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Andrea & Chris // Marin Headlands Engagement

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 “You keep me safe. I’ll keep you wild.”

I’ve said it before, but I’ll say it again. Nothing makes me happier than clients that let me into their home. Their space. Their shared memories. Being able to capture people in their element is so so important to get photographs that transcend just the typical impersonal “pose in front of that landmark”.  Photographs that move you. That make you feel a certain comfort or security. Those laughs that you share in your most common space. The way you touch while curled up eating pancakes on the couch. The moments you lock away in your heart because they’re personal. They’re sweet and silly and sexy and fun.

But I also love the adventure. Let’s get you laughing and seeing beauty. Let’s make this day really special. When do you get to get dolled up and be models for the day? Let’s make new memories that are wild and free. Because isn’t that the best part of a relationship: feeling safe, so that you can live your life being truly you wild and free?

Also, side note: Andrea gives me realllll hair envy. I think I’ve been taking my vitamins more regularly since photographing her in hopes of having my hair grow that long 🙂

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Charlotte & Tim // Botanical Engagement

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It was an absolute pleasure photographing Charlotte & Tim’s engagement at The Botanical Conservatory on UC Davis Campus. It was one of my favorite sessions to date. This is mostly due to how fun it is to be around Charlotte & Tim, but also partially due to newly offering a stylist with some of my packages.

Now do you need a stylist in order to have your engagement pictures taken? No, but I cannot recommend it enough. Here’s a few reasons why…

We sit down together and talk about who you are, what you love, and what’s your style. Not only does this help strengthen our photographer/client bond for the wedding day, but this is a chance for us to collaborate. For us to make something uniquely you and uniquely sweet.

Next, I sit down with a stylist who I love & trust and tell them a little bit about you. We work on a vision, location, vibe, & feel that we think represents you. All of us, email, text, and correspond with outfit pictures, pinterest boards, and location scouting to get the right fit for you. It’s a really fun, collaborative process that takes your shoot to the next level.

But one of my very very ucDavis-Engagement184 Charlotte & Tim // Botanical Engagement  engagement favorite things about having a stylist work with us is there ability to bring out the best you while being tasteful. They keep the shoot about you. Not about the props, the location, the trends.  You looking your best. You and your style. You and your love. Because that’s really what this is about. You and your babe.

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Location: Botanical Conservatory & UC Davis

Stylist: Kayla Kruger 

Cassie and Brady // Engagement

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 I love the small window of time I got to be in their life. Cassie and Brady are east coast natives who met in college in Utah. Newly engaged, they were visiting the west coast and thought that would make for a pretty awesome engagement shoot. Spot on, because getting pictures of Cassie touching the Pacific Ocean for the first time was awesome to witness!
But more than that, I get to witness the start of something incredible. A new start. So sincere and pure. She’s spunky and he loves her for it. He’s steadfast and she loves him for it.
Together these two fit. You can see it in how they hold each other and how they look at each other.
Somewhere in their hearts, they’ve made a place for each other. Carving out more and more room as they fall more in love with each growing day.


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Kate & Justin Engaged

This is my favorite kind of engagement session. We pack up a car, road trip out together, talking, chatting, and getting to know each other. The day is spent in special spots that reflect what they love. It’s sessions like these where their love jumps through the photo: the way he puts her hand on her lower back, the way she smiles at him. These two have got it bad for each other. 
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