Happy Holidays!! I hope everyone had a nice little break surrounded by family, friends, and loved ones! I’m still full from all the food I’ve eaten and all the Pfeffernusse I’ve baked. So.much.Pfeffernusseeeeee. I can’t believe the New Year is approaching… WHAT!? How did 2018 go by SO flippin fast!? So many changes have happened in the last few months and I’m so excited to share more! But FIRST…. Kristina and Rory’s Mount Lemmon Anniversary session!!
Sometimes love comes when you least expect it and in ways you’ve never imagined. That was the case with Monica and Daniel who’s modern romance made me swell up with such genuine joy. It’s not always that you hear about such authentic love connections made through tinder, but these two are the exception for sure. After swiping right on each other, they had their first date at Monica’s favorite little local coffee shop called Casa Madrid. And despite only having just met, Daniel knew from their first date that he wanted to marry her. Continue reading
He gathered old photos of the two of them, remembering the early years of their relationship. Gary wanted to make something special for his long time girlfriend, Sayleen- a scrapbook depicting their 10 year journey together was the perfect way to show their history… a history filled with many adventures, many twists and turns and ups and downs. They had so many memories marked by sweet laughs and joyful times. As he was preparing to make Sayleen’s anniversary gift, he did so with the intention that this would be one she would never forget… Continue reading
You guys, have I said recently how much I LOVE the desert!? No, really. It may have taken about 20 some years to really appreciate its unique beauty but daaaaang, the desert was really showing off for Raquel and Gaston’s session!
They each decided to go to the beach in San Carlos one weekend with friends… neither of them knowing what an important trip that would be… neither of them knowing they would meet the love of their lives in the hours ahead. One fateful night, a friend introduced Luis to Lorena thinking they might spark a connection. And indeed they did. And ever since then, that spark burns brighter than ever. Continue reading
Happy New Year, friends!
After a little break for the holidays and more than enough holiday treats in my belly to last the entire year of 2017, I return to the blog with so much thankfulness that I could explode with love! A few years ago, I never thought I would be living out my dreams of being a photographer and loving my job so much, connecting with such amazing people, and getting to document such special moments. And now… I am! I feel like Fearless, Speak Now and Red Era Taylor Swift winning an award! hahaha Continue reading
With an estimated population of 1,394,928, San Diego is the eighth-largest city in the United States. They were each there for different reasons, Kristina’s reason only lasting the weekend. They could have met different people. They could have been hanging out in different bars. A million factors could have influenced them never meeting each other in such a large city, in such a short window of time…
When I first heard their love story, I was practically in tears because of how cute it was. I could feel how excited Ana Lucia was sharing a bit of their story. It was as if it were straight out of a romance novel or one of those old Golden Era black and white films about love. Which for me, made my heart flutter seeing as how I’m a total sappy romantic haha. Their sweet smiles, dreamy stares, and cute giggles never stopped the entire time. And I couldn’t help but notice the way he held her hand and the way she rested her head on his shoulder… it was as if they fit perfectly together.
Ohhhhh you guys, after hearing that Laura noticed a handsome stranger in church one day from the corner of her eye and HOW Abraham proposed to Laura years later, I knew this session was going to be filled with pure love and joy. Laura and Abraham’s love story is definitely one for the books. It’s one of those stories that you know will be passed down through generations of their family where they will each tell it differently every time, giggling at each other’s version of what happened. And they even have an amazing keepsake of HOW he proposed, which I’ll explain in a bit.
I have many favorite poets that I turn to when I need some general life inspiration, but Khalil Gibran always seems to tug at my heart strings first. Perhaps it’s because it brings back nostalgic memories of reading Khalil Gibran poetry with my best friend, Lauren, when she was living in Flagstaff, or because his words always seem to resonate with what I’m processing through at that particular time that I’m reading something of his. Whatever the case, when I was with Rox and Fer for their session, getting to know their personalities and a bit of their story reminded me of one of Gibran’s poems and I would like to share that today. Continue reading