Ashley + Dustin | Sequoia Intimate Wedding

The perfect beauty of an intimate wedding underneath the trees - it’s always the best.

It was absolutely a dream, spending the day with Ashley and Dustin - getting married under the Sequoia boughs.

After a ceremony at the Parker Group, we explored Crescent Meadow, ending up at Beetle Rock to open a bottle of wine at sunset.

Nichol + Preston

There's a certain magic in the air, on the coastal stretch of Highway One known as Big Sur. Ceremonies like these remind you what the essence of marriage is really about. And when you can get away from cell service to watch two souls intersect, it's as special as it gets. Under a stand of redwood trees on the California coast, Nichol married Preston at the Grange in Big Sur.

Flowers & Styling - Mountains to the Sea Co Events & Styling

Ceremony Venue - Big Sur Grange

Reception & Catering - Big Sur Bakery 




Two months freshly engaged, Jacques, Lisa, and I hiked a little over a mile to Taft Point - one of my favorite Yosemite destinations. We sat on a ledge, watching the sun set on the hazy horizon, and sipped canned wine through altitude-induced laughter. 

Moments like this are so beautiful - spending time with lovers outdoors. 

A Fierce Love | Yosemite Engagement Photography

Ashley + Brad

We were up at 5:00AM to be greeted by the stillness of Vermillion Lake, in Banff National Park.

Bald Eagles hunting overhead, and beavers swimming the marsh - Ashley & Brad stood on a dock and told each other the sweetest handwritten vows I've heard.

To travel to Alberta in celebration of his marriage was such an honor.  

Adventure elopements like this are one of my favorite things on earth. 

Jamie + James, Rattlesnake Ridge, Washington

The beautiful simplicity of eloping is always such a joy to be a part of. 

With little effort spent on elaborate decorations, catering and stressful schedules, you're able to focus on what's important - your marriage, relationship, and love story.

Jamie & James decided upon a romantic PNW elopement, and they married each other at sunrise in a garden of mossy stone and blossoming trees behind the willows lodge.

Unusually sunny for Seattle, we trekked up on a mystical hike up through the swaying trees to Rattlesnake Ridge for some portraits.

Enjoy a few moments from our magical day together.

venue - willowslodge / rattlesnake lake

hair & makeup - dusty james bolyard

flowers - colbri bloom


Marissa + Justin, Beetle Rock | Sequoia National Park

We woke up in the morning and stumbled from the campsite to find a heavy cloud resting on the ceremony site at Beetle Rock, in Sequoia National Park. You never know what kind of weather you'll find in the High Sierra, and this cloudcover was predictably unpredictable. The fog disappeared, then the rain came, then it started snowing like there was no tomorrow. After deciding to carry on with the initial plan rain or shine, Marissa walked down the aisle and the rain stopped, clouds parted, and sun beamed down warmly as we all stripped off our raincoats. 

Check out a couple frames from Marissa and Justins dreaaaamy Sequoia National Park wedding ceremony, and reception at Wuksachi Lodge.

Sequoia Wedding Co. 


A Fierce Love | Sequoia National Park wedding photography, destination adventure weddings, portraits, & elopements. 


Kelly + Anthony, Huntington Lake

Sometimes after a wedding is over, I wonder if it was all just a dream. 

Without these images, I wouldn't have any proof that it wasn't - except for the mud on my boots, wine spilled on my clothes, and smile wrinkles etched into my face.

Kelly and Anthony, it was wonderful spending these moments with you. Your hearts are gold, family precious, and friends priceless. 

Words escape me, so please enjoy this glimpse of the wedding weekend at the LakeShore Resort in Huntington Lake, CA.

Kelly + Anthony, A Fierce Love

Phillip + Heather, Yosemite

I sincerely love what I do because of people like them, and places like this.

Heather & Phillip are climbers, and it didn't take much of a discussion to decide where to shoot their love story. Yosemite is the heart of climbing in California, and it's a pretty special place for all of us. We were initially going to do a tough climb and shoot their portraits on the top of the Lost Arrow Spire, but mother nature decided to close that area for climbing because of perigrine falcon nesting. Shoot. However we changed plans and I can't say that I'm bummed about the outcome. 

Surprisingly we had all of Taft Point to ourselves, and we spent the evening watching the sun go down, and being silly with some pretty extreme outfit changes.

Everyone give a high five and a congrats to these guys who are getting married in July! I'm sure it won't surprise you to know they're having a lakeside mountain multi day camping wedding/party. Yeah. This is how you do it when you're as cool as the soon-to-be Greens.

Connie + Taylor, Rattlesnake Ridge

I really think it's smart to hang out with people that are smarter than you, know how to love better than you, tell better jokes than you, and bring more passion & motivation into your life than you can summon on your own. These people are Connie & Taylor. 

10 years of marriage and counting,  still a fierce love. 

Rattlesnake Ridge / North Bend, Washington.

Melody | Fierce Love Senior Session

Melody is one of the most skilled animation artists I know, and I'm soo excited that she's been accepted into CSU Fullertons animation program! 

We pumped up the jams and rocked out to some good tunes while pumping out some of my favorite senior portraits to date. 

And since no photo adventure is complete without a good soundtrack, here's ours: Wild Cub - Thunder Clatter

Check out Melodys art work here!

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Emily + Dennis, Studio 1342 Los Angeles

I've known Emily since she was an infant, and growing up with her brother as my childhood best friend - I spent more time at her families house than my own. 

It was quite a special thing seeing this girl-with-cooties-turned-woman get to marry the love of her life, and I totally had a tear or two watching her walk down the aisle with her daddy. The Prossers have always felt like family to me - and today was no exception.

Congratulations Emily & Dennis! What a way to end the year right, at Studio 1342 in Los Angeles. 


Venue: Studio 1342
Rentals: The Imperial Party Rentals 
Catering: The Green Truck
Desserts: Sweet & Saucy Shop 
Flowers: Fifty Flowers Wholesale (arranged ourselves)
Dress: custom-made design by Miss Tashina
Day of Coordinator: Kethia Harris

Words from Dennis: 

"Dude, what can I say... The whole day was such an awesome adventure. It was way better than I could've ever imagined. Every detail was perfect and it all just worked. I didn't really help with a lot of the planning, but the way that everything just came together was unreal. The love and support of the families really overwhelmed both of us. 

As for the day of, my groomsmen took great care of me and I wasn't too nervous at all. We all had an awesome time the whole day even while we were just hanging out and waiting at the hotel. 

I'm really glad that we did the first look. I think that it was a very personal and special moment for the both of us that we really needed. It gave us ease and comfort to spend some time together before all the craziness started.

The moment that got me is when I saw Emily walking down the aisle.  Seeing her coming towards me in front of everyone we love, to say that she loves me and she wants to spend the rest of her life with me was just amazing. The song was awesome and she looked stunning! Hands down the best memory I'll ever have. I also think we killed it with our first dance so that was also a great moment haha. "

Words from Emily: 

"Dennis and I have always been more excited about being married than the actual wedding, but once the planning begun, we saw how excited our family was and wanted to be sure we created a day that gave both a comfortable atmosphere for our guests and a true reflection of who we are. Dennis wanted it to to be unique and memorable, and I wanted it to be naturally bohemian and ethereal. Our touches of freshly-picked cotton, dusty miller, and a color scheme of burgundy, peach and gold brought out the exact look we had hoped to achieve.

We had family and friends travel from multiple parts of the globe to celebrate our special day and it was more perfect than we ever could have planned. Our pastor, Brandon Cook, led a beautifully touching ceremony which was followed by a celebration with food, drink, dancing and great company.

Strangely enough, I think my favorite moment of the evening was also my most nerve-racking moment of the entire day. I was trembling with positive anxiety and excitement right before walking down the aisle, but the combination of the music, clinging to my Dad's arm and seeing Dennis waiting for me is what calmed me with joy and I'm pretty sure the smile on my face did not leave the rest of the evening."