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Hi there! Welcome to the blog, a journal that is updated at least twice a week with recent work, helpful tips, and personal posts! Grab some tea a stay while!

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How They met and fell in love Kelley was the TA for Organic Chemistry that semester. Sam was taking the class and “needed” help with his homework. Maybe he actually did need help with his homework but Sam was for sure motivated to get it because he had a fat crush on the cute TA. […]

Los Rios Historic District + Crystal Cove Engagement Session

Mar 20, 2019

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When I met Kelly I was a freshman and he was a graduate student. He was co-leading a short term mission trip to Nepal and I was on the team. After one of our first meetings I remember him telling me about his photographer girlfriend. While giving me the scoup he pulled out his phone to […]

El Matador Portrait Session | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Feb 6, 2019

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I love the modern romantic wedding inspiration that our vendor team put together for this shootout! A shoot out, if you don’t already know, is a photo shoot put together by a group of vendors for multiple photographers to participate in.

Modern Romantic Wedding Inspiration | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Feb 1, 2019

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Jasmine + Mitchel were one of my very first couples that reached out to me about three years ago and have such a dear place in my heart! They met in youth group, dated long distance in college, and were married on a beautiful sunny day in August!  Joy and playfulness just emanated from them […]

Crystal Cove Portrait Session | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Jan 30, 2019

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They met in a backpacking class and instantly Evan was smitten. Like making sure to get in the same car as her when driving to their trip smitten. Like he told his mom she was the one smitten. So a couple months later when Bri sat him down and said it was going to work, […]

Snowy Big Bear Portrait Session | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Jan 23, 2019

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One of my closest friends from college moved to North Carolina after we graduated. She lives right in the Blue Ridge Mountains and whenever she would post photos of her new home I would always be drooling over how beautiful it was. I always wanted to visit her and this past September she got married […]

Intimate Mountain Elopement | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Jan 17, 2019

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In 2019 I am determined to face a fear. And I am bring you along on my journey. But before I tell you my fear, I figured I would give you some back story.

Facing my fears: My First Scans

Jan 4, 2019

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It was only the second week of school and the campus library was full of bright eyed students. Surrounded by books and hushed tones, Candi was bright-eyed too. But it wasn’t just her studies that had her excited. She had just met a man named Bill. And she knew she wanted to marry him.

Orange County Anniversary Session | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Jan 2, 2019

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Shelby and David had planned on our session together serving as a baby announcement. I was privilege to know about their pregnancy early on because of this. Sadly their baby stopped growing and was lost. On a place that is often a highlight reel, Shelby shared their experience on Instagram with strength and grace that brought me to tears.

Cozy in Home Couple’s Session | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Dec 19, 2018

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Nate was the older brother of her childhood best friend. Jonai always had googly eyes for him and as she grew up Nate was always her standard to measure other guys against. After high school, when Nicole, Jonai’s best friend, and Nate’s sister, went off to college the two of them started hanging out on their own.

Foggy Christmas Session | Orange County Wedding Photographer

Dec 14, 2018

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Christa Norman is a wedding photographer based out of Orange County California and Nagoya Japan