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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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San Francisco City Hall 10 Year Anniversary Photo Session

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Love Stories

One of the most beautiful locations in San Francisco to get married at is in City Hall. An architectural marvel, its beauty is known worldwide and even Marilyn Monroe was married here to Joe Dimaggio. I have the honor of photographing not just local couples, but those traveling to bay area as well. I was […]

3 High Quality Resources For 2023 Wedding Inspiration

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So you are starting your wedding planning journey and need inspiration? Look no further. As a professional wedding photographer with 10+ years of experience, we’ve done our fair share of digging to see what is on the horizon year after year. Here is a roundup of some go-to resources we love that can help you […]

Just Engaged? Start Here For Advice From A Professional Destination Photographer.

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Congratulations! Engagement season is here and we are so excited for you to start dreaming and planning your special day filled with joy, laughter, and love. This is your guide to set you up for success while you plan your 2023 wedding of your dreams. BUDGET This might be a bit of a mood killer […]

A French Inspired Intimate Wedding at Villa Montalvo

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Villa Montalvo is a Bay Area favorite when it comes to elegant outdoor venues. This intimate wedding story was inspired by delicate French inspired details. From powder blues to soft pinks, the colors remind me of Sofia Coppola’s Marie Antoinette movie aesthetic. The bride’s first look is a flowy Monique Lhuillier¬† gown with pink florals […]

Sunset Wedding at Sea Ranch Lodge

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Sea Ranch Lodge is one of the most unique venues I’ve been to in California. Sea Ranch is a developed community started in the 1960s by architect and developer, Al Boeke. The structures are modern style that work in harmony with the natural surroundings. In 2018 the Lodge was purchased by new owners to restore […]

A Desert Oasis Elopement At The Bonneville Salt Flats

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This editorial was recently featured on the front page of Utah Valley Bride. On one of our recent travels to Utah, we knew we wanted to put together something special to highlight the beauty and talent of this region. The Bonneville Salt Flats are known for its sparkling powder white salt against the blue hues […]

A Romantic Denver Engagement Session

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One of the best parts of being a destination photographer is scouting incredible locations and working with the loveliest of couples. Upon meeting Jasmine and Scott, I knew they had fun, vibrant personalities. We had so many laughs and it was so fun seeing them interact – naturally and with love. We met up in […]

Stunning Pre-Wedding Session at Montalvo Arts Center

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Living in the bay area comes with a lot of perks, one of them being the stunning locations we have access to. The Montalvo Arts Center is no exception. Built in 1912, this historic building is based in Saratoga, CA and about an hour south of San Francisco on the peninsula. I met up with […]

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