California Wedding Photographer

Jordan + Rachael // Intimate Elopement in the Redwood Forest

Words don't really do justice to how special this day was and to how honored we felt to be a part of it. So I think I'll just let the photos speak for themselves. I really did try to narrow down to my favorites but when you're dealing with the Northern California coastline and the majesty of Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park it's a tall order.

Check out the highlight video for even more gorgeousness...

A couple of weeks later we had the pleasure of capturing Rachael + Jordan's reception back home in St. Louis. Talk about the best of both worlds. Have I mentioned how much we LOVE shooting at Jefferson Underground!?

San Juan Capistrano, CA Wedding at The McLaughlin Residence

The McLaughlin Residence | Bride & Groom Wedding Portraits

I still marvel at the serendipitous way that this wedding came our way, along with these two incredible people that we now consider our dear friends. The internet is a crazy thing, man. Drew, somehow, stumbled upon us while searching Pinterest (probably for the first time in his life) from the jungles of Peru (which is where he and Emily met). I could tell from the very first email that these were our people lol. They happened to be coming to St. Louis so we set up an engagement session and friendship was instantly forged. It was so fun reconnecting with them out in Southern California last month to celebrate their wedding day. The only thing that could possibly have topped it was that last week they moved here and now they live 10 minutes away! We're stoked!!

Seriously, the coolest part of this job is the friendships that we make along the way. It really is the best. I am so incredibly grateful for every couple that has trusted us to tell their story.

Check out their super fun highlight video that Kyle made!

Redwoods Camp Wedding - Santa Cruz Wedding Photographer

I don't think I have enough adjectives in my vocabulary to truly tell you how I feel about this wedding and these two awesome people. Little did I know that when Bill and Mayka were planning their dream wedding they were also planning MY dream wedding! First of all can we talk about this dreamy venue situated perfectly in the mountains surrounded by redwoods? And Mayka's dress! A custom original with a story of it's own. These two seriously thought through every detail and created one magical day. I feel so incredibly grateful that Kyle and I got to play our small role and witness the beginning of Bill and Mayka's journey. 

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And now for an extra special treat. Kyle has crossed over into filmmaking and is killin' it! So so sooooo proud of him!!!