Edyta Szyszlo Photography

May 22, 2013

DIY Air Plant Secret Message Packet

DIY — Edyta @ 10:33 AM

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

As many of you know, Jared and I are tying the knot after 11 years! And as you’ve probably seen so far (follow the IG/twitter hashtag #edytaandjared) that we aren’t the traditional type :) Yep, I’m in the business of weddings and as of late 2012, Jared has entered it. I frequent them often and have a special place in my heart for them. But of course after photographing so many and telling Jared all about them, we’ve realized what works for us as a couple. Jared and I have some of the bestest friends you could ever ask for. Seriously. They are the family one chooses, and we absolutely believe that. After lots of conversations, we decided to not have an official bridal party. Ok I’ll share our reasons, but these are our reasons why and by no means is there a right or wrong people! 1. We wanted everyone coming to our ‘wedding vacation’ (destination with super small guest list) to have a balls out blast with no strings attached, 2. We’re in our 30s, been together for many years so it’s more about the celebrations than the traditions for us, 3. Avoiding wedding dramas. However, we still wanted our closest closest to feel special and to know that all our wedding festivities (leading up to and day-of) wouldn’t be the same without them! And the diy air plant secret message packet was born! The perfect token was mailed to our bestest to compliment our Palm Springs wedding! See more on how we did it… (more…)

May 10, 2013

Shelley & Chris’s Romantic Spring Wedding The Lodge at Sonoma

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Whoot! It’s Friday and boy do I have a lovely wedding to show you! Shelley and Chris – a sparky yet sweet, super intelligent yet funny, grand’ole time of a couple. We had a blast during their engagement session in North Beach, view here. So I knew their wedding would be nothing short of greatness. Equal parts wine country rustic and charmingly modern, we played in the amazing rose gardens of property, vogued it out at a sweet white barn down the road, stuffed our faces and danced until the stars went to bed. They even had a poetry booth and a sparkler exit! As always, mega thanks to my right-hand photo lady Kara. Congratulations you two!! Enjoy the sneak! (more…)

April 30, 2013

Jane & Clint’s Poppy Love Shoot at the Conservatory of Flowers

Edyta's Real Love Shoots — Edyta @ 4:45 PM

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

We’ve had phenomenal weather here in San Francisco! Sunshine, warm temps and lots of flowers in full bloom. Jane and Clint’s engagement session is nothing short of bright and cheery! Did you know that the poppy is California’s state flower? No wonder they are everywhere :) Jane had the cutest lace dresses on, love…very much looking forward to photographing these gorgeous lovebirds on their wedding day this summer! Enjoy the sneak peek! (more…)

April 18, 2013

Nicole & Jason’s San Francisco Bluxome Street Winery Wedding

Edyta's Real Weddings,San Francisco — Edyta @ 2:43 PM

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Hello Thursday! Excited to share Nicole and Jason’s sneak peek with everyone. These lovebirds wed at San Francisco’s super cool Bluxome Street Winery just after the calendar transitioned into the spring season. This kind-hearted duo wanted to throw a friends only bash with incredible french food, fine wine…not to mention they surprised everyone with a fantastic first dance! From their handwritten ceremony backdrop to their pooch, Barrett, joining them in the festivities serving as their ring-bearer, these two made your heart flutter. Nicole and Jason, thank you so much for sharing your special day with Kara (my right-hand photo lady) and I. What a blast! Enjoy the sneak! (more…)

April 2, 2013

Rue Magazine Holiday 2012 – DIY Holiday Wreath by Scot Meacham Wood

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Wowza, a definite holiday staple piece you’ll never want to take down. Scot Meacham Wood, famed interior designer, showed us how to make a lush and luxe holiday wreath in minutes! Such a fun project! See the full article here. (more…)

Rue Magazine Holiday 2012 – DIY Holiday Friendship Cider

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

I was extra thankful for our besties in 2012. We had incredible times, made memories and bonded like no other. Our besties are our family. So I made some ‘thankful for’ gifts to place on their beds during a Thanksgiving getaway in Mendocino. After Instagramming, my favorite Rue Mag decided to feature the project :) View the full article here. (more…)

Rue Cooks Feature of Central Kitchen – Rue Magazine Oct/Nov 2012

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Oh man do I love to shoot food. It’s where I started my professional photography career and hope to continue here and there. I photographed super fun shoot last fall 2012 (not to mention super yummy too) of San Francisco’s Central Kitchen’s yummy signature smoked trout dish. Delicious photos with a delicious recipe. You can’t beat that. See the full article here. (more…)

Entertaining With: Caitlin Flemming on Camille Styles Blog

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

I told ya I am a little behind on blog posts :) I had the lovely pleasure of photographing Caitlin Flemming (of Sacramento Street) and her hubbie in their adorable San Francisco apartment for Camille Styles blog in 2012. I told ya I said I was behind!! Their space is such a delight…one of those spaces so well designed that just when you think you’ve gawked at everything you find something new to love. Thanks for the feature Camille! Check out the full feature here. (more…)

April 1, 2013

Julene & Emerson’s Witty SF City Hall and Woodland Mini Wedding

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

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…)

March 28, 2013

Big News! DIY Surprise Message Engagement Announcement from Us!

DIY,Edyta's News — Edyta @ 10:50 AM

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Yep! The little birdie, fly on the wall, grapevine, word on the street was right – Jared and I are officially engaged! Late April means 11 years since our first date. Time sure does fly :) Never in a rush, we explored the world and strived for greatness all while supporting each other. Timing just feels right now. So here we are! I know you want to hear about the behind the scenes :) Well, we are definitely romantic in our own way and aren’t really keen on the ‘standard’ or ‘traditional’ so I told him not to get down on one knee. Ever. Or to have the pressure of buying the perfect ring – we’ve been together for 11 years, why not do it together!? We’ve talked for months regarding wedding day details (I’m in the industry duh!) and we basically mapped out the feeling of our big day before any official engagement. It happened one night, laying in bed doing our normal chit-chat routine, we decided to ask each other. Casual, cuddly and emotionally charged as we both asked each other, “will you marry me?”.  Perfection.

And of course, we had to think of a unique way to let our family and friends know. A call, text and social media announcement just wasn’t going to cut it for us ;) We were inspired by the word search puzzles. So we designed, crafted away (hired some amazing people to help us) and snail mailed a anonymous surprise message via a word search puzzle as the sole way for everyone to find out our news. Keeping a secret like this for 10 DAYS is incredibly hard – especially when you have fun social things planned with the ones you love. But we did it! I want to give Ryanne Steele a HUGE MEGA thanks for the fantastic calligraphy on our envelopes. She’s an emerging calligraphy talent and went over the moon to get these to us in time. You can find some of her work on IG @steelemyheart and please email me info(at)edytaszyszlo.com for her direct contact info. Her website is still in the works. Enjoy the images, I hope you find them inspirational and fun! And yes, this was mostly a diy so I’ll include some tips at the end of the post. (more…)