Rainy day wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay, CA

Its like rain on your wedding day…. This is the song that keeps playing in my head as I was capturing this mother nature induced unique wedding day.  A May wedding.  Should be sunny skies… or at least spring like temps… but not this day… this day decided it needed to dump all day long.

There are so many things I loved about this day though.  The way the bride and groom weren’t even phased by this.  The way the Oceano Hotel has so many options to get artistic and fun captures inside its glorious space.

Throw in a fun band and a twist to cutting the cake (they had a cheese cake…. A cake made up of different cheese rounds, crackers and a honey comb) some chair dancing and what more could you ask for!

Fall Portrait Photography / Pumpkin Patch Portraits / Half Moon Bay

We may not have all the tree’s that turn color like the East Coast, but it is that time of year where the fall colors are glowing. And in Half Moon Bay in particular the pumpkins bring this magical warmth that is so perfect for a backdrop for your next family portrait.

There is nothing like the open country, add that with a splash of orange, aka pumpkins, and you have your perfect fall portrait session. My favorite pumpkin patch to capture this at is Bob’s Pumpkin Patch which is just slightly south of Half Moon Bay. If this is something you would love to capture, act fast as they are only hear for the month of October.

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Half Moon Bay Pumpkin Patches:

Bob's Vegetable Stand & Pumpkin Farm

Arata's Pumpkin Farm

Farmer John's Pumpkins

Farmer Dom's Pumpkin Patch at Harbor Village

Spring is here! Flower Fields in Half Moon Bay

We have had an amazing “winter”, but now on to spring, and if there is one thing you can count on is the beautiful mustard flowers in full bloom. Don't blink, because its over within a week or two. If the flower fields are something you have been waiting for as a backdrop, then now is the time.

I think the wild flowers on this coastside is such a magical time. It really shine's a light on our coastal town in being so diverse in its beauty, not only do we have the oceans, but our magical hillside's and beautiful wild flower is any artists dream.

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First Impression: Senior Portraits Stowe Lake

Sometimes I meet a family I get to capture and just know we are going to be instant friends, sometimes, life has it in store for it to be a brief encounter, leaving me hoping that I have left an impression in their hearts and memories.

Samantha was one of those instances. I had the pleasure of capturing her and her two older sisters 4 years ago. I loved every shot of that session and loved playing with that family, but of course, they lived over the mountain and had different lives than mine, so our paths never connected again, until now… Sam is graduating high school, and I was so honored that they called me to capture her senior portraits. Nothing better than a family that comes back to you, its then I know my first impression was a good one.

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