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    Looking for the best Black Friday 2019 deals for photographers? You came to the right place! Black Friday is the perfect opportunity to get major savings on the items on your photography wishlist. As business owners, it’s also a great time to get a few more write-offs before the year is over. I typically always […]








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    In 2011, I did a ton of soul searching and brand exploration. I discovered the direction I wanted to go and set out on a mission to brand myself as “The Fairytale Photographer”. One of the biggest parts of this process was a personal project that I created, called The Fantasy Series. Throughout 2011 and […]








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    These sunrise Yosemite anniversary photos were such a dream! I captured Rachelle and James’ wedding a year before and they reached out to me about doing an adventure session for their one year anniversary. Yosemite was an especially meaningful choice because it’s also where James proposed! Yosemite’s epic backdrops… adorable newlyweds… and a fabulous wardrobe? […]








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    In September of 2016, I married the love of my life, my highschool sweetheart. (See our wedding photos here!) One of the most amazing parts of my wedding planning process was getting to help design and dream up my custom wedding dress! One of my past brides has a sister, Melek, who is a very […]








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    These aren’t your typical Highland Springs Ranch wedding photos… what you see here is actually a Fantasy Session! My client, Tiffany, contacted me at the end of 2018 to inquire about a custom fairytale portrait experience. She was getting married in 2019 and wanted her engagement session to be an over-the-top stylized portrait shoot, in […]








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    These aren’t your typical Highland Springs Ranch wedding photos… what you see here is actually a Fantasy Session! My client, Tiffany, contacted me at the end of 2018 to inquire about a custom fairytale portrait experience. She was getting married in 2019 and wanted her engagement session to be an over-the-top stylized portrait shoot, in […]








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    So you didn’t think it was possible to take engagement photos at a castle, in Southern California? Well, think again! This private estate in Fallbrook serves up the fairytale factor! This magical place is owned by high school sweethearts who built the entire thing themselves. They dreamed of making their own Disneyland-esque paradise… and I […]








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    So you didn’t think it was possible to take engagement photos at a castle, in Southern California? Well, think again! This private estate in Fallbrook serves up the fairytale factor! This magical place is owned by high school sweethearts who built the entire thing themselves. They dreamed of making their own Disneyland-esque paradise… and I […]








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    When it comes to fairytale wedding venues in Southern California, this one is as magical as they come! These Kimberly Crest wedding photos depict an enchanting French chateau that looks much more like something in Europe than in Redlands, CA. I’ve always loved this stunning Victorian mansion and I feel as if it is a […]








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    These Inland Empire fairytale engagement photos are the real-life version of a Disney movie. When Jasmine Ella contacted me about her engagement shoot, I knew that our visions were perfectly aligned! She shared my love for all things whimsical and wanted her photos to reflect that enchanting vibe. I’d like to give a huge thank […]








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    I’ve had the opportunity to teach in many formats… large workshops, speaking engagements, online mentoring, and more. But my absolute favorite is this type of workshop that I’m going to tell you all about! I designed this learning experience who are on the fast track to reaching their goals and are motivated to make big […]








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    Who would have known that Riverside engagement photos could end up looking like something in a distant European city? Mount Rubidoux has quickly become one of my favorite photo spots in the Inland Empire. It required a bit of a hike, but it was so worth it for the views from the historical castle tower […]








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    There are no words to describe the incredible love and joy we are feeling. Andrew and I are so proud to announce the arrival of our perfect girl, Ireland Jade Roche. Ireland came into the world on September 9th, 2018 at 8 pounds 13 ounces and 21.5 inches long. She was born via c-section after […]








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    There are no words to describe the incredible love and joy we are feeling. Andrew and I are so proud to announce the arrival of our perfect girl, Ireland Jade Roche. Ireland came into the world on September 9th, 2018 at 8 pounds 13 ounces and 21.5 inches long. She was born via c-section after […]








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    We are in the final stretch! My due date is in just under a month and we are ready to meet our baby girl, Ireland Jade! After our gender reveal, I launched into prepping her nursery and getting things ready for her. Along with that, I had a summer packed with adventures and lots of […]








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    We are in the final stretch! My due date is in just under a month and we are ready to meet our baby girl, Ireland Jade! After our gender reveal, I launched into prepping her nursery and getting things ready for her. Along with that, I had a summer packed with adventures and lots of […]








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    I had the opportunity to fly to New York to capture these Oheka Castle fairytale wedding photos. Oheka Castle has been on my shooting bucketlist for many years, so I was beyond thrilled when Brittany reached out to me about her enchanted wedding. It certainly did not disappoint! Brittany and Pat brought “fairytale” to the […]








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    Finding out the gender of our baby was definitely one of the most exciting and anticipated events in this pregnancy thus far! To finally know if the little life growing inside of me was our son or our daughter. From the start of my pregnancy, when I thought of the baby, I thought of a […]








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    Villa De Martini is a private estate wedding venue in Rancho Mirage, just outside of Palm Springs. It features mauve exteriors and luxe interiors with sprawling all white hallways. The grounds are landscaped to bring a lush oasis to the Southern California Desert. This wedding venue is a well-kept secret and the perfect location for […]








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    This boho wedding at Wolf Feather Honey Farm in Temecula California is a whimsical desert dream. Brought to you by an epic collaboration between Green Wedding Shoes and Amazon Handmade. There are no words to describe my excitement when my favorite blog asked me to be the photographer for this editorial of theirs. Just to […]








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    Lake Arrowhead Resort made the perfect setting for James and Anna’s woodsy fairytale wedding. Prior to the ceremony, we snuck away to a secluded spot in the forest with a stone ruin. This location was a magical place for the couple to share their first look. It was straight out of a storybook! Brides who are […]








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    Lake Arrowhead Resort made the perfect setting for James and Anna’s woodsy fairytale wedding. Prior to the ceremony, we snuck away to a secluded spot in the forest with a stone ruin. This location was a magical place for the couple to share their first look. It was straight out of a storybook! Brides who are […]








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    I had the pleasure of photographing this California fairytale elopement in Mendocino. The bride, Christina, is the owner of The Enchantment Box, which is a fairytale-themed monthly subscription box that includes vegan items from women-owned businesses. So it only makes sense that her own wedding day would be nothing short of a magical experience! Christina and […]








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    I had the pleasure of photographing this California fairytale elopement in Mendocino. The bride, Christina, is the owner of The Enchantment Box, which is a fairytale-themed monthly subscription box that includes vegan items from women-owned businesses. So it only makes sense that her own wedding day would be nothing short of a magical experience! Christina and […]








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    Tom and Rachel’s wedding day at San Ysidro Ranch, in Santa Barbara California, was a lush and whimsical affair. Event of the Season brought the vision to life, along with enchanting florals by Camellia Floral Design. The ceremony took place in a garden, under a lush floral arch that you will have to see to […]








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    Hello and welcome to my magical little corner of the internet. It’s been almost 5 years since the launch of my last brand. 2012 was the year I began to pursue this whole “fairytale” niche. And let me tell you, that branding was an absolute dream for me. I wanted to LIVE in that website. […]








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    While I was in Chicago, in April, I collaborated with model Anna DeBlecourt on this lush and whimsical bridal inspiration shoot. Not only is she a stunning model, but also has a lovely eye for design and style and was a huge part in the coordination of this shoot. In fact, she put all of this […]








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    As a photographer, one of the greatest honors is being hired by a fellow photographer. There is nothing more flattering than having your work appreciated by another very talented artist. Which is why I was over-the-moon when Mary Costa got in touch with me about this session.Adorable newlyweds…. on-point attire…. the beauty of Yosemite….. YES PLEASE!While […]








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    I may be a bit biased, but I just have a thing for highschool sweethearts :) Over the years, Gabe and Melek have been best friends, partners, boyfriend and girlfriend….and this year they will become husband and wife. You will hear more about this lovely lady when I blog my series about my own wedding. […]








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    I may be a bit biased, but I just have a thing for highschool sweethearts :) Over the years, Gabe and Melek have been best friends, partners, boyfriend and girlfriend….and this year they will become husband and wife. You will hear more about this lovely lady when I blog my series about my own wedding. […]








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    All of my wildest and most whimsical dreams came true on this shoot. The ethereal crowns and accessories designed by Wire Princess, set the perfect fairytale vibe for these images. Game of Thrones comes to mind… All of this, combined with the post-rain greenery and a cotton candy sunset = MAGIC Crowns and accessories: Wire […]








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    All of my wildest and most whimsical dreams came true on this shoot. The ethereal crowns and accessories designed by Wire Princess, set the perfect fairytale vibe for these images. Game of Thrones comes to mind… All of this, combined with the post-rain greenery and a cotton candy sunset = MAGIC Crowns and accessories: Wire […]








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    Last month, I was in Las Vegas for a few days to attend the annual WPPI conference. I look forward to this every year, as an opportunity to meet new friends and connect with old ones and also check out new products and innovations in the industry. Of all the years I have attended, I […]








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    I had the opportunity to meet this awesome couple at Amanda’s sister’s wedding that I photographed back in 2014. Fast forward a couple of years…. following an EPIC Machu Picchu proposal, Amanda and Jordan were next in line to say “I do”. Amanda loved the fairytale theme for her wedding and put her own whimsical […]








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    There is a special place in my heart for elopements and tiny weddings. I love the vibe. There is something so amazing about having one of the biggest days of your life, yet choosing to keep it small, intimate, and sentimental. It always feels so warm and inviting!With only 8 of their closest friends and […]








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    A love so strong, not even Hurricane Matthew could get in the way of  it…This was a wedding of many firsts for me. And one of the biggest adventures!Not only was this my first cruise wedding….but it was the first time that I had a wedding change DATES and COUNTRIES the day before the wedding! […]








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    When it doesn’t rain a single drop on the wedding day….but multiple rainbows appear… you know it’s a special day! Ken and Carolyn (also known as “Kenolyn”) got married on the most perfect June day at the gorgeous Villa De Amore. But after their epic destination engagement session in Portland, I didn’t expect anything less […]








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    When it doesn’t rain a single drop on the wedding day….but multiple rainbows appear… you know it’s a special day! Ken and Carolyn (also known as “Kenolyn”) got married on the most perfect June day at the gorgeous Villa De Amore. But after their epic destination engagement session in Portland, I didn’t expect anything less […]








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    Since I began developing my brand, stylized shoots have played a huge part in my business. It all started with The Fantasy Series, which was a 5-part styled shoot series that I used to carve out my fairytale niche. I did these shoots to get portfolio images, get featured, and express my creativity. However, part […]








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    Since I began developing my brand, stylized shoots have played a huge part in my business. It all started with The Fantasy Series, which was a 5-part styled shoot series that I used to carve out my fairytale niche. I did these shoots to get portfolio images, get featured, and express my creativity. However, part […]








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    Becca and TJ’s Hartley Botanica wedding was a whimsical dream. As a fellow wedding vendor herself, Becca had a vision for the day and every element was executed perfectly to bring it together. Becca is a wedding cake artist and one of the major attractions during their reception was her elaborate dessert table, that she […]








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    What a pleasure to be back at Villa De Amore…one of Temecula’s most romantic and STUNNING private estate wedding venues. This place knows how to host a classy and dreamy affair! It also helps when your clients are pretty style-savvy as well! From her jaw-dropping beaded gown, to her Louboutins…. Cara made a flawless bride! […]








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    Spring engagement session season is in full swing! :) I met Becca and TJ at a gorgeous Orange County park, for their engagement session. The first thing I noticed was Becca’s resemblance to Jennifer Lawrence, which was pretty crazy! I loved hanging out with these two and shooting photos in absolutely perfect weather. They are the […]








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    What could be more magical than getting to photograph some fellow photographers at a dreamy castle ruin location in Ireland? I can’t think of anything either. Kenny and Julia are a wonderfully talented photo and video team in Ireland, by the name of Wonderfulife Productions. Julia has been my second shooter for my weddings in Ireland and it […]








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    It’s hard to believe that I have completed my 6th year as a professional wedding photographer. I say this every year, but it just gets better and better. Each year brings new locations to travel to, amazing new clients, new industry friends, and a ton of beauty to photograph. I am thankful to still be […]








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    It’s hard to believe that I have completed my 6th year as a professional wedding photographer. I say this every year, but it just gets better and better. Each year brings new locations to travel to, amazing new clients, new industry friends, and a ton of beauty to photograph. I am thankful to still be […]








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    In October, I got the opportunity to head back to San Francisco City Hall for another dreamy elopement. I can’t get enough of this place! And when you see the photos, you will know why. It is architectural MAGIC!!! It looks like something out of a Disney princess movie…. the place where Beauty and the […]








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    In October, I got the opportunity to head back to San Francisco City Hall for another dreamy elopement. I can’t get enough of this place! And when you see the photos, you will know why. It is architectural MAGIC!!! It looks like something out of a Disney princess movie…. the place where Beauty and the […]








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    What could possibly be more epic than getting to shoot the wedding of my style sister?! I got to capture the biggest day, for the special lady who dug deep and explored everything about me…to create the brand and web presence that you see today. If you’ve followed me for awhile now….you’ve heard about Julie […]








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    Last week, I was in Canada for Emily and Michael’s romantic garden wedding. The event took place in Calgary, on a perfect day. After their epic engagement session, I couldn’t wait to get them in front of my camera again. I knew their exceptional style and special connection was going to make for some dreamy […]








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    While I was in Portland for a magical waterfall elopement, I also had the opportunity of shooting some engagement photos for one of my local couples. Carolyn and Ken are tying the knot next summer at Villa De Amore in Temecula. They had mentioned wanting to do a destination engagement session, so I let them […]








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    When Lisa first reached out to me about photographing her Wahclella Falls elopement in Portland, I knew we would be the perfect fit. She explained that her whole inspiration for the day was for it to feel/look  JUST like a fairytale. All magic and storybook-inspired. I was already excited, but then I googled the location […]








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    After a decade of loving each other and growing together, Shaun and Cara are tying the knot, next March at Villa De Amore! We headed over to Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim, California for a romantic rustic engagement session. One of my favorite details was the pair of Louboutin heels that Cara brought along to […]








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    After a decade of loving each other and growing together, Shaun and Cara are tying the knot, next March at Villa De Amore! We headed over to Oak Canyon Nature Center in Anaheim, California for a romantic rustic engagement session. One of my favorite details was the pair of Louboutin heels that Cara brought along to […]








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    Shooting a wedding at the magical Wayfarer’s Chapel in Palos Verdes, California, has been a goal of mine ever since I heard about it. It’s a dreamy glass chapel, perched on a cliff, overlooking the ocean and surrounded by lush foresty greens. It is straight out of a fairytale! In fact, it has been the […]








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    Shooting a wedding at the magical Wayfarer’s Chapel in Palos Verdes, California, has been a goal of mine ever since I heard about it. It’s a dreamy glass chapel, perched on a cliff, overlooking the ocean and surrounded by lush foresty greens. It is straight out of a fairytale! In fact, it has been the […]








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    Last week, I spent two days at Promise Tangeman’s gorgeous home, photographing the Go Live workshop. During this workshop, the Go Live HQ team helps the attendees to launch their own custom websites in 48 hours. It’s pretty wild! Like a big productivity party :) I had the pleasure of capturing headshots of each of […]








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    I loved heading out to a magical spot in the woods and photographing this beauty in a gown from Simply Bridal {Check them out for awesome and affordable wedding dresses!} The look was made complete by some jaw-droppingly gorgeous adornments from Love Sparkle Pretty.








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    When the rain began to fall on her wedding day, Carol didn’t bat an eye. She maintained her excitement and would not let the weather conditions change that. That right there is the key to a perfect wedding day. Every bride wants their day to be perfect….perfect weather, perfect timing, every detail executed flawlessly…..but that […]








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    My jaw nearly dropped, when my Timehop app showed me some behind-the-scenes Instagram shots from this shoot and said it was exactly two years ago…… HOW did that happen? Time is going by too fast! We kept the shoot under wraps for a few months, so that Style Me Pretty could be the first to […]








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    There’s just something so effortlessly dreamy about vintage wedding gowns. The intricate details….the history….it’s like a little piece of frozen time. Chariot Marie is preparing to release a bunch of one-of-a-kind vintage bridal gowns over the next few months and this shoot is just a peek at a few of them. Be sure to keep […]








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    There’s just something so effortlessly dreamy about vintage wedding gowns. The intricate details….the history….it’s like a little piece of frozen time. Chariot Marie is preparing to release a bunch of one-of-a-kind vintage bridal gowns over the next few months and this shoot is just a peek at a few of them. Be sure to keep […]








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    As many of you know, aside from being a fairytale photographer, I also own an online vintage clothing boutique called Chariot Marie.A couple of weekends ago, we c0-hosted a girl’s day out shopping event. We called this event Vintage Delight Shopping Social and here was the vision for it:Get all dolled-up in your best vintage […]








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    As many of you know, aside from being a fairytale photographer, I also own an online vintage clothing boutique called Chariot Marie.A couple of weekends ago, we c0-hosted a girl’s day out shopping event. We called this event Vintage Delight Shopping Social and here was the vision for it:Get all dolled-up in your best vintage […]








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    Remember Chance and Lauren’s proposal, last year? You can check it out, here! I’ve known Lauren for over about 5 years now and getting to know her has been such a pleasure. Add Chance in the mix and you’ve got endless fun and laughs. The laugh-till-you-cry kind….these two are a riot! Lauren and Chance saw […]








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    Fantasy Sessions

    DISCOVER Your FAIRYTALE

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    Top Posts

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    Learn about my why

    My Purpose, as a Fairytale Photographer

    I'm a Southern California (and destination!) photographer for couples who believe in Happily Ever After. I also love sharing the lessons I've learned throughout my career to help aspiring photographers build successful businesses.

    wanna know more?

    Kristen Booth

    PHOTOGRAPHY POSTS

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    Stuck in a posing rut? This free guide includes easy suggestions for creative couples posing. Never run out of ideas again!

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