Filed in : Portraits

I photographed Amy & Kenny’s wedding a few years back so when they reached out to me asking if I would take their maternity photos I was beyond thrilled.  These two are such a sweet pair and I am so excited for them to meet their beautiful baby girl very soon.  Congratulations Amy & Kenny.  […]

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Amy & Kenny | Maternity Session

June 15, 2021

Filed in : Engagements

Getting to photograph these two at the stunning Kestrel Park was just a dream.  It is always a pleasure getting the opportunity to work on this beautiful property!  The session ended with a stunning sunset in the golden hills of Santa Ynez and we got to capture their love in such a romantic way!  See […]

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Jennifer & Dan | Kestrel Park Engagement

April 28, 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 : For Photographers

I know this is an uneasy time full of anxiety and uncertainty, and for many of us creatives who own a small business, we may be stuck at home wondering what to do.  Weddings and events are being canceled or postponed left and right which can leave us hurting for work and also feeling scared […]

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25 ways to help your photography business during COVID-19

March 17, 2020

Filed in : For Photographers, Personal

Amazon is honestly becoming my go-to place to shop these days.  I love how easy it is, and if you use it, I am sure you love it as well!  I wanted to put together a place to share all of my favorite things.  I am always asking friends for reccomendations or searching youtube for […]

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My Amazon Favorites

March 7, 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

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