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El Matador State Beach Engagement Photos | Seirha + Ryan

El Matador Engagement Photos Seirha and Ryan have been in love for a long time (over 13 years) and their relationship is reminiscent of two people who have known each other for lifetimes. They’re laid-back, calm and fun-loving with one another. We ran through El Matador Beach in their fierce outfits capturing photos in between […]

Engagements

Katey + Tim at Darlington House – La Jolla, CA

DARLINGTON HOUSE LA JOLLA WEDDING Darlington House in La Jolla is the perfect venue for those who love Spanish inspired vintage vibes with the beach down the street. It’s easy to transform the outdoor space to match your vision and gives me those high-end laid back feels. AISLE REVEAL Katey and Tim chose to wait […]

Weddings

Encinitas Engagement Photos | Natalie + Will

Encinitas Engagement Photos Natalie, Will and I wandered around a cloudy Encinitas sometime last year and caught their light-hearted love. I might become a broken record, but these two had to postpone their wedding to August 2021 due to COVID, which only means I get to spend extra time celebrating their love 😉 Grabbing shots […]

Engagements

Modern Meets Romantic Wedding at Hangar 21 South | Fullerton, CA | Diane + Marvin PT. II

WEDDING AT HANGAR 21 SOUTH One of my favorite parts about photographing a wedding at Hangar 21 South is getting to take photos with the helicopter. My second favorite part is watching couples’ guests stare in AMAZEMENT as the helicopter brings them into the reception for their grand entrance. If you’re into the industrial, modern […]

Featured, Weddings

Glamorous Glamis Sand Dunes Engagement | Vero & Arenet

Glamis Sand Dunes Engagement Driving out to the otherworldy Glamis Sand Dunes is always a treat for me. Something about the open spaces, the endless dunes that make you feel like you’re on another planet, and the quiet solitude that keeps me wanting to come back. It’s close enough to Palm Springs that the 2-hour […]

Engagements

Cambodian Wedding in Los Angeles, CA | Diane & Marvin

CAMBODIAN WEDDING CEREMONY IN LOS ANGELES Diane and Marvin had a two-day wedding celebration last summer. All of their immediate family joined them for the Cambodian ceremonies in Diane’s parents’ home. It was important for them to pay respect to the family and cultural traditions, and was a beautiful thing for me to experience! Diane’s […]

Weddings

Tips For Your Sand Dunes Engagement Photo Shoot

SAND DUNES ENGAGEMENT TIPS Choosing the glamorous and ethereal sand dunes as your engagement photoshoot backdrop? Here are a few tips to take with you! PLAN YOUR SHOOT DURING COOLER MONTHS The best time to have your engagement session in the desert is when the temperature is between 65-80 degrees so that you can enjoy […]

Engagements, Featured, Wedding Tips

Victoria Beach Pirate Tower Engagement | Deanna + Alex

Victoria Beach Pirate Tower Engagement Photo Shoot In a private community, down a few flights of stairs and tucked around a corner, you’ll find the famous Victoria Beach Pirate Tower. I had never been here before but was stoked to meet Deanna and Alex here for their engagement photos! They both love the beach, Deanna […]

Engagements

Edgy Boho Galway Downs Temecula Wedding | Merissa & Jacque

Galway Downs Temecula Wedding I absolutely loved how Fawn Events transformed the ceremony and reception spaces as Galway Downs. It goes to show how malleable Galway Downs Temecula Weddings are to fit your ideal wedding vision! When describing the vibe, Laura from Fawn Events shared there was an edgy boho element to the wedding to […]

Weddings

Edgy Joshua Tree Engagement Shoot | Ashley + Tim

Keys View Joshua Tree Photoshoot For Ashley and Tim’s engagement session, I took them to one of my FAVORITE spots in Joshua Tree. Keys View lookout point is one of those spots where you can stare in awe at how creative nature is. We’re in the depths of the desert, yet simultaneously at the top […]

Engagements

Temecula Creek Inn Wedding with Citrus and Dog Details| Brianna & T

Temecula Creek Inn Wedding Temecula Creek Inn weddings are always a treat for me, being that the StoneHouse is a short drive from my home! What was extra special about Brianna and T’s wedding is the thoughtful touches they introduced through their wedding design. I’m a little obsessed with dogs, as are B&T, which inspired […]

Weddings

Glamis Sand Dunes Engagement Photos | Michelle + Tanner

Michelle and Tanner might have had to postpone their wedding to 2021, but their love still reigns supreme. They chose to elope in Yosemite on their original wedding date, so I thought it’d be a beautiful day to also share their engagement photos. Glamis Sand Dunes Engagement Traveling the world and keeping the adventure alive […]

Engagements

Sacred Mountain Julian Wedding | Andrew & Ashley

Sacred Mountain Julian Wedding Sacred Mountain Julian is a hidden gem east of San Diego, tucked into the mountainside. It’s the perfect place for those who want a woodsy destination feel for their wedding day, without having to travel out of state for it. I was lucky enough to spend a few nights here for […]

Weddings

Snowy Joshua Tree Engagement | Ellen + Rahul

Being a Palm Springs Wedding Photographer, I get the absolute pleasure of meeting people from all over the country and world and showing them how beautiful our little corner of the world is. Snowy Joshua Tree engagement sessions are rare unicorns, so I feel lucky we got to experience this day! Ellen & Rahul Ellen […]

Engagements

Summer Wedding at 1880 Union Hotel in Los Alamos, CA | Kelsey + David

Wedding at 1880 Union Hotel 1880 Union Hotel is a hidden gem tucked into old town Los Alamos. It’s a vintage western wedding venue that people seem to miss unless they’ve had the happy accident of staying the night while passing through. Every time I come to this spot, I see it with new eyes […]

Photography, Weddings

Best Places to Elope in California

It could feel daunting to choose an elopement spot with so many dope locations throughout California’s diverse geography and epic architectural backdrops. Here are some guiding points that might help you choose a spot and my best California elopement locations! Consider the Seasons + Climate While California is known for being sunny year-round, we still […]

Elopement, Wedding Tips

Palm Springs Engagement Photoshoot at Saguro Hotel | Hilary + Courtney

SAGUARO HOTEL PALM SPRINGS ENGAGEMENT Looking for neon signs, colorful backdrops, and an overall FUN vibe for your engagement photo shoot? Think about planning your Palm Springs engagement at Saguaro Hotel! Hilary and Courtney grabbed a hotel room for the night and kindly asked the team there if they’d mind us walking around for some […]

Engagements

Temecula Creek Inn Wedding | Amanda & Pui

Temecula Wedding Venues – Temecula Creek Inn Wedding Amanda & Pui chose to marry in a gorgeous Stonehouse tucked near the Temescal Mountains at Temecula Creek Inn. Temecula is mainly known for its wine country but has a ton of hidden gems, like TCI! It’s one of my favorite Temecula Wedding Venues. What I love […]

Weddings

Palm Springs Windmills Engagement | Hayley + Tom

PALM SPRINGS ENGAGEMENT PHOTOS Palm Springs is known for its modern design, bright color palette, and the windmills that line the road into town. The windmills in Palm Springs are one of my favorite spots for engagement photos, especially when we get to watch the colors change in the sky and get a light breeze. […]

Engagements

How To Elope in California

WOOOO! Congrats on deciding to elope and choosing beautiful California as your private backdrop. Lucky for you, California has some of the best weather year-round, with diverse landscapes, and an easy marriage license process! You might be here because… (A) Being the center of attention is not your jam. Your dream wedding day is slow-paced, […]

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client love

"I can say with 100% confidence, you will be doing yourself a huge favor by hiring Alex for your big day! I cannot thank her enough for the unbelievably gorgeous photos, the ease of the entire day, the process leading up to it, and for her wonderful and fun personality."

- danielle & chris, 2019 wedding

client love

"Let's talk about the actual wedding day. She HANDLED. She was the director of the whole shebang, making sure everything went smoothly, gracefully guiding everyone into place, and putting on music so we could feel ourselves. She helped make us feel easy, breezy, and sexy/sweet/romantic as hell!"

- natasha & conner, 2019 wedding

client love

"She captures the real, candid moments on your wedding day that you will cherish forever while you are casually going about your wedding day and soaking up every moment. She will capture photographs that will make you sob like a baby and smile so much it hurts. She will be one of your BFFs on your wedding day... your confidence will be up and she will encourage you to make out with your significant other with no reservations. "

- Katey & Tim, 2019 wedding

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