This was such a fun and gorgeous little party! Such a success, too. Melia and Matt, founders of Wedspring, San Francisco, which is a bridal resource library, 7×7 Magazine, St. Germain and Mumm Napa were the major sponsors for this event and we had a turnout of 300 people! A representative from St. Germaine was pouring lovely champagne, St. Germaine cocktails, Mumm Napa was pouring champagne, yummy passed hors d’oeuvres were passed by Feast Catering and sweet treats were abundant by Cake Bloom and A Spoonful of Sugar. Michelle Walker and I photographed and there was a super fun photo booth by Magnolia Photo Booth Co. . WedSpring is a wedding planning service and resource library that offers complimentary services to brides, and I’m pleased to be represented! I encourage you to come and visit WedSpring, San Francisco!
Vendors involved in the launch party include:
Catering: Feast Catering
Baked Goods: Cake Bloom and A Spoonful of Sugar
Photo Booth: Magnolia Photo Booth Co.
Champagne: Mumm Napa
Posted on 5/01/13 in Press, Vendors | No Comments
Oh how dreamy! Just thought I would share a few teasers from Lindsey and Chris’ Palm Event Center wedding! Keep your eye out for the full post in about three weeks! Congratulations Lindsey and Chris!
Posted on 4/30/13 in Wedding | No Comments
Every single detail of Erin and Justin’s Kansas wedding was breathtaking, so I was delighted their big and beautiful day was also featured on Style Me Pretty! I’d love for you to check out the feature, here, and for even more images and inspiration, be sure to look at my blog post!
Posted on 4/30/13 in Press | No Comments
Since Andra and Christopher’s gorgeous wedding, I’ve often been asked how other brides can host an outdoor Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony. And who better to answer that question that Andra herself? I reached out to her on behalf of my other brides, and here is what she said: Brides need a “special dispensation through the Archbishop,” according to Andra, to have a ceremony outside of the church. In her case, Andra had a grandfather who would have difficulty traveling between multiple venues — and so, her priest made the dispensation request on the behalf of the couple. “I am not sure how easy it is to get and if it would be granted in situations where there is no pressing health need,” she says, but it doesn’t hurt to ask!
And just for fun, here are a few shots from their outdoor ceremony! You can check out their full wedding post here, too!
Posted on 4/10/13 in Thoughts, Unusual Locations, Wedding | No Comments
I’m lucky enough to be heading to Rancho La Puerta about every six months now to shoot photography to help them re-build their photography library. Rancho La Puerta is a health and wellness spa located just south of San Diego, nestled on 3,000 acres in Tecate, Mexico. It was founded in the ’40s by a health-conscious couple and has grown into a lovely, healthy getaway. It was voted two years in a row as “best destination spa in the world” by Travel and Leisure magazine readers. It’s become one of my favorite places on earth, and I would highly recommend going to rewind and re-energize! If you go, let them know I sent you! I get a little prize! Everyone loves prizes!
This last assignment was hiking. The mountains were gorgeously green like I’ve never seen them and the mountain lilac was in full bloom. I actually burst into “The Hills are Alive” from the Sound of Music during one of the hikes! This was a short visit for me (usually I stay for a week) so not too much to share, but gorgeous none-the-less! Hope these photos inspire you to go to Rancho La Puerta!
Posted on 4/04/13 in Thoughts, Unusual Locations | No Comments
Join me for the grand opening party of WedSpring! Melia and her lovely husband, Matt, have opened this gorgeous space on Polk Street in the heart of Russian Hill for brides to visit in a comfortable environment to do research for their wedding and honeymoon! The launch party will be Thursday, April 11 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. and I hope you can join us for cocktails and sweet and savory treats.
Posted on 4/01/13 in Press, Thoughts | No Comments
Last week I was scheduled to photograph a wedding at San Francisco’s City Hall and arrived an hour early. As I waited for the elevator while scouting for light and shooting locations, I noticed a stunning bride getting married in the rotunda. As I stood there I noticed it was just the bride, groom and their parents and noticed no photographer! Gasp! I watched until the elevator came and then went up a couple of floors. By the time I came back down the ceremony had just ended and I saw the newlyweds wander off. I stalked and then couldn’t stand it anymore. I had to photograph that bride! So I asked. They were thrilled, and here are the results of our five minute shoot! Congrats to Loretta and Ross and THANK you for allowing me a few precious minutes of your very intimate day.
Credits for this wedding include:
Venue: City Hall
Bride’s Fashion: BHLDN
Posted on 3/28/13 in City Hall, City Weddings, Wedding | 2 Comments
Happy Valentine’s day! Congratulations to the newly engaged couples and congratulations to all my newly-weds from 2012. I finally put together a best of 2012. Almost impossible to edit so many great moments down. There are so many more and I hope you take the time to go through all the previous posts to view, but in any case, here’s a recap. What a great season of wonderful couples and gorgeous weddings! Here’s to an even better 2013!
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Posted on 2/26/13 in Wedding | No Comments
We had such fun on this engagement session. It was a bit cold, but taking photos around and about where Colette and Kevin spend a lot of their time was great fun. We even took the California cable car up to Nob Hill which is part of their commuting transportation. This e-session was loaded with personal meaning for Colette and Kevin, and I was so pleased to be able to capture their lifestyle with them! Watch out for their Marin Art and Garden Center wedding photos in April!
Posted on 2/25/13 in Engagements, Portraits | No Comments
I photographed Jodi and Shane’s wedding a few years ago and was so excited to be invited into their home to photograph their two-week-old baby girl, Harlow. What a little darling! Here are some photos from our session along with some photos from their wedding at the Kohl Mansion in Burlingame. Jodi was such a gorgeous bride and I remember how gorgeous those flowers by Nancy Liu Chin Floral & Event Design were!
And here are a few photos from Jodi ad Shane’s wedding!
Posted on 2/23/13 in Family, Portraits | 1 Comment