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Schroeder Family | Family Portraits | Old Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek, CA

I’ve said this before, and I’ll say it again. The absolute best part about photography is the friendships and relationships I’ve began, built, or rekindled. Lauren and I were great friends at USD during college. She and Kam were engaged and married pretty soon after graduation and moved back to their hometown of Alamo/Walnut Creek to start their family. Their wedding was the last time I saw either of them, if you can believe it. After moving up to San Francisco, Lauren was one of the first people I thought about that I couldn’t wait to see and catch up with. They then asked me to do their family photos for their Christmas card, and I couldn’t wait to meet their THREE adorable boys. As you can see, they sure have their hands full, but are the luckiest parents in the world. These kiddos could not be any cuter, and I am so happy to finally be within driving distance to see all five of them!


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..and my personal favorite…
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Just imagine Lauren’s face when she realized his nails were painted… Hahaha!

Katie Jackson - CUTEST.FAMILY.EVER. Amazing job on capturing their happiness:)

Liesl Diesel - what a great location, the light looks so subtle and even! great work!

Sadi Lane - What an adorable family! I love all the colors she chose for their outfits too! Great work!

Karen D - Wow, awesome job capturing NATURAL smiles! So hard to do with young children and you nailed every single photo!

Kristine Marie Maglunob - Oh my goodness!! This IS the cutest family ever! I am loving the outfits. You did a great job!

The End of 2013

As we enter the new year, I’m really looking forward to the new exciting changes for my company, with a focus on Senior Portraits. The photos to follow are what I have been up to since my mid-year review in August (minus senior portraits). I wish you all a healthy and wonderful new year! 2013 is going to be a hard one to beat!


Bree + Denver | Wedding | Oceanside, CA
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Schroeder Family | Family Portraits | Old Borges Ranch, Walnut Creek, CA
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Mowry Family | Family Portraits | Encinitas, CA
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Williamson Family | Family Portraits | Old Poway Railroad Park, Poway, CA
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Christine + Julio | Wedding | Temecula, CA
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Jessica + Brandon | Wedding | Oak Park, CA
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Amber + Jason | Family Portraits | La Jolla, CA
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Kiersten + Thomas | Engagement | Oak Glen, CA
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Kara + Jason | Trash the Dress | Malibu, CA
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Moreno Family | Family Portraits | Julian, CA
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Herbst Family | Family Portraits | Balboa Park, CA
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Sweeney Family | CSUCI, Oxnard, CA
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Alyssa | Maternity | El Matador, Malibu, CA…
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…and baby Ava! | Newborn
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Lyndsey + Jay | Wedding | Tucson, AZ
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Shannon + TJ | Family Portraits | Irvine Railroad Park, Irvine, CA
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Tiffany + Jason | Wedding | Paso Robles, CA
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Sparks Family | Family Portraits | Huntington Beach, CA
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Duran Family | Family Portraits | Corona, CA
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LaRocca Family | Family Portraits | Moorpark, CA
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Moran Family | Family Portraits | Coyote Point Park, Burlingame, CA
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Oliver | 1-Year Portraits | Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, CA
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Kyle + Jenna | Family Portraits | Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, CA…
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…and Engagement! | El Matador, Malibu, CA
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Steiner Family | Family Portraits | Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, CA
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Balsley Family | Family Portraits | Thousand Oaks, CA
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Castle Family | Family Portraits | Casper’s Wilderness Park, Mission Viejo, CA
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Weaver Family | Family Portraits | Chula Vista, CA
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See you in 2014!:)

Mid-2013 Review

I can’t believe it’s already mid-wedding season and what is even crazier… Silas and I are getting married in less than 2 weeks!!! I took off the entire month of August from shooting to focus on our wedding and honeymoon (Thailand!!!) so I have just a few moments before finishing up the final details for our wedding to post an update on all of the beautiful weddings, engagements, portrait sessions, etc. that I’ve done in the past 6 months in 2013. I also had 3 magazine features this year, one in Exquisite Weddings / The Bride Suite, one in San Diego Style Weddings and one in Le Magnifique Blog!


Vanessa + Jimmy | Wedding | Holman Ranch, Carmel Valley, CA
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Crystal + Kyle | Wedding | Calamigos Ranch, Malibu, CA
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Megan + Jason | Wedding | San Diego, CA
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Danielle + Solomon | Engagement | Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, CA
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Marmion Family | Family Portraits | Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
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Dunn Family | Extended Family Portraits | Oak Park, CA
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Denver + Bree | Engagement | Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
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Nicholle | Maternity | Balboa Park, San Diego, CA
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…and little Tatum! | Newborn Portraits
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Vincent | Newborn Portraits
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Sweeney Family | Baby Announcement | Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, CA
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Stephanie | Maternity
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Tiffany + Jason | Engagement | Paso Robles, CA
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Kyle + Jenna | Maternity | Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, CA…
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…turned proposal! | Proposal
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Zachary | Newborn
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Rachael + Sean | Wedding | Paramount Ranch, Agoura Hills, CA
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Christine + Julio | Engagement | Temecula, CA
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Caitlyn | Maternity | Leo Carrillo Ranch House, Carlsbad, CA…
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…and Little Declan! | Newborn Portraits
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Chris | Headshots
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Riley | Newborn
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Vanessa + Jimmy | Engagement | Giants Stadium, San Francisco, CA
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Emilee | Newborn Portraits
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Kristen | Maternity | El Matador, Malibu, CA
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Taylor | Family Portraits | Leo Carrillo Ranch, Carlsbad, CA
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Minegar Family | Family Portraits | Temecula, CA
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Sparks Family | Family Portraits | Irvine Railroad Park, Irvine, CA
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John Mueller - Love them all. Looks like you have been busy. Now of course by making a mid-year blog this isn’t going to make up for ALL the shoots you’re going to blog individually, right?? It’s not like you have anything else going on.

admin - Mid-year and end-of-year posts? I can squeeze in some time for that! ;) jk

Kristin + Justin | Trash the Dress | Palm Beach, Aruba

I have clients ask me all the time why anyone would ever “trash” their wedding dress because it seems totally insane. I usually explain how “trash the dress” sessions do not necessarily mean ruining the wedding dress, it just simply means taking photos at a location that you weren’t able to go to on your wedding day. Plus, it gives you an excuse to wear your dress again! The level of “trashing” is completely up to the bride.

Meet Kristin. Her dress was in shreds… literally… and she wore it jumping off a pirate ship.


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