Mr & Mrs Costa

when i get extremely busy with life (personal & professional) my blog is the first thing to be put on the back burner. I say that i will be better about posting & then life gets in the way. i forget how therapeutic it can be to share the intimate details of a session along with those images. facebook and instagram really don't have that platform. i had never met matt & kahla before our first "interview" as it was and i immediately fell in love with both of them. kahla's is so beautiful and humble. what an amazing young lady! matt is a gentle soul who was obviously madly in love with his bride to be. we had an amazing engagement session and i looked forward for their actual wedding day from that moment on. that day seemed to arrive before i knew it. both sets of families were so welcoming and treated me as if i had known them for a lifetime. kahla was one of the most beautiful brides i had ever seen. matt was so nervous right before the ceremony started. it was so sweet to watch him. everything about this day was beautiful from start to finish. matt even serenaded kahla with a little rap song during the reception. since their wedding, matt & kahla would welcome a beautiful baby girl into their family. I had the pleasure of shooting their maternity pictures & was beyond thrilled to be a part of the birth of their beautiful baby girl, aubrey faye costa. to be trusted with such a blessed event meant the world to me. it brought me even closer to their families and allowed me to witness one of God's most beautiful miracles. maternity, birth & newborn sessions coming soon!  

Melissa + Cole {Engaged}

Wow was this day crazy & we shot all over the place finishing up with a sunset sand storm!

Tracy Giles did hair & makeup for Missy while Cole got everything ready for our little adventure. We drove all around the mountains stopping wherever we felt like!

One of my favorite spots was an area that had been burned out by a recent fire. Right in the middle of the ash covered mountain side was this beautiful green brush growing right through the dead ground. It just seemed so significant to me.

The last shots were in the middle of the desert with the most amazing sunset and wind howling like crazy. We literally had to stop and then shoot when there was a brief break in the sand blowing past. Missy was cracking up during the kissing shots since Cole had a mouth full of sand for most of them!

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We stumbled upon an area that had been burned in a recent fire. Loved the significance of the new growth 

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The Pope Family

...Established October 5, 2012

Brittnee is such a stunningly beautiful girl both inside and out. I was so excited to have the privilege of shooting her wedding day. Brittnee & Sean have a precious son Kaden who stole the show with his assisted walk down the isle. My very talented daughter Nicki Dennis and Heather Renee Howard assisted in capturing the day as it unfolded. I have been a part of Brittnee's family for years as all of our girls cheered together {always that cheer connection} and her aunt Michele is my person! Sean's family fit right in with Britt's family, making the perfect blend! The ceremony and reception were held at The Crossing in Carlsbad.

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