Malibu Engagement Shoot

That's what these two said in response to me asking "So would you be down with a steep hike up a mountain for your shoot?"

Let this be known - if you are down to get a little sweaty, a little dirty, and adventure with me, we will get along just fine!

I did Cara's makeup beforehand, LOCKED THAT IN so it wouldn't budge from the sweat and humidity from the hike, and we were off! The gorgeous golden sun was perfect, as we climbed up and had the canyon mountains and Pacific Ocean as our backdrop.

Palm Springs and Joshua Tree Engagement Shoot

When Nina and Hudson said they wanted to do their photos in the desert, I squealed. Since relocating to Southern California, I fell more and more in love with the desert, Palm Springs, and Joshua Tree! There is truly something so magical about being out there.

We had a BLAST running around Palm Springs and Joshua Tree. These two are so much fun!

El Matador Beach Malibu Engagement Shoot

How do I get SO LUCKY to have the raddest most chill down-for-anything couples! When I asked Rachel & Paul if they'd be down for getting in the water in Malibu in the dead of winter, what did they say? HELL YEAH!

We met up at their apartment and I did Rachel's bridal trial makeup, which we REALLY put to the test as you can see!

We then trekked it out to Malibu - bathed in the dreamy golden light, crazy winds, and even crazier freezing cold waves. The result was nothing short of PURE MAGIC.

Griffith Park Observatory Los Angeles Engagement

"City of stars, are you shining just for me?"
Ah, Griffith Park Observatory! On a beautiful sunny Los Angeles SATURDAY, just before sunset!
For you locals, you know that means a very. BUSY. DAY. Did we care? Nope! We quite literally said "To heck with it!" and trekked over to one of my favorite LA places. 

Corrinne and Jesse live on the East Coast and we took full advantage of their visit! We knocked out Corrinne's bridal makeup trial and gave it the true test on an 80 degree day for their engagement photos. These two are SO MUCH FUN! Amidst the heavy crowds, it was as if they were the only two around. They are obsessed with each other and I can dig it. :) I can't wait to shoot their wedding this summer!

Los Angeles In-Home Engagement Session

When Ashley told me she wanted to do an in-home engagement session, two words immediately came to mind: PILLOW FIGHT!
Thank you guys for making my crazy feather-flying pillow fight dreams come true! I don't think I've ever laughed so hard during an engagement session before.

I LIVE for couples who trust my vision, trust my crazy ideas, and just go with it! That's when the best times are had and the best photos are made! I love capturing couples at their coziest & comfiest. Plus, it helps when they have a cute dog :)