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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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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

A lesbian beach elopement in Trinidad

The 5 Love Languages Being in a relationship can bring so much joy and happiness to your life.  Making memories with your partner by your side is a beautiful thing and something I feel so lucky to have been blessed with experiencing.   We all have all have a desire and passion for love in a […]

February 24, 2020

The 5 Love Languages

Robert and Rachael flew here all the way from Delaware for their wedding. They had their ceremony in the pouring rain at Wedding Rock in Patricks Point. Rachael had wanted to get married there ever since she had witnessed a beautiful wedding there as a child. Then they traveled to Benbow and had their reception […]

October 29, 2019

Robert&Rachael’sAvenueofTheGiantsEngagement

Romantic Engagement session at Sunset on Trinidad State Beach

I met Malinda at the Riverlodge Bridal Fair in January. She booked her wedding soon after. Malinda decided she wanted to shoot her engagement session in Trinidad on the beach. I had so much fun with this couple! We met at College Cove in Trinidad where we frolicked on the beaches, climbed on top of […]

July 3, 2019

College Cove & Trinidad State Beach Engagement Session

Engagement Session at a bar

Engagement photo shoots are on the rise and have become a huge trend in the wedding industry.  I love them because it gives me a chance to get to know the couples I am working with, to see how they interact in front of the camera, and help couples feel comfortable in front of the […]

May 13, 2019

How to have a Fun Engagement Photo Shoot

Beach engagement session in Humboldt County

Engagement session season is in full swing and I have some engagement sessions coming up that I am SO excited to shoot! : ) One of the toughest part of engagement sessions is figuring out what location you want to do them at. If you are the dynamic duo type that loves beautiful sunsets, the […]

April 15, 2019

Humboldt County Beach Engagement

Romantic engagement session at the Benbow Inn in Humboldt County

Lucas and Vanessa met in Community College. They were both math tutors at the time and had a few friends in the same circles and saw each other in some study groups. After a few years and an Associate’s Degree, Vanessa transferred to UCSC for Astrophysics.  They really got together after Lucas first summer session […]

March 20, 2019

Lucas & Vanessa’s Romantic Benbow Inn Engagement Session

Flower engagement session in Humboldt County

Katie contacted me about shooting her July wedding at Rosina Vineyards. She wanted to have her engagement session include some sunflowers to use for wedding decor.  I found the most beautiful aisle of flowers that was the perfect backdrop for their photos!   It was the perfect backdrop for their photos.    Curtis has us […]

October 3, 2018

Curtis and Katie Flower Filled engagement session.

Romantic engagement session in the Avenue of the Giants Redwoods

I had done Kristinas senior photos a couple of years ago, so I was stoked when she asked me to do some couples photos for her and her boyfriend. They wanted a location in the Redwoods along the Avenue of the Giants. It was during the early winter so it was a little darker, but […]

August 16, 2018

Mark & Kristina|Intimate Redwoods Couples Session

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