Married on a Mountain
It was June 25, 2017 that Kareen & Cody tied the knot on the top of Mammoth Mountain. Wow, what a year that was for snow! And WOW, am I super behind on blogging?!
With the 2018 wedding season ramping up and with more weddings on my docket than ever before, I’m getting super pumped to get behind the camera. Here are a few highlight shots from a beautiful day with a beautiful couple.
Michael & Lacey
The more weddings I do, the more photos I take, the more I figure out who I am as a photographer, and the more I figure out who my dream client is.
Lacey & Michael are my dream client.
These two are the real deal. In love.
Because of their laid back nature and overall chemistry, it really was no wonder that their guests were even my dream clients as well – relaxed & genuinely happy. Seriously, there was so much goodness going around it was hard to take it all in. These are my people.
Lacey & Michael exchanged vows in a beautiful field, nestled in the Alabama Hills with the looming Sierra in the background. They had their guests camp out on the property, and as fun as the ceremony was, I imagined that the real partying happened after I left.
It truly was a day to remember. The wind. The beautiful bouquet Lacey gathered from her guests as she walked down the aisle. The pinky promise. The vows. And of course…
The love, the love, the love.
<3 <3 <3
Alice & Andrew are Expecting
Alice and Andrew are expecting their little bundle of joy April 6, 2017. A baby girl. And they can’t be more excited. Heck, I can’t be more excited for them!! They have read the books and prepared the nursery but what is going to make these two exceptional parents is their undeniable love that they have for each other.
Congratulations to you Alice & Andrew!! You two are going to be amazing parents, I truly can not wait to meet your little girl.
Breaking into Headshots w/ Melissa
I think it’s SO so sooo important to have mentors in your life. People that believe in you and encourage you and plant little ideas in your head for success. I am SO so sooo fortunate to have a few of those very special people in my life.
One of these particular mentors is always encouraging me to push my photography & business endeavors. This mentor of mine recently got some headshots done (not by me) — and this got my wheels turning about the headshot niche of photography that I’d never thought about. So here is the first trial run, with another good friend of mine, Melissa.
Just as I feel lucky to have friends who I also consider mentors, I also feel very lucky to have friends that double as models! Cough cough, like Melissa here…
@ Home w/ Mike & Katie
How cute are Mike & Katie?!
This was my first “in-home” session and I think we all had a blast. In-home photo sessions are intimate & comfortable and really lets a couple’s personality shine. This session was particularly amazing because I got to partake in some of those delicious sourdough waffles they whipped up!
Mike and Katie are ALWAYS cooking up something amazing. They both navigate a kitchen like total bosses and create food combinations that are incredibly delicious and mind boggling to me. Gosh, I need to learn how to cook!
Although these two are completely comfortable lounging around the house in their pajamas they also really get after it — planning their next adventure, next mountain to climb or of course, their next dinner to host.
I am so lucky to call these 2 family and can’t wait to document their love story for years to come.
Katalin & Her Baby Bump
Have you ever met someone who you just instantly clicked with? Katalin was that woman for me! I loved her energy and her personality — after the session we sat and had coffees together at Starbucks and it really was like sitting with an old friend.
This mama-to-be can’t be more excited about her little man, who is expected to say hello to the world in March — just a couple short weeks away!
I have been feeling so thankful for photography and the connections that I have been able to make through my camera. Katalin just reinforced those feelings ten fold. I’m looking forward to staying in touch and organizing play dates for our little ones.
Steve & Amy
Steve and Amy have been friends for a lonnnng time.
They’ve been a couple a long time too.
Then they became co-workers, and subsequently co-managers.
Next, you probably saw this coming… husband and wife.
But the story doesn’t end there, of course, marriage is just the beginning. And who would you rather start your new beginning with than your closest friend, your partner in crime, your team mate, your husband … your wife.
That’s exactly what Steve and Amy are doing.
These two are always taking it to the next level, in their relationship, in their personal adventures and their business endeavors. Definitely a couple to keep your eye on! I’m so happy for you both and can’t wait to see where the years take you.
Zoe Marie Goes to High School
Kids these days! 15 going on 25!!
Jiselle & Brett
Jiselle & Brett came down from Mammoth Lakes to get some pictures in the wild iris fields before the flowers were done for the season — the photo session just happened to turn into an impromptu engagement session! Jiselle asked Brett to marry her just a day or two before and of course — he said yes! Congratulations Jiselle & Brett!
Sunrise w/ Nicole & Michael
Huntington Beach, California – the temperatures are always perfect and it’s not far from whatever type of scenery you want – mountains, desert, ocean, lakes, forests – you name it and it’s all within a days drive. Although I absolutely love living in Bishop, I still have a big fat soft spot for the beach and its foggy mornings.
For our portrait photography session, we decided to take an early morning walk at the Bolsa Chica Wetlands — I had yet to take sunrise pictures and although I wouldn’t describe myself as a morning person, this session with Nicole & Michael made me wanting to do many many more.
The beautiful orange and yellow light + the cozy fall appeal = one very happy photographer. Thank you Nicole & Michael for dragging my butt outta bed and for being such an incredibly fun couple to photograph.