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Few times in life do you find a friendship that you just know will last for years; much less a married couple that perfectly meshes, uplifts, and brings joy to you both. Kayla and Joshua have been that couple for me and my husband almost since the time we met them in college group several […]

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It’s been a long nine months of 2017 so far. Filled with far more emotion and roller coasters than I had imagined. During the week, I keep busy working as a caretaker at a residential facility for at-risk youth, where I help counsel and protect over 25 teen girls. It is a hard-but-worth-it position to […]

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Few moments are as precious to catch on camera than the moment he goes down on one knee and asks her to be his bride. Tonight, the evening before Thanksgiving, I’m certainly grateful for the chance to be apart of this memory for Mike and Sam. I’m also teary-eyed, as I remember that exactly 4 years […]

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“I love the way she treats me and puts me above everything else. The way she listens to my dumb stories and engages in all things I like. She keeps me young. The way she is willing to take control and know what is best at times.” Sameer was dashing in his crisp blue suit, […]

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My engagement shoot with Josh and Kayla was the perfect mixture of hilarious fun and dreamy romance. They’re both goofy and love to laugh together, and they clearly share a deep friendship and love. It was so great getting to pull out both sides in their photos. We went to Santiago Oaks Regional Park in […]

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I met Liz and Andrew (better known as “Flip” to close friends) through my husband. He went to college with Flip, and the two have remained friends in the years past. Since moving to Southern California, their friendship has been reawakened and we’ve been able to spend more time with them since we now live […]

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