free people styled tent wedding / hayley + blake

this was the first wedding where bobette was the decorator and i was the photographer and that was pretty much the best thing ever. hayley and blake got married on january second in the san diego temple and then had a reception

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photography / styled christmas mini sessions

it has been such a busy month! thanksgiving was crazy with family sessions and a wedding, then i decided to throw together a styled shoot for anyone who wanted something last minute to use for christmas cards, and then after christmas

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family photos / downtown san diego

i had the opportunity to do a little mentor session with the amazing hannah mann, who i met through instagram a couple of months ago. i love her style and have loved being able to learn from her. she has taught me so much! 

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photo shoot / nicole's maternity session

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i was more than excited when nicole, one of my best friends, asked me to do her maternity shoot. nicole is gorgeous and has the most adorable baby belly. what's even better is she let me do whatever i wanted for the shoot (she is the easiest and nicest person i know). i had seriously thought about how i wanted to do it for months, but of course pulled everything together last minute.

i always knew i wanted to use our vintage couch we got for my wedding (from a thrift store for $75! can't beat that!). i decided to put it in front of our back sliding glass door, and hung tulle ikea curtains up as the backdrop. i have been inspired by bright white photographs lately and wanted the perfect lighting. i went to my favorite antique store and found some vintage night gowns that completed the look.

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doesn't this first dress remind you of wendy moira angela darling? i love that it came with a slip and a robe and has such perfect lace detailing! 

this is the second night gown i purchased. it looked a little bit hospital gown-ish on, but we loved having it open for some bare-belly shots. 

for her third outfit i knew i wanted to do a black maxi. luckily sydney has one and left it home for me to wear almost every day. it looked awesome on nicole and created the perfect contrast against the bright white sky. i wanted to do some outdoors, but it was super windy so we didn't get to take a ton. we used the vintage umbrella that kira got me for christmas one year. i think these picture would make the coolest prints (if i do say so myself!).

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thanks nicole for letting me take your pictures! i can't wait to take more of your little lady! 

ps. it was really hard to narrow down these pics- i might have to do another post of outtakes!