Laguna Beach magic

Hello friends

I am so so very happy to show you this session.  It’s been such a light and joy for me to work on and I couldn’t be happier with the result.  We don’t see landscape like this in Utah and it definitely has my heart.  The color, the sun, the sand.  It’s heaven.  And this family… these girls… they are pure sunshine.

I’ll be in California again August 18-22, shooting between Santa Monica and Laguna Beach.  I have time for 2 mini sessions but the rest are booked.  Email me at for more information.


Hubbard family

The perfect evening in the perfect location with the perfect family and perfect light.


Patten family in home

You know the Pattens by now… ha!

They are dear friends and Erica pretty much lets me to whatever I want so I always love what we create working together.  I use the word “working” lightly here too.  Because this session in particular, was much more a “come hang out with us and play and eat cookies and oh take some pictures maybe?”.  It was fantastic.  I LOVE her little tribe of girls and the crazy love and lets face it, amazing style in their home.   Their home is filled with joy, and laughing and tears and whining and fights and more laughing and more joy and it’s the kind of home and the kind of people that really fill you up, really make you want to live better, live with more fun and more joy and less worry.   There was little to no directing here, and that’s really how I like it.  I wanted it to be real.  What is it really like in their home?  It’s like this… really.

Hennefer Family

Few places in the state beat this location in the Spring for me.  These lush, green rolling hills make me feel like I’m sitting in the Sound of Music.  Then add a family like this to the mix and it’s straight up magical.

Those sisters stole my heart in about 3 seconds.  Their sweetness together and the way they cared for their baby brother were such an absolute joy to watch.  The whole family dynamic was so light and easy and made for an effortless, beautiful session.  Loved every single minute.  Thanks Hennefer fam!

Jarrett family newborn session

All kinds of ooohhhs and aaahhhhs ahead folks.  This newborn family session was out of a dream.  Their sweet new baby boy was born premature at just 29 weeks gestation and fought for many long, hard weeks in the NICU but is now thriving and it’s such a beautiful miracle to see and an honor to photograph.