Sarah & Tyler // Del Mar, CA

Okay. I seriously had the greatest adventure with these two during their shoot! 

While rain was expected in the forecast, we didn't even see it coming. After hiking for about 2 miles on a trail where there was really no great coverage for things like a rainstorm, it began to sprinkle. Trying to remain calm and avoid the brown muddy puddles throughout the trail, we booked it for the tree grove in the distance knowing what was soon to come (because of course, when it rains in San Diego, you know it's coming down in buckets).

Once the torrential downpour started, we all gathered close together under the protection of one, fairly small umbrella, and though it was cold and I was trying to keep my cameras as dry as possible, it was a great way to get to know Sarah and Tyler a little more! I go to know more about their love story, how they met, and their plans for the future. It was such a great way to really meet two wonderful people!

But, thats not all. You'd think the rain might have been a crazy part to the story, but the most insane part was having to leap over GIANT streams and rivers that formed on the trail after the downpour. Imagine me with two heavy cameras strapped to me, in nice booties, jumping over these giant streams... all just to get back to our cars. What an adventure it was indeed!

Luckily, you'll be happy to know we all made it out okay. Even though our shoes got a little ruined, I think we can say it was totally worth it.

Lauren & Hunter // Coto de Caza, CA

This couple brings me so much joy! Being young and in love is one of the most beautiful things, and I was so happy to meet Lauren and Hunter. It was a beautiful day for a shoot: a nice cloud cover, with the occasional sun breaking through. It made for seriously beautiful photos. 

One of the things I remember Hunter saying about what he loved about Lauren was how she writes him notes... and they make him emotional. It's such a genuine love that these two have for each other, and I'm so thankful to have captured it for them!

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Serra, Brooke, & Tyler // Coto de Caza, CA

This little family was just the cutest! I love working with such wonderful people and getting to know their stories. Stories are what make us all unique, and are the history of decisions that have lead us to where we are today. Learning more about the families I work with and their walks of life make me so joyous, not only because I get to know them and be their friend (which is always my goal), but also because it gives me such a cool perspective as I capture their moments together.

You can feel the love, giggles, and compassion that this family has for each other because it's so evident in their photos. I'll say it again and a thousand times more: I absolutely love what I do!