California Intimate Wedding Photographer


Most couples worry that their photographs will look like any other picture they’ve taken: bland, cheesy, and inauthentic, not fully capturing the essence of them and memories of the day.

That’s why with the Cori Story Experience, I want to empower you to write your own story on your wedding day and create a day that truly feels like you, guaranteeing that you will have a mix of heartwarming candids and fine art portraiture with a fashion editorial vibe that genuinely reflects you and your love.




Hi! I’m Cori, a Portrait and Wedding photographer based in Southern California, serving Los Angeles, Orange County, San Diego, and beyond. But if you are out of state or even out of country and you’re dying to have me photograph your most special day, I’d travel the world for you.


When not photographing people, you’ll probably find me curled up under piles of cozy blankets reading a good book about far-off places, connecting with kindred souls at a cafe with cake and tea, exploring and introverting in nature-y places, or eating tacos while re-watching Disney and Pixar movies. If all this gets you excited, we should taco 'bout it! *wink



Portland — January 2019
Las Vegas — February 2019
Paris — May 2019
Berlin — May 2019
London — May 2019
Amsterdam — May 2019
Seattle — September 2019
Positano — September 2019
Puglia — September 2019
Venice — September 2019
Rome — September 2019
New York — March 2020
Oregon — August 2020

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"Cori is a special talent who will undoubtedly take fantastic pictures of you and your loved ones. But more than that, she is a truly warm person, very diligent, organized, punctual, and so easy to work with, making you feel comfortable and really making the photoshoot fun. You will not be disappointed and we will request her services for every major life event from here on out."

01 - 16

"Cori was the best photographer we could have ever asked for for our wedding day. Her attention to detail is truly unmatched and the amount of time, effort and care she put into the whole process was such a joy to be a part of. From the very beginning Cori made it a point to make sure she was landing the look, style, and creative vision that we wanted for our wedding day. She pushed us to think deeply on what kinds of photos we wanted her to take, even beyond anything we at first felt like we could articulate, and went completely above and beyond in her execution. Cori listens and takes note so well, she always makes you feel seen and heard, and she is a professional in the truest sense. In addition to being great at her job, Cori is also an amazing person. She has the brightest and kindest energy, and we had so much fun working with her and the rest of her team on our big day. Cori made us feel and look (!) like total movie stars, and we will be forever grateful for the work that she did! We can’t wait for the day we get to work with Cori again, as we already know she is a photographer we will be working with on many future events to come!"

02 - 16

"We are so glad that we chose Cori. She was super friendly and exuded an awesome positive energy the entire time we were with her. The photoshoot was really fun and my husband and I felt like we could be our dumb goofy selves around her. You could tell that she really loves her craft and loves being creative, so watching her work made the whole experience even more enjoyable. She did such a great job of capturing the moment in each of her photos that whenever we look at them we can easily remember how happy we were that day. I think it’s also witchcraft how she can make two awkward losers like us look so good!
Thank you, Cori! :)

03 - 16

"Oh my...Cori...these are SO PRETTY!!!! Thank you so much...these are so so gorgeous!!!! All those happy memories and joyful feelings I had when you photographed us were all brought back!! I keep wanting to look at them again and again to relive it! Thank you!!"

04 - 16

"Being photographed can sometimes feel artificial and awkward, but she had us do silly and fun things to capture genuine laughter. There were also moments she had us answer some meaningful questions and allowed us to truly savor that moment and look ahead to our future."

05 - 16

"We were very lucky to have had a family member refer Cori to us! Working with Cori was an amazing experience. Out of all of our wedding vendors, Cori especially placed a lot of emphasis on making sure we were all on the same page in terms of design and personality, which really helped us visualize what we wanted. My partner and I share a love of the ocean, and we needed someone who could capture the natural scenes for our engagement photos and wedding. We had a blast at our beach engagement shoot, it was a picture perfect day. This was the first time we took professional couple photos together so we were a bit awkward at first, but Cori made us feel natural and brought out the charm."

06 - 16

"Going through the photos from our session with Cori and they're all so magical but the silly ones are SO US!!"

07 - 16

"Our wedding day went incredibly smoothly with the help and guidance from Cori and her amazing team. Cori got every shot we wanted and captured the things we wanted the most - the happiness and excitement of our celebration with our guests while highlighting our gorgeous ocean side venue."

08 - 16

"Thank you SO, so, so, so much for everything! Please send a big thank you to your team as well. Everything on our wedding day was absolutely above and beyond, and we were so blown away by you and the whole team. We will be forever grateful for the job that you guys did!

You guys are awesome and we hope we can work together again soon! Also we’re so unbelievably excited to see the pictures!!!! Thank you so much Cori!!! So fun and epic reliving this day!!!! Thank you so much again for everything. We love them so much and can’t wait to recommend you to everyone for years to come! They look incredible!!!"

09 - 16

"I didn’t want photos to just capture the image of people, but to capture each moment throughout our wedding. Cori did a wonderful job in capturing our joy, excitement, and laughters."

10 - 16

"From our first contact to delivery of the final products, I personally am very grateful for Cori’s professionalism, as I sent many inquiries that Cori always quickly and helpfully responded to. It was genuinely such a wonderful day and Cori’s skill and confidence contributed to our stress-free and fun-focused day. We purchased our prints and frames through Cori, we immediately put them up in our home and sent pictures to Cori for us all to enjoy her magic!"

11 - 16

"I loved how creative she was in pulling out real emotions from us, it definitely worked. She made us feel completely comfortable and captured some of the most beautiful pictures for us to remember the Trevi Fountain by."

12 - 16

"As we scrolled through the pictures on her website, my wife and I literally remarked to each other, 'I cannot believe how WELL these pictures turned out!' We truly could not be happier with the pictures!"

13 - 16

"We are so happy on how our wedding photos came out! Cori was a delight to work with, is very professional and has such a beautiful and artistic way of seeing everything."

14 - 16

"Cori gets really giddy and excited when she captures which made me feel at ease because she was so excited during our photoshoot. That reassured me that the photos were coming out well. She made me feel really good about myself!! I felt really insecure about taking professional shots but Cori immediately knew my good angles, helped me pose myself confidently, and made me feel at ease by making jokes, waving her arms, smiling, and doing whatever she could to have me laugh to capture candid moments. It was a lot more fun that I thought it could ever be and I was surprised to find that I had actually enjoyed it a lot. Thank you Cori!"

15 - 16

"I have no words to describe the pics that I got...GOD, SHE IS GOOD!!! She rocks!!! Those photos are AMAZING!"

16 - 16

You're my Bride if...


01. You love beautiful things but you love all your beautiful people even more. Relationships are so important to you. Whether it's romantic or platonic, you treasure the people nearest and dearest to your heart. You care deeply and feel happiest when your loved ones are happy and enjoying themselves. You believe in treating everyone with kindness, respect, and dignity, even if it may be someone you don't know.

02. You love to travel and crave adventure. The world is wide and you're burning with curiosity to explore and experience different cultures. You're probably dreaming of the next place you want to travel to. You love being in beautiful places but you'd rather not have to hike 10 miles to see epic views. You consider yourself adventurous but not hard-core adventurous, you like a bit of luxury and leisure. Rather than hiking uphill for 5 hours or camping outdoors in the wilderness for days, you'd rather take a leisurely walk to a gorgeous nature-y location to take bomb photos and be able to sleep in a warm, comfy bed by night. Still, if the view is that epic, you'd consider going down the rabbit hole. Same, girl, same.

03. You cherish moments and love nostalgia. You like to take trips down memory lane and bask in all the glorious feeling all over again. Once the guest leave, the flowers are hung and dried, the linens folded and returned, the only thing that's left besides your memories, are the photos. You love a good mix of heartwarming candids and photos that look like artful paintings. You know that you'll want to look back on your wedding day browsing through your heirloom album with your future family years from now.

04. You know you'll probably cry a lot on your wedding day. But the good tears. The happy tears. You're hoping that everyone else there will be crying along with you so you're not alone in the happy tear-fest. Don't worry. I'll be crying happy tears right there with you while taking photos and handing you tissues. I got you.

05. You read through all this. Girl, you're TOTALLY my bride if you're still here reading this. Let's talk! I want to get to know you more :)

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