Amy & Ryan – Trash the Dress – San Diego Portrait Photography

We had SOOOO much fun with Amy and Ryan. You don’t always have to actually ‘trash’ your dress, it’s just a saying, but these two definitely wanted to!

We started off very clean πŸ™‚


Then we headed into the mud…and got a little stuck…yikes!undefinedundefinedundefinedundefinedundefined

Last Amy and Ryan brought out the paint…oh yes πŸ™‚



Thanks for trusting us with your after wedding shoot you guys! We had so much fun πŸ™‚

favorite things – part 4

november 10. yes it’s a favorite day of mine because it’s the day i said ‘yes’ and married my best friend. my love. today marks three years of marriage and it blows me away to think how fast it’s gone! we’ve learned a lot together and grown a lot together and it’s so special to experience this God-given bond together. i know it seems obvious that my anniversary would be a favorite day but i feel like it’s important to celebrate marriage especially when many don’t work out. we are so proud of our parents to have toughed it out through thick and thin and have been really great examples for us, and we’re thankful for our friends’ marriages and all their good advice. you know that saying, ‘it takes a village to raise a child’…well i think that saying can go for marriage as well…sometimes it takes the encouragement of friends and family to work through the hard times, but also to celebrate together when things are great.

i’m so glad that i waited for my husband and that he waited for me. it took us a little longer to find one another but i’m glad we did.when we did. it was perfect timing.seriously. we actually grew up a mile away from each other and never met until i was 25 and he was 30 but people ask me if i wished that we had me a long time ago and i always say ‘no’. there is no way i would have been ready or in the right place or mindset if i had met him any sooner than i did. and he would say the same. i’m grateful for my husband and am happy to celebrate this day every year with him!

what’s your favorite day?

photo by susie linquist

Lake and Summer – Twin shoot – San Diego infant photography

Wow, two sets of twins this year! Lake and Summer are so cute and cuddly πŸ™‚ They are named after Kristi and Brian’s two favorite things, the lake and summer so these two are destined to love water sports, ha. These two little guys didn’t want to sleep (who wouldn’t be interested in people aiming cameras at them!) and they definitely weren’t into the brother/sister pic. Congratulations on your bundles of joy!!


mom and daughter


father and son


summer likes to make faces


and lake is intrigued…


the family of four!