I was so honored to be asked to be a part of Karen and Ryans amazingly lovely outdoor winery wedding. Karen had put so much thought and detail into every single minute of her celebration, it was just a joy to experience it! And really, any wedding where the bride holds a chicken rates high with me! Between Ryan’s obvious joy at marrying the woman he loves and Karen’s overwhelming excitement about the day, capturing their wedding felt more like a party than work! It fills me with glee to be able to capture events this full of love and happiness.
Thank you both for letting me be a part of your wonderful day. I wish you the best of luck now, and always.
Ryan + Karen | September 28, 2013
BoaVenura de Caires Winery, Livermore
Venue: BoaVentura de Caires Winery \ Cinematography: The Sunday Saloon \ Caterer: Double Barrel Wine Bar \ Dress: Jaime Bridal \ Essense of Australia \ Makeup: Jennifer Hicks \ Flowers: Livermore Valley Florist \ Cake/Desserts: Cake Delight \ Officiant: Katie: Life Architect Coaching \ Groom’s Attire: The Mens Warehouse \ Assistant: Sarah Beth Studios
What a wonderful thrill to have one of my all time favorite wedding couples featured on the I Do Venues Website. I Do Venues is a wonderful resource for all brides planning their wedding outdoors in California with daily blog posts feature the hottest wedding venues. (I highly recommend all of you check it out!)
Being invited to capture Sylvie and Alex’s wedding was such an amazing experience. We had a ball shooting their engagement session, so I knew that their wedding day would be an amazing amount of fun. But when I woke up that Saturday morning, the light rain in the forecast turned into torrential downpours. I fretted for poor Sylvie and her gorgeous outdoor ceremony and reception on the lawn. But I shouldn’t have. Sylvie, with her amazingly calm composure, took it all in stride. It was glaringly obvious that the important part of the day for her was not the location of her nuptials, but the vows themselves. It was a JOY to be around her while she prepared. And when the ceremony was over, and Alex exclaimed happily about finally being married to his soul mate, my heart melted.
Thank you Sylvie and Alex for allowing me to be a part of your big day. I loved every moment of it!
Sylvie and Alex | September 21, 2013
Whew. What a whirlwind the last few months have been. A few of you have reached out to see if I was working this season because my dear, neglected blog has been so quite. I promise you, not only have I been hard at work, I have so many lovely sessions to share! Here is just a tiny peak at what’s to come…
Karen and Ryan’s amazingly rustic wedding at BoaVentura Winery
Amber and Brian’s maternity session in the hills
Alex and Sylvie’s in intimate Wente Winery wedding
The adorable Christensen family
Cory and Andrea’s wedding in Oakland
Gracie’s amazing senior photos in San Francisco
And the always fantastic Perotti family in Cupertino
I’m so excited to have one of my favorite families featured on the Gray Likes Baby Blog. Summer curates some of the most stylish, and on trendy baby and family images on the web. It’s an honor to be included!
You can see more of this well styled family HERE.
Prepare to be overloaded, folks. I just couldn’t narrow this one down!
When Sylvie and Alex told me that I could pick their engagement session location – and all they wanted was something outdoors and fun – I about died on the spot. Seriously, I think the heavens opened and angels sang! (Ok, ok, maybe I just had pandora on a little too loudly.) But seriously, I love it when my clients have so much trust in me! We chose to do their engagement session at the wonderfully quaint Erickson Ranch hidden in the hills east of San Francisco. And for all of you locals, this place is AMAZING. Make sure you take a trip out someday.
It was such an amazing pleasure to spend an afternoon with them wandering around sampling the produce and enjoying the peaches in the orchard. These two so clearly love each other. They share the same humor, they finished a majority of the others sentences and the looks they gave when they thought I wasn’t watching just made my heart happy. Plus, they’re hilarious. And who doesn’t want to spend a few hours in a gorgeous location watching the sun set over the peach trees while someone makes you laugh so hard you cry?
Sylvie and Alex, thank you for making my job so easy. I hope you’re having a truly amazing time on your honeymoon!
It’s that time of year again! Holiday Mini session time!
Saturday, November 2nd, 2013
There are still a few spots left for our upcoming morning or afternoon sessions in Walnut Creek. This is your chance to take advantage of a day of relaxed and casual family portraits at a special rate. But hurry, they won’t last long!
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