Edyta Szyszlo Photography

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…)

March 26, 2013

Sarah & Mo’s Spring Fresh Love Shoot on Union Street San Francisco

Edyta's Real Love Shoots — Edyta @ 4:08 PM

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

With our poppies and magnolias in bloom, there was no better time for Sarah and Mo to fly out to San Francisco for their lovely love shoot :) We all know Chicago’s winter can last until June! The goal was to capture this food-loving pair in a casual yet fresh environment enjoying each other in city life…and I think we did exactly that! Such a sweet and genuine couple, I’m beyond excited for their wine country wedding day with Jacin of lovely little details. These guys give me the warm fuzzies, and I’m super giddy with how our photos came out. Enjoy the sneak! (more…)

March 22, 2013

Shelley & Chris’s Nostalgic Love Shoot in San Francisco’s North Beach

Edyta's Real Love Shoots — Edyta @ 6:28 PM

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Shelley and Chris…a couple of giggly romantics that claimed they were not photogenic…so wrong! Well, the giggly romantic part is so them, and they proved to be nothing but carefree in front of the camera. I loved it! We visited the North Beach neighborhood to do their engagement session, and Chris was full of all kinds of memories :) I love it when my couples let go of their inhibitions and just trust that we’ll have a good time. That we did! It was also awesome to see all the new shops and restaurants mixing with the timeless. Ladies, take a good long gander at her ring and tell me it’s not gorgeous!! Enjoy this sneak! Excited for your wedding day!! (more…)

The Everygirl Features Victoria Smith of SFGIRLBYBAY

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Happy Friday! It sure snuck up on me. I’ve been battling a severe sick bug all week that’s been no fun. Seeing this feature pop up all over the place yesterday sure brightened my week :) I had the absolute pleasure of photographing Victoria and her lovely San Francisco apartment a few weeks ago for The Every Girl. SFgirlbybay blog is known for savvy interior design, art/culture and everything cool, boho and oh-so pretty. If I could have moved into her Victoria’s apartment, I would. Sleep on the floor…I don’t care :) I love that our city has such inspirational ladies! It’s a great read so enjoy the feature here! Here are some of my favorites from the shoot… (more…)

March 12, 2013

Christine & Fred’s Farmhouse Chic Wedding at Clos La Chance Winery

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Wowza is this a pretty wedding! Slowly but surely I’ll be showcasing the rest of my fabulous weddings from 2012! Some I can’t show completely as they will be featured…but I can sneak a few in. Christine and Fred, what can I say? The sweetest lovebirds on the planet?! Yep. Gentle spirits, low key and full of appreciation for the pretty. We had some of the best wedding vendors in the SF Bay Area collaborating on this super adorable farmhouse chic themed wedding at Clos La Chance Winery. Blush pinks, succulents and FAB textured linens! Thank you Kara for being my right-hand photo woman, you’re a rockstar! Enjoy this incredibly dreamy day! (more…)

March 4, 2013

Kate & Jaime’s Dreamy SF City Hall and Eucalyptus Forest Mini Wedding

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

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…)

February 6, 2013

Courtney & Neal’s New Year’s Eve Wedding The Inn at the Presidio

Edyta's Real Weddings,San Francisco — Edyta @ 4:27 PM

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Congrats to Courtney and Neal! They tied the knot on New Year’s Eve! The stars aligned and kept the wintery rain away so that we could laugh and play! The Inn at the Presidio is such a cute boutique hotel set in the eucalyptus forests of San Francisco. The Presidio area is always magical with historical barracks and officer’s homes mixed with palm trees and wintery lights. The perfect NYE celebration with their closest 40 friends and family, champagne, dapper threads and lots of love in the air. Courtney designed all her incredible paper details…there’s so many I didn’t have room to show them all!  Glittery silver mixed with southern charms made this wedding chic and cool. Super fun being a part of this mega celebration, cheers to 2013 you two! Enjoy the sneak! (more…)

January 30, 2013

EECO Workshop April 13 & 14! It’s None of your Business (yes, it is)

Edyta's News — Edyta @ 2:31 PM

Hello everyone!! Super excited to tell you about this fab San Francisco workshop from the hip ladies of Enjoy Events Co.!  For the creative, inspired folks ready to learn the ins & outs of the planning world and the people they work closely with. Talk shop, learn to run a business, meet & greet others like you AND do it in a super cute space with super cute people and probably eat super cute food?! Yes please. Lots of perks and lots of details regarding all things planning. DID I MENTION I’LL BE THERE GIVING WISDOM AS WELL?! Yep. Hold on to your hats because April 13 & 14 are going to blow them right off! See all the details here.

January 14, 2013

Mary & Chris’s Boatyard Love Shoot in the Dogpatch San Francisco

Photos: Edyta Szyszlo

Hello Monday and cheers to 2013! I know, I know – this blog has taken a backseat due to a book deadline. Yep, I said it…a book deadline! I have a book coming out about succulents, ah! Don’t fear, I can’t wait to show you some of the fantastic weddings I shot in 2012 (that haven’t been blogged yet, can you believe it?!) in the next coming weeks. In the meantime, you’ll just have to ooo and ahh over this engagement session I shot just after the new year. It was wonderful getting to know Mary and Chris while we played by the boats in the Dogpatch neighborhood. I can’t wait for their wedding! The lovely ladies of Enjoy Events Co. will no-doubt make it crazy pretty! Enjoy the love shoot sneak peek! Cheers M+C! (more…)