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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: Engagements

Amber and Dave held the most beautiful Joshua Tree engagement session in the park. It was the perfect backdrop for their fun and intimate session. Amber and Dave live in the area and wanted to capture their engagement in a special place that they love. As they arrived in the park, the skies were crystal clear and the sun just beginning to set sharply against the desert landscape!

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Inspired by the rugged beauty of the wild west, Cody and Rachel chose Joshua Tree National Park as the backdrop for their wedding festivities. With its majestic desert landscapes, unique Joshua trees, and iconic rock formations, the park perfectly captured their vision. The intimate ceremony took place at the enchanting Cap Rock. Their closest family […]

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I am one of the luckiest photographers in the world…Joshua Tree National Park is in my backyard! This beautiful, mesmerizing desert paradise that millions of people visit a year is less than 5 minutes from where I drink my morning coffee. Joshua Tree National Park is the PERFECT place to elope, get married, or renew […]

 Category : Portraits

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Taking a photo is like capturing a part of someone’s soul forever, almost like attaining immortality. As a travel and event photographer, I am always on the lookout for people who are super special, living a larger-than-life existence and really experiencing true joy every step of the way.  Downsizing to 70 Sq Ft For The […]

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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