tyler + savannah

November 20, 2017 Santa Monica, CA


Savannah and Tyler are out of a romance novel. These two newlyweds got hitched in Charleston this past summer and moved straight from across the country from the south to Southern California. The beautiful words and quotes and Bible verses that sit on their shelves and hang on their walls in the charming little home they have created together are only a small reflection of who they are as a couple. Fun fact: They started out the beginning of their relationship by walking around handing out flowers to random strangers, because they wanted to build their relationship around serving others. Their love for Jesus shines through every conversation you have with them. And they have dedicated to created a special place in their home for people to feel safe and comforted and loved  and I'm pretty sure they have succeeded at doing just that. I had the blessing of capturing their love both in their home and in their new city, and it was nothing short of a blast! Thanks for running around with me while I squealed at every shot I took. Love you both!

Makowski Family // 1 Year

September 15, 2017 Hollywood Hills, CA


Happy 1st Birthday, Mairyn! I have had the honor of taking photos for the sweet Makowski family both to celebrate Mairyn's first six months, and now her one year! This session was just a week after her 1st birthday party, and just a week before these three took off for their ten-day adventure to Norway to go on hikes and explore the cutest little mountain towns (and experience the Northern lights!). This family is not new to traveling though; in fact, Steve and Ashley have travelled the world together and Mairyn has become quite the traveler herself in her one year of living  from Hawaii to Bridgeport to the East Coast to everywhere in between! I am so excited to see all the more adventures she goes on in life from what she's learned from her parents. Love you three so much! 

Sydney + Charlie

August 15, 2017 Seven Mile Beach, Cayman Islands


Sydney and Charlie's couple shoot absolutely melted my heart. The two were naturals together in front of the camera and didn't even need any direction in their posing... They simple loved each other and had fun with it! Meanwhile, I was eager to capture their poses from all angles and was frantically running up and down the stretch of beach  and boy, was it worth it! Side note: you know it was a successful shoot when you are constantly going "AWWW" out loud when you're by yourself editing the photos. I'm obsessed with them! 

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