Kelly + Steve will be getting married in Milwaukee, Wisconsin next summer. For their engagement session, they chose the vibrant backdrop of the Arizona landscape. We started shooting in the city and then worked our way out to the scenic sites in Scottsdale. I loved, loved this shoot. I left that day with my usual excitement for the soon-to-be bride and groom and with an even greater love for the beauty around us. Congratulations, you two!  

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Spotlight: Standard Wax

October 14, 2014

I've known Samantha and Andrew of Standard Wax for a little while now. I was so, so happy to get to shoot their beautiful, unique products. This week Samantha provided Ventola Photography with some really valuable details about what defines Standard Wax as a brand, why imagery is a major pillar within their business strategy as well as advice for those who might be looking to start their own business. In other words, they've got it going on and 2 Comments »

I've teased a feature and shared images on Facebook from a shoot I recently did with a group who I consider to be one of my dream teams. Now, I'm sharing more of the dark, introverted bridal shots from the evening in the woods. I have always loved the dark- appreciated the serenity one finds in it and the calmness there. This particular shoot has been in the works for about a year View / Edit Comments

Alexandra Evjen of A.V.E. Styles is the REAL deal. She is a stylist worthy of endless reviews and I am so happy to have 1) been able to meet her and 2) work with her! I highly encourage you to check out what she's been up to, here. Not only is she amazing at putting together a killer outfit but she has almost 1 million followers on Pinterest so needless to say, she View / Edit Comments

The beauty I witnessed on Bethany + Jimmy's big day was stunning. Every detail was completely dreamy. I will forever look back at their photos with complete delight because the whole day was brimming with love and laughter. They picked UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley in California to host their intimate wedding (I don't know if I'll ever get over how lush it was there). The garden was a gorgeous selection for such a special day! xo            

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Being a photographer has allowed me to meet some of the most talented people I have ever worked with. Stephanie Neiheisel is one such artist. She is a beauty inside and out and I'm in sheer awe every single time I work with her. Anyone who has done a few shoots knows that getting a shoot just right (having it come out looking just like you imagined) takes multiple people and a View / Edit Comments

When I look back at Rachel + Tim's Munds Park wedding I'll remember how beautiful it was. The natural beauty was in everyone that attended and the landscape around them. I have been shooting Rachel for a while now so I feel privileged to be both her friend and her wedding photographer. I will cherish her and Tim's day forever! They are an absolute darling couple and their wedding couldn't have been more Comments Off

I've shared a few sneak peeks of Jess + Nate's wedding in Los Angeles. Now I get to share a few more of my favorites from their big day. I love, love, love this couple with all of my heart. Jess is a humble beauty. She is truly one of the kindest, most loving people I have ever met. And Nate is just the same. Their entire wedding was about gratitude and love. They thanked EVERYONE the entire Comments Off


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A suite at the Hotel Valley Ho was the perfect place for these two to say "I do" with their closest friends and family. From the minute I arrived until the time I left, the energy was so good! No stress; just love, laughter and (happy) tears. It was one of the most genuine ceremonies I had ever seen. I love that Augustina wore the dress that SHE wanted; not the Comments Off