Brandon + Janelle | Married | San Luis Obispo, Ca

Brandon and Janelle’s wedding took place on a warm late summer day at Signorelli Ranch in San Luis Obispo, Ca. They had a dream team of vendors to make sure their perfect day was nothing short of a dream come true. From stunning flowers, to mouth water donuts to even exiting the ceremony on motorcycles! It was perfection!

Matt + Laura | Married | Templeton, Ca

Matt & Laura got married surrounded by friends and family at the stunning Groves on 41 in Templeton, Ca. I’ve known Matt & Laura for years and it was so amazing to watch them FINALLY get married. We’ve all been waiting for this day for a really long time. You’ll notice the propeller theme peeking out in some of the details, which is very important in Laura’s family. It was a wonderful wedding put together with help from friends and family. You could see the love in the personal details.

Ian + Carissa | Married | Buellton, Ca

If I had to use one word to describe Ian and Cariss’a wedding it would be, fairytale. Their wedding took place on a stunning private ranch perfectly named Rancho San Antonio nestled in the hills of California’s wine country. It was picturesque to say the least. Carissa’s vision was completed due to her dream team of vendors, but in the end Carissa’s talented eye and passion for decor was the real gem in this perfect day.

Venue: Rancho San Antonio

Photography by: Stefanie Elizabeth Photography

Second shooter: Amber Lynn Photography

Videography: Reese Woodard

Wedding gown: Dreamers & Lovers

Tux: Walker Slater/Club Collar

Bridesmaids: Free People

Rings: Rustic Main and Audry Rose

Floral: Oak Barrel and Bloom

Hair/Makeup: Ariel Lizzaraga

Catering: That Guys’s BBQ

Lanterns: Pier One

Invites: Minted

Desserts: Nothing Bundt Cake

DJ: Epic Entertainment

Paxton Kazuo | Lifestyle Newborn | Arroyo Grande

Lifestyle newborn sessions are so special to me. A lot of people aren’t sure what a lifestyle newborn session is so let me take a little time and explain.

These sessions typically take place within the first 21 of days of your babies arrival in the comfortable setting of you home. I bring some fun wraps, hats/headbands and surrounded by family I get to work! I capture your little one being snuggled by mom and dad, getting kisses from siblings, details of your beautiful nursery as well as some solo shots of your perfect newest family member. The session typically lasts two to three hours and is a lot of fun. I love this style because it captures your baby in a natural, warm, loving home session.

Yesterday I had the pleasure of meeting The Lindsey’s newest family member 8 day old Paxton.

Paxton Kazuo Lindsey

12.29.18

3:49am

7lbs 5oz

20 inches long

Josh + Kiley | Maternity | Santa Ynez

When I first got contacted by Kiley I knew right away that she was my spirit animal. Her first question was “Can I bring my dog?” uh DUH!

Their maternity session took place at the STUNNING Rancho San Antonio in Santa Ynez which just happens to be the same place they got married. Perfect right?

Alani Rose | A Birth Story

I arrived at Marian Medical Center just before 4am, I had been on call waiting for Alani for about two weeks. Her mom and I had always been close but this experience brought us to a friendship level few reach, and for that I'm thankful

Alani made her debut just after 11am, Danielle did an amazing job and there wasn't a dry eye around. 

David + Brynley | Couples Session | Los Osos, Ca

I remember the second I talked to Brynley on the phone, she was in Alaska being cold and I was in shorts and flip flops driving south on the 101. I instantly loved her and her spirit. We chatted and laughed as I sat in LA traffic and planned her whole session. Her husband got it for her for the holiday's. They never really got wedding photos so a professional photography session was his gift to her. :::swoon::: 

We started out at the Oak Grove in Los Osos and then headed to MDO for sunset. It was pure magic. 

Here are just a few of my favorites from their session!

Enjoy!

Christian + Ashlan | Married | Parkfield, Ca

Christian and Ashlan were made for each other, you could see it in every part of their wedding. From the hand made details to the massive amount of family and friends that were in attendance. 

Their wedding took place way off the beaten path at the famous V6 Ranch and Parkfield Inn in Parkfield, Ca. 

Here are some of my favs from their perfect wedding day!

Enjoy!

Matt + Jessica | Married | Dolphin Bay Shell Beach, CA

Matt & Jessica's wedding was perfection down to the custom lit monogram that graced their reception. From the moment I walked into Jessica's hotel room to start my day until the moment I left the reception the love just poured out from every corner. 

Special thanks to the following amazing vendors:

Dolphin Bay | Central Coast Premiere Entertainment and Lighting | Elegant Details | The Radisson   Second Shooter: Alyssa Poland Photography

Here are a few of my favorites from their amazing day!

Cheers!

Annette + Victor | Engaged | Avila Beach, CA

Where do I even begin with these two! We had so much fun wondering the streets of Avila Beach on Monday, Annette looked stunning as ever and Victor kept the laughs going the whole time. I can't wait for their wedding in Nipomo later this year!!!

Here are a few favorites from their shoot!

Steven + Crystal | Maternity | San Luis Obispo, CA

From the moment I talked to Crystal on the phone I felt like she was a friend. Her love for details and soft light brought us together and I had so much fun planning her maternity session. I can't wait to do her in home lifestyle newborn session once her little man arrives!

Here are just a few favorites from that amazing day!

Kyle & Kim | Engaged | Los Alamos, CA

Where do I even being with this wonderful day!!! We have been having some very odd weather here on the central coast lately and the week prior to Kyle and Kim's engagement session it had been so windy I was worried...

When Saturday arrived it was so beautiful, it was a warm 80 degrees with zero wind!!!

We started our session in Los Alamos, CA and ended it on the backroads of Santa Maria. We walked all around town and even stopped for a beer and some live music! I'm really blessed to be able to do what I do and meet the amazing people I do!

Here are some of my favorite shots from the day, I know their wedding in Georgia this fall will be amazing!

Enjoy.

Jacob | Lifestyle Newborn | Orcutt, CA

Oh how I swoon over lifestyle newborn sessions, the sessions get to take place in the comfort of your own home and you basically get to snuggle your brand new baby while I tip toe around and snap some memories for you to hang on your walls.

I was beyond thrilled that Sam and Rachelle asked me take photos of their 5 week old new baby Jacob. I had the honor of shooting their maternity session a couple months prior and I secretly wished and wished they would call me for newborn!

Here are some of my favorites from Jacob's lifestyle newborn session.

Enjoy!

 

 

Javi + Sharee | Married | Templeton, CA

When Javi came to my door almost a year ago and asked me to capture him asking Sharee to be his wife, I cried. The same tears flowed as I had the honor of capturing two hearts becoming one. 

I've know these two for years, and have photographed many family events, but this one was extra special. I was there when Javi dropped to a knee that cold January afternoon and asked Sharee to be his wife, I was there to capture their engagement photos and the effortless love they share and here I was front and center as these two families because one and filled the air with love and laughter.

Sharee has a piece of her fathers shirt sewed into wedding dress so he would be with her as she became a wife, there is no doubt that he was with you that day and every day Sharee. He is so proud.

Home Sweet Home Cottage and Ranch is an amazing venue, intimate and cozy with a built in family feel, if you head that way, please tell them I said hello. Their staff and grounds are amazing and I hope to be back there this year!

It was hard to narrow down some favorites from the Rico Wedding, enjoy!

Special thanks to the following vendors:

Venue: Home Sweet Home Cottage and Ranch

Entertainment: Kramer Events

Dress: Bella Novia Bridal

Flowers: Honeybee Flowers, Event Planning and Rentals

Videography: Matrimony Media

 

Mike + Tara | Married | Shell Beach, CA

I couldn't think of a better way to end my 2015 wedding season than with Mike & Tara. Their love story is so great that I could listen to it over and over and never get tired of it!

Mike's brother married Tara's sister, and the very short version is they met through Tara's sisters wedding planning process. There are so many more great details, but just know that this is a match made in heaven.

Their December wedding was an intimate family affair with so much love you could feel it in the air. 

Tara was effortlessly beautiful in her full length, long sleeved lace wedding dress with elegant babies breath bouquet.

Their wedding day consisted of a wonderful church ceremony in Orcutt, Ca followed by dinner and dancing at The Cliff's resort in Shell Beach, I'm so thankful they picked me to capture this amazing day!


Eden | A Birth Story

You know those friendships that are just born out of nowhere. That is how Esther and I began, it sounds like a first date. We met at 6 degree's coffee shop in Orcutt for the first time to talk about a maternity and family session. I knew in the first 30 seconds that we would be friends. 

It was a normal meeting, we talked shop and made plans for her session, then both went our separate ways. The day of her family session we hit it off again (sounds like a date again right?) we laughed through the entire family session and the idea of a live birth session was born (pardon the pun).

Over the next weeks Esther and I bonded like no other. In a matter of a month we went from being strangers to talking daily about everything and literally anything. 

Esther and I bet that Eden would come early so for a week we waited and waited, but Eden was on her own schedule. It was the day before she was due that Esther went into labor. It was October 29th right around 9pm. Eden would soon arrive ON her due date just after midnight.

It was an experience that I will treasure for a lifetime, along with Esther and our friendship.