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A Tuscan Inspired Elopement at Villa Loriana

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Love Stories

Nestled on the central coast of California in San Luis Obispo is Villa Loriana, an Italian-inspired venue that is perfect for transforming your special occasion into a dreamy destination getaway. The venue inspired us to imagine a colorful and romantic elopement with bountiful blooms and luxurious fabrics for the ultimate I Dos. The details of […]

Inside Iann Ivy Photography’s Natural Light Filled Photo Studio

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Personal

When destination photographer Iann Ivy isn’t traveling to a sapphire kissed coastline or a pine covered mountain for a photography session, here is where she creates and gets inspired for her next artistic endeavor. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, this home studio replaced a well-loved sewing room loft with a longarm quilting machine. […]

A Luxurious Santa Barbara Home Wedding

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Love Stories

Even though it’s technically winter in California, I’m dreaming of gorgeous blooms and intimate weddings. Last year I had the pleasure of shooting at one of my mentor’s workshops at her dreamy Santa Barbara House. Every detail was in a word – poetic, with high attention to detail and an effortless curation of each moment. […]

Flowy Dresses for Destination Elopement Photos

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Advice

When it comes to destination elopements, finding the ‘wow factor’ dress is essential. Without many of the traditional wedding decorations and venue features, all eyes are on the bride (or fabulous partner) in elopement photos. From my experience, having a dress with gorgeous movement will enhance your photos in your destination of choice. Below are […]

Five California Black-Owned Wedding Industry Professionals To Hire in 2022 & Beyond

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Being a diverse woman in the wedding industry, it’s been my joy to work with people that come from a variety of backgrounds. This month it’s an honor to highlight black-owned businesses and women that create stunning works of art and share immense talent in the wedding space. From planning out dreamy events to artistry […]

How To Choose An Elopement Photographer

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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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Advice

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 […]

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