a california state of mind

Its been a dream of mine for years and years to make it to California. Weather by boat or plane or train or car I was going to get there and simply explore.

That dream said yes and beckoned us to the west coast when we booked Gabe + Honey’s beautiful Lake Tahoe wedding.

About half of the images below shot on the Canon EOS 1V.

We spent time in Los Angeles, Venice, San Francisco, Malibu, and Lake Tahoe. Here is a little of what we saw.



  • October 9, 2012 - 2:56 pm

    Hannah Mayo - This post is a bit like looking into a dream. Breathtaking.

  • October 10, 2012 - 2:20 am

    Kat Harris - the one time you’re in Cali I’m out of town…how in the world does that happen.

    please oh please come back. right now.

  • October 10, 2012 - 9:20 pm

    courtney - becca, you’re beautiful!’

  • October 10, 2012 - 11:05 pm

    mel - unreal. these are literally, unreal. i’m super jelly!! cali and lake tahoe have always been on my list of dream adventures. :)

    ps – beka, you’re gorgeous.

engagement, natalie + cole

It isn’t every day you stumble upon an alley with perfect light. Meet Natalie + Cole.


  • October 1, 2012 - 3:38 pm

    lydia {ever ours} - so good. every frame is just perfect.

  • October 1, 2012 - 4:19 pm

    Jen O. - Beautiful session and couple. I love your black and whites.

  • October 1, 2012 - 4:26 pm

    Natalie Burkle-Codella - Burkle Events - What an amazing shoot Rebekah! Gorgeous couple!! Can’t wait till Nov!!

  • October 1, 2012 - 4:41 pm

    Natalie - They turned out amazing! Thank you SO much!! Cole and I are so grateful to have you and Ben as our photographers :)

  • October 5, 2012 - 12:44 pm

    Aunt Belinda - Cole and Natalie- Your pictures were amazing, I got chill bumps looking at them. You both could be models. love you guys.

  • October 7, 2012 - 12:45 pm

    Kat Harris - You only can capture moments like that when you are truly getting to know people and their story. These images say that you guys take such care and time getting to know your clients. I am blown away at all of them.
    Also…I love her monogrammed necklace. Where is it from. I want.

  • May 15, 2013 - 6:36 pm

    helen - Beautiful. Lovely bride.

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