Didi and Tim’s Headlands Center for the Arts wedding has been featured on The Wedding Chicks! Their wedding was a gorgeous fall affair with warming candles and hearty food — it was a true pleasure to photograph!
There are so many hairstyles to choose from when it comes to your wedding. Here are a few of my favorites — I hope one will help inspire your big day ‘do!
Children do the darndest things — even at weddings. Here’s a little something to brighten your Friday!
There are so many wonderful things about summer, and fresh and delicious foods are certainly one of them. It’s neat to see how caterers can take a simple summer staple—lemonade or burgers hot off a grill—and make them extra creative creations served on a tray. Here are a few special selections from weddings I’ve photographed. I hope they can inspire some of your own summer wedding drinks and food.
Photos from Taylor and John’s beautiful white and blue wedding have been featured on I Do Venues! The couple’s wedding reception took place at The Ferry Building, a gorgeous space for any large affair.
I’ve been back almost a week from my shoot at Rancho La Puerta and have missed it so. My friend Laurel and I have already heard from a few of our ranch friends, all just as nostalgic as we are. There’s a saying at the ranch, which is “take the ranch home with you,” and I’ve been trying! I’m still going to bed pretty early (they even have a lecture on sleep!) and getting up early to do stretches before starting my day, and every day has had some form of exercise but one!
Because most of the tables in the dining room are community tables, we got to meet so many fascinating people. More than one described the ranch as “summer camp for adults” and I would agree. That’s a great description. The guests are limited to 100 a week and many guests sign on immediately for the same week the next year so they can see their ranch pals.
Cooking school, organic garden tours, swimming pools for relaxing AND water classes, a world class spa, 3,000 mountainous acres for hiking, and healthy, organic, mostly vegetarian eating. I would say it’s perfect. Travel and Leisure magazine apparently agrees because it named the ranch the “Best Destination Spa in the World.” Brides, if you can go to the ranch with your besties for your bachelorette party or just with your mom and sisters for a little R&R before the wedding (I ran into one of my former brides and her mom and sister in a swimming class!), I would HIGHLY recommend it!
Enjoy the photos!
I recently bought a bunch of ranunculus at Trader Joe’s and I was reminded of how beautiful the bloom looks in bridal bouquets and arrangements. Here are a few photographs of my tabletop ranunculus, and the beautiful ranunculus bouquets from Kasia and Keith’s wedding.
The incredible people behind Rancho La Puerto—a Mexican fitness resort and spa just an hour south of San Diego—invited me this week to photograph the resort’s fitness department and its new cooking school and chef for marketing materials. I love, love, love Rancho La Puerto. I love its unique atmosphere, its classes that promote a lifetime of health, its place beneath the mountains.
Because my assignment was the resort’s fitness and cooking departments, I didn’t get to photograph its lovely spas, grounds and pool—maybe on my next visit. This place is truly transforming. I think it may be perfect. Most of the vegetables and eggs used in dishes prepared here come from the resort’s onsite organic garden. Its spa treatments are to die for, as are the resort’s serious classes and workshops. I even went on a seven mile mountain hike this morning!
I’ll be sure to post more when I return.
Penny and Sean we wed amongst the redwoods of Tilden Regional Park, then celebrated with champagne before leaving in a vintage car. What a wonderful wedding story the couple will have for future generations!
Vendors involved in Penny and Sean’s wedding included:
Florist: Freshly Cut
Location: The Botanic Gardens of Tilden Regional Park