Posts in California
Josh&Ashley | Joshua Tree Engagement Session

Josh+Ashley in Joshua Tree, California. Fellow Washington to California transplants. Bride is a photographer, groom is a musician, so basically they are the couple doppelganger of me and my husband. I had SO much fun adventuring around Joshua Tree with these two - a stark contrast to their veryyyyyyy Pacific Northwest wedding I'm shooting this weekend. :) I can't wait!

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JIM&ALYSSA

05.27.17. Jim+Alyssa /// These two met while running a marathon in Vegas. A marathon. I've run *one* half marathon, and I was in NO condition to meet the love of my life. But they did. They started out running the race together - "meet me at the finish line," they said. I can't get that line out of my head after I heard during their ceremony. I hear a LOT of love stories - and this one is probably one of my favorites.

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TIM&VAL | Beach Wedding + Gender Reveal!

Tim and Val's story began in middle school - the kind of on-again-off-again love where they always ended up coming back to each other. They were planning their big fairytale wedding for later this year when they found out they were pregnant. They moved their wedding up so they'd be married before the baby came, planned a wedding in less than 2 months, and it was the most special and intimate day I've ever been apart of. A wedding on the beach with their closest family and friends followed by a brewery party where they did their GENDER REVEAL. The most incredible day full of celebration for their marriage and their baby girl on the way. Tim and Val - I am so excited for you and your growing family!!!!! It was such an honor to photograph such a special day. STILL CRYING OVER THESE!

planning and design: By Kimmie Lorraine / ceremony site: Coronado Beach / reception: Stone Brewery (Liberty Station)

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Jamie & Amanda | Anza-Borrego Desert Engagement Session

Jamie+Amanda - A day spent exploring the Anza-Borrego desert, followed by a long drive home listening to true crime podcasts together. Dream day.

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Torrey Pines Styled Elopement | Botanicamuse Collaboration pt. 2

Some of my favorite and most treasured work of my career.  

Photography: KNDM Co. / Florals: Botanicamuse / Makeup: Sunny Barry / Gown: Kirsten Paige Bridal ('Brooklyn' gown) / Location: Torrey Pines State Beach

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San Diego Botanic Garden | Botanicamuse + KNDM Co. collaboration pt. 1

Photography: KNDM Co. / Florals: Botanicamuse / Makeup: Sunny Barry / Gown: Kirsten Paige Bridal ('Gatsby' gown) / Location: San Diego Botanic Garden

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Taylor & Allison | La Jolla Intimate Wedding

Allison and Taylor's wedding was perfect: an intimate gathering of their family who traveled from Washington and Arizona to see them get married in beautiful La Jolla on a warm, February San Diego afternoon. A cozy dinner at a beachside restaurant was their ideal wedding reception and gave family the perfect opportunity to catch up and spend time together. This was the most chill, fun and relaxing day and I was in photographer heaven.

Florals: Botanicamuse / Venue: La Jolla Presbyterian Church

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Aaron & Tiffany | Joshua Tree Surprise Proposal

Thank you so much to The Ruin Venue for letting us use their gorgeous space for this surprise proposal! This was one of my favorite days ever and my favorite thing I've ever gotten to photograph. Months of planning went into this surprise and Aaron wins all the fiancé points in the world for planning such a wonderful day for Tiffany. Friends came out to the venue to meet us with champagne and chocolate-covered strawberries, there was a party with their closest family and friends waiting for them when we got back from Joshua Tree... this was truly one of the most special days I've ever been apart of. I am so overwhelmed with good feelings about these images, I don't even have words. So I'm not going to try. Aaron and Tiffany, I am so excited for your life together and so honored to have captured this special event for you! 

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