Jillanne + Rod Engagement

I had the pleasure of photographing Jillanne and Rod for their engagement shoot in Huntington Beach recently, and I can’t be happier with how the shots turned out! We had major summer Saturday crowds working against us, but luckily, I scouted the area days ahead and found several secluded nooks around Main St. that were […]

Daisy + Martin Honeymoon Shoot

Five months after her wedding, Daisy reached out to me about wanting to set up sort of a “honeymoon” photo shoot with her new husband and their adorable dog Moo at the beach in full bride and groom get-up. There were lots of poses and photo ideas she still wanted to do that we couldn’t […]

Krystal + Denzil Engagement

Krystal and Denzil are avid campers and lovers of the outdoors, so it was fitting that their engagement photos were taken at Caspers Wilderness Park before they set up to camp for the night. The sun was low in the sky on a warm day in October and there was nobody on the entire camp […]

Cristina + Tony Engagement

On a clear and wind swept day this past summer, Cristina and Tony had their engagement photos taken at Angel’s Gate Park, where a stunning hilltop view of the Pacific Ocean seems to stretch on forever. One of my favorite engagement photos spots in LA, this place never disappoints. Having an awesome and easy going […]

Mitra + Henry Engagement

Mitra and Henry had some special engagement photos taken this Spring as their adorable French Bulldog Otis practically stole the show with his cuteness. Starting off at the Red Train Museum, we took a nice stroll down the Green Belt and ended up on the beach where the San Gabriel River spills out into the […]

Alina + Clint

It was a warm autumn afternoon when Alina and Clint met me at Cedar Grove Park in Tustin for their engagement shoot. They walked up looking flawless, and I knew we would make some classy images infused with nature. The park has lots of wooded areas that make you feel like you’re not surrounded by […]

Daisy + Martin

It’s not often that a bride-to-be knows exactly what she wants in terms of engagement photos, but I really appreciate it when she does. It gives us a chance to work together and opens a line of communication in order for me to provide her with the shots that were envisioned. Daisy certainly knew what […]

Mary + Steve

I spent a wonderful afternoon over the summer with Mary and Steve, who had a great time on their engagement/maternity shoot at the Huntington Beach Equestrian Center. This warm-hearted, fun-loving couple were expecting twins and were all smiles as we strolled through the stables. Rustic textures and picture perfect photo nooks were everywhere. Their boots […]

Trish + Angelo Engagement: Downtown Los Angeles

It’s always fulfilling to take beautiful engagement photos of good friends. I’ve known Trish and Angelo a long time. They’re two of the most easy going, fashion forward and good looking couples I know! The 6th Street Bridge in downtown Los Angeles is a popular location for photo shoots and movies. The LA skyline, gritty […]

Whitney + Curtis Engagement: Griffith Observatory

Whitney and Curtis’ engagement shoot at the iconic and breathtaking Griffith Observatory has to go down as one of my all time favorites. Everything came together just right to make some very special and visually striking images. Despite the fact that it was Easter Sunday and the Observatory was swarming with tourists, the glowing couple […]

Dorianna + Renato Engagement: Balboa Pier

I love the challenge of new locations and finding fun and interesting backdrops for photos. That was the case for Dorianna and Renato’s engagement at the Balboa Pier in Newport Beach. The sun was setting and the warm, golden cast was what we photographers refer to as money light. We took a stroll around and […]

Meghan + David Engagement: Pelican Cove Park

In my opinion, the best coastal views in Southern California are on the Palos Verdes Peninsula. That makes the area surrounding Point Vicente Lighthouse a perfect setting for an engagement shoot. I had the pleasure of photographing Meghan and David at Pelican Cover Park recently, and the stunning views as the sun set over the […]

Breanna + Mark Engagement: Irvine Regional Park

Peacocks were roaming about strutting their feathers, and the setting sun was shining warm, golden light through the trees as Breanna and Mark had the train station area of Irvine Regional Park all to themselves for their engagement shoot. The train tracks snake through an area full of old western facades, like a beat up […]

Barb + Wilder Engagement: Inspiration Point, Palos Verdes

Over the summer, I hiked the trails around Portuguese Bend in Palos Verdes and I knew that the spectacular view at the cliff’s edge of Inspiration Point would make a perfect backdrop for an engagement shoot. It was a gorgeous sunny day along beautiful Southern California coastline, and Barb and Wilder were glowing as they […]

Emily + Terrance Engagement: Old Town Orange

Finding funky and neat little nooks to take fresh engagement photos is always a priority for me. I definitely found some cool photo spots during Emily and Terrance’s engagement shoot at Plaza Square Park in Old Town Orange. There’s an abundance of brick walls and an awesome alley that provided an interesting backdrop that made […]

Crystalene + Garrett Engagement: Long Beach

It’s always a treat for me when I get to photograph engagements and weddings for friends, and it seems like it takes less time to break the ice and start to feel comfortable in front of the camera. Crystalene and Garrett were all smiles during their engagement shoot. We started off at Harry Bridges Memorial […]

Jean + Scott Engagement: Manhattan Beach Pier

It could not have been a more perfect engagement photo shoot for Jean and Scott. As the sun set in beautiful Manhattan Beach, they took a nice stroll down the beach bathed in warm, golden light while I took photos from the pier. Then we brought it down a notch and took some nice posed […]

Amanda + Eddie Engagement: Santa Monica Pier

Amanda and Eddie’s engagement shoot was round two for me at the Santa Monica Pier. I always try to do something visually different when returning to a location. The challenge of finding new photo spots and trying different lighting techniques keeps me motivated and inspired. Let me remind you that this image was taken in […]

Krista + Jesse Engagement: Point Fermin – San Pedro

My good friend Jesse is hands down the funniest guy I know. His visits to California always leave me with sore cheeks from laughing so hard. I share the same crazy sense of humor as Krista and Jesse, and that made their engagement shoot lots of fun. Point Fermin in San Pedro is just one […]

Elia + Frank Engagement: Angels Gate Park – San Pedro

I’m thrilled to be able to document my sister Elia’s wedding next month. She’s always just been just “Eli” to me. Angels Gate Park in San Pedro was a beautiful setting for their engagement shoot with special guest Harvey. Harvey is a dog with a strong personality to say the least! He definitely adds another […]

Michelle + John Engagement: Pacific Ocean Park – Santa Monica

I’ve had photo shoots at the Santa Monica pier before, but never like this. Michelle and John met me for their engagement shoot at the pier on a summer Sunday afternoon. I love Pacific Ocean Park for the vibrant colors and fun atmosphere. However, summer time weekend crowds at the pier are no fun at […]