inbox // NOW Available!

You guys…I am SO excited! I have been working on these resources for you for such a long time, and I am thrilled to announce that everything you need to start your authentic brand is here. Within minutes, you could have your “Capturing Authenticity” brand resource workbook PDF delivered right to your inbox. This workbook…

Mojave & Vash // Rescue Horses of Sunland

“He was unheeded, happy, and near to the wild heart of life. “ -Jon Krakauer Growing up, riding horses was a huge part of my growth and identity. Every summer was spent at horseback riding camp, and that is the same place where I first truly found God, found myself, and found my love of all…

Now Booking 2017-2018 Weddings & Elopements! //

Wow, you guys! I am SO overwhelmed with gratitude for my 2017 brides, as my calendar for next year is already filling up with beautiful weddings, and even MORE beautiful couples, to photograph! Growing up, I loved nothing more than going through all our family photo albums and seeing the sweet, sincere moments from the…

Kathryn // Mt. Washington At-Home Lifestyle Session

“Morning is an important time of day, because how you spend your morning can often tell you what kind of day you are going to have.” -Lemony Snicket There is something sort of magical about starting the day when it begins. I woke up at 6am before the sun, grabbed my pumpkin coffee (aka fuel),…

Bonnie & Mindy // Ojai Anniversary 

   Let me tell you a little story… A few weeks ago, I saw Bonnie and Mindy at an event I was photographing in LA. I didn’t get a chance to formally meet them, but their authentic, radiant love completely swept me away, which lead us to connect over Instagram later on. Through many messages…

Now Booking: Cozy At-Home Lifestyle Sessions //

   One of my favorite things to do in the fall is to throw tons of pumpkin pie spice in my coffee, and to shoot cozy at-home lifestyle sessions. These are a great way to capture authenticity and get those natural shots of you in your element (it can be with your special someone, a…

Emily Lavengood // LA Boudoir Loft Session

   I have had the honor of connecting with Emily Lavengood and doing photo shoots consistently with her for about a year now, and each time, I can honestly say that magic is revealed. When I first photographed Emily, I had this overwhelming feeling of wonder and mystery…something in her eyes had a secret to…