A warm breeze, glowing California sun and the peaceful nature of the ranch’s animals…seriously, life could not get better. Meghan and Geoff with their closest 16 guests laughed, loved and blissfully indulged in each other’s company to celebrate the lovebirds. Words cannot describe how much I love Beltane Ranch…and Beltane Ranch weddings. It’s a magical place. I loved listening to the out-of-town guests ooo and ahh over our breathtaking scenery. Days like that make you really appreciate our lovely little Northern California region. So many delightful photos in this sneak peek, I just couldn’t resist! Enjoy! (more…)
Such an adorable mini wedding! Julene and Emerson (the cutest names right?) decided to have a teeny ceremony at San Francisco’s City Hall with 4 of their friends, a cupcake exit and rockin outdoor woodland portrait session in the Presidio after. One of the best Mondays ever! They were game for anything. We laughed, made funny faces, tested Emerson’s jumping abilities, ate Kara’s Cupcakes and spent the lovey dovey afternoon carefree. It was so hard to pick my favorites so this post has a bit more than usual ;) Enjoy the sneak! (more…)
Kate and Jaime decided that after they started planning for a big wedding, it just wasn’t them. So instead, they invited 6 of their closest family members and friends to witness them say their ‘I dos’ at San Francisco City Hall on Valentine’s Day! Shortly after the ceremony, we headed to the Presidio for some dreamy and whimsical portraits in the magnificent forests of eucalyptus trees. It was a beautiful sight :) Her long bohemian locks, a Kate Middleton inspired wedding dress and the hearts in her groom’s eyes made for SUCH a dreamy setting. I love love love the last photos of this set! Enjoy this sneak!! (more…)
Dreamy sleeved lace dress (made by a Project Runway winner), charming white forals by Natalie Bowen and a cozy mix of navy and black (my current favorite color combo btw). You have to check out her super cute gold sparkle tip nails here! Selina and Zach flew from Colorado for a destination San Francisco mini wedding at our gorgeous City Hall and dinner by candlelight at the swanky Jardinière with their closest family members. Super sweet, thoughtful and game for just about anything :) I was super excited that I was able to take them through one of my favorite neighborhoods, Hayes Valley and let the SF charm soak in. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your lovely little day! Enjoy the sneak! (more…)
A little romance for your Wednesday! Liana and Jeff tied the knot among the salty waters of China Beach in San Francisco. The perfect Thursday evening with their closest family and friends, they said ‘I do’ with the waves crashing and the Golden Gate Bridge behind them. I love this little beach for it’s privacy and it’s rustic qualities. A quick stop for photos at the Legion of Honor before their ceremony created an elegant backdrop of romantic neutral tones. A beautiful San Francisco mini wedding for this Berkeley duo.
A mini cooper for a mini wedding! Anna and Jeret gathered their closest family and friends for a fun loving ceremony at SF City Hall and a yummy lunch reception at Wayfare Tavern. Her parents surprised them with a fun mini cooper to paint the town with! And let’s chat about how adorable Anna’s succulent/air plant bouquet (made by Flora Grubb) and her Jeffrey Campbell wedges are!! What a fun couple – I think they win for most excitement jumps during a wedding. I even included a little family portrait blooper to prove just how fun everyone was! Enjoy the sneak! (more…)
A J.Crew dusty shale colored dress, check. No bouquet, check. No boutonniere, check. A vegan doughnut snack post-ceremony, check. Shall I go on? Audra and Michael’s mini wedding was no less than delightfully cute. An intimate guest list, their big fat smiles and love for days. I had an amazing time photographing these two! Our journey started at San Francisco’s City Hall for the ceremony, fun photos around Hayes Valley and a quaint dinner reception at one of my favorite restaurants in the city, Zazie! Audra is also a very talented designer/letterpress guru and made all her paper goods. I’m telling you, a win-win!! Enjoy the sneak! (more…)
Yay it’s Friday!! I’m off to photograph another super fun Friday wedding (I’m digging Friday weddings!!). Friday equals fun and man, do I have a fun sneak for you! Christiane and Fernando drove from LA to host a poppin good time wedding in San Francisco! We started at San Francisco’s City Hall, pizzazz’d the town with her hot pink and mint bouquet (not to mention her BHLDN shoes and French Connection dress!) and skipped our way over to Tyler Florence’s fab restaurant Wayfare Tavern! Hope you love this sneak as much as I do! (more…)
RED HOT! If a mini dress and slick gray suit don’t do it for you…well, I don’t know what will! Dani and David fled Chicago for a weekend elopement getaway in San Francisco last month. A true elopement. What a blast! They said their ‘I do’s’ at SF City Hall, said hello to an adorable (random) donkey, laughed hysterically by my new favorite mural, kissed while waiting for the F street car, continued making out under the cutest house, held hands and shared their most favorite dessert ever from Miette….carrot cake cupcakes! Days like that make me pinch myself…I have the best job ever! Enjoy their escapade sneak! (more…)
I don’t have to tell you that spring and summer is in the air! But I will say that spring had definitely sprung on Michele and Ryan’s super sweet mini wedding day. A gorgeous private ceremony on the 4th floor of San Francisco’s City Hall, kissing under the cherry blossoms in Presidio Heights and celebrating with fabulous friends and family at the Spruce….what could be better? Maybe not even chocolate chip cookies ;) Oh wait, Michele’s oh-so classy fur (fake!) bolero is what’s better!! Congrats you classy two! Enjoy the sneak! Big thanks to the FAB Jane Kim (The Glamourist) for Michele’s fantastic makeup and hair styling! (more…)
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