Magical! So excited to share this sneak peek with you today. I went on a very fast and furious trip to France last month for an ultra whimsy couple of lovebirds named Kristin and Eric. Engaged in the same region in France (while visiting family and friends), they knew they wanted to throw the party week (yes, week) of the century at Chateau Le Durantie! An entire week of parties was planned up to the wedding day. Alice in Wonderland night, 80’s night and a masquerade party (a popular French royalty event during the 15th century to celebrate royal marriages) kept their besties busy in between their bike rides, cave tours, apple eating, wine drinking and swimming. The wedding day was full of unique details like her metallic dress, helium filled clown fish floating over their ceremony kiss, weddings rings made with cement, sparklers, Baguette (their dog) in a tux, a crepe truck at midnight and much more! Lots to look at so get started! (more…)
Happy Friday!! It’s been a busy season, and I’m finally finding pockets of time to share some beautiful weddings with you from this year :) Elaine and Mike – wowza me you are both stunning! A seriously timeless and elegant wedding with a dash of fun and ooze of class. With a magical vineyard backdrop and the classic white architecture of the venue, it really was the best of Sonoma. Friends and family from near and a far (Brazil!) gleamed with smiles…what a fab time!! Don’t let that classic fool you…Elaine had a bit of incredible gold wedge glam under that dress :) You’ll find all the details/vendors at the end. Big thanks to Silvana for being my right-hand photo lady. Oh and if you’re looking for top notch private pilates sessions, Elaine is your gal :) (more…)
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 for their Wayfare Tavern Wedding. 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…)
Hey!! I have so many weddings and shoots to show from the last couple months and sadly not enough time to blog about it. But soon you’ll see some of them out in the internet/publication world anyway :) Rachel and Howard…what can I say?! You were the sprinkles to my ice cream and the glaze to my donut…so much fun!! I knew these two had some things up their sleeves, but I was beyond impressed with their skills. I guess that’s what you get with a product designer and a graphic designer huh? We blasted through the fog with their incredible energy for this amazingly colorful shoot! Thanks for the awesome time guys and special thanks to Public Bikes! Enjoy the sneak! (more…)
Whoot! This lady celebrated turning 30 fabulously! Last weekend was filled with friends, family and excellent times. Super stoked to have my party featured on 100 Layer Cake today, see it here! I wanted to show you some of my artsy fartsy meets glam (with hints of the 1980s) party decor details, my HOT friends and family struttin in the photobooth and share some of the diy tips. Be sure to scroll down for more eye candy and instructions/resources. But before you do that, you MUST check out Tomfoolery’s amazing 4 minute summary of the photobooth fun here! Huge thanks for all my loved ones for dancing the night away to 30 with me! (more…)
I had a blast photographing a little feature about Anne (of City Sage) and Kate (of Wit + Delight) (2 super FAB bloggers btw) and their cherry-hand friendship pies! Nikole features some great talents out there and their pie-making skills. In love with her ‘for the love of pie’ series! Shop talk and pie recipes, yes please! You have to check it out here!
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…)
Yay it’s Friday!! I’m off to photograph another super fun Friday wedding (I’m digging Friday weddings!!). Friday equals fun and man, do I have a fun sneak for you! Christiane and Fernando drove from LA to host a poppin good time wedding in San Francisco! We started at San Francisco’s City Hall, pizzazz’d the town with her hot pink and mint bouquet (not to mention her BHLDN shoes and French Connection dress!) and skipped our way over to Tyler Florence’s fab restaurant Wayfare Tavern! Hope you love this sneak as much as I do! (more…)
Happy Tuesday! If you only knew just how hard the wind was blowing during this engagement session! Probably the windiest I’ve ever experience in San Francisco…hands down. Joelle and Sam were such troopers and somehow through the dust and grit blowing into our faces, still managed to look incredibly cute and oh-so in love ;) The light is so lovely at Land’s End and the Point Lobos area of the Presidio. Overlooking the Pacific Ocean…can’t get any better! Thanks for being such a delight you two!! Can’t wait for the wedding day this fall! Enjoy this sneak! PS – her adorable dress is from Cake Plate! (more…)
Happy happy happy! Nothing but million dollar smiles from Jayne and Steve! Their Radonich Ranch Wedding was easy-going, natural, simple, dreamy and so very romantic with nonstop laughter from friends and family. A crazy charming wedding day nestled in the Santa Cruz mountains ;) The cutest part of the day was during the ceremony when their friend/officiant read letters that they had written to each other. Oh and they met while on a flight to Chicago – talk about movie romantic! Shades of lavender, baby ducks, Love at First Flight popcorn favors, yummy soda syrup flavors…the cutest just didn’t stop! It was my first time shooting at Radonich Ranch and hopefully not my last…I’d move in instantly if I could! It has a great mix of modern, rustic and ranch all in one. Enjoy the sneak! (more…)
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