Mariah was my bible study leader for freshman and sophomore year of college. Her and Jon started dating towards the end of my sophomore year. She graduated and I didn’t see her for some time, but then she came back to SLO this past year! It was so fun to shoot their engagement in beautiful Prefumo Canyon.
Paul and Emily are so very special to me. I’ve known them since my freshman year at Cal Poly, and they are both incredible people. I absolutely love that I got to photograph them for their engagement. It was a fun time exploring a mountain in Morro Bay and the beautiful arboretum at Cal Poly.
My brother Austin and his fiancée Alex asked me to do their engagement photos when I came home for my Christmas break. I was BEYOND excited to take these photos. They are both artists, and I was so lucky and blessed to be able to do their photos. They really wanted to find some cool sand dunes to shoot the photos at, so we drove 3 hours down south to sand dunes that were east of San Diego. We spent a morning running amongst the dunes taking the pictures. It was an awesome and unique shoot. While the lighting wasn’t perfect, the backdrop was and I am so happy with how these photos turned out. We then took the rest of the day exploring, traveling to Salvation Mountain, the Salton Sea, and Palm Springs for a late lunch and some delicious shakes.
Allie was one of my roommates sophomore year and she is so special to me. She has a great sense of humor and we share a love of all things Parks and Rec and Nicholas Sparks. She has a beautiful soul and I am so lucky I got to share my second year at Cal Poly with her. She graduated last quarter and asked me to do a small shoot for a few senior photos. She is a beautiful model and I love these photos.
Ashley Lekkerkerk is a wonderful girl in my bible study that I lead, and I’ve also discipled her for the past year. She is an awesome, positive, beautiful soul, and I was so stoked to be asked to do family photos for her when her parents and siblings came into town. We hit up Avila Beach to take the photos. Her younger brother and sister were sassy and hilarious, and we all spent a wonderful afternoon at the beach.