Life // Our Paris Anniversary Session

Happy Valentine's Day!! I first developed a love for this holiday thanks to my mom, Trudi, who always did something extra special to celebrate and show her love for my brother and I. Since it's pouring rain here in Los Angeles today, I'm going to time-travel back to a sunny morning in Paris with Mike. We did a photo session in the Marais district days before our first anniversary, and I cherish these pictures so very much. Katie Mitchell Photography was a true delight to work with - she was so fun and cheerful, and I felt like we made a lovely new friend! I'm also obsessed with her color processing!

This first photo is, quite possibly, my favorite photo ever of Mike and I. We spotted this vintage Vespa and Katie asked the owner if we could use it for a photo. He was very kind and made my dreams come true! We kicked off the morning at the Jardin du Luxembourg and then stopped at Cafe Judy for a latte and outfit change. Might I add that I started this session with zero coffee because nothing was open yet (ah, PARIS), which was quite the feat for this caffeine-addict! After Cafe Judy we wandered around the Marais district and finished up the morning at the National Archives. Mike and I had so much fun on this session, and I'm already dreaming of our next trip to the city of love!

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2018 Wedding Photography Roundup

Happy 2019! Since my blogging frequency wasn't exactly stellar last year, I wanted to share a giant roundup of my favorite engagement and wedding photography of 2018. This past year was pretty crazy and I shot the most weddings I've photographed in a single year yet - including a triple header (Thursday through Saturday) that spanned 750 miles in California!

My clients were incredibly kind, colorful, and fun. Some of my absolute favorite shoots ever happened in 2018, and I'm very grateful to have found such creative kindred spirits and to get to do this for my job! The long chronological post starts after these first three favorite pics!

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Personal Style // Emily & Fin’s Abigail Dress

It's been a little while since I last did a personal style post (that is, aside from Instagram), and I've missed them! It was especially exciting when the UK-based company Emily & Fin got in touch to see if I might be interested in choosing a new piece for my wardrobe from their upcoming autumn collection. I went with the "Abigail" blue polka dot dress - a classic, flattering cut that can easily be worn during this warm LA weather and carried into fall with some different accessories! The blue polka dots are actually a lovely velvet texture! I carried these balloons into my apartment building and ran into my neighbors. "Are you having......?" "No no, I'm not having a baby boy!"

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