Warning: soggy yet adorable wedding beat the rain with a ton of cheer!! Sure, we could have let this completely outdoor wedding lose against the rain. But my oh-so cute couple, Rebecca and David (remember his Whole Foods Parking Lot hilarity?), kept our spirits high with constant jokes, laughter and mucho dancing while internally we were all scrambling ;) I’ll be honest, it was my last wedding of the season, and the rain definitely had me a bit deflated. But no, the lovebirds kept going – game for whatever we could do and let me tell you….this wedding is beyond bright on all levels! A wee-bit bohemian mixed with rustic handmade details tossed with modern flair and finished with an amazing berry and red color palette (and glittery mary-jane flats), you’ll swoon. Not to mention a buffet of Miette cakes! Huge thanks to Silvana, my right-hand photo woman for the day. So here’s a personal shout out to R & D – may we continue the 80s/ 90s rockin hip-hop/r&b playlist with this and this – thank you for being a blast! Enjoy this sneak! (more…)
I’m dreaming of stuffing, green bean casserole and mashed potatoes! The night before Thanksgiving, and yes I have a sneak for you! Tricia and Jay married in the oh-so chic Milwaukee Art Museum (architects can I hear a yeah!). The day was full of play, laughter, gorgeous lace (wowza of a wedding dress & retro veil, her mother’s originally) and wedding cheer! Not to mention my first time in Wisconsin (yum cheese curds and coffee), and the dance floor looked like a hip MTV music video right in front of me! The day before the wedding we did a mini engagement session at Alterra Coffee Shop on the lake where Jay proposed! Big thanks to my right-hand photo lady Jessie. Enjoy this sneak! Maybe you’ll ooo and ahh so much that you’ll burn calories before the big feast tomorrow! (more…)
What do you get when two creatives wed in the fall?! Pure yay! Kristen and Ben’s City Hall mini wedding was full of vintage inspirations, diy fall details (like the flowers, can you believe she designed and arranged them!?), lots of laughter, surprises and San Francisco charm. We met Ben at our first look spot and found a wedding date sign that he made then Kristen surprised Ben and family with a pop-up bag reception (including a banner, sparkling cider & Frank Sinatra via her ipod) outside in the plaza. Wondering where she got her dress, here! We had so much fun…this is what weddings are all about. Enjoy! (more…)
It hit stands last week in Chicago, and luckily they were kind enough to mail me a copy out here to CA. Always such a high to see your work printed and to be reminded how GORG my couples really are. Kristen and Gene had a classically retro big day in the windy city, and their one year anniversary is next month! Wow, time flies! Thanks to The Knot for the feature!
My goodness is this brown-eyed girl SO adorable! Meet Zalia, a shy-but-once-I-get-to-know-you-I-warm-up kinda gal :) I couldn’t get over how stunning she is and I must admit, I’m totally jealous of her haircut! If you like fall, tutus, frilly and hello kitty…you’ll love this photo session! (more…)
Oh the blog is ooozing with cuteness this morning! Meet Niko and his family! You actually know them more than you think…Vana (mom) is my friend, Smitten Sticks partner and owner of Le Papier Studio! I was so excited when she asked me to take some fun and fresh photos of her beautiful family. We couldn’t have asked for the more perfect fall day! Such a gorgeous family, come see! (more…)
I know, you’re just as shocked as I am with the word ‘fall’! Well it pretty much was in Chicago over the past weekend while I was visiting for work. Usually, it’s hot and humid…but somehow Chicago managed to be colder than San Francisco! This time of year, I love San Francisco for it’s indian summer – a real one :) So while in Chicago, I photographed Baby Dolls Boutique’s new location for the upcoming website. And I just had to share some of my favorite new products from Vanessa’s fab new store! (more…)
Your natural environment can provide you with so many resources for fall wedding decor. Leaves and pumpkins seem to be the most commonly used, which is why I loved the use of pinecones here! You can find pinecones just about anywhere! The dark brown tones really compliment the hot new color for weddings, purple! Pinecone Place Card & Pinecone Hurricane Vase
I wanted to share a few of my favorite lighting crafts for wedding decor in the fall. If you know anything about photography, you know that it’s about the use of light. It’s important to have a balance of light in your ceremony and reception venues so that the photographer can technically capture your moments but also photograph the feeling. Nothing sets the mood like candlelight! These 2 ideas are super inexpensive and provide that unique fall touch. Autumn Illuminated & Cornhusk Votives.
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