Sweet details and such a sweet couple too! I’ve never photographed at Castlewood Country Club and had a blast posing Cassidy and Brandon around the lovely grounds. Cassidy spent a lot of time thinking about the sweet details for her mostly DIY wedding and it paid off! Loved the little flags hanging down the aisle and the darling cupcake table! She also used heirloom succulents in her bouquet, which was made by Megan Haney Designs, and brought that theme to the table centerpieces and guest favors. Cassidy thought of everything to make their day lovely and fresh and light and fun. I just loved her Ann Taylor gown and Badgley Mischka shoes, too! Such a sweet and beautiful couple!
Vendors involved in this wedding included:
Venue: Castlewood Country Club
Florist: Megan Haney Design
Dress: Ann Taylor
Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Posted on 1/16/13 in DIY Weddings, Unusual Locations, Wedding | 1 Comment
When Katey first contacted me to shoot her wedding, she was in Afghanistan! Katey and David are both in the military and I was happy to be available to shoot their wedding for them and that Katey is back safe and sound. I was also happy to be back at the Carmel Mission church. It’s such a gorgeous location for wedding photographs and their wedding was one of the last before the church starts their big renovation. I also loved Katey and David’s vintage forties theme and all the personal details. Katey wore her grandmother’s wedding gown, adding her own personal flair of blue lace at the bottom! And guests were treated to bottles of Limoncello, made by the bride’s aunt with her great-grandmother’s homemade recipe. The lemon’s came from David’s grandmother’s tree! I thought the invitation RSVP was especially clever and I loved those fun robes Katey gave her bridesmaids. They all looked so vintage and colorful for the getting ready photos! Congrats to Katey and David!
Vendors involved in this wedding included:
Venue: Carmel Mission church
Coordination and Catering: Grapes of Wrath
Florist: Big Sur Flowers
Posted on 10/03/12 in DIY Weddings, Outdoor Weddings, Unusual Locations, Wedding | No Comments
So pleased to share photos from Erin and Justin’s Kansas St. Patrick’s day wedding! (You got a sneak-peek of their wedding a couple weeks ago!) The location was Stony Point Hall in Lawrence, KS. Erin and Justin really lucked out with weather for their outdoor ceremony! It could have snowed, but luckily we had nice weather and an early spring. I found a lovely drive lined with blooming trees for their “first look” and a few portraits, and then we moved on to Stony Point Hall for some lovely “in the field” portraits and the rest of the festivities. Erin outdid herself by hand-making fabric-covered needlepoint rings. Loved the various patterned fabrics used throughout. Even some fabric roses in the bouquets, fabric tied napkin rings and fabric tied bouquet stems. Of course there were some St. Patrick day surprises, including dancing back down the aisle by the bridal party incorporating various St. Patrick’s day goodies! Congratulations Erin and Justin!
Vendors involved in Erin and Justin’s wedding included:
Location: Stony Point Hall
Event Design and Coordination: Red Door Event and Design
Florist: Red Door Event and Design
Caterer: Culinaria Food and Wine
Posted on 4/13/12 in Destination Weddings, DIY Weddings, Outdoor Weddings, Wedding | 3 Comments
Who would think you could have a full-on Greek Orthodox wedding ceremony at home? When you have a mother of the bride who is a former film director — and who has great style and determination and a dear friend of the family who is a Greek Orthodox priest — it CAN be done!
Andra contacted me just a few weeks before her Sunday wedding and asked me if I thought I could do some formal portraits as well as photograph an outdoor backyard Greek Orthodox ceremony. With over nine years of experience shooting weddings, I knew I was up for the challenge. My tagline (if you will) is: Classic, beautiful, fresh. Your wedding. Your photography. This means a great deal to me and it should to you, too. Every wedding is different and every bride and groom have their own style. It’s important to find a photographer who can read and match your style. I feel that with my classic training in photography I can handle anything from formal portraits to casual candids and a photojournalistic style. Not everyone wants such formal photography as Andra and her mother did, but if they do, I’ve got them covered!
Posted on 7/12/11 in DIY Weddings, Outdoor Weddings, Portraits, Wedding | 1 Comment
Birgitt and Stephen’s wedding at the Headlands Center for the Arts was filled with delightful details, including an impromptu puppet performance mid-ceremony. The bride and groom focused on fine food and wine, catered by Katie Powers, and creating what they called a “rustic, Californian aesthetic” through beautiful blooms and décor by IXIA Flowers. What a beautiful celebration!
Location: Headlands Center for the Arts
Caterer: Katie Powers Catering
Florist: IXIA Flowers
Bridal dress: COAN Couture
Bridal Shoes: Alfani from Macy’s
Posted on 7/01/11 in DIY Weddings, Green Weddings, Thoughts, Unusual Locations, Wedding | No Comments
As mentioned when I posted the Style Me Pretty link, I had such fun photographing Beka’s wedding! Beka also happens to be a wedding photographer who used to come out to SF to assist me. I guess a lot of what she learned, she learned from me and then she photographed my own wedding! Beka and Josh’s wedding reception was hosted and held t my good friend’s home in a little mountain town in Arizona. We all pitched in to decorate the house and yard with the great crafty details that Beka created. Lucky for us, Kathy is a great stylist. In fact I met Kathy when she used to style home interiors for me when I was shooting for the interior design magazines. Oh, that was many years ago! Have fun looking at this wedding. So adorable!
Posted on 11/11/10 in DIY Weddings, Outdoor Weddings, Press, Unusual Locations, Wedding | 1 Comment