santa cruz. a coast line that you’d only think existed in in the Pacific Northwest. i didn’t know what to expect until I showed up the day before ali and patrick’s wedding to find a cliffside with beautiful views, somewhat like big sur but in a understated way. and not a tourist to be found.

the epically intimate first look and portrait session turned into an epically wild dance party and for a brief moment all was alright with the world.

thank you to ali and patrick for letting me be their wedding photographer.
it was and always will truly be an honor.

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we wanted to escape the sunny Los Angeles weather. sometimes always shooting in an urban setting gets a little tiresome. trekking up to the mountains for this malibu engagement was a perfect break of pace with some of the sweetest of people. getting to know nancy and dj as we hiked the hills was a perfect way to become friends and get intimate with each other while taking photos of their love.

i can’t wait for their wedding at the Smog Shoppe in Culver City coming up in March. Its going to be a good one.

here’s some 16 x 9’s for some cinematic captures of nancy and dj’s awesome faces.

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here’s to these two for letting me follow them around their neighborhood on their little date in their neighborhood in downtown LA. shooting in Los Angeles is always a treat, but getting to eat at a sweet little diner makes it even more delicious.
and i’ve had the chance to shoot on a few different rooftops in la, but had never had the chance at shooting on a fire escape… and i’m all about it.

their wedding at the hudson loft in april is gonna be too much fun!
I can’t wait to be a part of it.

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about a year and a half ago emily and morgan got married. i don’t know what took me so long to share this destination wedding. getting to spend the weekend up in the woods with these cats was so worth it and getting to capture their emotions as they pledged their love to each other was always going to be one for the books.

the lighting next the the lake was next level and i’ve been thirsting for some more ever since.

thanks for having me. it was a riot.
and it’ll forever have been an honor to have been a part of your day.
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What can I say about Sasha and Charlie that you can’t tell from the photos below? They’re amazingly kind, they’ve got a heart for good design and style, and they REALLY like each other. we decided to explore the Arts District for this Los Angeles engagement.

We found lots of cool street art, some good coffee and we found some nice light and shadows.

I can’t wait for their wedding at the Millwork later this month in LA. I’m honored that I get to be a part of their day and tell their story with my eye.
Its gone be wild.

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