Eric and Maritza - Bakersfield Wedding St Phillip the Apostle & Petroleum Club

Last weekend's weather for Bakersfield was as follows: Friday - terrible wind storm, thick dusty skies Saturday - blue skies and spring perfection Sunday - thunder and lightning and hail, oh my! Can you guess which day Eric and Maritza tied the knot? If you guessed Saturday, you would be correct - their love made the storm pause. (these are a...
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The Canyon Villa - Intimate Italian Villa Wedding Venue - Olive Inspired Styled Shoot

Just a few miles off the main road in Paso Robles wine country, The Canyon Villa is a gorgeous Italian Villa, perfect for intimate wedding events and vow renewals. The Villa is a bed and breakfast, and with Chef William at the helm, the food alone is worth a visit. The owners, Katherine and William, were so warm and welcoming, inviting me up to sc...
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Skyler's Senior Portrait - Avila Beach - Cal Poly Bound

Skyler is Cal Poly bound! It was great to meet her and photograph this important stage in her life. We started off taking photos near creek, and worked our way toward to Avila Pier. The best part of shooting in Avila this particular day was the protection from the wind, offered by the Point San Luis ridge. It's been a bit windy and chilly for us C...
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Week In Photos - Week 9 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

It's not everyday that a Peregrine Falcon allows you a front row seat to his dinner. My kids and I were heading down the road to the Monarch Butterfly Grove when all of the sudden I saw a large bird flying across with something in its talons. We took the next turn and this falcon had landed just a few blocks over, and was tearing into this pigeon....
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Week In Photos - Week 8 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

This week, my family and I drove on the sand in Pismo, made sand-castles, and took a family silhouette photo. All in all, a great week, although a little slow on the photo side of things. We were fortunate enough to stumble upon the Los Osos Valley Rd bald eagles, but by the time I pulled over to take a photo, one of them had taken flight. Thanks...
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Lauren's Senior Portrait Pismo Beach, CA

It was so great to catch up with Lauren and her mom, Sonja, whom I haven't seen since her and Chuck's wedding nearly two years ago! Time flies when you're having fun. I was totally honored that they contacted me to shoot Lauren's senior pictures, and we had a blast exploring all the meadows and trees near the butterfly grove. Here's a few of my fa...
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Week In Photos - Week 7 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

Special thanks to The Paddleboard Company out of Morro Bay for paddling and yoga-ing - be sure to check out their website and schedule a paddle. This week was super heavy on the photos on Monday with my big shoot up in Los Osos, and then tapered off... and then we went to Legoland! I am sharing only a few images from the Los Osos shoot in anticip...
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Week In Photos - Week 6 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

Week 6 was 2 weeks ago - I don't remember any of this! That's why these weekly photo blog posts are a lot of fun for me. It definitely doesn't seem like 2 weeks since Megan and Chris' wedding portrait. A few of these photos are from a scouting session with Paul Irving from Big Big SLO. We are working on a great new project - putting together a vis...
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Week In Photos - Week 5 - 2016 - Life and Adventures around the Central Coast of California

I can't tell you how much fun I am having with these weekly photo blog posts. A huge fringe benefit of this project, is that it's forcing me to flush out more of my personal work than I have ever previously shared. A lot of times I will share one photo, or maybe none, from things I shoot while out and about with my kids, or just exploring. These po...
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Megan and Chris - Pismo Beach Wedding Portrait

As soon as Megan and Chris contacted me with their concept of photos at Old West Cinnamon Rolls in Pismo, I was really hoping it would fall into place (and not just because I enjoy sweets!) I'm so glad it did because they were a lot of fun to work with. Instead of a wedding cake after their intimate San Luis Obispo ceremony, they opted for their fa...
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