Kickstarting your business’ social media presence: Instagram

By |May 9th, 2022|Commercial Photography, Marketing, Tips for Creatives|

Kickstart your business’ social media presence is with instagram and although it may seem overwhelming to add more things to your plate, instagram can be a valuable tool to help customers get your personality, engage with you authentically and remind them of your value in their lives.

Nestldown Wedding Photographer | Lizzy + James

By |May 2nd, 2022|wedding|

  Tucked into the redwood forest at the top of the mountains straddling Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, Nestldown is nothing short of a fairy tale wedding venue. From the minute we drove onto the property, my friend and associate Lisa and I were astounded by everything this incredible property has to offer. It is lush, green and the week we were there, covered in gardens that were fully in bloom with vibrant bright colors of every kind. It was so incredibly picturesque I was basically losing my shit at every corner with all the options of unbelievable photo locations.

Ritz Carlton Tahoe Event Photographer | Social Society + Hennessey

By |April 11th, 2022|Commercial Photography, Event Photos|

Founders of the Social Society OC are two badass females - Tamara Trainer and Emily Provansal - who met almost 10 years ago working together for a fashion brand. Throughout the pandemic they worked hard to pivot their covid-19 affected events business back into offering additional services that included social media strategy and marketing, influencer campaigns, content creation and more and I was honored to be hired by a female led company to capture a recent luxury installation at the Ritz Carlton Lake Tahoe.

Plan for your small business branding session with these tips

By |April 4th, 2022|Commercial Photography, Marketing, Tips for Creatives|

If you're a small business or entrepreneur looking to maximize your marketing content, it's easy to get overwhelmed with the process of planning, creating and fulfilling your image content dreams. Never fear though - I am here with a few suggestions on how to simplify the process! Here's how to plan for your small business branding session with these tips.

Pearson-Arastradero Preserve Engagement Session

By |March 28th, 2022|California, Engagement, Portrait|

Although the south Bay Area offers many amazing locations for engagement sessions and family portraits, one stellar spot that I love is Pearson-Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto. Depending on the time of year, a Pearson-Arastradero Preserve engagement session can offer you fields as far as the eye can see of beautiful swaying dead grasses or, if you are there in the winter as we were, rolling lush hills of green. The golden sunset light at Palo Alto's open preserve offers an abundance of opportunity for beautiful images and I was in heaven exploring for Lizzy and James' South Bay engagement session.

A relaxed wedding day is possible. Here’s how to have one.

By |March 21st, 2022|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

At this point in my career as a photographer, I’ve photographed just about every style of weddings there is: elopements, micro weddings, 300+ guest weddings, private weddings, and spontaneous weddings. Whether you have zero or 200 guests at your wedding, it’s possible to have a relaxed day. Don’t @ me—I’m totally serious. In my experience, there are a few common threads to the most relaxed wedding days. It’s possible for your day to flow smoothly if you follow these three tips.

Sterling Hotel Wedding Photographer | Emily + Justin

By |March 14th, 2022|Elopement, wedding|

Emily and Justin's elopement was all sorts of charming and had plenty of their quirky dry humor infused into it. When Covid altered their plans for an intimate wedding in Tahoe, they finally settled on the Wedgewood Sterling Hotel. The neighborhood surrounding the Sterling Hotel in Downtown Sacramento has tons of great options for portraits within walking distance!

Ecuador Travel Guide | Quito, the Amazon and Banos

By |March 7th, 2022|South America, Travel|

Every year I make it a goal to visit a new international country. I am, 41 years into my life and not yet running out of places to explore. Having visited Turkey in 2020, heading to Ecuador with a good friend's family felt like the perfect way to close out 2021. Here's my Ecuador Travel Guide, along with photos and stories of this beautiful country to accompany it.

3 tips for next-level networking at SXSW 2022

By |February 28th, 2022|Commercial Photography, Event Photos, SXSW, texas|

Whether you’re going to SXSW for the music, comedy, films, or conferences, you’re sure to meet some quirky, intelligent, like-minded people. While you don’t have to make it an official networking trip, there are a few ways you can make it easier on yourself when meeting new people and making connections, personally and for business. Whatever your goal is for this year’s SXSW, here are three tips for next-level networking at SXSW 2022.

Austin Event Photographers | how to make the most of SXSW 2022

By |February 21st, 2022|Commercial Photography, Event Photos, SXSW, texas|

If you’re new to SXSW, you’re in for one of the most unique experiences of your life. This year, SXSW (pronounced South by Southwest or just “South By”) is March 11-20 in Austin, TX. That’s 10 jam-packed days of music, comedy, film, conference sessions, and networking. I know, it’s a lot. But here’s how you can make the most of it (coming from someone who’s attended as an Austin event photographer almost 10 times).

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