philip and melody are married!

philip and melody had a lovely morning wedding at the berkeley redwood amphitheater. we took their portraits in the botanical gardens, i can’t wait to visit again! the weather was perfect and the views epic. they finished their magical day celebrating with family and friends at a beautiful afternoon reception at the boilerhouse restaurant. congratulations and best wishes phil and mel, you are a wonderful pair!






lilify fall inspiration shoot

a few weeks ago i had the wonderful opportunity to work with hanni of lilify floral design again and photograph some of her new fall inspired arrangements. one of her centerpieces from our shoot is being featured on a collection! 

anthea & joseph big sur elopement

we had a lovely late summer afternoon portrait session in carmel valley and a magical evening elopement at rocky point in big sur with anthea and joseph. it was a true honor to spend such a special day with this charming new york couple.


sonja & caleb engaged

sonja and caleb met while working at mount hermon’s redwood camp which is nestled in the beautiful santa cruz mountains. sonja thought it would be the perfect place to take their engagement photos, and she was right. the entire shoot i was overwhelmed by how magical it is there.

kelci potter jewelry

kelci and i met two weeks before our freshman year of high school, and she has remained a dear friend of mine ever since. she has a wonderful charm and unique sense of style i had had the great opportunity to photograph her latest season of beautiful jewelry . you can see more from the shoot on my ever whim facebook page. (until she has a live etsy account, purchase inquires can be directed to