5 things NOT to say to someone who’s going through a divorce/breakup //

It's no secret, friends. A couple years ago, the world that I knew was shattered. It no longer existed on any level. Having my marriage end and having the man that I spent 5 years with move across the country felt like being homesick for a place that no longer existed. It took a lot [...]

To the other woman who has had to throw her ex’s clothes in a dumpster. //

   Photo credit: Chachie McDonald // About two years ago this time, I was re-entering an apartment that I once shared with someone I thought I'd be sharing a home with forever. I didn't expect to find so many traces of him, as he had agreed to clear out all of his belongings before leaving [...]

This time 3 years ago // Part 4: Losing. Adjusting. Reclaiming. 

This time 3 years ago, it was my wedding day. Friends were gathered. Family was present. I took my dad's arm as he walked me "down the aisle", which was really around a coy pond. It was pouring rain. Nothing went as planned. Yet I felt incredibly at peace. It was beautiful. Later on toward [...]

This time 3 years ago // Part 3: Holy Cannoli 

This time 3 years ago, it was the night before my wedding. It was raining and hailing so hard during the rehearsal that it honestly feels like one quick blur. The journey from the venue to to the rehearsal dinner, however, felt like the longest most treacherous 3 mile drive ever. Los Angeles really wasn't [...]

This time 3 years ago // Part 2: Conditions

This time 3 years ago, I was just two more nights away from the big event. With all the chaos, family in town, and details to conquer, I was in desperate need of more restful time. My mom and I decided to spend the day together just doing typical pre-wedding girl things, and doing our [...]

This time 3 years ago // Part 1: Fitting

(These photos are from a boudoir shoot I did over 3 years ago as a wedding gift.) This time just 3 years ago, I was still preparing for my wedding day. The thing is, though, it was never really about a wedding, or just one day. It's all of the details that stick like hot [...]

Couples of 2 0 1 5 //

Can I be perfectly honest? I never thought that "couples photography" would be my thing. At. All. I enjoy a good love story as much as the next gal, but I have a low tolerance for cheesy, forced, awkwardly posed prom-style romance. That being said, living in Los Angeles has been an incredibly growing experience for [...]