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 : Personal

As soon as our journey to start a family didn’t go as planned, I knew I wanted to share our story.  It was something I felt compelled to do because I thought it would help others out there going through something similar.  Pregnancy loss and infertility is something that is not always discussed which can […]

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The Harens | Our journey to start a family

March 26, 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

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