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Home to My Favorite Couples, Stories, and Planning Resources for Southern California + Beyond 

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My hope is for you to dive in and gather inspiration for your own engagement session, wedding, or elopement! You can find in-depth planning resources, real couple stories, and an extensive view of my portfolio. Happy reading!

Category: Couples, Portraits

What do you get when you combine a crazy-in-love couple, their longboards, and the scenic beauty of Joshua Tree? An engagement session that’s every bit as extraordinary as the love between Kristen and Ramses! These two reached out to me with dreams of capturing their wedding day in none other than Big Sur – yes, […]

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Ever been on top of a mountain, surrounded by meadows, wildflowers, and the setting sun, and felt like you’re on top of the world? That’s exactly the magic we captured during Sam and Mic’s maternity session at Max Patch, North Carolina. This awe-inspiring spot on the North Carolina and Tennessee border is a slice of […]

 Category : Destination, Planning

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If you’ve got a heart bursting with wanderlust and a love that knows no borders, you’re in the right place. Imagine saying “I Do” amidst epic landscapes and capturing those forever moments in a way that leaves everyone – especially you- utterly awe-struck! If the thought of a traditional wedding doesn’t excite you half as […]

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Palm Springs is a stunning location to host your wedding, whether you’re from California or traveling out of state to visit! As a Southern California intimate wedding and elopement photographer, I’m here to give you ALL the tips and tricks on how to plan the most epic day in Palm Springs! What Type of Palm […]

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Sterling and Chelsea’s sunrise photos at Joshua Tree National Park made me fall in LOVE with shooting during the quiet, beautiful morning hours. Couples usually tend to opt for golden-hour sunset photos here in the desert, but I’m so glad we planned a sunrise session for these two. Whether you’re newly engaged or want “just […]

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I will never pass up an opportunity to head to San Diego, especially when it’s for Jess and Chance! After photographing their one-year vow renewal in Joshua Tree and getting to know their wonderful, creative personalities, I couldn’t WAIT to have them in front of my camera again. If you’re looking for San Diego engagement/couples […]

Hi! I’m Mattie - Your Animal-Obsessed, Adventure-Seeking, Travel-Enthusiast Southern California Wedding Photographer

I’ve been on both sides of the lens, and it’s my mission to capture the unscripted, genuine moments of your special day! I pour my heart into taking (and editing) your photos to give you epic portraits that you’ll cherish forever. Whether it’s a mountain-top elopement or a cozy backyard ceremony, I’m all in. Let’s plan something that is uniquely yours, filled with laughter, love, and maybe a few happy tears - mine included!

Think of me as your right-hand girl for planning an intimate, nature-focused, or non-traditional wedding or elopement.

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Destination Weddings

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