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I am a Wedding, Engagement, Elopement, and Senior Photographer, based in Humboldt County, California. Here on my blog, you'll find gorgeous imagery featuring my amazing clients, as well as helpful tips and insight for your wedding day or portrait session! 

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seniors

Weddings

Engagements

Elopements

Humboldt County Engagement Photographer

Engagement Session Prep Tips Congratulations, you’re engaged! You have checked off your date, venue, photographer and all of the details and now you can celebrate with your engagement session! It can be intimidating to have your picture taken, let alone in a romantic way. It can be a little overwhelming since you have never had […]

January 6, 2021

Engagement Session Prep Tips

Shelter Cove Black Sands Beach Elopement

Ok, you have decided to go with an elopement, instead of a bigger traditional wedding. Next on your checklist is  to book a photographer. It doesn’t seem like the hardest thing to do in preparation for your big day. However, a lot of people can’t figure out how long to hire a photographer for when […]

January 4, 2021

How-Many-Hours-Do- I- Need- for -Elopement -Photography?

  You are planning your elopement, but you don’t just want to have an ordinary elopement. You want this day to be special, unique, and perfect for you and your partner. However, finding ways to make that happen can be hard. The following are ideas and tips that can make your elopement wonderful and meaningful. […]

December 1, 2020

How-to-Make-Your-Elopement-Special

There are a lot of details to think about when it comes to planning a wedding.  From the overall design and theme, to the flowers, colors, table top decor and more.  Oh and lets not forget about the music, playlist and first dance, or the guest list, the food and of course, THE DRESS.  With […]

November 17, 2020

Nine benefits of a rainy day wedding

waterfall adventure session

I absolutely love being around water. There is something so soothing about being surrounded by the mountains, and hearing the the burbling noise as the water runs off of the rocks, while feeling the refreshing water on your feet. Whenever I get the opportunity to shoot an elopement or adventure session in or around water, […]

October 22, 2020

7 Tips for Waterfall and River Adventure Sessions

enchanting-fredwood-forest-elopement

1. Choose a location with magical elements Large redwood logs, cobblestone structures, beautiful soft ferns and lush redwood swoirel. These elements add a magical feel to your elopement. They are naturally found in our beautiful redwood forests. 2. Light in the environment Do you want a softer feel, moody or  more dramatic? The time of […]

October 15, 2020

How to add magic to your redwood forest elopement

shelter-cove-engagement-session

Congratulations! You are engaged and  you have picked a date, a venue and a wedding photographer! These are some of the biggest decisions of the wedding planning process and you can check them off of your list! Woohoo! Now, its time for the fun stuff….like your engagement session. I believe engagement sessions are SO important […]

October 12, 2020

Your-Humboldt-County-Engagement-Session

Beaches are a great spot for many types of activities and occasions. Especially elopements! The beautiful waves of the ocean and the warm sand can make for great pictures. However, with all the amazing things the beach brings to a photo session, there are some things you should consider. The following tips can be helpful […]

October 7, 2020

Tips-for-a-Great-Beach-Elopement

Mendocinio-elopement-photographer

You’re engaged! You and your partner agreed it’s time to tie the knot. However, what are you supposed to do now? Should you go shouting the news from the rooftops, or start planning the wedding now? No need to stress, you’ve come to the right place. Below are some things to do/consider doing after getting […]

September 22, 2020

You’re-Engaged!-Now-What?

This gorgeous intimate wedding  in late August at the Benbow Inn was absolutely beautiful. The Benbow Inn is one of my absolute favorite venues to shoot weddings. It is only 5 minutes from my house and it is absolutely gorgeous. There is an abundance of great locations to shoot bridal portraits.  Originally the wedding was […]

September 18, 2020

Gorgeous-Benbow-Inn-Intimate-Wedding

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HUMBOLDT COUNTY WEDDING, ElOPEMENT & SENIOR PHOTOGRAPHER

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