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I know, I know. Photographers are ruling the planet these days. There are so many of us, and it’s hard to know who to choose. And while I think your photographer’s portfolio should make your heart sing, that isn’t the only consideration. Personality and process are essential (and you can learn more about mine here). […]

Brett and Brian planned their wedding day alongside Michelle Garibay Events at the Avalon hotel in Palm Springs, California. When I asked how the two of them met, looking over at one another, smiling and chuckling. “We met dancing in front of the speaker during one of our favorite DJ sets.” Who knew that being […]

What better way to escape the New York Winters by having a destination wedding in Palm Springs. Picture it: warm Summer heat, pool time, tacos, margaritas, and a piñata on the wedding day, um…yes please!  Brett and Tom are an international traveling couple that decided to have a colorful, loud, and fun wedding. Typically temperatures […]

A surprise proposal is how Taylor and Nick began their engagement. While in Japan on vacation, on Valentine’s day, Nick got down on one knee and just like that, Taylor became engaged. The best part, Nick worked with his future mother-in-law (who is a jeweler) to create a custom ring, a one-of-a-kind that only Taylor […]

Whitney and Nic wanted to have a destination wedding for their guests. Being from Las Vegas they wanted a more oasis, secluded destination. Palm Springs brought them that perfect ‘Old Hollywood’ vibe they were looking for. The couple returned to their engagement spot to tie the knot in an intimate ceremony at the beautiful Avalon […]

We have some exciting news to share with everyone. After multiple conversations, deliberations, and thoughts…my husband, Nick, has decided to take a new job. A new job offer that would not only change our lives for the better, but will create a new space to explore together. A place we have both never been before […]

Over the past couple of years bachelorette parties have become the new hot trend. That trend is so popular in Palm Springs right now and I LOVE IT! At first I was skeptical of the whole bachelorette photo-shoot idea. I had so many questions on how would it go, what is expected, and what are […]

Jillian and Matt are originally from Phoenix, Arizona but had the chance to come out to Palm Springs for a weekend getaway. Something that they enjoy doing together, while having their engagement photo session with me! How fun is that? Jillian actually met Matt at a James Blake Concert through a mutual friend from law […]

I am very excited to share my time with the wonderful and beautiful: Kristin. She wanted to get lifestyle portraits done for her website and blog! Currently, Kristin serves as the editor of DESERT Magazine, which is a local magazine for Palm Springs. It incorporates fashion and what is going on in the valley, very […]

February 10, 2017. It is a time that speaks romance with Valentine’s Day just around the corner, and couples worldwide express their love to one another remember their dedication and commitment to their partner. Why did I mention February 10th, do you ask? It was a day that I felt the love, specifically from a […]

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