Watch out! Purple and gold coming at you! Last fall, I had the pleasure of photographing a whimsical sweetheart table set with glitter, charm and rustic elements all wrapped into one! Add a hanging centerpiece, hints of yellow and the gloriousness of Holman Ranch, well, you’ve got the perfect wedding! Be sure to check out more images here and see all the fab vendors who were involved at the end! Yay for sparkly animal figures! (more…)
Learn and learn it good! I love color, and I love neutrals. This, my friends, is the perfect combination of both! Dusty colors! Not to0 far off from the super pretty soft beiges/nudes that we’ve seen on bridesmaids but this offers a bit more variety. I will be a bridesmaid this summer, and the bride has picked ‘dusty’ as her bridesmaids color scheme! It’s very classic, fashion-forward and will be around forever, I just know it. We’ll be wearing different colors, but they will all match in tone and saturation. What is ‘dusty’ you ask? It’s a way to describe the tone and saturation of a color. Think of it as softening and desaturating the vividness out of a color – muted if you will. Not the same as the brightness – as you can have bright dusty. Confused?! Haha, your eye will eventually get the hang of it. Check out the dusty board we’ve created and be inspired!
It’s been exactly one week since I’ve been home from my trip to Seattle. It was exactly what I needed: refreshing, regrouping, refocusing and relaxing! It was my first time (hard to believe!) but it’s been on my list to visit for quite some time. I ate, I drank and I was very merry. From here on out, I will require myself to take a solo trip once a year to rejuvenate and get myself together. Lots of awesome things on the horizon for 2012, and I wanted to be competely ready to take it all in. So I brain dumped into my journal, took photos and posted them only through my IPhone and followed the suggestions of Design Sponge and my friends of Belathée Photography around Seattle. These are straight from the phone… (more…)
Love is in the air! San Francisco’s weather has been absolutely spoiling us with basically no rain this winter. Yay for me, nay for our plants. But talk about some gorgeous sunsets! Meet Elaine and Mike. Totally in love, totally getting married this July and totally silly for one another. I love when couples don’t take themselves too seriously because it allows for a grand’ole time during our love shoot session. We played beachside at Crissy Field with their doggie Zooey and ended with goofy faces around the old Presidio buildings. Oh and not to mention how hot.hot.hot these two cuties are ;) Can’t wait to party it up on your big day! Enjoy this sneak! (more…)
Alright brides and really, all ladies…photo + makeup = forever. Don’t ever forget it! Meet Alifa Wong (owner of A La Arte Beauty in San Francisco). She’s my go-to makeup artist, the only one I recommend professionally and personally. Alifa is going to give you the real talk on makeup, and how it relates to your life and wedding. So be on the lookout for more posts of tips, advice and pep talks from her! From Alifa:
Hello everyone! A wedding involves so much planning and so many little details, and as it should, since it is one of the biggest and most important days in a girl’s life. So when it comes to makeup for this special occasion, it should be a detail that is not overlooked. As with everything else that comes along with the wedding plans, hiring your makeup artist will be one of the most important decisions you will make. Don’t be afraid to ask your artist questions- lots of it. Get to know your artist and let her or him get to know you. Makeup is not just about the colors on the outside, it can also bring out beauty and confidence from the inside. (more…)
Whoot it’s Friday! And a rainy one at that. Yesterday, I was featured on Style Me Pretty for one oh-so pretty style shoot! We had such a fun team working their magic to help inspire all engaged couples that their home is where the heart is. When thinking of a theme or style for your wedding, cozy things up with inspirations from you very own home/apartment. I was extra excited that we did an indoor, rockin glam, pretty patterned, vintage mix type of wedding shoot. And this San Francisco venue is HOT (so is the model’s makeup)! Vendors listed at the end! See all the pretty and advice on SMP here and enjoy some more images… (more…)
Happy Booking Season! It’s here and it’s in full swing. Hiring a wedding photographer can be quite a drag. Websites/blogs until your eyes pop, chatty consultations galore that make your throat sore, contracts, albums, who’s available/who’s not. It’s like being on first dates over and over! So I’m going to make it easy on you and let you get to know me better through my own online personal ad because you already know I take photos… (more…)
Round 2 of baby sessions! Meet Eleanor aka Ellie. She’s only 6 weeks old, and she was ‘made’ by my past wedding clients Brieanne and Brandon, who are now dear friends. Brieanne has been quite taken with the baby world for a while now so we all knew it was coming sooner than later :) Ellie, I give you the gold trophy for being the most expressionistic baby I’ve ever met, hands down! Yay to your first! This was our Saturday morning with Ellie and her new little family! (Thanks Enjoy Events Co. for the holiday garland that I repurposed!) (more…)
Yay it’s 2012! Hope your holidays were a hoot :) Today, I’m coming at you with a couple of San Francisco baby portrait sessions that I’ve done in the past month or so. for the most part, I only offer these sessions for past wedding clients of mine so when I do have the opportunity to snuggle up with a newish-born I’ll take it :) You might remember Sam’s parents’ wedding here. Sam and his fam cozied up in the best spot of the house…the bed!! Here are some of my favorites from our shoot… (more…)
Part II of some of my favorite photos and stylings from the Dear LC wedding invitation photo shoot I had a couple months ago. An invitation in a box and an array of editorial stationery shots that’ll make you smile as you travel today ;) It’d be awesome to see the country at a fast forward speed bird’s eye view of highways and airports. But let the colors and fun styling props whisk you away to a happy place until you over eat into holiday bliss! Lots of hugs and kisses from me to you this holiday. May it be merry and bright!! xoxo (more…)
My goal is to keep photography and it's community interacting within it's many fields; weddings, portraits, fashion, editorial & design. It's important to learn from one another so please let me know your thoughts and ideas! Please check back often as new topics, discussions, questions, and daily journaling appear.