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Barnes Family Portraits

When Heather asked me to shoot her family’s photos for the second year in a row, you’d think I’d be less nervous since it wasn’t my first time. But, I wasn’t. Because not only are Heather and Brian very dear friends, but Heather is an amazing photographer and it’s always nerve-wracking to photograph other photographers. But, nervous or not, I had a great time hanging out with one of my favorite little families. Little Charlotte has enough personality for three babies her size and I just love her to pieces. Thanks for trusting me, Barnes’! Let’s do it again soon. <3

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Heather Kincaid - You gave us such a gift with these images! Love seeing these framed in our home! We love you so much! Xoxo

Melissa + Derek = Married!

So, I’m starting to REALLY love small, intimate weddings and elopements. Melissa and Derek had a courthouse wedding in Beverly Hills with a small handful of close family and friends and it was wonderful to be able to start the day with Melissa and Derek as they got ready for their day. They even did a first look, which isn’t something I normally get to shoot at courthouse weddings, but I loved it! This was such a beautiful and personal day and it was made all the more special by the fact that Melissa and Derek’s beautiful baby girl was in attendance. My word, just a lovely day full of love. Doesn’t get any better than that.

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Michelle + Bryce = Engaged!

Michelle and Bryce’s wedding was this past Saturday so I figured I’d better share their engagement session! It was at one of the places I’ve been dying to shoot at in San Francisco, the Sutro Baths (or at least what’s left of them). I was so glad when Michelle and Bryce suggested this location because it always looked so magical to me, and it did not disappoint. It was so amazing to hike the nearby trail with these two and their super cute dog, Gaucho. It was a perfectly dreary and windy San Francisco day. And, boy, was it cold! But these two were troopers and I’m so in love with the images we got and looking at them now. Can’t wait to share the wedding!

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