Southern California Photographer

Arts District Couples Session | Los Angeles, CA

There’s something magical about the Arts District in Downtown Los Angeles. Nothing is exactly alike; there is something completely creative and unique every corner you turn.

A few weeks ago, I had the honor of spending time with Scout and Jake, and it was so much fun! It was a gorgeous spring afternoon: not too hot and a there was a refreshing breeze. We met at Angel City Brewery to enjoy a beer before starting the session.

Throughout the session, you could just tell they were in love and having a great time together. They were easy-going and excited, which made it even more fun. They even bought along their pups, Sophie and Murphy, which added a playful and fun component to their session.

Thanks so much for letting me spend part of the afternoon with you two! Enjoy some of my favorites from their session below…

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Are you or anyone you know looking to get gorgeous photos with your significant other? Click here to start chatting with me about your dream session!

Sand Dunes Couples Session | Imperial, CA

Earlier this spring I met up with Andrea and Elliott for a unique morning session in one of the most interesting desert spots in southern California, Imperial Sand Dunes.

These dunes are unlike any desert landscape I have seen throughout southern California. The sand is soft and powdery and has a variety of contrasting textures throughout. The golden morning light perfectly illuminated the natural wind-blown sand and off-road vehicle tire tracks.

The main goal of this session was to get a variety of unique photos throughout various dunes—a mix of close-up and distance shots. It was so much fun running up and down the dunes with this gorgeous couple celebrating their 5th year of marriage.

Andrea and Elliott: thank you for trusting me to take your photos! I loved getting to work with you and enjoyed exchanging funny stories.

Scroll below for a few of my favorites…

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Want to book an adventurous couples session or gorgeous outdoor elopement? Click here to start planning it with me!

Something Homemade Branding Photoshoot | Rancho Santa Fe, CA

I recently did a branding photoshoot for Something Homemade, a catering company based in Rancho Santa Fe, California. The photoshoot took place in a private home which was a fitting location to match the look and feel of the company—cozy home cooked meals for private parties and events.

Something Homemade is owned and operated by Chef Keely Barrera. Keely’s dishes are made beautifully and thoughtfully. Every dish is made from scratch, never canned or processed. 

I left the photo session with a tray of lovely baked goods from Keely. All were great, but I have to say her lemon bars in particular were phenomenal.

If you are hosting an event at or near the Rancho Santa Fe area and looking for catering service, definitely give Something Homemade a try!

Scroll below to see some of their tasty offerings…

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Custom menus by Luciana Emilia

Custom menus by Luciana Emilia

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Chef Keely Barrera

Chef Keely Barrera

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How cute are these mini glasses of milk paired with brownie bites?

How cute are these mini glasses of milk paired with brownie bites?

These are the lemon bars I mentioned above…they’re divine!

These are the lemon bars I mentioned above…they’re divine!

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Crostini

Crostini

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Mini Fish Tacos

Mini Fish Tacos

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Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Preparing a coconut cake

Preparing a coconut cake

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Restaurant, coffee shop, or catering company looking to rebrand your website and social media? Couple or family looking to book the perfect in-home session? Click here to get started!