The Day I Said “I Do”

Art, Photography, Wedding Photography


On April 3, 2014 a handsome man named Jason insisted I go on a date with him. I had been in the middle of college coursework, finishing my B.A. degree in Psychology. His rugged good looks and gentlemanly charm made it impossible to say no. We met for drinks at the Blue Agave in Santa Barbara that evening.

I can’t explain what the conversation was like, only that from that very first date, I felt like I had met the perfect guy. Our conversation had substance from the very first date and he encourage me to pursue my dreams like no one ever had encouraged me to pursue them before.

Fast forward to June 27, 2015 and we had a dreamy wedding day with less than 40 guests. For our honeymoon we whisked off to Santa Barbara and spent the weekend drinking chardonnay on the beach, soaking up the sun, and enjoying the city we fell in love in.

Today we live a beautiful life in the city of Ventura, California with my stepson, Isaac, baby boy Declan, and our little puppy Violet. Our lives in California are so blessed… I mean, who could complain living within a few miles of the beach? Life is a dream and my wedding photos constantly remind me of that. Perhaps that is why I love to capture other people’s wedding days. There is nothing like having a job where you have to show up to a happy, love-filled celebration each time you work. It is a dream job–my dream job, and I’m so grateful for the opportunity to photograph people’s special day.


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