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September 20, 2019

Now Booking- Fall Mini Sessions!

Mini sessions are some of the most sought after sessions of the year! Why, because they are slightly shorter then a full length session, cost efficient and the perfect way to capture your family leading up to the holiday season. I love t...

May 24, 2019

If we examine the elements which create exceptional dishes it's the combination of aesthetics, flavors and textures. The culinary arts surpasses simply eating and achieves something far grander in its experience. An engagement of the senses. 

There's something...

February 22, 2019

The commitment to train for an ultra marathon rivals taking on a part time job and twice the loads of laundry. Most importantly, it's invaluable to understand the trails and long term hydration and nutritional needs over the hours on your feet. Trail running is a delic...

February 1, 2019

The holiday season has wrapped up, Christmas decorations are carefully stowed away and new years resolutions are in full swing. Just a month ago we rang in the new year - 2019! With high hopes and a blank canvas for the year ahead. It can be a refreshing vantage point....

December 15, 2018

Even in fall on the coast of Southern California, beach sessions are not only possible, but breathtaking! On the day of Jamie and Kevin's maternity shoot all of the best elements aligned to make for a gorgeous golden hour session. The tide was low, exposing rocks on th...

November 1, 2018

The Santa Barbara Mission is an iconic landmark and make's for an incredible backdrop for portrait sessions. Melissa reached out to me this summer for branding imagery centered around her new women's health nutrition business. Passionate for empowering women to invest...

April 23, 2018

"We were together I forgot the rest". - Walt Witman 

Spring is an absolutely gorgeous time of year in Santa Barbara. The Ellwood Bluffs are located in the Northern part of Santa Barbara Country, they rise up along the Pacific Ocean with the Santa Ynez Mountains abo...

January 28, 2018

Undoubtedly Santa Barbara has experienced it's fair share of hardships over the past few months. Beginning in December, the Thomas Fire scorched countless acres, led to unhealthy air quality, evacuations, and the unforgettable Montecito mudslides this January. Our comm...

September 5, 2017

"Of all the things my hands have held the best by far is you" -Andrew McCahon

There is something so miraculous and beautiful about new life. Each little movement, noise and bond established. It is said, one cannot fathom the depth of love until they become a parent. For...

July 30, 2017

This lovely anniversary styled shoot was set on the cliffs of Montana De Oro. If you've ever stepped foot along the coast of Montana De Oro, you know well its rugged beauty will take your breath away. Often met with an offshore breeze, strong surf rising and receding t...

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