Dreamy sleeved lace dress (made by a Project Runway winner), charming white forals by Natalie Bowen and a cozy mix of navy and black (my current favorite color combo btw). You have to check out her super cute gold sparkle tip nails here! Selina and Zach flew from Colorado for a destination San Francisco mini wedding at our gorgeous City Hall and dinner by candlelight at the swanky Jardinière with their closest family members. Super sweet, thoughtful and game for just about anything :) I was super excited that I was able to take them through one of my favorite neighborhoods, Hayes Valley and let the SF charm soak in. Thank you for allowing me to be part of your lovely little day! Enjoy the sneak! (more…)
Saddle up partners, this one is a doozy of a pretty!! Find MORE pretty over at 100 Layer Cake today, thanks for featuring ladies! These images have been a long time coming (at least that’s what I’ve heard ;)…why? Well, some of you may have heard of Taylor (fashion/lifestyle blogger: Sterling Style & founder of the Glitter Guide, not to mention occasional appearances in the West Elm catalogs and everywhere else). What does a fashion/lifestyle blogger’s wedding look like?! How does she involve her groom’s favorites things you ask? What I loved most were their elements of casual meets glam. Just like their personalities! Nothing stuffy, all smiles, fun and love for these lovebirds. Taylor’s well-rounded planner, Jacin, rocked it out with some amazing florals and details. Our spicy new photobooth snapped away and well, we had a fab time! Big thanks to my right-hand photo lady, Kara!
“Taylor and Joey’s wedding was the perfect blend of glam meets backyard bar-b-que. A well-known fashion blogger, Taylor is the voice behind Glitter Guide, an inspirational website for women focused on the latest trends and styles, and she wanted to incorporate her eclectic style in to her wedding. Joey, a Cross Fit trainer and competitor had only one request in the wedding planning process: that BBQ food was served at their garden wedding. Mixing the funky style of fashion with a backyard BBQ was no small feat but what came about on that sunny August day left guests walking away thinking “that was so them.” From gilded BBQ baskets at each table filled with wet naps and bibs carefully tied with golden ribbon to golden stripe straws at the bar to meticulously crafted glitter gelato spoons for the surprise gelato cart that arrived later in the evening (an homage to the couple’s favorite treat!), Taylor & Joey’s wedding was full of meaningful and fun details that really pulled everything together. It is possible to have a backyard affair filled with glam, sparkle, and an ethereal charm – and these two were able to represent not only their own personalities, but also their combined traits as a couple.” (more…)
A little romance for your Wednesday! Liana and Jeff tied the knot among the salty waters of China Beach in San Francisco. The perfect Thursday evening with their closest family and friends, they said ‘I do’ with the waves crashing and the Golden Gate Bridge behind them. I love this little beach for it’s privacy and it’s rustic qualities. A quick stop for photos at the Legion of Honor before their ceremony created an elegant backdrop of romantic neutral tones. A beautiful San Francisco mini wedding for this Berkeley duo.
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…)
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