Mara & Matthew | California Wedding Photographer

This session makes my heart happy. Mara & Matthew celebrated their two year anniversary with a photo shoot and the location was so perfect! In the hills above Santa Barbara, these ruins are what is left of a castle that burned down seventy years ago. The views are breathtaking!  It’s so romantic!

Mara is the inspiring blogger behind M loves M, check out her blog if you haven’t yet! It was SO much fun to finally meet her in person…she is as sweet as she is beautiful. We had such a wonderful time! Thank you both for letting me be a part of this celebration! I wish you many many many more years of happiness together!


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So beautiful! I love how you used the light. Swoooon! Seriously… I dream of getting photographed by you. xo

oh this is just breathtaking! The light, her lip color, everything! Amazing job! <3

these are SO BEAUTIFUL!! Mara is the sweetest – love her blog!

Hoping someday soon Corey and I can get behind your camera! 🙂

Laura these are killer!!! **swooooon**

Wow. So gorgeous girl! These are phenomenal!

These are gorgeous. You nailed it!

Wedding Venue Feature ::: San Ysidro Ranch

San Ysidro Ranch is exactly how I imagine heaven…cobblestone paths lined with spanish lavender and olive trees, rose gardens and jasmine arches. It really is a dream. When we drove up the drive way I was breathless. This is the most beautiful wedding venue I have ever laid my eyes on and I cannot wait to photograph a couple here someday *hint hint*!!!


Our first Magazine cover!!! ::: Hearth Magazine

Yes, this really is happening! Ah!

Last year Billy & I set out on a week long road trip, determined to see at much as we could! From Zion & the Grand Canyon to Las Vegas & LA, we captured it all on film. Little did I know that Billy’s cute face would grace the charming Hearth Mag! I couldn’t be more excited!!! This summer issue comes out in June! Volume 1 is about the sweetness of summer traditions. It is 126 pages of beautiful photography and writing. You can get your hands on one here!

so amazing! congratulations!! xoxo

the value of a photograph

The value of a photograph is something I think about often. I am a super sentimental person…. I have photos scattered around our house of my parents when they were just 16 and crazy in love. I keep pictures of my grandparents on their wedding day by my desk and have one of my brother’s first day of kindergarden above my kitchen sink. These photos are priceless to me.

I am in love with nostalgia. 🙂

What I love most about being a photographer is creating these little pieces of history that I know will be in your family forever. Photos you will share with your children and that they will share with their children. I love that!

Besides all that, having your photo taken with the person you love most in this entire world is an experience you will never forget.

One of the biggest reasons I adore shooting with film is the way I feel when I look at it. It’s like a dream. The colors and tones of a film photograph, there is nothing more beautiful to me. Film is timeless. Don’t you just love the photos of your parents or grandparents, they are classic, rich and beautiful…they are shot with a film camera. I crave to create timeless images for you. There will come a day, in a year, 5 years or 50 years when you will look back on these images and feel exactly how you felt that day…the love you shared and that passion that brought you together. That is so beautiful!

Beautiful new site!!!! And such a pretty shoot too!

I love this… every bit of it is true <3