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Learn the hearts and journeys of the love stories captured, traveling tales and candid advice in each journal entry. We welcome you to get inspired.

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I'm Iann and I'm so happy you're here. This journal is about love stories, travels, advice, and style. Stay a while and say hello!

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How To Choose An Elopement Photographer

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Advice

Weddings are intimate, elopements are even more intimate where the focus is just on the two of you. Your photographer is by your side the entire time, capturing the subtle details to remember your day by while sharing with loved ones. Use my checklist below to help you decide on the perfect pairing: –Find a […]

2022 Wedding Trends That Stand Out

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A new year means new wedding trends. After the last two years, the wedding industry deserves the trendiest 2022 weddings ever and I think it is going to deliver. While 2021 saw the trend of neon signs with lots of greenery, I predict that 2022 is going to be bolder and full of color. From […]

5 Things To Clear Out Before 2022

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The New Year is like a door to a fresh start. There’s the element of hope, discovery, and desire to build upon what you have been doing. Here are five ideas on what to clear out before heading into 2022 with your best foot forward. Any Limiting Beliefs or Negative Thoughts. Shake it off, set […]

12 Holiday Cards You Can’t Go Wrong With…

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Every year I always book out my winter mini photography sessions because there’s always families, new and expanding that take their annual photos in the San Francisco Bay Area. For a few years now I’ve partnered with Basic Invite to give my clients the best deal to use their photos to create beautiful holiday cards […]

A Destination Photographer’s Holiday Gift Guide 2021

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Finding a unique gift for loved ones can be a challenge with so many options out there. If you’re looking for something special for a local (in the SF Bay Area), a nature lover, a photography enthusiast or someone with an adventurous spirit, check out our curated list of thoughtful presents for someone special in […]

A Destination Photographer’s Guide to the Amalfi Coast

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The Amalfi Coast in Italy is one of the most beautiful places on Earth I’ve travelled to and truly a bucket list destination. I had the privilege of capturing a client’s wedding here this summer and everyday was an adventure. Traveling during Covid times makes international travel to Europe a bit more stressful, so I […]

LAVENDER FIELD ENGAGEMENT INSPO -ARACELI FARMS

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Love Stories

About an hour North-East of the San Francisco Bay is the incredibly scented lavender fields of Araceli Farms. This seasonal botanical oasis is perfect for not only some family fun but also some Provence inspired engagement photos. When it comes to shooting in hot weather, I’m turning into an expert because this session was around […]

FRENCH COUNTRYSIDE INSPIRED ELOPEMENT – SUNSTONE VILLA

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Love Stories

Tucked between Santa Barbara and the little Danish-style town of Solvang is the beautiful Santa Ynez wine region on the central coast of California. Sunstone Winery was founded in 1990 as one of the first organic vineyard estates in Santa Barbara county. This inspired shoot was orchestrated by Lorie of H + L Lovely Creations, […]

Elopements Are Here To Stay in 2021 & Beyond

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Gone are the days when elopements were something NOT talked about with enthusiasm or in a positive light. Years ago, elopements were thought to be a rushed affair with little time to put something together and a courthouse time slot to seal the deal. You still might need a marriage civic ceremony appointment ( I […]

Zoom Style Tips

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Since the pandemic many of us have made the switch over to video meetings and interviews. While there are certain comforts to working from home, ie: cute fuzzy slippers, there’s still that put-together look on the top half that we have to show while we are live streaming. Below are some tips and outfit suggestions […]

Body Flattering Maternity Dresses

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Portraits

One of the questions I get asked most often is what to wear at a photoshoot. Especially when it comes to maternity photos, many women are wanting to celebrate their bodies and motherhood in a soft, ethereal way.

Happy Holidays!

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Personal

My first blog post and very special holiday greeting to you all! This has been a long time coming and believe me when I tell you I’ve put in the elbow grease to get this blog perfect for your reading enjoyment. I’ve always wanted to have a space where I could tell my community about […]

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