Rustic Santa Margarita Wedding

“I believe in coincidence..and chance and all the things that make dreamers, dreamers.”

The saying goes that ‘to be rich in friends is to be poor in nothing’ and its celebrations like this next one that restore this sentiment again. I met the bride and groom, Mary and Shelby, not long before their wedding celebration but knew after meeting them that their wedding would be just up my alley: intimate, laidback and lots of fun. They’re both artists with a stylish, boho flare and their wedding day reflected them perfectly. From the macrame floral arch and vintage rug collection at the alter to their homemade ceramic wine glasses (that everyone got to take home!), their wedding was superbly unique and quite festive. Surrounded by good friends and family, they danced the night away in Mary’s parents’ barn. I love being able to contribute my gift to couples like this. Enjoy this glimpse into their lovely day~

Wildflower family session

I am so lucky to live where I do. My town is a charming, quaint, westerny, er’ybody knows er’ybody kinda place and it’s a short drive to some of the most magnificent wildflowers the eye has ever seen. The wildflowers out here in Santa Margarita only bloom a few weeks out of every year and this year was especially unique as we experienced a “superbloom” meaning just that, it was SUPER. I got to shoot a few families and friends out there but perhaps the one that stood out was Kovena and Michael’s family. Such a sweet bond between them all and the boys had a blast rolling around in the lupines. They found me on IG, and drove all the way up from the Santa Barbara area, which was so special to me. If you haven’t ever made it out to Shell Creek Rd to experience the wildflowers, make it a point to do it next year! And who knows, if we have heavy rainfall again, perhaps another superbloom will take place! Enjoy.

Callie & Joe's Intimate Celebration in Cambria

Can’t think of a better way to start the new year than saying “I DO!” What a fabulous day it was. Sunny and warm here on the Cambria coast, Callie & Joe rang in their new year with love, surrounded by family and friends. I was so honored to be at this wedding, sharing in all the festivities and joy. Intimate gatherings are some of my favorites weddings. You really get to know your guests and your couple. Beautiful ceremony at the Cambria Pines Lodge followed by a quick Moonstone Beach couples photo session, and a cozy reception at Madelines Wine Bar in Cambria. Enjoy this peak into their perfect day!