Wednesday, February 8, 2017

A Year of Flowers Pt. 2: February's Iris, Race + Religious, New Orleans, LA

It's official! Sonia Savio Photography has a series on Green Wedding Shoes! This month's birth flower is the iris. How lucky did I get with my amazing collaboration with Destiny Pinson, Logan Doerries and Race + Religious?!
This is going to be an exciting year, and I hope y'all will join me for the ride! This romantic shoot was such a fun little twist of modern vintage, which Race + Religious as a venue is all about. And how perfect is it that the iris is the emblem for the fleur de lis, and that the month of February is also the month of Mardi Gras? I do love my crescent city of New Orleans and how, just like the iris, it has resilience and frailty at the same time. Please, enjoy some additional images to the collection Green Wedding Shoes picked out, but do make sure to go check out GWS for more history on the Iris!
Man, these shoots have made me fall in love with flowers in a way that I never expected...

Florist: Poppy & Mint Floral Company 
Venue: Race + Religious @raceandreligious
Makeup & Hair: Bleu @bleu_a_blowdrybar
Fur Over-lay: Century Girl @shopgossamer & @bhldn
Assistant Design: Logan Doerries @logandoerries
Model: Bristen Witty 

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Marimba & Steve's Wedding, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

There are a handful of people in my life that no matter what happens I will always feel connected to. Not just in a friendly way, but in a family way. These people mean so much to me, that I would do anything for them. You need a kidney? You got it. Combining my love for a person like this, and my love for photography gives my heart wings. It means so so much to me. Marimba is my sister, my oldest friend. She taught me how to become an artist by giving me insight and confidence when I didn’t have much. I could go on and on about her, but if you really want some perspective about how special she is, please listen to this wonderful podcast she was just on: QuestHands

As you can imagine, when Marimba & Steve asked me to be their wedding photographer, I flipped out with joy. Although it was a brisk day, it was such a warm wedding, comfortably nestled in the heart of Golden Gate Park. And as GG Park means a lot to Mim and I, it was incredibly fitting. I adored that we got to photograph with the SF mime troupe, which was a welcome side note to the day, and very apropos to our current political climate. Before owning her own pilates studio, Mim was an incredible dancer and performer, so it was wonderful for me to see her on stage again <3 That said, my favorite picture that day was of Steve during the ceremony, looking at Mim with tears in his eyes. Ugh, it was just such a beautiful wedding and I’ll cherish it forever. I love you guys!