Rachel and Johnny are good, honest, down-to-earth people. Their love is true, their relationship is genuine, and it shows through in their photos. The rustic setting at Garland Ranch in Carmel Valley, Ca, was the perfect backdrop for them. And it is where he proposed! Their wedding is next month, and I can’t wait to photograph it!

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And last but not least, their Save-the-Date card photo, which included their dog, Whiskey.
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Andrew and Whitney’s wedding took place atop a sand dune overlooking the breathtaking Pfeiffer Beach in Big Sur, California. And let me tell you, I LOVED photographing this wedding. This couple is so in love, in the way that only best friends can be. They showed their personality in all the little details; from the handmade boutonnieres made by the bride (out of maps!) to the bridesmaids in their coordinating Toms. The intimate size of this wedding made for great memories, and each attendee was gifted a mexican falsa blanket to keep warm! I hope you enjoy these photos from a very special day.

- Rachel

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I collaborated with the most incredibly talented women on this shoot. This team was on fire! It had been awhile since I had photographed something that was my own vision, and I definitely encountered some bumps along my creative process. This group of images may have started in my mind, but they grew into more than I could have ever imagined all on my own. Enjoy.


As I came to the part in my workflow where I import the images into Photoshop for editing, I stopped myself. There is absolutely NOTHING wrong with these pictures! I did some color correcting and dodging and burning in Lightroom, but I simply couldn’t bring myself to use a clone or liquify tool on these images. Amanda is absolutely gorgeous just the way she is. And there are enough overly-retouched photos out there. Let’s keep it real. Girl power.

Huge Thank You to all of the ladies who worked on this shoot.

Model: Amanda Humphrey

Hair: Lili Cabrera @ Oya Salon

Makeup: Madison McDowell @ Oya Salon

Wardrobe: Dioni Solorio @ Karma Fashion Lounge

Head wreaths & Bouquet: Monica Gasperson @ Twigs Floral Design


And here’s a little selfie-timer action just to wrap it all up…


  • Jolene - Hi Rachel!
    Just sending a shout out your way…….WOW,
    Beautiful shots….and the lighting is PERFECT!! You’re right, your model is absoutely beautiful. Again, it takes someone with an eye to capture the right moment. Well done.
    P.s. I love the pics. of Park, Julia, n’ Trent


Sara and Brian have a love big enough to span across the entire country – Literally! Sara has West Coast roots, while Brian grew up on the East Coast. They met in Boston, and now live there together. It was only fitting that they got married at a house in Sara’s hometown, with Bostonian history. What a perfect and symbolic backdrop to celebrate two lives becoming one.

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The details of this wedding were absolutely exquisite -

Venue: The Perry House, Monterey

Catering: Classic Catering

Flowers: Twigs Floral Design

Cake: Room For Dessert

Calligraphy: Lettering By Liz


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