Golden Summer Bridal Shoot

This Summer I met some really friggin amazing photographers who were local to me at a workshop in Orange County. I thought it was going to be a regular group of photographers- NOPE! That day I made friends with a badass group of CREATIVES & HOLY SH*T- I was HOME.

Earlier in the summer my Instagram buddy, this badass creative mama- Amanda Canton, who lives in Orange County organized this siick Summer Bridal shoot and little did I know it would be the beginning to some really rad friendships. I don’t think they could possibly know how much each of them inspired me that day or how much each of them made me realize where my place was in photography. These guys would soon become my little photography family.

So back to that time, I called Sue with RootstoWillowSoulshine who at the time, I was just getting to know her and we reached out to another friend Leanna with LeAnna Azzolini Photography . We arrived to backside of the Newport bay area and there stood 3 stunning models. Sue and I looked at each other- SO STOKED! We totally knew right away we were going to have a rad time at this workshop.

THIS WORKSHOP SUCKS! bahaha the coolest hashtag ever to describe the meets up with these guys. AND HEEEYY OHH HEEYYY I got to meet Melissa Rey that day!! Who if you don’t know her, she is a badass creative photographer that makes no apologies for doing her own thang and just making art. I have been following her for a long time and was stoked she came down and hung out with us too! And you guys, I say you guys like there’s this infinite audience or something bahahhaha , YOU GUYS!!! I made some really great friends out of this and I cannot even begin to explain how FRIGGIN cool and laid back everyone was too!!! I met Fatima Elreda, Jasmine Jeanette, Phillippe Villarubia & Zalmy Berkowitz & If you aren’t familiar with their work, UM .. you really SHOULD be! I’ve linked their Instagram profiles so you can just stop your life and follow THEM ALL!

I like love these people- LONG TIME .. xo

Here is the gallery of the OC Golden Summer Bride Shoot

MUA: Nicole Lynn

Bridal Gowns: Gypsy Bride

Models: Jorgen Makena , Grace Russell, Allie

Golden Summer Bridal Shoot


Our Rad Summer Days - last 50 days of Summer

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Our Rad Summer Days

Last 50 days of Summer

I am so excited to share these images from this lovely group of momtogs who have the passion to photograph their children during their crazy awesome summer season. I participate in this exciting project every year and I am so honored to have had the chance to follow along and share with you, everyone’s journey. As photographers, we are the lucky ones to bear witness and have the ability to document this precious time.

We are now coming into the start of the Fall Season this Saturday and will carry on with documenting those moments too. This blog post will include just a handful of the images shared in the Facebook Group.

Without further ado. Here are the last of our rad summer days & cheers to #OURRADFALLDAYS

 
Anna Hurley

Anna Hurley

 
Barbie Askew

Barbie Askew

 
Connie Segura-Wordekemper

Connie Segura-Wordekemper

 
Bobbi Sue Clark

Bobbi Sue Clark

 
Dana Leigh Portraits

Dana Leigh Portraits

 
Devin Pixton

Devin Pixton

 
Jenee Zaragoza

Jenee Zaragoza

 
Jennifer O’Hara

Jennifer O’Hara

 
Judith Brassard Bradette

Judith Brassard Bradette

 
Jyo Bhamidipati

Jyo Bhamidipati

 
Kathryn Q. Angeles

Kathryn Q. Angeles

 
Katrina Frank

Katrina Frank

 
Laura Frazier

Laura Frazier

 
Michelle Hill

Michelle Hill

 
Murielle Cascone

Murielle Cascone

 
Nicole Weber

Nicole Weber

 
Sarah Woolsey

Sarah Woolsey

 
Stacy Brunton Moore

Stacy Brunton Moore

 
Steph Pate

Steph Pate

Dear Photographer P52 Radness 'Powerful Monochrome' May Feature

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Dear Photographer

P52Radness Feature

Black and white photography, although colorless, strongly conveys emotion and drama in an image very beautifully. This month's Dear Photographer theme was 'Powerful Monochrome' and it was filled with all beautiful dramatic black and white portraits and certainly brought all the feels in most of the images. Truly honored and constantly inspired by these women and their vulnerability to get in front of the frame and create incredible photography. Have a look at the rest of the Dear Photographer month of May features HERE

Impromptu Laundrymat snack break

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I have this really old laundrymat in town that I have always wanted to shoot at. On this day,  I had Emily with me and just happened to stop at the dry cleaner right next door. I thought, "Let's just stop (since it was snack time) & sit and eat our snack there" We can get some photos in and I'm stoked we did. Look how cute they are! Check out Emily chillin' getting her grinds in  XO