Shane and Megan {engaged}

This session was easily one of my favorites. I mean, obviously I’m biased since the groom is my big brother, but my future sister made it so incredibly fun (just by being there, first of all) with balloons, a beach ball and even (biodegradable) confetti. And even though it was cloudy, rainy, and cold, it was a party, which is the perfect word to sum the two of them up.

I’ve loved watching their love story unfold, through all of it’s twists and turns, and am so beyond ecstatic that it wound up here. They are such a Godly, giving, loving pair who care so much for the people around them. God has done something mighty, wonderful, and lasting to bring these two together as one. I can’t wait for their wedding day in Kauai this spring, and I can’t wait to officially call Megan my sister.

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Karly + Grant {engaged}

This session has a piece of my heart. Not only are these two beautifully in love, and so much fun together, but the two of them in combination with the location and lighting, and I was dying the whole time. It was gorgeous, people. And they are gorgeous people. This is exactly how I hope to spend every super bowl sunday, forever.

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The Pettys

This brand new family of 3 made my job so easy. I mean, look at mom and dad, baby A had no chance of being anything but the most adorable little man in the world. And he has succeeded. From his gorgeous eyes to the cutest little smile, he made me mush. The mushiest of mush.

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The Hills

This was by far one of my favorite sessions of this season…but I feel like I say that after every session these days. I just love that I get to spend time with such amazingly sweet families, and this one was no exception. These littles and their smiles melted my heart and I just wanted to squeeze the heck out of them, especially when Brayden kissed his mommy and realized she had lipgloss on and said “you have gooey on your lips!” and then thought about it for a second and excitedly asked “can I have gooey on MY lips?!”

I.could.not.handle.it.

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The Lemires

This little family was so great to work with! We did a mini session at the beach and the time just flew by with little A’s adorable smiles. He is so cute and so incredibly sweet. He kept crawling up to me and climbing up my leg while we were shooting and I must say I ate up every toothy grin!

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The Welsteads {Christmas}

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This session was so incredibly fun! I mean, how often do you get to play with snow on an 80 degree, California November day? It may not have been real, but who cares!? We pretended we live in a winter wonderland and it almost felt like it for a second. Welstead-001 Welstead-003 Welstead-004

The Masters

This little family is just the best. Their little lady is energetic, fun, and loves to talk! We did a fun little styled session in Wilderness Park for the holidays and I almost died when I saw little R’s headband and moccasins…and her thighs. By far my favorite baby part, ever.Masters-002 Masters-015
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The Wills

The holiday season started off with a bang with the amazingly beautiful Wills family…and I mean that in every way possible. I absolutely love spending time with this bunch. I continually learn how to parent well, how to love authentically, and how to be transparent with those around you and invite people in every time I’m with them. And seriously, who wouldn’t love spending time with these two little faces? Wills-004 Wills-009 Wills-011 Wills-016 Wills-021 Wills-029 Wills-038 Wills-050

James + Jenny {sneak peek}

Editing this sweet elopement today and I just had to post a sneak peek. It was such an intimate ceremony with amazing light, under the same tree where my husband and I got engaged! Such a special day and I was honored to share it with these two.

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The Alfanos {California Christmas}

This adorable family was so much fun to photograph! They’ve lived by the beach for a long time and have never done the obligatory pier session, so we went down to the beach for their Christmas mini session and we had some of the best light I’ve seen in a long time. Their little man is so adorable and sweet and he absolutely loved the sand and birds everywhere…watching him get so excited every time a bird came by made me so excited for those moments with our little lady when she arrives.

I loved hanging out with you guys for the little bit of time we had together. Thank you, Alfanos, for including me in your first California Christmas photos!!

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