Pet Family Portraits | When Your New Child is a Fur Baby | Welcome Buster

Pet Family Portrait | This was the most adorable idea ever! Exactly one year from the day we captured these portraits, RJ and Ally exchanged I Do’s for their beautiful Santa Lucia Preserve wedding. Just a few weeks from our cross country move to Charleston, Rachel two-weeks postpartum, their wedding was one of the last […]

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Historic Downtown Charleston Anniversary Session | Mike & Jana

Downtown Charleston Anniversary Session | Escaping the freezing temperatures from their home in Oklahoma, Mike and Jana decided to make this work trip to Charleston, partial rest and relaxation.  This is a time in life that calls for celebration, some call it a new chapter. Mike recently retiring from the police department, Jana starting her […]

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A Bernardus Lodge Wedding | The Ultimate Luxury Carmel Valley Wedding Venue

A Bernardus Lodge Wedding | A wedding venue most brides dream about their entire lives. Nestled in the hills of Carmel Valley, California, with vineyards stretched along the 28 acres of magnificent views of the Santa Lucia Mountains, this is the crème de la crème wedding location. The moment you enter the lavender lined driveway, […]

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Big Sur Anniversary Session | Pfeiffer Beach | Will & Lexi

A Big Sur Anniversary Session. We met Lexi nearly five years ago while speaking at a photography conference in Texas and immediately became friends. Lexi herself is a boudoir photographer and shared with us her dream of one day visiting California. Fast forward a few years, we get an email with some exciting news! Lexi […]

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Carmel Valley Lifestyle Session | New Home | Angie & Ramon

Carmel Valley Lifestyle Session. This is exactly why we have fallen in LOVE with capturing lifestyle sessions! We met Ramon and Angie back in 2016. This was when we had 10 short days to plan an epic bridal runway show (which we did pull off by the way!), and they attended. They were already married, […]

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San Francisco Engagement | Lover’s Lane & Sutro Baths | Amanda & Tino

San Francisco Engagement | Amanda and Tino actually went to the same high school, but only vaguely knew of each other through friends. Tino was two years older, so once he graduated, they had lost any contact. Amanda was friends with Tino’s sister, and one day mentioned she should hang out with her brother (hint […]

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Naval Postgraduate School Herman Hall | Monterey Wedding Photographer | Cake & Lace Feature

Lauren and Dan’s wedding venue was one of the finest luxury hotels in North America, the Hotel Del Monte, a total hidden gem, now occupies the present Naval Postgraduate School. You would never have imagined there was a real life secret garden hidden just behind these military walls! We were so excited Cake and Lace, Whimsically […]

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Monterey Senior Portrait Session | Julia from Notre Dame High School

This Monterey senior portrait session with Julia was so much fun! Sometimes our seniors arrive alone or with their mothers, but not Julia, she brought the whole gang! Parents, sister, and a friend! Her awesome dad, Jerry, reached out to us because of two of our past seniors had said nothing but rave reviews about […]

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Monterey Maternity Session | Welcoming a Baby Boy | David & Raquel

Monterey Maternity Session. Six years ago, these two lovebirds, trusted us to capture their wedding day. Nothing touches are our hearts more than having past wedding couples come back to us for a maternity session. We’ve seen these two grow and mature in so many ways, now we get watch them become parents! This Monterey […]

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JW Marriott Camelback Inn | Scottsdale, Arizona Wedding | Walker & Molly

A Scottsdale Arizona wedding. I’m looking back through the images from Walker and Molly’s wedding and in aw of how beautiful the day was, but I struggled with how to write this blog. Do I share with you all the amazing highlights of the day and tell you how everything was perfect, or reveal the […]

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Charleston Family Portraits | Folly Beach | The Roy Family

Charleston Family Photographer. You read it right! For years, behind the scenes of wedding, engagements, and anniversaries, we’ve been capturing families. Besides that being how we actually started our business over 8 years ago, our engaged couples get married, and you know what they say, “First comes love, then comes marriage, this comes the baby […]

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San Francisco Engagement Session | Carly & Carlos

San Francisco engagement sessions always so dreamy! The light, the views, the magic of the city, always takes our breath away. Carly and Carlos we’re referred to us by one of our past couples since they’re getting married in North Carolina later this year, but since home is San Francisco, we just had to fly […]

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California Fall Mini Sessions

Mini Sessions! You asked… we listened! That’s right, we’re coming back to Cali (for a few days that is ), and while we’re there we are offering MINI SESSIONS! Our favorite time of year is almost here… FALL! We can’t wait to bring out our scarves and tall boots, feel the crisp cool bite in the […]

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Charleston Maternity Session | Zachary & Katherine

Being a Charleston photographer has opened our doors to so much more than just weddings. Here in the Low Country, Babymoon’s are such a huge thing! What’s cuter than just before a momma-to-be can’t travel anymore, enjoys one last relaxing vacation… a.k.a. Babymoon. Zach and Katherine traveled all the way from Massachusetts to South Carolina, […]

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Charleston Engagement Session | Folly Beach | Elizabeth & Jeremy

A dream Charleston engagement session! This session has nearly every element of why we moved here. The historic mossy tree lined driveways, white long sandy beaches, fence and sea grass filled sea shores, and sunset light that will leave you breathless. Elizabeth and Jeremy flew all the way from Texas for us to capture their […]

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Big Sur Engagement Photographer | Alison & Johnny

The magic of Calla Lily Valley brought us back for this Big Sur engagement session. It’s uncommon for blooms to last though March, but with the amount of rain California has had this year, we were pleasantly surprised to see valley completely in bloom in May! The day was slightly overcast, yet still warm, it […]

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Pebble Beach Engagement | Natalie & Dominic

A Pebble Beach engagement session at sunset?!?! Yeeeesssss please! We met Natalie and Dominic though a mutual friend and knew right away we were going to be best of friends. When the topic of wedding planning came up, we talked for hours! From venues to favors, dresses to bridal party… we could have gone on […]

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Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding | Mitchell & Lauryn

A Carmel Mission Ranch Wedding. Talk about years in the making and we’ve been dying to share this one! It all started back in 2016 when we we hosted the Pottery Barn Bridal Runway Show and Lauryn was the raffle winner for a free couples portrait session. We were instant friends! We hadn’t yet met […]

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Downtown Charleston Engagement Session | Folly Beach Engagement Session | Samantha & Drew

Oh friends, this Charleston engagement session has our hearts swooning for more! Historic buildings, ancient mossy oak trees, white sandy shores, and a PUPPY! Now this is our love language! With our feet planted here in Charleston for six months now, we’ve had the time to explore and get more acquainted with the area. There […]

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Santa Lucia Preserve Wedding | Robert & Alexandra

In 2011, when we started to photograph weddings, we created a long list of all the dream wedding venues we wanted to capture weddings at, and felt if we were able to book a wedding at each of these venues, we had officially “made it.” It’s so funny for us to look back at this […]

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Intimate Charleston Plantation Wedding

A Charleston plantation wedding is what southern girls hearts are made of. There is something completely magical about the light, mossy trees, waterfront docks, lush woods, all intertwined with the incredible history. Tucked away deep in the woods of Charleston, a Low Country wedding is what we’ve dreamed about capturing for years! Getting ready in […]

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Big Sur Engagement Session | Kelly & Christopher

A Big Sur engagement session… dreamy light that turned to slightly overcast skies, a beach cruiser bicycle, an energetic couple, and FILM! This was such a fun and BEAUTIFUL engagement session! This is one of our first sessions we’re sharing that’s a true hybrid session, meaning captured with both digital and film images. The way […]

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Carmel Valley Maternity Session | Big Sur Maternity Session | Rachel & Paul

This is one excited mamma to have the opportunity to photograph her own daughters maternity session AND that Inspired By This wanted to do a full feature of it! With the announcement only a few months ago Rachel and Paul we’re excepting, then the big news it’s going to be a girl, my Granna heart […]

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The Lodge at Pebble Beach | Kimberly & Josh’s Rehearsal Dinner

We couldn’t have envisioned a more gorgeous location for a rehearsal dinner than along the 18th hole at The Lodge at Pebble Beach. Kimberly and Josh’s family went all out, reserving the entire Stillwater Grill restaurant to celebrate with friends and family the night before their wedding. Lavish florals, a dinner set for kings, and […]

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We’re Having a Girl!

IT’S A GIRL!!! Sugar and spice and everything nice, that’s what little girls are made of. Baby shower plans are in full effect and we now know to doctorate with pink (rose gold to be more accurate)! Today marks 28 weeks and we’ve entered the third and final trimester. In only 12 short weeks we’ll […]

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Charleston Wedding Photographer | Charleston Bridal Session

  Officially a Charleston Wedding Photographer… someone pinch us! That has been a dream of ours for years to actually say out loud. With the whirlwind of emotions lately with the announcement we’re moving to Charleston, South Carolina and that Rachel’s pregnant, reality has set in that we’re moving our business cross country. Not a […]

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Carmel-by-the-Sea Picnic Proposal | Willie & Peony

A secluded beach, one filled with driftwood and seashells, right at sunset. We were on the beach looking like average tourists, in position and waiting for Willie and Peony’s arrival. We spotted them along the top of the staircase, leaning against the railing taking in all that the Carmel coastline had to offer. Crashing waves […]

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True Love on Valentine’s Day | 55 Year Anniversary Session | Gerald & Patricia

It’s 1961, Jerry is a local police officer in his early twenties and can’t help himself to notice the city’s secretary Patricia, as she walks down the hall past his office each morning. Jerry’s Sargent confronted him one morning, smiling shaking his head, saying he didn’t stand a chance with her. After a five dollar […]

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Carmel Engagement Session | Carmel Photographer | Kate & Andy

Carmel Engagement Session. A quick flight to Carmel for the weekend to escape the freezing Chicago winter, was exactly what the doctor ordered! We met Kate and Andy through our friends at La Bella Wedding, who instantly knew we would be a perfect fit. We planned their weekend getaway to include the most romantic engagement […]

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Paris Anniversary Session | Paris Wedding Photographer | Paul & Rachel

A Paris Anniversary Session. We are shaking with excitement right now! Literally trembling as the adrenalin runs though us! Imagine us dancing and spinning circles around the room, fist pumping in the air, and blasting the music (and by blasting I mean wouldn’t disturb the neighbors). That could sum up what we feel like right […]

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Big Sur Anniversary Session | Big Sur Wedding | Scott & Ane Marie

A Big Sur Anniversary. These two are the some of happiest people you will ever meet and have the most genuine love to live life everyday to its fullest! We met Ane Marie a few years ago in Austin while teaching a photography workshop and were instant friends. A few months later we were introduced […]

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Big Sur Proposal | Big Sur Wedding Photographer | Andy & Allison

A Big Sur Proposal. Escaping the sub-freezing temperatures of Chicago for a mild mid-sixties California winter is just what they had in mind. Andy reached out to us a few weeks earlier, having grown up in California and visited Monterey before, wanted nothing more to share the beautiful California coast with Allison who had never […]

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2017 Best Engagements & Anniversaries

Best of Engagements & Anniversaries 2017 | What a dream year! Engagement sessions took us up and down the west coast from Seattle to Big Sur, and Anniversary sessions took us as far east as Washington D.C. and practically the other side of the world (drum-roll please), PARIS!!! Traveling is something we knew we wanted […]

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Carmel Wedding Photographer | Carmel Engagement | Chris & Michelle

A Carmel Engagement Session. They met at Michelle’s sister’s bachelorette celebration in San Francisco years ago. Chris was at the same bar that evening with mutual friends, and when Michelle’s sister slipped and grabbed onto the nearest thing, it just happened to be Chris’s shoulder. Being a good sister, Michelle stood near and watched this […]

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Carmel by the Sea Engagement Session | Cameron & Sonoma

A Carmel by the Sea engagement session. When you’re home for the holidays and getting married on the beautiful Monterey coast, you just have to make time for an engagement session! When these two arrived dressed perfectly for their fall setting, Sonoma said it was all because of the beautiful engagement session style guide we […]

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Showit United 2017 | The Best Conference Yet!

Four years ago we were babies in the photography industry and wanted nothing more to attend a conference and surround ourselves with those we admired and looked to for educational and business expertise. The ShowIt United Conference was in southern California and in driving distance, so we talked ourselves into going because we had each […]

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