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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

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?

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 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

An eloping couple in Redwood National Park

Dear almost happily married couple, Yay!  You are now in the final stages of your elopement planning process and its getting exciting!  Now that you have the main parts of your plan set into place, stage 4 is all about filling in the details.  Whats the best way to keep things organized? With so many […]

January 29, 2020

Planning the Perfect Elopement – Stage 4 – Finalize Details & Get Ready!

Trinidad elopement

Dear adventurous couples, Its great to see you back, thank you coming back!   Im excited to share with you my step by step guide to help you plan out the most amazing and unforgettable elopement experience!  As I wrote in my previous blog, planning out the perfect elopement happens in stages. The very first […]

October 8, 2019

Planning the Perfect Elopement – Stage 1 – Dream & Brainstorm

How to plan an elopement

Dear dreamers and adventurers, More and more couples are considering eloping instead of having a traditional style wedding.  So, if youre reading this, congrats on stepping outside the box and choosing to do something different! Eloping means that all of the wedding day choices you have to make, are YOURS entirely. There are no rules. […]

October 4, 2019

How to Plan an Elopement!

Rosina Vineyards wedding

I photographed a wedding at Rosina Vineyards in July of 2018. Not long after, Katie contacted me about shooting her Rosina Vineyards wedding the following July. Her plans were for sunflowers everywhere. Fast forward one year, and one pregnancy later. This mama got married not long after having a baby! Big props to Katie! Planning […]

August 1, 2019

Curtis & Katie’s Sunflower Rosina Vineyards Wedding

Fall Camp Bauer Wedding

Jeremy and Rene were actually neighbors in the small town of Scotia. A friend suggested that Rene try a dating site. She saw that a guy on the dating site lived in Scotia. She told him,” I live in Scotia too. What street do you live on? He answered, Main Street. Rene responded with” I […]

April 17, 2019

Drakeford Wedding at Camp Bauer

Golden light senior session in Humboldt County

Vianney and I met in Southern Humboldt for her senior session. There are a couple of different reasons that I love to shoot in the southern end of Humboldt County. 1. The weather is almost always nicer than it is northern Humboldt. 2. I know of many great locations, all within a small radius of […]

March 29, 2019

Vianney’s Southern Sunny Humboldt Senior Session

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