I was so pleased when Ceremony Magazine decided to feature several weddings and a styled shoot in its most recent issue! And I was even more delighted to see they also spotlighted one on their blog, Holly and Tosh’s wedding at the Kenwood Inn and Spa! Be sure to pick up the latest issue of Ceremony Magazine, as well as view this blog post.
Karen and Mike’s lush outdoor wedding was so much fun to photograph! Their gorgeous fete was first featured on Elizabeth Anne Designs, and now it’s up on Borrowed & Blue‘s blog! I know brides-to-be will find tons of inspiration from this wedding, so I hope you enjoy the newest feature!
So excited to share my best of 2013 show! I can’t believe how fortunate I am to photograph such happy couples and gorgeous locations. Reviewing this made me weepy. So many beautiful couples and emotional moments. I hope you enjoy looking at it as much as I do. A big thank you to all of the vendors and locations for giving me such gorgeousness to photograph and a super big congratulations to all of my 2013 clients. I hope you all have many happy years ahead!
With love, Julie
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I’m so excited for this issue of Ceremony magazine — not only did a few of the gorgeous weddings I photographed make it into the pages, but one of my images made its cover! You can see and read the current issue online here, where you’ll find tons of Bay Area wedding inspiration, advice and more!
It’s been such fun to watch my good friend Angela’s family grow. It started with her first maternity session, then Miranda, then a second maternity session and then Lucas! Now look how the kids have grown!
My beautiful Healdsburg Country Gardens bride Jen contacted me when she was expecting their first baby. I was so thrilled to see Jen and Dario and to shoot their maternity session. We had fun shooting around Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley, and Jen was truly glowing! Their daughter, Alessia, ended up being born just a few days later on my own birthday! Wow! What a surprise! Congratulations Jen and Dario, and welcome Alessia!
Here’s adorable Alessia!
Gorgeousness! I love shooting a maternity session, and Allyson looked so gloriously happy and beautiful. We were running out of light when we finished up our shoot on a small beach in Emeryville, but I loved how soft and cool the light was. It worked out just fine!
I’ve always loved this little gem of an east Bay Area wedding venue! Piedmont Community Center has it all — convenient location, redwoods, gardens, lawns, a lovely courtyard and a beautiful indoor hall for the cooler months or dancing. I was thrilled when Catherine and Eytan contacted me and also told me that Svenya of Chestnut and Vine Floral Design referred them to me. I love working with Svenja! Her work is gorgeous and so original. She created the most beautiful chuppah for the ceremony beside the redwoods. Blue Heron Catering also created a wonderful buffet of food and made sure the day went smoothly for all. And who could miss the beautiful cake by Masse’s Pastries?
Catherine and her family had a huge hand in the details of the couple’s big day. For their handmade programs, Catherine designed a ”Catakshy” family seal, a name that combines Catherine’s first name with Eytan’s last name. Her mother also designed and sewed traditional Vietnamese gowns for the bride and family members to wear during the reception!
Catherine and Eytan and their families were an absolute joy to work with, and I was so pleased when I got this thoughtful note from Catherine:
“We can not thank you enough for your consummate professionalism and astoundingly beautiful work. It was such a true pleasure to work with you before and during the wedding. We couldn’t have asked for a better photographer and will recommend you to all our friends!
Looking at the photos is such a joy. It’s like reliving the joy of the day each time, for which we thank you!”
What a thrill to get this note from Catherine and Eytan. I could go on and on about what lovely people they are, and am so happy that they have found each other. What a wonderful couple!
Vendors involved in this wedding included:
Venue: Piedmont Community Center
Floral Design: Chestnut and Vine Floral Design
Catering: Blue Heron Catering
Bakery: Masse’s Pastries
Karen and Mike had the most elegant and vibrant outdoor wedding. And their beautiful big day was recently featured on the ever-classic Elizabeth Anne Designs! You can read the feature here, and be sure to check out my original blog post!
Oh how dreamy! Lindsay and Andy’s intimate wedding at Atwood Ranch in Sonoma was such a gorgeous affair. I just love Julie Atwood‘s incredible styling and Atwood Ranch is one of the absolute best in Napa and Sonoma valleys. Simply one of the most gorgeous wedding venues in wine country.
Despite having fewer than thirty guests, Julie managed to make this large property a gorgeously intimate venue with her magical styling. The property was in all its fall glory and the barn was magically lit with hundreds of candles. Gott’s Roadside served up burgers, fries and onion rings from it’s food truck and Anne Appleman Flowers & Plants did such an amazing job with the rustic and stunning floral arrangements.
Oh and Lindsay and Andy! What a darling couple! Loved their style and their passion for each other. The day was filled with excitement, loads of love and lots of emotion. I especially loved the idea of the Bible guest book. Set with the backdrop of the chalkboard claiming “love is eternal”, guests were asked to write an inspiring passage for Lindsay and Andy and sign it. What an incredible way to start your family Bible! I also loved that in lieu of a cake, the couple opted for a milk and cookie bar by Model Bakery. How adorable!
Congratulations, Lindsay and Andy!
Vendors who participated in this wedding included:
Venue: Atwood Ranch
Event Coordination: Julie Atwood
Florist: Anne Appleman Flowers & Plants
Caterer: Gott’s Roadside
Bakery: Model Bakery