A journal of raw, authentic, happy love

Nadeen + Jose: Point Lobos | Central Coast Wedding Photographer

These two were the absolute sweetest. Nadeen and Jose met even though they went to different high schools when their schools combined one of their dances. Even through the loud music and chaos of other people around them, they were somehow drawn to each other. High school sweethearts still going strong, these two have nothing but the greatest future ahead of them.

Both are creatives, Jose (IG: @josegodinezfilms) is an awesome film maker and Nadeen (IG: @visualsbynadeen) also shoots weddings. They often partner up together on shoots to make a killer team.

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Couples, Lifestyle, Love

Sherri + Thomas: Wilder Ranch | Northern California Wedding Photographer

I have too many good things to say about this session and this couple. These high school sweethearts, now married, are some of the most spontaneous and carefree people I’ve met. Sherri and Thomas joined me on an adventure at Wilder Ranch, Santa Cruz where we went on a hunt to find the hidden Fern Grotto.

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Couples, Lifestyle, Love

Michelle + Jon: Anniversary Session | Northern California Wedding Photographer

This session just melted my heart. These two are so in love and it just radiates out so effortlessly for the world to see. Michelle and Jon (and their pup, Mini!) met up at Hidden Beach in Aptos and we lucked out with the most perfect weather. They were celebrating their 3-year dating anniversary and wanted to do a photo session to celebrate their day.

Jon had recently moved jobs and was complaining to Michelle that he didn’t have any good photos of them, so Michelle got him a nice photo frame for Christmas, but it was empty. This was the perfect excuse to fill that frame and spent a fun day out. Win-win!

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Anniversary, Couples, Lifestyle, Love

Sylviane and Adam Holiday In-home Kitten Session: www.irinaventresca.com

Slyviane + Adam: In-Home Holiday Shoot | Northern California Wedding Photographer

This photoshoot was filled with so much love and kitten cuddles. Sylviane and Adam wanted to create a family holiday card to send out to their friends and family this year. They of course had to include their little niece, Gabie, and their two kittens, Jade & Jasper. 

Anyone who knows me understands how much love I have for animals. (*Fun fact, when I was a little girl and asked what I wanted to be when I grow up, I said a veterinarian. Sadly, I wasn’t very passionate about biology so, instead, I volunteered my time at animal shelters while going through school, and eventually rescued a puppy with my husband a couple of years later.)

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Couples, Holiday, In-Home, Lifestyle, Love