Creatures : Phoenix

Phoenix : a mythical bird that never dies, but is reborn time and time again from it's own ashes. the phoenix flies far ahead to the front, always scanning the landscape and distant space. it represents a capacity for vision, for collecting sensory information about our world and the events unfolding within it.

Creatures . Part THREE

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{hair & makeup: Jamie Clark | feather headdress: Lilies of the Field | dress: Free People}

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The Laurie Family {Cayucos, CA}

Something magical happens when a family doesn't go into their session expecting to get the "Christmas Card Photo."
Something beautiful occurs when a family just spends an hour BEING a family.
Here, I'll show you.

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Mauricio & Nicole {Los Gatos, CA}

Between Mauricio's tenderness and Nicole's joyful spark, these two are going to be killer parents to the precious little twins that are cooking in that oven of hers. Their wedding was nothing short of a fairy tale, from the otherworldly locale to the towers of donuts -- literally what my dreams are made of...

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Guy & McKenna {Santa Margarita, CA}

Get a load of Guy's smile every time he remembers he gets to spend the rest of his life with McKenna.
It's my favorite. Ever.

This was one of my most favorite moments I've ever witnessed in my seven years of documenting weddings:
Yelling over the dance music, McKenna exclaimed "WE'RE MARRIED!"

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i left my heart in ohio

Sometimes, when one is buried in beautiful wedding photos and smothered by deadlines, you have to stop everything and go through photos you took on a trip over five months ago......

You know how there are certain people in your life that are more like pieces of your heart? Meet 4 pieces of our hearts that live in a far far away land called Ohio: Ryan, Martha, their kids Cady and Lennon, their fur child Oscar, AND (not pictured, but existing nonetheless) their bun in the oven. Having a piece of me live across the country is one of the most painful and indescribable experiences this life could possibly inflict on a heart. It's a level of homesickness you can only understand by first hand experience. And I hate every minute of it.

If you've come to my blog to look at pretty wedding photos, keep scrolling -- you'll find them.
But it's been a while since I've posted anything personal... so there you have it.

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