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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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Weddings

Engagements

Elopements

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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

    The world outside here in Northern California is currently red and dark with all of the wildfires surrounding us. I was planning on posting this blog and it will be a nice distraction from all of this crazinesss. I’ve been wanting to shoot in Brookings Oregon and we were headed there for my […]

September 9, 2020

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Shelter Cove Black Sands Beach Elopement

Ok guys! Heere is part 2 of Hardie and Jennifer’s redwoods and Shelter Cove Black Sands Beach couples adventure session. We did a full day adventure session in some redwood groves and ended on Black Sands Beach in Shelter Cove. We ventured through a few redwood groves to start the day and then we traveled […]

August 10, 2020

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A Redwood Forest Adventure Elopement

Hardie and Jennifer met while passing each other on the street in Long Beach in Long Island New York. Hardie took Jennifer back to the spot where they met to propose to her. Since then they have relocated to Southern California. They were logistically trying to figure out how to have a wedding with much […]

August 4, 2020

An-Avenue-of-the-Giants-Shelter-Cove-Coastal-Redwoods-Adventure-Elopement

when should I elope in the redwood forest

With elopements come planning. When, where and  how should you elope with your partner. What time of the year is the best to elope? If you’re struggling with what time of year is the best to elope, this article is for you! Here are the pro’s and con’s of each season.      Winter Winter is […]

July 9, 2020

When-is-the-Best-Time-of-Year-To-Elope?

magical redwood forest elopement

Are you choosing to get married or elope in the Redwood forest, but are wondering how you can make those photos more magical? Here are some tips to help you achieve that woodland forest whimsical look. 1. Choose a location with magical elements. Large redwood logs, cobblestone structures, beautiful soft ferns and lush redwood sorrel, […]

July 6, 2020

How-to-make-your-forest-elopement-magical

Humboldt County Adventure Bridal Session

10 Tips for Adventure Bridal Sessions in the Water   1. Choose the right time of day. The best lighting will be 2 hours after sunrise or 2 hours before sunset. This is when the light is the softest and most flattering. This is called the golden hour. You can also do river sessions at […]

June 29, 2020

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An adventure elopement is all about getting out into nature, being active, and finding the most breathtaking scenery!  One of the most important parts of planning an adventure elopement is choosing the perfect location.  There are so many incredible places that photograph so beautifully all over Humboldt County.  Lucky enough for me, I have been […]

June 8, 2020

Where-should-I-stay-when-getting-married-in-the-redwoods?

Covid 19 is throwing a wrench in so many brides dreams of their perfect wedding day. Many couples are having to cancel, or postpone their wedding day. Brides and grooms are pushing dates to later this year and crossing their fingers, while others are completely rescheduling to 2021. Some couples still want to get married […]

May 26, 2020

Redwood- Forest -Wedding- Pictures

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