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Climbing and chasing waterfalls while the sun sets behind the mountain and the snow falls in the river. Chatting with locals while we sip our coffee and head out for the next adventure. Morning coffee and reading the newspaper together, the cool fall breeze blowing through the window as you pour yourself another cup. Rose and fireflies dancing in the spiderwebs. Talking for hours and dozing off with the tv on. The record skips a few times and we pick a new song to fall asleep to.

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“Probably the prettiest cliffside restaurant and wedding venue with the most epic backdrop, to finally watch them becoming Mr. and Mrs!!!!! UGH!!! What a freakin’ amazing day. It started by having Karen and all her girlies get ready at The Cape Hotel (sign me up for a months staycation here please). The architecture of this building sent me soaring when I got to take Karen’s dress photos, and getting ready pictures on their private terrace with their private pool and epic view in the background…”

Romantic & Intimate Destination Wedding at Sunset De Mona Lisa Cabo San Lucas, Mexico | California Wedding Photographer Kayla Esparza

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“I first have to tell you, that these two are some of the closest people in my life. Dean has known Truth (my husband) since the first day of kindergarten, and Sierra has known me since I was born…she is my cousin after all!! I set them up, of course, so you already know I was planning their proposal before they even went on date number 2. I just knew they would be a perfect match, and it has been so beautiful to watch from afar. I had biiiiig plans for their proposal, but when Dean told me his idea, I couldn’t think of anything more perfect for my best friend.”

Birthday Dinner turns into a Surprise Proposal!!! Seattle Alki Beach Proposal

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“I first have to tell you, that these two are some of the closest people in my life. Dean has known Truth (my husband) since the first day of kindergarten, and Sierra has known me since I was born…she is my cousin after all!! I set them up, of course, so you already know I was planning their proposal before they even went on date number 2. I just knew they would be a perfect match, and it has been so beautiful to watch from afar. I had biiiiig plans for their proposal, but when Dean told me his idea, I couldn’t think of anything more perfect for my best friend.”

Birthday Dinner turns into a Surprise Proposal!!! Seattle Alki Beach Proposal

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“Tim and Amanda were some of the most welcoming people we have ever met, their presence is calming, but fun. They have an insane amount of fun when they’re together, and that was all but clear on their wedding day dancing and singing in the pouring rain. They put so much time and detail into their big day, and it was an absolute dream of mine to be able to capture it all. “

Tropical Storm During this Couples Oahu, Hawaii Wedding Day and it was Pure Magic! | Loulu Palm Estate

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“…Seriously the cutest little boho dress that wasn’t overly fancy but also wasn’t super casual. It was the perfect mix and flowed so beautifully in the 100mph winds….no seriously the winds were CRAZYYYY this day!!!! Mikayla joked that she wasn’t even sure why she got her hair done!!! hahahah, buuuuut – everything turned out amazing and I am so obsessed with this collection of images!!! Now only if their wedding could be like…tomorrow!!! HAHAHA…”

Windy Northern California Coast Engagement Photos | Point Reyes National Sea Shore

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“…When Miriam first reached out to me, she was SURE I was going to be her wedding photographer. SO sure, in fact, she messaged me BEFORE she was engaged!!! AHAHA, she definitely said yes to the photographer before seeing the ring. But having been with Kholt for many years, she knew it was coming soon, and wanted to make sure her perfect intimate elopement was planned with plenty of time TO PLAN! hehe…”

Prettiest Northern California Boho Coastal Elopement

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…Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE SIMPLE PROPOSALS. But before I stuck my head full of ideas into places it shouldn’t be, I asked him if he would like any wine, or a blanket laid out for the two of them to celebrate afterwards. We talked a little bit more, and then a little more, and then a little more, before I heard the magic words from this groom to be: “Kayla, I trust whatever you think will look great, I know it will!”.

Cutest Surprise Proposal for Bride AND Groom in San Francisco!!!

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…This shoot just gives me a warmth because it feels like home. I love the overcast skies, the evergreen trees, and everything in-between. I hope you enjoy this set of images just as much as I do!

Winter Elopement in Northern California

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…This shoot just gives me a warmth because it feels like home. I love the overcast skies, the evergreen trees, and everything in-between. I hope you enjoy this set of images just as much as I do!

Winter Elopement in Northern California

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…They first met me at my house, and hopped in my car and off to the ocean we went!! On the way there we talked about how they met during spring break and one year later they got married!!!! AHHH <3 Isn’t that so so sweet?!

Moody San Francisco Beach Elopement

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…Thank you to the team of Bixby and Pine and Wild and Unwritten for putting together this stunning elopement. I’m so happy I got to be apart of it!!!

Beautiful Mountain Side Kauai, Hawaii Elopement

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Ryan + Hannah Ryan and Hannah are probably two of the people you really want in your life. They’re both super caring, and attentive. Instantly you just feel like best friends around them. I’ve been looking forward to photographing these two FOREVERRRRRRR so when Hannah finally reached out to me to plan her engagement session, […]

Engagement Session at Mt Rainier in the Pacific Northwest

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