Allison and Michael's Carlton Oaks Golf Course, Santee

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10/19/19 was a perfect October day in Santee at Carlton Oaks Golf course. The sun was shinning all day but the temperature was so comfortable, which if you’ve lived in San Diego in October you know that this month can send some seriously hot weather. Allison and Michael made it such a magical and beautiful day. Their wedding was super intimate, and their vows were personal and beautiful, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house.

My favorite part of the day was our 4 wheeling golf carts that got us all over this beautiful property to get some amazing shots of this sweet couple. One of the groomsman hoped on the back of the bride and groom’s cart and tagged along and it was such a fun part of the day.

Allison’s gorgeous dress had a touch of grey undertones which was perfection, and set off her beautiful blue eyes and coordinated perfectly with her bridesmaids. And this paired with her purple florals was too die for! I could go on and on about all the details of the day but I’ll just leave that for you to discover. Allison and Michael, congratulations and thank you again for choosing me to be with you on your big day!




Photographer: Great Woodland Photography

Event Management: Southern House Events

Venue, Catering, Bar: Carlton Oaks Golf Glub

Beauty Concierge: Elwynn & Cass

Bakery: Cake Batter Batter

DJ/Entertainment: Party Pam (DJ Jessie)

Floral: Floral Designs by Jeannie

Bridal Shop: 2000 Dreams Bridal

Brides Shoes: LovinCollection

Wedding Signage, Invitation Suite and Wedding Favors: Allison Brittain (Bride)

Officiant: Gayle Feallock (Just Imagine Weddings)

Groom & Groomsmen’s Ware: Friar Tux

Bridesmaids Dresses: David’s Bridal

Wedding Ring Designers: Gaspar Jewelers Inc.

Sarah and Tim's Engagement Session at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Las Vegas

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This week while I was in Vegas for a wedding conference, I got the chance to do a quick engagement session with Sarah and Tim, and it was AMAZING! We met at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts which is a gorgeous theater with amazing architecture and the perfect backdrop for this beautiful couple. They arrived and we jumped right into it and did such an amazing job, and a huge part of that is how sweet they are to each other, and how in love they clearly are.

I am sooo excited for their wedding next year in Laguna Beach (which again, soooo beautiful!) because they just fell into these poses so naturally, especially considering the short amount of time we had. Anyways, Tim and Sarah, you did an amazing job, I love all these images and I hope you do too!



Amanda and Chase's Grand Teton Engagement Session

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On a crisp fall day this past Thursday, Amanda and Chase met me on the way up to Grand Targhee, in Alta WY and we enjoyed the late afternoon running around and generally having a blast. They had their sweet pup Josie with them and we made sure we got plenty of pictures with their sweet fur baby. I can’t wait for their wedding this next year and I LOVE how their photos turned out.

Amanda and Chase met while working together at their colleges rock wall/Outdoor Adventures and were friends long before they were a couple. Their personalities are such amazing compliments to each other. Chase is driven by adventure and the need to explore and loves being outdoors. Amanda also loves the outdoors and loves her work at a nonprofit animal rescue so she spends a lot of time around cats and dogs. As a couple they spend as much time as possible together enjoying nature and all the activities they can outside.

Chase proposed on March 24th, 2019 in Dragonfly Canyon (Moab, UT). This sweet couple had gone canyoneering in the same canyon about 5 years prior, right before they started dating. He proposed a little ways into the canyon, just above the first rappel. As soon as he proposed, Amanda heard cheering from the canyon rim and looked up to see their friends Mason and PJ. They had originally been with the couple in the canyon 5 years ago and flew out for the proposal!

This sweet couple is so amazing and these photos are some of my favorite fall images ever! Can’t wait to get the rest of these pictures to them. :)