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 : 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 : Personal

Happy Due Date to our son, Gatlin!  If you would have told me when I got pregnant, that he would be born 10 weeks early, I wouldn’t have believed you.  My due date was August 8th, 2020 and he ended up being born on May 29th! I can say without hesitation that our journey to […]

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Our firstborn son | Maternity Images

August 8, 2020

Filed in : Weddings

We dreamed up some serious springtime inspiration and it came to life at Wingate! The bride wore a blush-hued floral silk ball gown with shoulder bows from Emily Kotarski Bridal, paired with a classic black tux for the groom styled by M. Dumas & Sons, accessorized with a furry companion in a floral collar, Honey […]

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South Carolina Wedding Inspiration

June 23, 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

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 : Engagements

Lauren and Jonah are the sweetest pair.  I actually photographed Jonah’s sister’s wedding a few years back so to be photographing Jonah’s wedding now is very special.  I absolutely love it when my couples are up for an adventure and these two definitely were!  We drove up to the picturesque Santa Ynez for their engagement […]

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Lauren & Jonah | Santa Ynez Engagement

December 10, 2019

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

Filed in : Portraits

When Troy and Aimee asked me to take their family photos this year, I was so excited.  It is always extra special when people in the wedding industry ask you to photograph them.  You may recognize this talented husband and wife team because they have their own incredibly successful photography business.  If you haven’t seen […]

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The Grovers | Orange County, Ca

October 21, 2019