Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Marian + Dario } Engaged!

Had the pleasure of hanging out with these lovely people a few weeks ago. I can't wait for the wedding! Happy Holidays guys! See you soon.


Thursday, December 12, 2013

Julie + Ashley } Brazillian Roon, Berkeley, California

Hi Newlyweds! It was short and sweet but such a great pleasure. I wish you both the best of luck. Keep in touch and congratulations again!

Monday, December 9, 2013

Coral + Andrew } Marin Art & Garden Center, Ross, California

Another beautiful, heartfelt wedding here. I love the Marin art and garden center. It's spacious, filled with flowers and you can get lost in all the little pocket gardens. Basically, the backdrop is already there. Add some great food, family & friends, well, you've got yourself a damn good celebration.
Congratulations Coral & Andy!


Caterer: Sage Catering in San Rafael
Flowers: Rosebud Floral Design in Duarte, CA
Dress: The Wedding Party in Berkeley
Band: Fundz Jazz
Hair: Sarah Anne Jordan in SF
Makeup: Nikol Elaine Makeup Artistry

Monday, November 25, 2013

Mia + Ryan } Barndiva, Healdsburg

Oh so many great images from a short & sweet little wedding. It was hard to choose just a few. The ceremony and reception took place at one of my favorite venues, Barndiva. Located right in the heart of Healdsburg, Ca. The weather was perfect, the food was extraordinary, friends gathered together to celebrate just never gets old. ♥
Mia & Ryan,  Congratulations!!!

dress: sarah seven
florist: hawthorne flower studio
cake: my aunt Luci
linens: archive rentals and la tavola
event coordinator: christin wilson events


Sunday, November 24, 2013

Dorian + Jared } Mission Bowl, San Francisco

I can honestly say I have photographed weddings in pretty much every type of venue under the sun; rustic barn, gothic cathedral, french chateau, hillside in Sicily, beaches of Mexico, a campsite under the redwoods... the list goes on & on.  However, only until just recently, can I add *bowling alley* to that list. Yep. Certainly not just any bowling alley mind you. This one is extra special. In the heart of hipster-ville-mission is a 6 lane bowl that serves up some of the tastiest cocktails and food around. Jared and Dorian knew exactly what they were doing. They planned one of the funnest weddings I've been to in awhile. They danced, they bowled, they exchanged vows, they cocktail-partied all night long. In short, it was an absolute blast. You guys are the best.

Location: Mission Bowling Club
Flowers: Faultline Floral Design
Officiant: Steven Tierney
Those fabulous suits: Ted Baker


Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Allison + Brandon } Sebastapol, California

This wedding was held at the Vine Hill house, which honestly, I don't think I could invent a better place for a wedding. It's like getting married at your childhood home. Except that there is an amazing vineyard in the backyard. It was a perfect day for a truly, perfect couple. Allison & Brandon made our job easy. Lauren Crew, once again, fantastic job. Thanks everyone. Keep in touch!

Venue: Vine Hill House
Flowers: Julia StevensCaterer: Grapevine Catering
Cake: Patisserie Angelica
Hair: Courtney Wagel
Makeup: Megan Major


Friday, November 8, 2013

Jesse + Kaite } Culinary Institure of America, St. Helena

I just completed this wedding in St. Helena at the Culinary Institute.  Nutshell: It was *Fantastical*.  And I certainly don't use this word often. I picture it like this....Hogwarts Castle in the heart of wine country where almost like witchcraft, the students are whipping up spells in the kitchen. The food is really quite incredible. The bride & groom went with an art deco theme; the table decor all the way down to her beautiful dress. Oh that dress! I loved this wedding.


Monday, October 21, 2013

Jennifer + Aiden } Valley Ford Hotel, California

Oh boy, where to begin...
I guess I'll start off by saying that Jennifer & Aiden are two of the sweetest people I've worked with all year. They were both genuinely concerned that I was fed and happy on their own wedding day. Um, yea...this speaks volumes in my book. Just generous, considerate and super fun people. And then lets just throw in the fact that the Valley Ford Hotel is seriously my new favorite place to get married. Its all right there for you. You know that "rustic charm" everyone is trying way too hard to emulate...well, its the real thing folks. yep. done and done. Then you add again to this list; great, no...*phenomenal* food, creative drinks, super-sweet-attentive staff and.... Ka-booom! Incredible.


Cake: Patisserie Angelica
Flowers: Vanda Floral Design
Dress: Junko Yoshioka
Suit: Taylor Stitch
Bride's Shoes: Brian Atwood
Groom's Shoes: Allen Edmonds
Food/Drinks/General Awesomeness: Firefly Fine Catering
Venue: Valley Ford Hotel
Band: Mr. December

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Kaiti & Tom } Barndiva, Healdsburg, California

These two fabulous people couldn't be sweeter on each other.  I really enjoyed working with them and I couldn't be happier that they chose to have their wedding at Barndiva!  The venue is incredible enough just as it stands.  Then add a great staff, phenomenal food, a kick-ass DJ and a magnificently supportive family and network of friends standing behind both bride & groom. 
That my friends... is the recipe for a picture perfect day. 


Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Melissa + Steve } Durham Ranch, California

Way up in the hills of Napa sits a former cattle ranch marked by ancient oaks and rock-hewn streams. Durham Ranch is now surrounded by vineyards, olive groves and white fencing, these grounds are where two beautiful people, Mel & Steve, joined hands in marriage. They said their vows, cocktail-partied, and then danced, danced, danced until the night ran out.  Thanks for allowing us to be a part of such a beautiful occasion. You guys are the best.


Cake/Dessert/Catering: Paula LeDuc Fine Catering
Flowers: Teresa Stoner
Dress: Nicole Miller
Month-Of Coordination: Laura Wright Events
Band: Sidepocket
Suits: JCrew
Invitations, Escort Cards, Table Numbers, Signage: Steve Knodel

With black and white stripes, a unique wine country setting, blush pink roses and candlelight, Stephanie and Tyler’s wedding is a perfectly chic blend of preppy, rustic, romantic, and modern.
With black and white stripes, a unique wine country setting, blush pink roses and candlelight, Stephanie and Tyler’s wedding is a perfectly chic blend of preppy, rustic, romantic, and modern.
With black and white stripes, a unique wine country setting, blush pink roses and candlelight, Stephanie and Tyler’s wedding is a perfectly chic blend of preppy, rustic, romantic, and modern.
With black and white stripes, a unique wine country setting, blush pink roses and candlelight, Stephanie and Tyler’s wedding is a perfectly chic blend of preppy, rustic, romantic, and modern.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Lindsey + Jesse } Burrit Room, San Francisco

I can't even begin to express how much fun these guys are to hang out with. Of course their wedding is going to be an extension of that. What a blast. You guys are awesome. Drinks soon!

Dress - Jenny Packham Ivy
Flowers - Archive Rentals
Day of Coordinator - Dreams on a Dime - Cierra Lockwood
Ceremony Venue - SF City Hall
Reception Venue - Burritt Room
Hair & Makeup: Belle by Marine


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Thu + Rachel } Corona Heights, San Francisco

Sometimes you meet those people that you'll always remember. Its because you hang out with them and you're like, jeeze, these guys are really nice and super fun.  *Then* you find out they're are talented on top of all the niceness. What? You should check them out for yourselves. And if you donate to their kickstarter you can be guaranteed you are helping out some truly awesome people.


kickstarter campaign.
And here's a video performing one of their original songs.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Anna + Jeffrey } Treasure Island, California

Who knew there was a winery on Treasure Island? What a great place for a celebration. Anna and Jeffrey were married by their good friend on a warm sunny day. They also had karaoke at the reception. Another *first* for me. It was so much fun I'm now totally obsessed with the idea and think everyone should have karaoke at their wedding. Tons of fun! You guys are awesome.

Stay in touch.

Marche51 Events
Sift Cupcakes
Studio Choo
Wine Country Bride for wedding dress, bridesmaids dresses, and grooms ladies dresses
The Winery SF, venue and catering
DJ Purple for karaoke/MC

Monday, August 26, 2013

Amanda + Brian } Lake Almanor, California

Home is where the heart is, right? So, why not get married at the family cabin? Especially when its a lake front property that looks like this one. Now Amanda and Brian get to look back and remember where some of their favorite memories were made... it doesn't get better than that! It was so awesome working with these two.

Best of luck to both you!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Mia + Joe } Sun Valley, Idaho

I'm not sure where to start with this one.
Maybe I should start by saying this magical day in June took place in the backyard of family friend. Yet the word "backyard" just doesn't seem quite adequate. Lets go with "Valley".
Maybe I should say that Mia and Joe are truly some of the sweetest clients I've worked with. And Mia, well, she was absolutely stunning in a wedding dress that was made by her cousin. Wait... lets replace "made" with the word "created" and the word "cousin" with "amazing designer".
Maybe I should just stop talking and let the photos do that for me. :)

Dress was created by Katie May
Wedding Planner & Florist: Taylor'd Events
Caterer: Silver Fox
Make Up: Maria from Pure
Wedding labels and invites designed by my friend Khristine.

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Laura & Ben } Oakland, California

I've now had the privilege to work with all but one sibling in the Brunsvold family and it's truly been amazing. I have to say, it will be a sad day after their brother weds, I'll have to start making up excuses to hang out with them. Ha!
All told, it was a perfect day for Laura & Ben which included astounding (and I mean that in every sense of the word) food, friends, some with serious music talent, and an awesome blend of east coast and west families celebrating and just having a blast. Exactly how a wedding should be. :)

Until next time!

Friday, July 12, 2013

Jessie & Dave } San Francisco

I had a blast shooting this wedding. Jessie & Dave had some of their close friends & family gather at City Hall for a short & sweet ceremony and then we quickly drove out to the coast to finish off the photos. For the first time I was hiking Sutro Baths (and with my camera)! For Jessie and Dave, having spent a lot of time in that area, it was the ideal place for them. Thanks for the suggestions, guys! Beautiful day, beautiful wedding.
Keep in touch.


Saturday, June 29, 2013

Anne Marie + Paul } Tulum, Mexico

One of the many perks of shooting weddings is that I often meet really unique people.  I travel to destinations and dream later that I'm living there; on a boat, in a cabana, under a thatched roof, or even in a 32 foot-high-tree-house perched above the amazon. You know the type.... the type that wants to create a wedding experience for their families and friends; a vacation that lends itself to  relaxation, culture, adventure, quality-time, wave dives, bird calls, binoculars, fresh coconuts, cenotes, fantastic food, lightning and maybe even thunder (the real stuff)
Anna and Paul: invitation, gladly, excepted!


Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Anna, Darren & Avery } somewhere near Saint Mary's College.

I've had the pleasure to work with Anna and Darren multiple times and every time has been a blast. On this last photo shoot I finally got to meet little Avery. I now know that she loves to eat flowers, she's very interested in the camera and she enjoys lazy days around the pool (especially when she can splash her tiny-little-baby feet in the water). It's pretty cute. Until next time guys....have fun out there in the boonies. I'll always make a special trip out for you. xoxo

Monday, June 3, 2013

Sonia + Dada } City Hall, San Fracisco

This was one of the most awesome 3 hour weddings I've ever shot.You guys were so fun to work with. Honestly, I think luck was on our side; we got the rotunda, the weather was fabulous & we found a bikecar to tow us around for 20 minutes. It all just seemlessly worked out in our favor.
I hope you enjoy perusing the photos on the blog and in the gallery. Stay in touch, newlyweds!


Friday, May 10, 2013

Dan + Jennifer } Tilden Park, Berkeley

Hey Newlyweds, I really just want to say thanks for letting Lauren and I be apart of the festivities. Honestly, such a unique and special wedding. I loved how you played some of the best dance scenes overhead on the projector. I'm gonna just say I'll probably steal that idea for my own wedding. It was fantastic getting to know you and all your family & friends. What a great group of people!
You guys are going to have an amazing life together. I can tell. I like to call my self an expert now. I know, i's a gift. But you guys have it. Don't be strangers please!

Salute & Congratulations.

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Dale & Stephanie } St. Patrick's Church, San Francsico

Hey Newlyweds! I'm excited to share these photos with you. You were both troopers battling the cold and fog up on Corona Heights but I think all the work paid off. I know we only had 3 short hours together but we still managed to get some great shots. I'm also personally *very* happy I finally got the opportunity to shoot a wedding at St. Patrick's Church. What a beautiful place. Please keep in touch and congratulations again!


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Angie + Chris } MacArthur Place, Sonoma, California

Even though it was a short day for me, I felt at ease working with you both and I think (i hope) you felt the same. You are both amazing people. I hope the rest of your trip was glorious.
Cheers to you guys!

Venue: MacArthur Place
Flowers: Daisy Rose Flowers

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Allison & Brandon: Engaged!

After having such an awesome shoot with you guys, I am really looking forward to the wedding day. The countdown is on...199 days! Wooooohooo.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The Mack Family } Berkeley, Ca

I always enjoy spending some time with the Mack family! I can't believe there will soon be another addition. I'm ecstatic!
Until next time....  (can't wait).


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Brennnan + Sheila } City Hall, San Franisco

Hi newlyweds! It was so wonderful meeting you, your friends and family. I can't believe we only had a few hours together yet we were able to get so many good shots. Goes to show that my job is easy when I have great clients to work with. Please keep in touch you two! Big hugs.


Wednesday, January 23, 2013

David & Jaime } The Culinary Institute of America

I have always wanted to photograph a wedding here. I had driven past the grand structure more than once and wondered what the fantastical stone, Hogwarts-like-castle looked like inside. Although there were no moving staircases in sight, I was definitely still impressed. What's more, the intoxicating smell of food wafting through the walls made me *very* happy... like a giddy young girl descending the stairs on Christmas morning. The ceremony was held outside, and even on a chilly night in December, the atmosphere was warm and romantic. I loved this wedding.

Cheers to you guys! 

Venue: Culinary Institute of America
Flowers - St. Helena Florist
Dress - Nicole Miller
All food (including cake) - Culinary Institute of America
Decorations - Five Star Productions

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Shane + John } Great American Music Hall

I'm totally down with this kind of wedding.... get married on Friday (in this case, City hall), have a nice, formal dinner with family somewhere in the city, call it an early night. Next day, put the dress back on, invite 10 of your best friends over to drink champagne, make your way to one of the oldest & coolest venues in town then dance until the clock strikes midnight! And, maybe even later.
It was a fun, FUN celebration and you guys are amazing. Big hugs.

Ceremony: San Francisco City Hall
Reception: Great American Music Hall
Band: Tainted Love