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Dreamy, Sunset Maternity Session in Tustin | Mike & Christy

Christy told me she wanted to do her maternity session somewhere a little different… This is how we ended up in a haunted looking forest in Tustin, better known as Cedar Grove Park! After our session, I learned that Christy and Mike love Halloween – which would explain why they liked the eerie effect of the fog that day 😛 After the forest, we made our way to Citrus Grove Park just around the corner, and the sun started peeking out over the clouds How absolutely stunning is this mama-to-be?! Congratulations Mike & Christy!! Can’t wait to meet baby...

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PUBLISHED | Romantic, Laguna Beach Proposal & Engagement at Victoria Beach | Cai & Jing

Cai and Jing have a very sweet long distance love story! They met at UC Irvine when Jing was an international student. Shortly after, Jing had to go home…the full story can be found published on How He Asked by The Knot and Let’s Bee Together! As for the proposal itself – Cai had scheduled their engagement session with me at the beautiful Victoria Beach in Laguna Beach. A little bit into the shoot, he pulled me aside and told me he had the wedding ring and it was burning a hole in his pocket. I was like WHAT?!...

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Adorable, Fair-Inspired Beach Engagement at Balboa Fun Zone in Newport Beach | Carissa & Nico

Since the Orange County Fair is in town, it’s about time I blogged this adorable Balboa Island engagement session in Newport Beach! We headed to the Baloba Fun Zone first, and quickly realized it’s not super poppin on weekdays. We decided to hop onto the Balboa Ferris Wheel…and I quickly learned that ferris wheels are a lot faster than they look… We also stumbled upon this very fitting mural! Carissa is a sea animal trainer so we had to get a cute picture in front of it \ Towards sunset, we head to the beach and dipped our toes...

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PUBLISHED | Foodie, Dim Sum Restaurant Engagement in San Francisco | Krystle & Bradford

UPDATE: This unique engagement session was recently published on Love,inc.! Check it out HERE When I asked Krystle and Bradford if they had any location preferences for their engagement session, they told me they liked large structures and then casually (jokingly…?) mentioned they also loved dim sum. The minute they said that, I got back to them and suggested a dim sum engagement session. I, like any good Asian, LOVE food and especially love dim sum. I also love unique sessions, especially if they incorporate something meaningful! We settled on Hong Kong Lounge II in San Francisco, CA. The...

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PUBLISHED | Romantic, Sunset Engagement at The Venice Canals in Venice Beach | Nichole & Jimmy

UPDATE: This beautiful Venice Canals engagement session was recently published in The Southern California Bride! Check it out and read more wonderful details about how the shoot came together from the couple’s perspective! I’m so excited to share this Venice Beach engagement session because these two happen to be my dear friends! I met Jimmy right around the time I first moved to Orange County – we’ve been friends since, and he even lived on my couch during a short period of time #hustledays. I also remember helping him obtain and deliver Valentine’s day gifts for Nichole many years...

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