2018 Goals

2018 Goals

This is the first post in a new series: Monthly Goal Setting. What goals I have for the month, what I learned from them and even what didn't go as planned! But before I get to my goals for January, I have to share the framework for this year: my ten 2018 Goals!

San Clemente Pier Anniversary Session David + Vika

San Clemente Pier Anniversary Session David + Vika

This January I participated in something really cool called the Big Fake Wedding, a bridal show in the form of a fake wedding with a real couple renewing their vows!

I intentionally to get to know each and every couple as people not just as a bride and groom. It isn't just something I like to do if I have time but LOVE to do because it plays a vital role in allowing me to serve my couples well, and giving them the best photographic experience.

The First 3 Steps You Need to Take After Engagement

You are engaged! Yay! This is such a wonderful time but before you know it, you'll be in a white dress walking down the aisle to marry the love of your life. But now that you've said "yes", it might be difficult to know where to start! Here are the first 3 steps you need to take after you get engaged! 

Getting Started: You are Running a Business

Getting Started: You are Running a Business

If I had the time to get coffee with every up and coming photographer my heart would be so full and happy. But I wanted to be able to help and offer a little wisdom even though coffee dates with everyone who asks are sadly not an option. Today we are chatting about another fundamental element to getting started knowing that you are running a business. 

5 Steps to Clutter Free Christmas Decorating

5 Steps to Clutter Free Christmas Decorating

I love the cheeriness of Christmas. The music, the lights, the decoration, but I also like simple clean spaces and sometimes I can get overwhelmed by all the decorations. If you are like me then you will love this post! I've put together 5 steps to clutter free christmas decorating!  

Advent Photography Challenge

Advent Photography Challenge

Have you ever said, "I can't believe Christmas is already here!?". I know for a fact you have! But you aren't the only one. It is especially hard in southern California where our seasons are subtle to non-existent. But this doesn't have to be you this year! 

Why I'm Taking a Sabbatical (And why you should consider it too)

Why I'm Taking a Sabbatical (And why you should consider it too)

There is a season for everything. For growth, harvest, rest, planting. But we live in a fast-paced world that insists we need to be growing abundantly and constantly. But have we stopped to ask if this is sustainable or healthy? I don't think so and true of nature either. 

4 Steps to an Inspiring Fall Adventure

4 Steps to an Inspiring Fall Adventure

I need adventure to feel inspired and fully alive. I try to get one in every season because of this and to help me feel present! In my opinion, an adventure can be almost anything (Or maybe it's that I can make an adventure out of almost anything haha) the only basic requirement is . . . 

Coto Valley Country Club Wedding: Chris + Courtney

Coto Valley Country Club Wedding: Chris + Courtney

Courtney and Chris have one of THE most thoughtful and magical proposal stories of like ever. You can read more about that here if you'd like but basically, it was magical and involved a glass slipper that actually fits!So it was natural that Courtney would pull up to her ceremony at the Coto Valley Country Club in a horse-drawn carriage.

Corona Del Mar Engagement Session: Chris + Sophia

Corona Del Mar Engagement Session: Chris + Sophia

Chris sat in his car after saying goodbye to Sophia the high school Halloween dance. But he couldn't drive home. He just knew if he went back and kissed her that she would be his girlfriend. He was right and then eight years, he asked her to be his wife.

Big Bear Anniversary Session: Anna & Sam

Big Bear Anniversary Session: Anna & Sam

The air was crisp and the leaves were yellow outside of the family cabin in Big Bear. This is where Anna had come with her parents and sisters for many summers and Christmas'. In these first two years of Anna + Sam's marriage, the cabin has also become a place where they can sneak away from the busy-ness of life.