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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

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  Preparing your groom for your engagement session Ok brides….your wedding date is set, you have selected your photographer, now it is time for your engagement session. These photos are a big deal to you. To most grooms, not so much. Although I do have to say I have worked with a few grooms who […]

April 15, 2021

Preparing-your-groom-for-your-engagement-session

A Client’s Guide to Wedding Photographer Terms   As photographers, we use a lot of terminology that you may not understand. This article is to help you get to know some of our terms in regard to your wedding photography. Traditional – Traditional wedding photos are the standard portraits, poses, and events taken at weddings. […]

March 22, 2021

A Client’s Guide to Wedding Photographer Terms

Whether you have been a business owner for years, or you are just starting out, you know that your audience  needs to see your brand show up on a regular basis before they’ll trust you enough to work with you. But there’s a problem. You get ready to post your social media content on your […]

March 4, 2021

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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 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

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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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I dont know how you do it all. People tell me this all the time when they see me, because they know I am a full time 3rd grade teacher as well as running a photography business. I was doing it all and that resulted in  horrible insomnia, and a 70 lb weight gain in […]

January 6, 2019

5 tips for having a career and a side hustle.

10 Wedding Traditions That Have Stood the Test of Time   Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue. This has been a tradition since the victorian era. The tradition is believed that if you wear all these things together the bride and groom will have good fortune throughout their marriage. These items should be […]

September 26, 2018

10 Wedding Traditions That Have Stood the Test of Time

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