Erin and Trevor’s rustic barn wedding in California was a dream come true for this sweet couple! Even though they were forced to wait two whole years for this day, it turned out better than they could have ever imagined. After their fully planned wedding was cancelled due to COVID restrictions last year, Erin and […]

Rustic California Barn Wedding


Katie and Scott’s dusty rose wedding in California was truly a dream come true! Last September in the midst of shutdowns and restrictions, Katie and Scott tied the knot in Scott’s parents’ backyard surrounded only by their immediate family. They were forced to postpone their big celebration, but they decided COVID couldn’t stop them from […]

Dusty Rose California Wedding


Blush and cream florals…neutral tones and blue suits…simple and timeless details…an outdoor venue with a rustic charm…a honeymoon in Hawaii…are we describing our own wedding?? Nope—it’s our wedding twins, Amanda and Dallas! One thing we love about weddings is that each one is so different. Even when two weddings have almost the same style, colors, […]

Beautiful Blush Gerry Ranch Wedding


We are so excited to finally share Lindsay and John’s beautiful emerald and gold Wedgewood wedding with you! You know the saying, “Good things come to those who wait”? I can’t think of a couple that fits better than Lindsay and John. They had to postpone their wedding for a full year due to COVID […]

Emerald and Gold Wedgewood Wedding


engagement session at El Matador Beach

When we first scheduled Amanda and Shay’s engagement session, we had no idea it would be our final session in California before our move to Nashville. The pair had decided on El Matador Beach in Malibu as the location for their photos, and that could not have been a more perfect choice for two reasons… […]

El Matador Beach Engagement Session


Knowing Erin was minutes from home, Trevor propped up his phone in the corner of the apartment and clicked the button to start recording. He positioned himself right in front of his phone, facing the front door. He heard the key click in the lock as Erin pushed open the door. She was happy to […]

Carpinteria Nature Bluffs Engagement


date jar ideas for couples

What’s the ‘Date Jar’? Have you ever heard someone say that the fun ends when you get married? What about ‘ball and chain jokes’ or advice to ‘sow your wild oats’ before you get married and have to ‘settle down’? Our culture has a tendency to portray marriage in such a negative light.  We know […]

February 2021 Date Jar: “Enjoy an Evening at Home”


engagement photos in Malibu Creek state park

We grabbed our notebooks, opened Annalise’s laptop, and clicked into Zoom to start our call with Amanda and Dallas. As we turned on our camera, we were greeted by two warm, smiley faces—a newly engaged couple who was obviously so smitten! 🙂 What started as a teenage church romance grew into forever together for Amanda […]

Winter Malibu Creek Engagement Session


dusty blue winter wedding

From the moment we met with Hannah and Kyle last summer, we knew their wedding day would be special. Not only because Hannah has AMAZING taste (we cannot get enough of her Cocomelody gown *heart eyes*), but also because these two have been waiting for this day since high school! Little did we know, their […]

Dusty Blue Winter Wedding


The Hines Family was one of the first family sessions we booked on our calendar this past fall, and now we are so excited to share their beautiful portraits here on the blog! Holly contacted us over the summer to set something up months in advance for when she knew her daughter, Taylor, would be […]

Fall Colors and Family Portraits in Malibu Canyon