The Trabuco Family in Baja California, Mexico

One of the things I miss most about Southern California, dare I say the only thing I miss (other than the people), is the beach.  NorCal beaches, as gorgeous and dramatic as they are, are not lay out and play in the ocean beaches.  It's just way too cold up here.  So, for the past few years, Adm and I have traveled some place super warm each winter during our wedding season lull.  A couple of weeks ago, we went to Baja California in Mexico.  The beaches were absolutely perfect, and it was just what I needed to get my ocean fix for a few days.

While there, we met a wonderful family from Minnesota (though originally from Brazil) who also needed some warm weather beach time, and we ended up doing a mini family shoot with them in the ocean.  Meeting people when we travel is one of my favorite things, and so even though we were technically on vacation, I'm so glad we have these pictures to remember this fun family we got to hang out with in Mexico.  Enjoy!


Ellen + Brendon in Charlotte, NC

I LOVE this couple!  Ellen is one of my best friends from college and she could not have found a more perfect partner for herself than Brendon.  It's always such a privilege to witness our clients' weddings, but it's truly magical watching two people you know and love declare their love for one another, especially when they've included passages from The Velveteen Rabbit in their ceremony.  Everything about their wedding came together so perfectly and with so many contributions from their friends and family so that it truly was a day for all of us to show our love and support for these two fabulous people.  Ellen has always been a dear friend, and she is one of the most impassioned and compassionate people I know so it was a real honor to be able to participate in and contribute to her day.  I doubled as a woman of honor and photographer so Adm and our good friend Whitney Shefte made a number of the images.

I may be a little biased, but Ellen was one of the most gorgeous brides I've ever seen!  She looked like a brunette Veronica Lake and was absolutely stunning!

Following two images by Adm:

Next three photos by Whitney:

My friend April and I made her veil:

Next five photos by Adm:

Ellen's best woman, Shannon, designed and created all of the floral arrangements and bouquets, which were amazing!

Ellen, I love you and couldn't be happier for you!

Jordan + Jairus in Oxford, NC


Jordan and Jairus had such a lovely wedding in North Carolina.  They were married in Jordan's family's church in Oxford followed by a reception at Alivia's in downtown Durham.  They had their closest family and friends, who were wonderful to meet and photograph!  Many many congratulations to the ohsoinlove couple!