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

Filed in : Weddings

These two traveled all the way from Hong Kong to get married in California!  Natalie and Lung were two of the sweetest people and were just so happy to be married which was so beautiful to witness.  It was such a pleasure getting to know them during their session at Greystone Mansion in August.  Congratulations […]

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Natalie & Lung | Greystone Mansion

August 26, 2019

Filed in : Engagements, Portraits

Natalie and Brian were visiting sunny southern California from the east coast and wanted to document their time with a portrait session at Sunset Cliffs!  We had the most dreamy light for their session which we were all in awe of.  These two were up for the adventure which made for such a fun session.  […]

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Natalie & Brian | Sunset Cliffs

August 25, 2019