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!
Youna, Tim and I started our serendipitous portrait adventure in the charming Hayes Valley neighborhood just before their SF City Hall ceremony. Pretty pastels, pops of fuschia florals and a lime green bow tie highlighted their soft and charming personalities. It’s really nice photographing a petite wedding (1 of 2 weddings for Youna & Tim) because they tend to be more relaxed and care-free. Youna even showed me one of her skilled talents of piggybacking Tim (Youna, don’t worry I didn’t include that photo here)! Big shout out to Natalie Bowen Designs for the as-always chic florals! Enjoy the sneak! (more…)
If you’ve caught on, I’m calling engagement sessions love shoots now. Mainly because 1). they sound more charming & 2). you don’t have to be engaged to enjoy a little love photo session (and they can happen post wedding if you like)! This one is especially special to me because it captures a true foggy San Francisco summer (coldest winter quote: was it Hemingway or Twain or?). While the rest of the country sweats in 100 degree humid temps, we wear jackets and I love it :) Our ‘summers’ actually start in Aug/Sept. and go to December (an education lesson for ya). These lovebirds and I embraced the romantic fog and visited their neighborhood spots (Alamo Square aka Full House) and cuddled at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. Enjoy! (more…)
Pretty sure this lovely wedding will cheer up your Muuuundays right up! Rachel and Andy were full of giggles and laughter! With such easy-going and outgoing families, the day was a photographer’s dream :) We embraced the cool Bay Area summer temps and thick fog to make the day as magical as possible. From custom gray bridesmaids dresses, bright pops of colors and her one shoulder wedding dress, you’ll agree it’s quite the charming event. Enjoy this sneak! And as always, vendors listed at the end. (more…)
Happy Friday! I’m going on 4 hours of sleep so I’ve had better Fridays ;) But as soon as I received the tweet that 100 Layer Cake posted Michelle and Jacob’s oh-so cute wedding, coffee couldn’t jolt the excitement I had! Check out the feature here and more images on my blog here. I love my 100 Layer Cake ladies, mwah!
I have a quick second to share a recent shoot, yay! Busy (wedding season) bee! Nina and Scott’s love shoot took place in San Francisco’s eclectic Mission neighborhood, where they also live. We explored Clarion Alley, Dolores Park and everywhere in between. Can’t wait for these cuties to get married! (more…)
A lovely, modern chic sneak of a wedding to share with you! I had the pleasure of flying out to Cleveland (1st time staying overnight) to photograph these two lovebirds’ modern diy day. We laughed, toured the city trolley style with family and explored hidden gems (the tour guide thought I was crazy for wanting to take them to the warehouse district!). The charming Chicago duo were extremely gracious and their families were beyond sweet. It was quite the change-up from my list of outdoor weddings this year, but I can see why it was indoors! (hot & humid) Big thanks to my 2nd photographer Josh! Enjoy! (more…)
Seems like a minor detail right? Definitely not. While it’s not a make or break-it project for your party or wedding, it can make a difference in your event photos. Whether you’re the creative type (haha) or not, this is one easy way to spruce up your table centerpiece from the mundane (and distracting really) paper/photo on a tall metal holder. No matter what your budget, table numbers and cards can be cute, themed and add dimension to your centerpiece. They should be a compliment to the centerpiece not a distraction. There are hundreds of ideas so start at the Pinterest link above and check out my favorite real wedding table number here (Italian house numbers). Feel free to share your ideas!
It’s no secret that weddings and parties LOVE dessert tables. It’s also no secret that cupcakes, pies, whoopie pies, cake pops and candy have been the most popular items! But watch out! A new sugary puff is in town, and it’s breaking mallow molds all over the country. Add them to your dessert table, serve on own or give them out as party favors but it’s no lie that your guests will love these gourmet marshmallows! Check out the link above for purchase info!
Yay! So exciting to wake up this morning and see my lovely couple’s wedding on Style Me Pretty! SUPER big thanks to all the vendors involved and an even BIGGER thanks to Adie of Twin Town Studios for being my second photographer for the bash. (Springfieldians if you’re looking for fresh and unique photos she’s your gal). Check out the link above for the full feature and let them know your thoughts!
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