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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

Benbow-Inn-Senior-Prom-Portrait-session-humboldt-county-photographer

With the hit of Covid-19, many Humboldt County seniors along with the rest of the world missed out on one of the biggest milestone of their lives. This is really unfortunate and I can’t imagine what a huge bummer it must have been for them. I got together with a few of my Parky’s Pics […]

May 17, 2020

Benbow-Inn-Senior-Prom-Portraits

Humboldt County Senior River Session

One of my favorite ways to spend my spring and summer evenings is shooting river sessions. These can be challenging as the light can be harsh in some spots, and it limits poses, and direction, but a good challenge is always nice.

May 5, 2020

Humboldt-County-River-Session

Lithia Park-Grants Pass senior session

Korlee contacted me back in September to take Cody’s senior pics. She and Cody used to live in Humboldt, where I reside. I was Cody’s 6th grade teacher, and Korlee also worked at the school. I remember getting the nicest gift from her at the end of the year. She gave me a gift certificate […]

April 22, 2020

Cody’s-Lithia-Park-Senior-Session

What is eloping?

  What Is Eloping?   Historically, the definition of eloping was once meant to run away or escape secretly with the intention of getting married without parental consent.  Nowadays, living in a more modern world, couples have different reasons as to why they are choosing to elope.     Just as the cost of living, gas […]

April 15, 2020

What-is-eloping?

Fun wedding party photos

How to Capture Fun Photos of your Wedding Party on your Wedding Day For years traditional poses with your wedding party has always been a great addition to your wedding photo album.  However these days, more wedding couples are starting to think outside the box when it comes to capturing special moments from their special […]

April 13, 2020

Fun-bridal-party-photos

types of wedding dresses

Styles of Wedding Gowns and Learning the Silhouettes   With an engagement ring on your finger and the wedding date now set, wedding gown shopping has finally arrived!  Selecting the perfect gown, oh, where to begin?! For starters, choosing something that makes you feel like the absolute best version of yourself should be your ultimate […]

April 10, 2020

wedding-gowns-style

Humboldt County Benbow Inn Engagement Session

Ok today is CRAZZYYY!!! Trying to train the kids to take care of a new puppy, crying meltdowns, while simultaneously trying to create online learning resources for my 3rd grade students, clean house, take a shower, and make lunch!! Whew! That is why this blog post is late today! But all of those things are […]

April 6, 2020

Benbow-Inn-Engagement-Session

humboldt county golden light sunrise engagement session

I met Ryan and Mary at the Fortuna Riverlodge Bridal fair and we hit it off really well. They are a fun and extremely easy going couple. I was so happy when they booked me for their August barn wedding. Ryan had just worked a LONG day logging, when he stopped into the bar where […]

April 3, 2020

Golden-Light-Sunrise-Engagement-Session

Epic Lost Coach Ranch Wedding

I have been meaning to blog this wedding since I shot it in September. It was an overwhelming task  to blog because there were over 1,500 final images. The wedding lasted about 14 hours and there was so much to capture, this post only contains 10% of the photos. This wedding was a dream come […]

April 1, 2020

Epic-Lost-Coast-Ranch-Wedding

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