Category Archives: Lifestyle

Lavender & Honey Espresso Bar

I was recently asked to capture one of the loveliest coffee shops in Pasadena, Lavender & Honey Espresso Bar. Thanks Best Friends for Frosting for the feature today!




Ben and Anna at Home

Back in July I had the chance of photographing Ben and Anna’s love story. I was so moved by who they are that I captured a piece of their everyday lives. Since their big day they have moved into a modest one bedroom apartment in Northwest Pasadena next to several other families of mixed socio-economic backgrounds. These are people who love Jesus, dream big and have chosen to live simply in community with others for the greater good. They dream of changing the world and are already doing it in right here in Pasadena.  This day I was able to capture them in their new apartment, doing what they do best, living with the people they love deeply, in community.

Pasadena Charm

I am proud to share this summer fashion editorial cultivated in the hopes of bringing attention to local artists and businesses who are keen on giving back to the community. Market bags from Apolis promote jobs and income for underprivileged women in Bangladesh and other countries, while bicycles from Around the Cycle is a consignment bike shop dedicated to local and global sustainability through recycled bicycle parts.

Model: Pasadena Charm
Floral Design: Emblem Flowers
Stylist: Rough ’n Refined
Bicycle: Around the Cycle
Papergoods: Goldpress Paper
Nails: Olive & June
Featured outfits: Finn and Willow / Splendid LA / Anthropologie / Apolis

Betty // Bridal Shower in Los Feliz, CA

My cousin Betty is getting married in NY next month. Last month we got together, popped a few bottles of champagne and celebrated her singleness at her bridal shower in her gorgeous Los Feliz home. Congrats Betty!

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Spring Florals by Emblem Flowers

The past 2 months have been an exciting time for me. I’ve had the opportunity of exploring greater depths and widths with my art and entering into a few exciting collaborations that I’m excited to share with you all soon. As an ode to March I thought I’d give an ode to last month’s exciting spring floral collaboration featuring the gorgeous work of Charmain of Emblem Flowers for Freutcake blog. I’m in love with the rich creaminess of these tones along with the bold pops of color. Head on over there to find out how to make it.