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    There really are no words to describe the current events surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak. One thing is for sure… I don’t think that any of us thought this is the way 2020 would go. Many of us are suffering major setbacks from wedding cancellations and postponements. It’s hard to picture a time when we will […]








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    “What happens if it rains on my wedding day?” “Do you have a rain plan?” “Will my photos still turn out good if it’s a rainy day?” These are all questions that you might get asked by a client, particularly those getting married in the winter months. Being asked these things might even have you […]








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    Kayla and Darnel chose the perfect August day for their Falkner Winery wedding. Temecula wine country holds some of the best wedding venues in Southern California and Falker is no exception to that! These two have been together for almost 10 years and have a love that seems as if they are still in the […]

    Sunset photo in vineyard at Falkner Winery in Temecula, CA








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    One of the most challenging things about planning a photoshoot is figuring out where to do it! Where do you begin?! Even after you find a spot, there still are questions to be answered. For example, are you allowed to shoot there? What time will the lighting be best? I’ve discovered some helpful tips and […]








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    On a gorgeous July morning, I arrived at Hilton Waterfront resort to capture Melody and JJ’s enchanting Huntington Beach Wedding. JJ is a professional golfer, so these two are always on the road and actually live in Scottsdale, AZ. With the expertise of Stephanie Chin Events, they were able to pull off a magical destination […]

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    On a gorgeous July morning, I arrived at Hilton Waterfront resort to capture Melody and JJ’s enchanting Huntington Beach Wedding. JJ is a professional golfer, so these two are always on the road and actually live in Scottsdale, AZ. With the expertise of Stephanie Chin Events, they were able to pull off a magical destination […]

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    As a wedding photographer, getting published was one of my biggest goals from the beginning. At this point in my career, I have been fortunate enough to be featured in print 19 times and featured in over 70 different online publications including The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and Martha Stewart Weddings. This process has come with […]

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    As a wedding photographer, getting published was one of my biggest goals from the beginning. At this point in my career, I have been fortunate enough to be featured in print 19 times and featured in over 70 different online publications including The Huffington Post, Cosmopolitan, and Martha Stewart Weddings. This process has come with […]

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    It’s been over 9 months since Ireland Jade made her entrance into the world. I’ve been back to work since she was just a few weeks old and I’ve finally found a pretty good groove for myself. I thought I would help out my fellow mom bosses with my top tips for working from home […]








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    Fairytale wedding photos in the olive groves at Highland Springs Ranch






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    Romantic wedding photo of bride and groom in front of Kimberly Crest House in Redlands, CA






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    The invitation. The rings. The shoes. The jewelry. All of these carefully selected pieces to the wedding day are some of my favorite things to photograph. I feel like these images really help set the style of the wedding images. I’m always looking for ways to improve my detail shots and one thing that has […]








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    I had the honor of capturing these magical Laguna Beach maternity photos for mama-to-be, Jackie Rose. Jackie is a fashion stylist in Orange County. So naturally, her taste is impeccable! These whimsical tulle gowns that she chose for her maternity shoot were worthy of royalty. If there was a Disney princess with a baby bump… […]

    Enchanting maternity shoot on the beach








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    You can take all of the marketing classes in the world, but nothing will teach you about your potential clients quite like walking in their shoes. I experienced this in 2015 when I was beginning the search for my own wedding vendors. It blew my mind how some very simple things played a large role […]








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    As one of their preferred vendors, I am so proud to be a Lake Oak Meadows wedding photographer! This is a magical wedding venue in Temecula wine country, that makes the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding day. Laurel and Cole’s romantic blush and gold color palette perfectly complimented the natural beauty of this stunning […]

    Romantic sunset photo of bride and groom on dock at Lake Oak Meadows








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    As one of their preferred vendors, I am so proud to be a Lake Oak Meadows wedding photographer! This is a magical wedding venue in Temecula wine country, that makes the perfect setting for a fairytale wedding day. Laurel and Cole’s romantic blush and gold color palette perfectly complimented the natural beauty of this stunning […]

    Romantic sunset photo of bride and groom on dock at Lake Oak Meadows








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    Bide and Katrin traveled from out of state for their Balboa Park fairytale engagement photos! This location is overflowing with incredible photo spots but we chose carefully to utilize the ones that fit their fairytale theme. It’s been a rainy month, but on this day we got lucky enough to have some beautiful overcast skies […]

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    Bide and Katrin traveled from out of state for their Balboa Park fairytale engagement photos! This location is overflowing with incredible photo spots but we chose carefully to utilize the ones that fit their fairytale theme. It’s been a rainy month, but on this day we got lucky enough to have some beautiful overcast skies […]

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    I am so excited to blog an official tour of Ireland Jade’s whimsical unicorn-themed nursery! As someone who loves decorating and is very influenced by the aesthetic of my surroundings, a beautiful nursery was a big priority for me! When we found out we were having a girl, my mind went crazy with the possibilities. […]

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    Siena and David are such a fun and adventurous couple! They drove all the way down from Santa Barbara (about 3 hours!) for their Mormon Rocks engagement photos. They envisioned their engagement photos captured in a desert landscape so we set out for Mormon Rocks! I am always so thankful to photograph such fun and […]








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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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    I’m so excited to share Lindsay and David’s Christmas House Inn wedding photos! Their wedding day was full of sunshine, beautiful floral details, and most off all – fun! Just to give you an idea…their reception included a custom rendition of Cardi B’s Bodak Yellow performed by the bride, with bridesmaid backup dancers. Christmas House […]








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    Fairytale portrait of couple dancing in front of Oheka Castle in Long Island NY






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    Catarina and Josh’s Lord of The Rings Themed wedding in Temecula California was so incredibly sweet for so many reasons. For example, they had one of the most romantic first dances I have ever shot – it was in the rain! (Wait till you see those photos!) Tragically, Catarina’s father passed away prior to their […]








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    Catarina and Josh’s Lord of The Rings Themed wedding in Temecula California was so incredibly sweet for so many reasons. For example, they had one of the most romantic first dances I have ever shot – it was in the rain! (Wait till you see those photos!) Tragically, Catarina’s father passed away prior to their […]








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    Following their Hard Rock Punta Cana destination wedding, I had the opportunity to shoot these Altos De Chavon day after wedding photos of Alex and Kelsey. We made the 1-hour drive from Punta Cana to Lo Romana and it felt like we were transported to a magical European city! Altos De Chavon is a recreation […]

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    Following their Hard Rock Punta Cana destination wedding, I had the opportunity to shoot these Altos De Chavon day after wedding photos of Alex and Kelsey. We made the 1-hour drive from Punta Cana to Lo Romana and it felt like we were transported to a magical European city! Altos De Chavon is a recreation […]

    Fairytale photo of couple with epic view in Dominican Republic








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    Kelsey and Alex made their Hard Rock Punta Cana destination wedding into a total fairytale. They traveled from Georgia, to say “I Do” and celebrate with a small group of family and friends. Their pink and gold color palette made for the most whimsical wedding in tropical paradise! I feel so lucky to have gotten […]

    Wedding photo on beach at Hard Rock Punta Cana Dominican Republic








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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 […]

    Bride standing at altar for whimsical desert wedding in California








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    It’s crazy to me how one day you’re 15 years old and dreaming of the day when you’ll have a family of your own. Then suddenly…. that day is here! It is with incredible joy and excitement with which I announce, Andrew and I have a baby on the way! Our little one is expected […]








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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 […]

    Groom kissing brides forehead standing next to horses in the forest








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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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    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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    The Enchanted Forest in Fallbrook California is a magical castle wedding venue for fairytale weddings. It was the perfect location for this celestial wedding inspiration shoot! It was an absolute dream to work with this talented team of vendors to bring together this enchanting styled shoot.   This pastel blue and blush styled invitation suite […]








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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 these Yosemite wedding photos. Adorable newlyweds…. on-point attire…. the beauty of […]








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    Last month, I had the pleasure of flying to Chicago to photograph this beautiful wedding day. Corina and Vartan were such a lovely couple to work with. Corina is not only stunningly gorgeous, but also one of the sweetest and most gracious souls I have had the pleasure of knowing. To top it all off… I […]








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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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    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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    In March of 2010, I photographed my first wedding. The bride and groom were named Paul and Amanda. 7 years later, I was able to capture another milestone in their lives. They are expecting their second child, their first daughter, and I was so happy to get to capture these maternity photos for them. They […]








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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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    September was a month for the books! I spent the first part of the month in Ireland, for my own wedding! Following our nuptials, my new hubby and I jetted off to Barcelona, Spain to photograph this beautiful wedding day. Ei and Bruno chose Barcelona as the destination for their wedding, after being captivated by it’s […]








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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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    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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    This maternity session is one part mountains, one part beach and all parts AMAZING. Kelly and Damien are past clients of mine and are expecting their first child, a sweet baby girl. Kelly shares my love for all things dreamy, magical and fairytale-like. She is decorating her daughter’s nursery with crowns, chandeliers, and all sorts of […]








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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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    My jaw dropped as I pulled up to Springfield Castle. It was just like a scene from a movie. It was surreal to know that this was really my life and this couple had flown me all the way to Ireland to trust me with documenting their precious memories. Heather and Crystal planned their destination […]








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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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    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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    As I drove up to Luttrellstown Castle, my jaw dropped. It was something magical and dream-like and I couldn’t believe I had the opportunity to shoot here. It was a little glimpse into my dreams coming true. This couple wasn’t the only one that thought this venue was perfect for their wedding day, Victoria and […]








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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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    I loved spending a perfect Spring day exploring the woods and photographing the love between Rosalyn and Everett. These newlyweds tied the knot last summer and wanted the opportunity to get back in front of the camera. Rosalyn picked the perfect dress for a truly magical session and got to be a princess all over […]








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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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    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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    As I sit here in my office on this warm, sunny day….this session seems worlds away. It started out in the woods….a bit chilly, but filled with glowy light. Part way through, some stormy weather rolled in….the temperature dropped like crazy and there was a ton of fog. Megan and Jordan must have thought I […]








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    Fantasy Sessions

    DISCOVER Your FAIRYTALE

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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

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