I hate to admit this, but I remember saying years ago, that I would NEVER take the type of maternity photos I’m posting today.. but artists grow and change and I guess I’m no exception..

I was inspired after speaking to Keri about her vision for her desert maternity session.. She shared with me her fond memories of Joshua Tree National Park and her love of the desert.. When she told me her favorite color was purple, well, I was hooked right then and there! I knew exactly what I wanted to create and she was ready and willing to try anything! I’m in awe of her stunning beauty and she’s so gracious and kind.. I’m so proud of our collaboration and the images we achieved together!:)And I have to thank mother nature for giving us the most amazing sunset sky and color! She decided to match our color scheme with her purple skies!!

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I’m so excited to meet Emerson when he makes his debut in a few months!! Until then, enjoy your slideshow!

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  • matraya

    Sooo amazing!!!

Justin and Chrystal’s love for connecting with nature brought them to one of the prettiest wedding venues in Southern California… The Homestead Wedding Oak Glen. I personally love shooting intimate weddings like these because of the deep connection I feel with my clients throughout the planning process, and that was definitely true in this case. They wanted to ensure their wedding day photos were taken in the best light and Paula, from The Homestead, and I worked together to choose right before sunset for their ceremony.. Their reception was lit by candlelight and the dusky blue skies from the setting sun made the most incredible backdrop to dinner and the rest of the reception activities..

Cheers to a blessed day, a candlelit, romantic night.. and a lifetime of many happy moments together!

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Enjoy your video teaser!:)

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  • Andrew Vidal

    Carrie Vines seems to have captured every special moment of your very special day!

  • Chrystal

    I’m totally bias but I think I’m a beautiful bride, Justin is a handsome groom, and it was a perfect ceremony.

  • Richard

    Looks amazing! Beautiful location. Congrats guys ;)

  • Ashley

    Looks like a beautiful wedding. Congratulations!

  • JOYCE SAMSTAG

    A SPECTACULAR DAY AND SPECTACULAR PICTURES! THANK YOU!

Halloween was over like a blink of an eye.. the only remnants of my favorite holiday are a few candy wrappers that I find in the couch cushions every now and then… but that means the holidays are just around the corner! Yay!! To kick off the season, I have the most romantic and fun Christmas portrait session to share! Lauren and Jordan were married earlier this year and wanted some photos for their Christmas cards..Greenspot Farms was the perfect location for frolicking thru the pine trees.. and of course, Lauren found the prettiest one to decorate! After sipping on some hot cocoa and snuggling among the fragrant trees, we wrapped up the session with a little ‘snow’ play.. I love that these newlyweds were willing to try anything during our session, but I really didn’t have to do much… they are in love and it shows.. and that’s all they need!:)

I knew it would be a great session after seeing this rainbow flair in one of the first photo from the session…

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Enjoy your slideshow and tis the season for love and making merry!:)

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  • Lauren

    You are SO SO talented Carrie! These make me so very happy :)