Bloom Blog

Here you will find tips for your next portrait session, wedding ideas, all my favorite love stories, 
and a whole lot of my favorite things.

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I will be the first to admit that I am an over-packer. When I go on 3 day vacations, I pack for an entire week! Even when I’m shooting a 20 minute mini-session, I bring the same gear that I bring to full-day weddings. You just never know what you might need, so I like […]

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A styled shoot is an opportunity to create beautiful images without the rush of an actual wedding day. It also gives wedding vendors a chance to hone their skills and receive practice and training to better serve clients in the future.

A New Addition to Create and Bloom Imagine your dream space. Now imagine that it is an actual space that lives up to those expectations. For me, my dream space was Create and Bloom Studios. After years of dreaming of owning my own studio I was able to transform a Midtown Sacramento property into my […]

Nails by Canishiea I stumbled across Canishiea’s Instagram profile purely by chance one day and I was immediately drawn to her. She runs Nails by Canishiea, creating amazing nail art that is based on healthy nails. She has an incredible understanding of nail health. So many nail techniques ruin your nails, but not Canishiea’s! Health […]

nails by canishiea branding shoot

Sunset at Half Moon Bay This Half Moon Bay maternity session is one of my favorites!! I met with this couple just before sunset on the cliffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean. Even though we had to battle the wind, we had lots of fun capturing their love for each other and their sweet little […]

half moon bay photography

Create and Bloom Studios came to life after years of dreaming of having my own studio; a place to create, meet clients, and connect with local creatives. I have made my studio a space where not only I could create and bloom, but other local entrepreneurs could grow their own business and skill. As a […]

Rancho Solano Wedding Denzel and Marissa had their happily ever after wedding at the Clubhouse at Rancho Solano in Fairfield, CA. Their day was filled with smiles and moments with their closest friends and family. After getting ready, Marissa had a first look with her father and then a first look with Denzel. The ceremony […]

Clubhouse at Rancho Solano Outdoor California Wedding

May is National Foster Care Awareness Month, so it was the perfect time to share this incredible session! Foster Care Awareness month gives those who advocate for children in foster care a platform to speak the hard truth about foster care. Sadly, a child goes into the foster care system every two minutes and there […]

family photos outdoor

At the end of your wedding day, after the florals, the food, the venue is all gone, photos are what you have to remember one of the biggest days in your life. If you want advice on picking the perfect wedding photographer to capture those moments for you, read on.

wedding at Helwig Vineyards

Engagement Photos at Filoli Historic House and Garden Jeff and Trami were so much fun at their engagement session! They were the giggliest, sweetest couple and we had the best time. Trami started off the evening wearing a floral one shoulder dress while Jeff looked dapper in a sports coat. They spent almost every moment […]

engagement photo locations in the bay area

I chase golden sunsets, I believe the ocean is where peace lives and my love for storytelling through imagery will give you a portrait that you not only see but can feel. 

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