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San Diego Safari Park Engagement Session

This is your sign to let your personalities shine in your engagement session! That’s exactly what Meg and Leif did for their San Diego Safari Park session.

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Intimate Aliso Viejo, California Wedding

Angel and Michael’s intimate Aliso Viejo, California wedding was a Fall dream. Gold Coast Farms was the perfect venue for this sweet day.

Coastal wedding anniversary session

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Coastal Wedding Anniversary Session

Why wait for the holidays to roll around to update your photos with your honey?! This coastal wedding anniversary session was so much fun!

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Southern California Sunset Beach Engagement

When you think of a California sunset engagement session on the beach, I guarantee this is what you imagine. Golden hour on the coast is always a dream.

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Coastal Newport Beach, California Wedding

You know that beach wedding you picture in your mind? This is what I imagine. Sara and Bo’s Coastal Newport Beach, California wedding was a beachy dream!

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Southern California Golden Hour Engagement Session

Highly recommend wearing a white dress for your golden hour engagement session. This Southern California session was a dream.

The Ins and Outs of a Shot List: Tips for Couples Getting Married

You’re engaged – which means: it’s wedding planning time! HECK YES!! Not only is this season of your life so much dang fun, it’s undoubtedly overwhelming. The one question I get asked the most as a full-time wedding photographer is: “Do I need to create a shot list for my photographer?” And my answer is […]

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How to Book Your Dream Wedding Photographer

AH!! You’re engaged! Congratulations, my friend! If you’ve stumbled upon this blog while on your wedding planning journey, make sure to read YAY! You’re Engaged – Now What?! to fill you in on what to do in those first few weeks of saying “yes”. On today’s blog, though, I want to share with you How […]

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Southern California wedding photographer and storyteller for everyone and anyone in love.

I'm Sarah

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The 4 Questions You Need to Ask Your Photographer

Choosing your wedding photographer is a huge decision. Odds are, your photographer might be one of the people you spend the most time with on your wedding day. To help you prepare to find your photographer for your special day, it’s important to know what questions to ask. That’s where I come in! I’ve rounded […]

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Southern California wedding photographer and storyteller for everyone and anyone in love.

I'm Sarah

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What NOT To Wear to Your Engagement Session

As a wedding and elopement photographer, I love getting to connect with couples and learn their true style + hearts. When I book a couple for their engagements, I typically will send them a style guide with some inspo for some looks and tones if they are looking for some suggestions. But above all, I always include my #1 thing NOT to wear to an engagement session.

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Southern California wedding photographer and storyteller for everyone and anyone in love.

I'm Sarah

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All in the Details

We’ve all seen those beautiful photographs of all of the wedding day details laid out perfectly, right? As a photographer, I’m going to tell you that sometimes, those simple shots of the details are the most stressful part of the day.

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Southern California wedding photographer and storyteller for everyone and anyone in love.

I'm Sarah

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Macy and John’s Eclectic Colorado Backyard Wedding

Macy and John’s eclectic, DIY backyard wedding in Colorado. Colorful silk bridesmaid dresses and corduroy suits for the groomsmen.

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Southern California wedding photographer and storyteller for everyone and anyone in love.

I'm Sarah

hey friend

WEDDING TIPS

PHOTO & BIZ TIPS

LIFESTYLE