Family Portraits

Some couples just stick with you – it helps when you’ve been friends with them since elementary school and they were the first couple to ever take a chance on you to photograph their wedding! (yes… I photographed their wedding YEARS ago in Tehachapi just out of high school)

Tyler and Michelle are an amazing couple with HUGE hearts. They also are the loving parents to 6!!!!!!!! kids!

When they heard I was going to be in Tehachapi visiting family for Thanksgiving we had to hang out – and with that, we decided it would be perfect timing to create some family photos for them and their crew.





I loved that after the shoot the girls all changed into matching pajamas – but sadly we didn’t get any photos of that! Next time I may have to push for a lifestyle family session, pajamas and all.

Britney and Steve – Private Estate

Britney and Steve are that spontaneous couple who’s stories over beers are the type you hope to one day be able to tell yourself. Their story starts with meeting while they were both working in different parts of Africa for work. Between traveling back to work and then finding time off to meetup in this country they love they managed to kindle their relationship into a beautiful marriage at Britney’s family’s property in Sebastopol, CA.

I look forward to the next time I get to sit down over a beer with these two and hear about their most recent adventures in life and work!


Who can say no to a good home brew? Britney and Steve had three options at their wedding!







I don’t know why I don’t own a pair of cowboy boots, but this photo makes me want to run out and buy a pair (or embrace the barefoot life like the bridesman)



I could have photographed in the meadow and pines on their property for hours on end.

Dan and Melanie’s Westin Cabo San Lucas Wedding

Dan and Melanie’s wedding at the Westin Cabo San Lucas resulted in one of the most spectacular sunsets I’ve had the opportunity to photograph all year.


It’s always an honor to be asked to photograph someone’s wedding – but when that someone has been following your photography since before you officially started your business – that’s just awesome!

Melanie “discovered” me years ago when I started a blog called Photo-a-day (can you guess what the premise was????)  When she contacted me and said she was getting married, I was excited, but when she added that she was getting married at the Westin in Los Cabos, Mexico – I was in!



The colors around the Westin are exactly what I want for a wedding in Mexico – oh, and the architecture – for days around the Westin – you could spend a full day taking photos all over the property and never see the same thing.






I’ve photographed a lot of destination weddings and I always appreciate when we get to feature the natural surroundings as a part of the day! Los Cabos, Mexico is known for it’s beaches and beautiful waters and the Westin does a great job of putting it all into play.



That sunset! #nofilter (totally kidding, if you created a digital photo there was a filter) ;-)



Such a perfect day and what an adventure traveling to Mexico. I had a blast hanging out with Dan and Melanie and their rowdy friends (I just wish I’d of jumped into the pool with them!!)

Wedding Venue: Westin Resort – Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
Video: Ryan Killackey

Harper’s Bazaar India Feature

In case you’re not up on your fashion magazines, Harper’s Bazaar’s claim to fame – it was America’s first fashion magazine – and they happen to be in India as well! When the publishers contacted me about possibly including an image for this issue, I pitched them Lisa and Shantanu’s complete wedding from BR Cohn Winery in Kenwood, CA (just outside of Sonoma).

I was blown away when I received my copy of the magazine and saw that they had given us a full 4 page feature!!




Can’t wait to share the rest of this wedding on the blog soon!!

Thanks to an awesome team that made it all happen:

Catering: Amber India
DJ, Dhol: Music Mantra
Bridal Henna: Ravie Kattaura