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Considering a Destination Engagement Session? Read this!

Filed in : Destination, Engagement

What’s a Destination Engagement Session? A “destination engagement session” is exactly what it sounds like: Taking your engagement photos in a special city/state/national park instead of where you live or where you’re getting married. They’re also a way to make your engagement photos even more unique, with spectacular photos and a memorable experience! Of course, […]

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Sedona, Arizona Adventure Engagement Photos | Cece & Enrique

Filed in : Destination, Engagement

One year ago when Matt & I visited Sedona, Arizona for the first time, we instantly fell in love with the town and the unique red rock landscape 😍 I was so happy that Cece & Enrique’s engagement photos brought me back! It was an insanely fun and creative shoot. First of all, you only […]

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Adventurous Phoenix, Arizona Desert Photos | Lindsey & Jack

Filed in : Destination, Engagement

ARIZONA. One of my favorite places on Earth. I love the southwest, saguaro cacti, bright sunlight, desert mountains, all of it. Traveling across the country to photograph couples in incredible landscapes is a DREAM JOB. (Yes, that deserves to be in all caps, bold, and italics.) Lindsey & Jack’s adventurous photo session was way too […]

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Telluride, Colorado Snowy Winter Engagement Photos | Alyssa & Zach

Filed in : Destination, Engagement, Travel

An incredible sunrise, endless snowy mountains, and an awesome couple (who happen to be my brother-in-law and future sister-in-law, Alyssa & Zach)! Two years ago, we celebrated Matt’s parents’ anniversary at Purgatory Ski Resort in Durango, where they went on their honeymoon over 30 years ago. This year, they invited us on another ski trip […]

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PNW Elopement Photographer

Seattle, Washington Adventure Elopement | Alexandra & Garrett

Filed in : Destination, Wedding

You guys… are you ready to see some of my favorite photos I’ve ever taken? Dirty boots, a boho dress, and incredible mountains around us. Alexandra & Garrett are insanely cool for being willing (and excited!) to run around Rattlesnake Lake in Washington with me for this elopement shoot. They first met at a wedding […]

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Adventurous Rattlesnake Lake Washington Couples’ Photos

Filed in : Destination, Engagement, Travel

Emma & Joab have know each other since they were kids. They met in middle school choir class, were friends in high school, and secretly liked each other all along. Joab says he was super awkward and nervous around Emma, and based on their stories, he’s not kidding 😂 His friends set them up on […]

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North Cascades National Park Engagement Photos | Lauren & Matt

Filed in : Destination, Engagement

Yes, you read the title correctly…we took Lauren & Matt’s engagement photos at the incredible North Cascades National Park in Washington! Lauren & Matt have been together for over 5 years and have been dating long-distance nearly half of that time. They met at Texas A&M, and after they graduating with their undergrad degrees, their […]

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Sonali & Shawn’s Duke University + Durham, North Carolina Engagement Photos

Filed in : Destination, Engagement

Sonali & Shawn’s destination engagement photos are on the blog! 🎉🎉 I first met Sonali & Shawn last March when Shawn proposed during a weekend trip in Austin. They met while in business school at Duke University and now live on the opposite coast in San Fransisco. When they asked if I’d be willing to […]

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Jamaica Destination Wedding Portraits | Talin & Russell

Filed in : Destination, Travel, Wedding

After 9 years of dating, Talin and my brother Russell are husband & wife! They were only 13 or 14 years old when they started dating. Like many of the best couples I know, including Matt and I, they met in the school band. I remember noticing them spending time together, but back then, I […]

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