Filed in : For Photographers

Fuji 400H has been my go-to film of choice for many years now, so when I saw Fuji’s announcement about it being discontinued I definitely was overcome with many different emotions. First I was in denial, then I became sad and frustrated because it is such a big tool I use to create the “look” […]

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Fuji 400H vs. Portra 400

March 25, 2021

Filed in : Engagements

Whenever I get to shoot at the Mission San Juan Capistrano, I am one happy photographer!  There are so many beautiful backdrops to use.  Sarah & Blaine were such a joy to photograph!  The day started out pretty cloudy but at the end of our session, the sun decided to peek out and we ended […]

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Sarah & Blaine | San Juan Capistrano Engagement

January 12, 2021

Filed in : Weddings

Lauren & Jonah’s love for one another is so apparent the second you meet them!  It was such an honor getting to work with them for their wedding, which ended up being the last wedding I photographed before the pandemic hit.  Also, I was secretly pregnant with my son which made it extra special.  Rancho […]

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Lauren & Jonah | Rancho Bernardo Inn Wedding

November 23, 2020

Filed in : Weddings

Located in sunny Southern California, Vista Valley Country Club was the perfect setting for this Tuscan inspired editorial. Featuring lush florals, soft textures, and real emotion.  Blue Ladder Botany is a floral genius and put together some stunning floral arrangements that were simply a work of art. Kohnur did such an incredible job creating a timeless look for our […]

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Tuscan Wedding Inspiration at Vista Valley

March 17, 2020

Filed in : Weddings

This is definitely one of my favorite editorials to date!  I absolutely love olive trees and they photograph so beautifully on film.  For this editorial, we wanted to create effortless beauty which began in the details. The stationery design by Cottage Four Co. For Ciarra Claire had a delicate design that incorporated letterpress, olive branches, […]

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Olive Grove Wedding Inspiration

March 3, 2020

Filed in : Weddings

This editorial was inspired by the beauty and texture of lilac. We wanted to keep that theme present throughout the entire day – from the paper goods to the delicate appliques on the Calla Blanche gown. Unoaked did an outstanding job making sure each individual component came together effortlessly to fit our overall vision. Melissa, […]

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Lilac Infused Wedding Editorial

February 5, 2020

Filed in : Weddings

We were thrilled to have this very special inspirational shoot featured on Magnolia Rouge. More about the editorial: Our groom wore a blue tux from Friar Tux to accentuate the main color from our desired palette. We wanted to make sure all of the elements were centered around the beautiful view. For the ceremony scene, Sweet […]

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Amalfi Coast Inspired Elopement

January 9, 2020

Filed in : Weddings

Amanda and Daren got married in the beautiful golden hills of Santa Ynez in front of their closest friends and family.  It was an absolute honor to be there to capture their special day.  They are such a sweet couple filled with so much love and joy and I believe that truly shows through in […]

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Amanda & Daren | Santa Ynez Wedding

January 7, 2020

Filed in : Weddings

Photographer MALLORY DAWN PHOTOGRAPHY|Mentor Photographer HEATHER PAYNE|Planning, design & florals ZIMMERMAN EVENTS|Venue SUNSTONE WINERY|Bridal gown LEE GREBENAU|Bridal boutique KINSLEY JAMES COUTURE BRIDAL|Shoes BELLA BELLE SHOES|Hair & make-up KAKKI JONES|Jeweller SUSIE SALTZMAN|Robe & veil KINSLEY JAMES COUTURE BRIDAL|Stationery PAPER BIRCH DESIGNS|Cake LELE PATISSERIE|Tux THE BLACK TUX|Ribbons SILK AND WILLOW|Rentals THE TENT MERCHANT|Car SANTA BARBARA SPEEDSTER

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Sunstone Winery Wedding Editorial

October 30, 2019