Spending time with this lovely family pretty much guarantees a good time.  (They made the list last year as well!)  So it was really no surprise to me as I was going through my 2013 images that they would be among my favorites. Sweet Eleanor and her fluffy white bunny just melted my heart.

 

You can view the rest of their San Francisco Beach session here.

Nothing has made me happier over the last few years than spending a week reflecting on each year and all the wonderful sessions and clients. I feel so incredibly blessed to be where I am, to have the friends and clients that surrounded me this year (And every year, really!), and to be able to do what I truly love. There really isn’t a better way to end such an incredible year than to recap my favorite images of 2013. And, it means I’ll be blogging every day this week. Yes, I’m just as excited as you are!

I’m starting off my favorites this year with a shot from one of my all time favorite engagement sessions. Sylvie and Alex are some of the most genuine, and truly fun people, I’ve ever had the pleasure of getting to know. Their session was not only loads of fun, it was heartfelt. And it made me happy.

This session was RAD, and if you haven’t seen it already, please take a peek.

You guys. I can barely contain myself over here! I am so excited to finally share my new line of albums for both weddings and portrait clients. (I’m raise the roof, fist pumping, jump on the couch excited about these.)  They are amazing!

I am so proud to be able to offer all of my clients these heirloom quality linen and leather photo books. From the gorgeous Fuji paper (My favorite for it’s warmth and depth!), the rich leather options and the absolute rainbow of linen choices, these albums just make my heart SCREAM! Shown below is a range of books from a perfectly sized parent album in Twig leather to a shimmery Champagne Japanese silk session book, and even a large, embossed, wedding album in Elephant Gray.  I can’t even pick a favorite.

I’m just so thrilled to carry these beauties!

Want to see more? Send me a note at hello@megsexton.com!

You guys may remember the fabulous red headed Maddy who had a senior session with me a few years ago. I think I even mentioned that she had an incredible younger sister in the post! Well, early this fall, it was Gracie’s turn for photos, and when she mentioned that she wanted to head into San Francisco for her shoot, I was beyond excited. First, this family is just rad.  They are fun, hilarious, and they brought an entourage this time!  (Turns out dad and grandma are a hoot too!) But most importantly, it was a blast to see how much they all cared about each other.  I just have a feeling their dinner table conversations typically involve a lot of laughter.

Thank you all for making the trek into San Francisco and braving the cold and my silly ideas.  Gracie, you’re gorgeous!

To book a senior photo session with Meg, please email hello@megsexton.com | Make-up by Lisa Teller

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!)



To see all of Jessica and Bill’s amazing outdoor wedding at Wente Winery in Livermore, click here.

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
Wente Winery

Venue: Wente Vineyards \ Dress: Bridal Galleria \ Flowers: Anne Menndenhall \ DJ: Fantasy Sound \ Hair and Makeup: Sarah and Jessica with Salon Tivoli Assistant: Sarah Beth Studios