Monday, July 14, 2014

Allison & Yuri, The Hills Estate, Rutherford, CA

 La vie est belle! Life certainly is beautiful with a wedding like this one. I don't know if it was a dash of sugar with a smidgen of spice, but whatever the measure, this wedding was an incredible mix of bride and groom creativity with gifted style realization by Sonja Beazley Burch from Intimate Weddings. It was a pleasure to work with Sonja again (go team Sonija!) but it was also so so lovely to see my dear friend and coordinator Sharon Burns stepping in to help. It was also quite the coincidence that I knew the son of the owner of The Hills Estate property! That said, from top to toe, this was such an incredibly beautiful and memorable wedding. The property alone was so stunning and rich with detail that I was like a kid in a candy shop. Allison had envisioned a Marie Antoinette wedding, and I could not have imagined a better locale. Of course, Allison & Yuri left no detail untouched. Everything was lovingly considered or crafted, with oodles of DIY. I adored Allison's ombre dress, amazingly unique shoes, florals by Garden Party and hair and makeup by Bella Bridal. Versailles met Napa for this wedding, and it was epic.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Sabra & David's Engagement, Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA

Sabra & David came to me as a direct referral from Robert & Katrina, a couple I shot at Brix Restaurant a couple of years ago. I adore referrals, especially when it's from a wedding as cool as Rob & Katrina's. David is Rob's youngest brother and while looking through the shots, I could certainly see the family resemblance :). Sabra & David were a blast to hang out with. I love meeting clients that feel like fast friends, and considering how much we had in common, it made for some easy banter and some great laughs. They really loved the de Young, so we started our shoot there, following up with a couple of cool shots with the architecture near by. After that we headed over to Stow Lake for some waterfall and wildflower photography. It was a great afternoon and I'm really looking forward to their upcoming wedding!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Kristin & Cole's Wedding, Private Residence, Granite Bay, CA

Kristin & Cole came to me referred by my soon to be mother in law; as in about four months, Cole will officially be my second cousin! So, when Kristin & Cole asked me to shoot their wedding, it really was a great big welcome to the family, and I was honored to help them out. The private residence that the wedding was held at was spectacular. Kristin's father had recently remodeled for the wedding, and the garden shown like a crown jewel making a phenomenal backdrop for a gorgeous wedding. Kristin was breathtaking in a dress by Lillian West, and hair and makeup by Cortney Arthur & Kendra Webb. I loved her little dog, Lilly, who rested her sweet head on Kristin's dress as we waited for the ceremony to start. LOVE. It was a beautiful day, and the light filtering through the trees really made for some dreamy shots. The soft and romantic setting for the reception was exceptionally styled by the awesome Aimee Wendell from 2 Chic Events. The whole day was so much fun, and I am so happy that I'll be joining the fam!