The last few months I've been more in New Orleans than in San Francisco, but when Emily & James heard I would be back in the Bay for a wedding, they eagerly asked if they could book me for a maternity shoot. I was thrilled! Darling Emily & James are perhaps some of the most creative and most inspiring couples I've had the pleasure to collaborate with. From there amazing North Beach engagement session to their jewel toned wedding at The Monte Verde Inn, I am always riveted by their sweet energy and love. Right from the jump, Emily said she was adverse to doing anything too typical, so I knew I wanted to do something a little more intimate and creative as well as classic and timeless. We started off at Emily & James' lovely home, and spent quite of bit of time capturing the day to day "quiet" before the little one's arrival. I was also extremely touched to see the pics I took from their engagement and wedding hanging on their wall! Emily just glowed with makeup and hair by the ever talented Fiona Tsang. It felt really good being back in the Bay and seeing old friends. It was an awesome shoot with amazing people. Thank you so much Emily & James, I'm just so happy I get to be a part of your lives :)
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
Darling Unnati & Raj have been a pleasure to work with so far. For their engagement session we decided go with two very different backdrops. Our first destination was a gorgeous classic; Fort Point always makes for an exceptional environment for engagement sessions and weddings. Unnati & Raj brought out their fun style with dramatic color pops of cobalt and red, which off set the atmosphere perfectly. Our second destination was quite unique! As a rock climber myself, I practically flipped out when Raj mentioned that we should go shoot at Dogpatch Boulders. I love thematic shoots in new environments, and I just adored this concept. For the whole second half of the shoot, we basically just played on rocks, it was awesome. I can't wait for their up upcoming wedding, it's going to be quite the adventure :)
Thursday, December 25, 2014
This was a truly magical wedding, and I am just so pleased it also happened to be my cousin Laura's. A wedding on the coast of California can be a gamble; it can be windy, foggy, and unpleasantly cold, but for this day, it - was - perfect. I adored Laura & Aaron's venue, Point Sixteen, which, beyond it's stunning view, had so many amazing places to photograph. The eucalyptus grove beyond the bridal suite was particularly enchanting, and a great spot for the first encounter. As Laura walked down the path to meet Aaron I could feel the air tingling with a crackling electricity. Laura & Aaron are touched by such a sweet kind of nestled love, it's just so easy to love this couple in love, and incredibly fun to capture it. The ceremony was right on the bluffs of California and the dramatic backdrop was a perfect fit to their dreamy union. Fog was kissing the surface of the ocean, but the view was clear for miles. After the ceremony and as the sun set, the colors changed from bright blues to pinks, and I was forever in love with Big Sur. I really think I may have at some point in my life. The reception following was full of tears, laughter, and some of the most touching speeches I've ever heard. As night settled in, we danced and roasted marshmallows under the starry sky, it was just awesome. I really feel blessed that I got to be a part of this exceptional day. I love you guys (4evaCous)!