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!  

Mr & Mrs Pfost | Established 6.29.14

It's crazy to think that I have shot three Pfost weddings including Jarrett's Mom Jillian to her amazing hubby Jonathan as well as his sissy Jessie to her wonderful husband Brian. Like the other two weddings, this day was full of faith, love, tears & laughter. These people are like family to me & I was blessed to a part of the best day of their lives to date. It was apparent in the decor selection that Diana had put a lot of love into making the details of the day perfect. Diana chose a non-traditional dance with her mother that had all of us in tears! As a mother myself, these tender moments mean so much more than words can express. I hope theses images portray the day as it unfolded & all of the magic that surrounded this couple.

Huge thanks to Jeff Lewis & Bethany Swanson. It was a pleasure shooting with them. 

Day of Coordinator : Jenny Stecklair

Wedding Location : Marina Village

Catering : Rico Tocos Catering Service

DJ : Bwatt Entertainment

Florist : Brenda Landini

Cake : Lindsey Schiele

Hair and Makeup : Ashley Urgo

Bride's Hotel : Paradise Point

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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Franco & Kristen Torres

... Established July 13, 2013

When I received a wedding inquiry from Georgette Torres for her son Franco, I was excited & a little nervous! She was both of my daughters high school Principle and is an AMAZING woman that I have looked up to for years! I had not met Franco or Kristen till a few days before the wedding but instantly felt a strong connection.

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Franco and Kristen met briefly while attending college at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, but the real love connection was made while they were both living in San Francisco a few years later. One of the driving forces between their happy almost-eight years together is definitely thier mutual interests and passions.

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The Proposal...

On Memorial Day, 2012, they took their annual trip up to the lake. While preparing for their usual hike to a nearby waterfall, Kristen could help but notice that Franco seemed a little anxious. When they arrived at the waterfall, Franco took Kristen down to the rocks on the bank of the babbling brook, got down on one knee with their dog at his side, and asked Kristen to be his wife. They returned to a cabin full of family and open arms. Kristen explained it as, “A dream come true and exactly how I imagined it would be.”

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The day of the wedding was so peaceful which doesn't usually happen at a wedding! Every person from the family to wedding party, made us feel so welcomed. Kriten's Dad's speech was the best speech I have ever heard at a wedding and he had the entire room in tears. The ceremony and reception was held at the Coronado Island Marriott Resort & Spa.

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My team of photographers was made up of Quinn LaCasse and Sergey Martinovich. Between the similarities of our styles and individual uniqueness, I hope the beginning of the Torres story was well told.

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