Beach + Family

Since I will be posting my first ever beach minis soon.. I thought it would be good to share a session I did last year at the beach. This family was so sweet! You can feel the love they have for each other in each photo! I loved their style and the color palette they chose. If you book a session with me and need help deciding on colors and style just reach out! I LOVE to get involved! Enjoy!

Michael + Ely

This was such an elegant yet fun wedding! The ceremony and reception was held at Silver Creek Golf course in Ripon, Ca. It is really hard to choose what photos to post from a wedding. Here are some of my favorites. Enjoy! 

Family + Beach

Doing a little back blog today. This session was taken last year near Santa Cruz, Ca. I love this location so much BUT it is a nude beach.. I will probably search for something else next time haha! I'm so blessed to have photographed this couple's engagement, wedding, maternity, and now family photos! Enjoy!

Michael + Layney

These two beautiful people will marry November 2018 at Woodbridge golf & country club. It only made sense to do their engagement shoot their! I loved shooting at a new area! Such pretty lighting and I am loving Layney's dress! Congratulations you two! I can't wait for your big day!

Castelanelli Family

I had the pleasure of photographing this beautiful a few times now! This Mama and Daddy are such AMAZING parents. They are so in tune to one another and sweetly attentive to their handsome son! They had their son just 11 month before this maternity session for their daughter was taken! Yes! 11 months! Their precious babies will very close in age but who better to be blessed with this gift than these two! 

Beach + Flower crowns

What a fantastic location! I loved it so much I just shot two more sessions there! Not sure I'll go back though as this is a nude beach. OMG guys! I had no idea! Last time I went it was during the week and nobody was there! Oh well, It was worth it!!! 

Andy + Chelsie

Keeping up on blog posts has been challenging with all the weddings I have had! Now that I feel like I have a little bit of my life back I would like to share THIS... A beautiful and elegant backyard wedding in Linden, Ca. I adore everything about this wedding especially the gorgeous flowers! I love peonies!! The dress was just stunning and I couldn't get enough of it! The lighting was perfect through the whole day! I love when brides give me lots pretty of details to photograph! This was my very first wedding I had a bride and groom do a choreographed first dance! It was truly epic! I would soon learn this is a new trend and I LOVE it! Enjoy! 

Emma turns one!

I get so happy when maternity clients call and tell me it's time for a one year cake smash for their little! How sweet is this doll! 


Senior sessions have officially become my favorite thing to photograph! Cloudy days equal soft pretty portraits. These creamy photos have me inspired! 

Dalton- Senior Session

Film.. I get tons of questions about it but the top three everyone always asks me is.. what is the difference between film and digital, which one is better, and why do I like shooting film?
Well.. film is nothing instant. You have to process and develop the pictures before you see them. Every shot taken is money so it can get expensive. However, If shot right film naturally has a beautiful softness to it. Film gives pastel like colors and you can't beat the skin tones! Little to no editing is needed (like the post below). Film makes me slow down, look, create, and capture whats in front of me.. which gives me pieces of art I want to keep forever!  
Digital is quick and instant. You can take as many shots as you want without racking up a bill. Digital works great in low light and fast pace settings. I think the down side to digital is I do find myself spending so much time editing the colors and skin tones. I think I have it down now but it was hard at first to get it right. I think digital allows me to explore a bit more which helps me get a new perspective and different angles.. creating one of a kind images.
I can honestly say I don't think film is better than digital or that digital is better then film. I think a mixture of the both is where I find my perfect balance. I used to take 100s of photos hoping to get one good one but since being introduced to film I've slowed down to make art and not snap photos. I'm loving everything I am producing from my experience with both film and digital!
-Brandie marquez

Where the wild thing are

Sweet little Antonio looks adorable in his first birthday pictures! Antoinio is the third born from this amazing couple who I have been photographing since I first started photography. I feel so blessed that I get to watch families grow! 

Michael and Elisa

Another engagement session here for you.. Tis the season of engagements and weddings! Oh and senior photos which will be coming to the blog soon! Now, lets get to this gorgeous shoot in San Fran! My photographer friend here, Mike and his beautiful fiancé Ely, chose such a romantic place to shoot! Between her dress, their connection, and that LIGHT... SO perfect! 

Jones Family

Welcome to my newest blog! 2017 is going to be such a great year! I want to thank everyone who has loved and supported me on this wonderful photography journey. It's been so incredible! This year I plan to keep you updated with many blog posts and also through my NEW newsletter subscription! Don't worry I won't flood your inbox but I will keep you updated monthly on my newest blog posts, mini dates, workshops, and any other exciting news! Sign up by entering your email in the space at the bottom of any page on my website. Thank you and enjoy this adorable shoot of my long time clients and friends, the Jones family. 
P.S. Kristen's beautiful dress is from Anthropology!