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…)
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…)
Isn’t that photo the best first look moment?! I’ve been a busy bee photographing several mini weddings and elopements at San Francisco’s City Hall this past April. So lots to show you! First up, the fabulous first mate and captain duo, Melissa and Brian! A very cute adventure with these two. Both lived in the SF Bay Area for many years until recently moving to Denver. Instead of having a big hooplah of a wedding, they decided to tell only their parents/siblings to head to SF for a surprise celebration. They told all their SF friends to meet them for drinks (friends thought casual ‘hey we’re in town’ drinks) then they spilled the news that they married earlier that afternoon! Surprise! A pop-up friends reception! I can dig it ;) We even stopped at their favorite (and first meeting) neighborhood bar. Giggly, sarcastically funny and dapper dressers these two. You’ll love her Kate Spade dress, stunning emerald necklace and feathery Badgley Mischka pumps. Everyone was bright and cheery, my kinda day! Enjoy the sneak! (more…)
Yay! Congrats to Karen and Anthony for tying the knot in mini wedding style at San Francisco’s City Hall! They oozed class and canoodled with family on a cozy Friday afternoon. I’m obsessed with Karen’s Kate Spade dress and black tights combo! Ah! Oh and how excellent does her bff look in her poppy red polka-dot dress?! Enjoy the sneak! (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…)
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