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Coto de Caza Maternity Session [Ashley & Taylor] / Orange County Maternity Photographer

I’m so excited to share Ashley and Taylor’s session! Not only was it one of my first shoots back, it was also one of my all-time faves. The best part about what I get to do is to capture the happiest times in my client’s lives. Last weekend with these two reminded me once again why I do what I do. It brings me more joy than anything to give the lovely people I meet their most special moments captured in time. Ashley and Taylor’s happiness and excitement radiated with an abundance of love.

I’m so happy for the both of you! You are about to experience the best of what life offers! A journey worth every sacrifice. A love that knows no measure. Enjoy the ride!

Orange County Maternity Photography


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Laguna Beach Engagement Session [Alyssa & John] / Orange County Wedding Photographer

Years before she met her groom, she met her wedding dress. And bought it on the spot. And a year before they were engaged, they heard a band playing in the Gaslamp quarter while out in San Diego, and she made a mental note to have them play at their future wedding. And a month after he proposed she found that same band, after much research, and booked them on the spot. Alyssa is my kinda girl. Thorough, diligent, a planner and most importantly, a true romantic. In John, she’s found the man she no doubt envisioned long before he became her reality and in her, he’s found his perfect match. You see it in his eyes the way he looks at her as she’s talking, or making plans and he ever so sweetly gazes at her with a big smile on his face. They have each found the one they were looking for.

John is from Laguna Beach and so on a Summer day, we traveled along the coast and captured these two and their love. From the characteristic Laguna streets to the gorgeous surf and sand, this engagement session is what So Cal dreams are made of.

I can’t wait for their September wedding at The Villa in San Juan Capistrano! I know it will be a spectacular day and the start of a beautiful forever.

Enjoy, XO

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San Juan Capistrano Engagement Session [Cindy & Morgan] / Orange County Wedding Photographer

Only two words could describe Cindy and Morgan: Fierce Chemistry. They are so obviously in love that it just makes you happy to be around them!

I couldn’t love this couple more…and it’s not just because they told me that they enjoyed their engagement session more than their food tasting 😉 I just felt so comfortable with them and we had such a blast walking around the Los Rios District in downtown San Juan Capistrano for their rustic engagement session.  These two are the real deal and I know they will have such a happy and joy-filled marriage. They treat each other with enormous respect, gentleness and admiration and it’s a beautiful thing to witness!

I can not wait for their September wedding at The Villa San Juan Capistrano! I know it will be the most special celebration of the most special couple.

Enjoy, XO


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San Juan Capistrano Maternity Session [Kelli & Chris] / Orange County Maternity Photographer

You may remember this beautiful couple from their Engagement Photos a couple of years back. They have since gotten married, honeymooned, bought a house and are now expecting their first baby in May!

Kelli and I have been friends for 17 years. We have gone through all of life’s biggest moments together and we share incredible memories. However, nothing compares to the pure joy (and the trials) of motherhood and I am most excited about sharing this journey with her. Watching your dear friend prepare for the most incredible time in her life is extraordinarily special and I have been blessed to see the excitement and anticipation she and Chris have. I cannot wait to finally meet Sierra and for her mommy and daddy to be filled with so much love that they think they might burst! This little girl already brings so much happiness to the world and it’s amazing to think that the best is yet to come.

On a personal note, I am also so very excited that Chase and I’s baby girl will be born a couple of months after Sierra and that these two will be 2nd generation best friends! Life is sweet.

Love you, Gray Family! Not too much longer now. XO

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Riley Wilderness Park Engagement Session [Jessica & Billy] / Orange County Engagement Photographer

I’ll start off by saying, I have the best couples! I know everyone always says that but I really, really do. Jessica and Billy are the perfect example of that.

Jessica is not only obviously beautiful, but also kind, compassionate, easy-going and most importantly just a really good person. Oh…and she’s a CPA so she’s also really smart! Billy is genuine, sweet, funny, good-natured and has THE BEST SMILE ever (three-tier!). Plus, when I asked how they met and they simply said “Fireball” with no follow-up explanation, I knew I loved them. 😉

I had such a blast photographing these two! Not only were they a beautiful couple dressed to the nines, super-in-love and happy but I also just felt so comfortable with them. Just like old friends. I couldn’t love this couple more and I know that their Villa San Juan Capistrano Wedding is going to be just as special as they are.

Enjoy! XO

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