Self-Doubt and Realizing I’m Not a Nutella Jar | Personal

If there’s one thing that I had not anticipated when I first launched my business, it would be the unbelievableView full post »

Malibu Beach Maternity Photos

Lisa + Francisco | Malibu, CA Maternity Session

I’ve never been a woman who glowed when I was expecting, but that’s OK because the universe makes up for itView full post »

Irvine Regional Park Maternity Session

Hazel + Isaac | Orange, CA Maternity Session

Being a mother is hard, I’ve been reminded of that lately as a new mommy to an infant We often forget how muchView full post »

Los Angeles Arts District Engagement Session

Mike + Stevie | Downtown L.A. Engagement Session

Their paths crossed in a bar in San Diego three years ago, though at the time, neither one of them could have guessedView full post »

Road Trippin’ to Northern California | Bay Area/San Francisco Casting Call

One of the hardest things to adapt to since the latter part of my pregnancy and then having our sweet little girl hasView full post »

Family photos at Griffith Park

The Durons | Griffith Park, CA Family Session

One of the best things about being wedding photographers is keeping in touch with our couples and bonding a friendshipView full post »

Stephanie + Gabe | Huntington Beach, CA Prom Session

A few months ago I shot two of my very first prom sessions ever and it reminded me how wonderfully exciting it felt toView full post »

Alejandra + Sean ~ To Celebrate Love | Dana Point, CA Wedding

From the time I sat down for my first meeting with Alejandra and her sweet mom, through the planning of her veryView full post »

Czarina + Anthony | Huntington Beach, CA Prom Session

It’s funny how my high school days seem like they just happened yesterday, but at the same time, it feels likeView full post »

Celia Ward-Wallace | Los Angeles, CA Lifestyle Shoot

Aside from the question, “What should I wear?” The other question our clients often ask us is, “DoView full post »

Our Family is Growing, We’re Having A Baby! | Personal

There’s a reason why I thrived as a news reporter working in the breaking news business for so many years —View full post »

Clarissa + Chris | San Juan Capistrano, CA Engagement Session

Everything happens for a reason — it is a lesson I continue to learn every time I sit down and contemplate theView full post »

Carina + Daniel ~ When Love Blossoms | Long Beach, CA Wedding

Having been a wedding photographer for a little over three years now, I’ve come to realize that there is nothingView full post »

The Gillenwaters | Coto de Caza, CA Family Session

I love surprises, especially when I am an integral part of them So when Caitlin + Becca reached out to me with plansView full post »

Being Grateful | Personal

As I sit here responding to emails on this early Friday morning, I can hear Tommy stirring in the bed, CheyenneView full post »

Burke-Ray Family | Cerritos, CA Family Session

Families come in all colors, shapes and sizes. And I think it’s this unique diversity that makes having family soView full post »

Ana | Fullerton, CA Portrait Session

There are some days it feels like my teenage years were thousands of years ago, but then there are times where it feelsView full post »

Life is Beautiful

“Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.” – Anthony J.View full post »

Stephanie + Russ | San Juan Capistrano, CA Engagement Session

Tommy and I always encourage our clients to implement their personalities into their sessions ~ be it through theirView full post »

9/11: 12 Years Later, Never Forget | New York, NY

There are rare moments in time where the world seems to stand still. Moments of global significance that leave usView full post »

Brendon + Rebecca ~ Love is In the Air | Westminster, CA Wedding

When it comes to the Wedding Day, I truly enjoy photographing all the special little details that our couples haveView full post »

Happy Birthday 18th Birthday Cheyenne, I Love You

Dear Cheyenne, There must be some mistake, there’s no way you could possibly be 18 years old. It feels like IView full post »

We’re Hitting the Road for a Few Summer Destination Weddings | Off to Hawaii + Mexico

I honestly cannot believe this year is more than half way over. Where the heck did the time go? In any case, we areView full post »

Tammy + Kenny ~ The Look of Love | New Rochelle, NY Wedding

Back in 2011, we took our first trip to New York together as family — it was Cheyenne’s first trip to NYView full post »

Happy Birthday My Love

Dear Tommy, Yesterday morning I woke up to find you missing from our bed and I looked at the time and saw it was 7:35View full post »

Embracing the Beauty that is You | Beauty Couture by MarieSam Sanchez

Growing up in the city of Cerritos, I was surrounded by a bevy of colors and cultures. Since my first days at LealView full post »

Lucy + Thomas | Venice, CA Engagement Session

We told people we met at a frat party at UCLA. It was “our story” for a long time. Those who knew the realView full post »

Alice + Angel | Orange, CA Engagement Session

Since I first pick up a camera in 2010, I’ve learned so much more than the X’s O’s of being aView full post »

Alfred + JoAnna ~ Love is A Celebration | Dana Point, CA Wedding

“So what do you have planned for your birthday?” a friend asked me last year. “Actually, Tommy and IView full post »

New Year, New Beginnings, New Home, New Love | Personal

Where do I even begin? It’s now nearing the end of February and to be frank, these past months went by in aView full post »

Dorian + Simone ~ A Sunset Session On Wedding Eve | Nassau, Bahamas Destination Wedding

Earlier this year we had the incredible opportunity to document a special Wedding Eve session in Nassau, Bahamas forView full post »

Alejandra + Sean | Studio City, CA Engagement Session

When we are asked to photograph a couple’s wedding, we always feel honored with the opportunity. When we areView full post »

On the Road for a Football Game + a Wedding, But Finally Back Home | Personal

Tommy and I have been on the move these past couple weeks … for work, for pleasure, with lots of fun and goodView full post »

Jennifer + William ~ Rain or Shine, Love Always | Fullerton, CA Wedding

She was hoping for sunshine and beautiful blue skies to envelop their special day. Instead there were a few sprinklesView full post »

Doug + Tammy | Seal Beach, CA Engagement Session

Hello Internet, I know I have been away for so long. Life has been bananas, both personally and with work, but IView full post »

Brendon + Rebecca | Irvine, CA Engagement Session

Family is everything. It’s a belief I hold dear and simply the way I was brought up. So when Brendon + RebeccaView full post »

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