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Sara and Noah were such lovely clients. They fully trusted me to give them photo magic, which means the most. Before their wedding day at Quail Ranch in Ventura, California, I also had the pleasure of photographing their rehearsal dinner at Westlake Village Inn (another amazing wedding venue!). I love wedding weekends because they tell the full story of […]

Quail Ranch Weddings: A Private Historic Hacienda in Ventura

spring picnic proposal

These two incredible ladies decided on an intimate double proposal where each one made her own special gesture to the other. Melissa and Vanessa opted for a completely private moment with just the two of them, and then I showed up on the scene about an hour later to document the celebration of their mutual […]

Los Angeles Engagement Sessions: How to Style Your Engagement Photos

oceanside wedding california

Micaela and David booked a fabulous lakeside wedding venue with skyline views, perfect for capturing some striking editorial wedding photography. These two are so fashionable they could be models, yet they’re the most fun and laid-back couple you’ll ever meet. Their wedding day reflected their personality beautifully. Instead of a wedding party, they opted to […]

5 Tips for Getting Editorial Wedding Photography

Joshua tree wedding locations

Lizzy and Landon planned a super fun and intimate Joshua Tree elopement. It was just the two of them (and me) there to celebrate their love. There’s no greater honor than being trusted to document the intimate memories of such a monumental life event. While they wanted a private and adventurous elopement, they still wanted […]

Saying ‘I Do’ in the Desert: 8+ Most Scenic Joshua Tree Wedding Locations

Los Angeles wedding film photography by Hanna Walkowaik

These two are less about the shot list and more about the experience in every way, and I’m here for it! Mariana and Jen wanted real, raw, and filmy images that captured the true spirit of their wedding day and the beautiful love story leading up to it. To make that happen, they booked their […]

Creating an Inclusive & Intimate Atmosphere at Your LGBTQ+ Wedding

If you’ve never made it over to Balboa Park in San Diego, move it on up to the top of your list. As a San Diego wedding photographer, Balboa Park is such a stunning place for engagement photos—especially for the couple going for an old Hollywood editorial feel. Portrait locations are endless! If you can […]

Film-filled Balboa Park Engagement Photos // San Diego Engagement Photographer

Tips for your Engagement Session It’s so exciting that your engagement shoot is coming up!   You might know exactly where you are doing it or what you want to wear,  but if you’re looking for some extra guidance to ensure that it is PERFECT,  here are all the tips and tricks you’ll need! I love […]

Tips for your Engagement Session

Arica and Joe already have a wedding photographer since they are getting married out of state. However, I photographed their friend’s wedding (shout out to Kelsey and Blake!), who recommended me for these nostalgically romantic bar engagement photos. I am so glad they did because this happens to be the perfect material to reveal the […]

How to Book a Bar for Engagement Photos | LA Engagement Photographer

alternative wedding ideas; Los Angeles wedding photographer

This fall-inspired anti-bride wedding is coming at you just in time for spooky season! Carly and Patrick got married days before Halloween. They incorporated a loose Halloween theme by inviting guests to wear masks during cocktail hour and on the dance floor. After seeing it done so well, I want to shoot an all-out Halloween […]

Fall Anti-Bride Wedding // Los Angeles Alternative Wedding Photographer

This incredible couple found me through some shared photos in a Facebook group! That’s pretty wild, but I am so glad they stumbled upon my work. They were actually one of my first three California wedding bookings before I had even moved, making their day so, so special to me. I’ll never forget their bold, […]

Hotel Californian Wedding // Santa Barbara Wedding Photographer

Hanna Walkowaik Photography; San Diego photographer

No amount of rain or cloudy skies in SoCal could dampen the joy and excitement shared by these lovebirds! I was honored to photograph Mimi and Gage’s La Jolla Beach engagement session in San Diego earlier this year. La Jolla Beach, known for its fascinating caves and rugged shoreline, is often a picture-perfect location for […]

Moody + Romantic La Jolla Beach Engagement Photos // San Diego Photographer

California elopements with Hanna Walkowaik

Kenz and Ernie’s Southern California elopement session atop the Santa Monica Mountains is what intimate-wedding dreams are made of. From the genuine smiles to the gentle breeze through their hair and the perfect golden hour sun peeking through the mountains, the pictures documenting their big day are brimming with effortless beauty. Kenz and Ernie exchanged […]

Southern California Elopements: Things to Know Before You Elope