A Styled Vow Renewal

Last November I grabbed a few of my favorite wedding vendors and we created a beautiful styled vow renewal with the most incredible couple in love. It was so easy to get the shots we dreamed of when Keven and Kori are not only truly and deeply in love with each other, but they really like each other. I asked them to model because my times with them in the past always left me impressed with how much respect and love remained between them even after years of marriage and small kiddos. They are lovely in all the ways.

The idea was to style an event with a bit of a boho style while keeping it elegant and timeless at the same time. I’m so thankful for the incredible vendors that came together and made it happen with me. Here’s the team who contributed:

Photography: Kelli Avila

Styling: Erika Amalia

Videography: Cory Media Weddings

Calligraphy: The Scribble Shop

Florals: Picked Floristry

Rentals: Stockroom Picks

Hair: Vanessa Reyes

Makeup: Janelle Mashtal

Venue: Historic Seven Sycamores

Dress: Daughters of Simone

Accessories: Make Pie Not War

Mens Wear: Macy’s

Kara Maternity Boudoir | The Prettiest Baby Bump Ever!

Maternity photography is definitely one of my favorites, I do have 4 kiddos so baby mamas, are close to my heart ;) I love to celebrate our beautiful miracle making bodies with lovely photographs. Someday we will enjoy looking back on how incredible this season of life was and how truly amazing our bodies are. This is Kara and her mini Remy. Enjoy!

Kayla + Lance | Oyster Ridge Fall Wedding

So much love… so much laughing…. so much fun! These two, whenever I’m with them I giggle like a little kid and feel like I’m their oldest bestest friend! It was a joy to photograph their surprise engagement and especially their INCREDIBLE wedding. Styled perfectly according to Kayla’s impeccable taste and filled with wonderful people in the most beautiful setting… October 27th was a lovely day. Here is 203 (tooooo many!) images of one of my favorite weddings to date. Enjoy!

Venue: Oyster Ridge | Florals: Lori Boe Florals | Makeup: Kailee Akin | Hair: Rachel Goslinga | Dress: Custom by Regina Toste | Suit: Men’s Warehouse Shoes: Freebird  | Styling/Planning: Dana Matteson

Pismo Sand Dunes Maternity Session with Elisha & Jordon Long | My Favorite Love Story

These are my dear friends, the Longs. Soon they’ll be a party of three and I was so happy to celebrate that with a maternity session in the sand dunes on the Central Coast. It was the dreamiest shoot with loveliest of humans. If you’re in love with these images as much as I am, join me for another magical day at the dunes in February and again in April. Secure your session to capture your own dunes magic!

Harder Coast Session

This sweet family invited me to meet them during family vacation and we had soooo much fun! It was the perfect way to plan family photos. They wanted the session to be full of candid moments. Lot's of life happening and captured just as it went. So that's what we did. Hudson went through at least 3 outfits as you can see. My favorite moment was at the end when we attempted a more posed family portrait and Hudson was more interested in plowing through the sand with his truck. I love that they let him do his thing and I got to capture their family true to who they are. That's always the goal. I want to give you images that will remind you of these precious seasons of life, just as they happened. 

Beach sessions are available for June 29, Aug. 3 and 4. I'd love to meet you at the coast and capture your sweet family!