Flower crowns, golden light & a drop dead gorgeous couple, agh! It’s all I need. I met Victoria & Kyle way back in 2016 for their engagement session. Lots of life has happened since then but I’ve been so happy & honored to photograph them several times since our golden hour sesh at Coyote Hills Regional Park. Now they have a sweet baby girl & next month I’ll photograph these two saying their I do’s! Sometimes my work can seem a job, but I love realizing how ridiculously blessed I am to stay in touch with my clients during some of the biggest, most special moments of their lives & be able to capture them in photographs. It’s seriously the biggest honor & makes me feel like I have the best job in the world!

Flower Crown by Mi Corazon Designs

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When my friend Katie asked if I would photograph her wedding I was so excited! She has the sweetest spirit & an amazing quirky style– I knew her celebration would be an absolute delight. We met over coffee to discuss details, and she told me she wanted to give me complete creative freedom, to take risks & do whatever I wanted when it came to photos. What resulted was a mix of my usual style with a bit more emphasis on a documentary approach, which I always want to dabble in more of! Even though I ended up being super sick (worst timing ever!) it was definitely one of my favorite days to capture. Katie & Josh were married under a blanket of the tallest trees, tucked around a group of their closest friends & family. One of my favorite parts was when Katie sang “You Are My Sunshine” to her love in front of everyone, under the altar that Josh had made himself with their initials carved into it. Lavender was tossed lightly onto their faces as they walked down the isle for the first time as husband and wife. It was an absolutely picture-perfect wedding that I’m thrilled to share with you!

 

Dress: Anthropologie // Shoes: Nordstrom // Bridesmaid Dresses: BHLDN //Hair & Makeup: Raina Rombeiro & Sarah Hyde // Bridesmaid Necklace: The Giving Keys // Reception: 21st Amendment Brewery, San Leandro

 

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We were SO excited to have this shoot featured on Grey Likes Wedding‘s blog!

 

Styled Shoots are no joke, guys. So much planning, coordinating, energy & love(!) went into this inspired photo session. I connected with some amazing local vendors, all of whom helped stitch the entire look that I dreamt up together & made it even more magical! Here are the highlights from the day with even more of my favorites, with all the talented vendors credited below.

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Photography: CARLY JEAN PHOTOGRAPHY // Florals: TUMBLEWEED FLORAL TRUCK // Calligraphy: MARTHA DAYS // Venue: ELLISTON VINEYARDS // Wardrobe: WEAR YOUR LOVE // Hair/Makeup: MIABEL ARTISTRY // Rentals: PLEASANTON RENTALS // Cake: MA PETITE MAISON CAKE DESIGN // Cake Stand: JULIA’S CAKE STAND RENTALS // Floral Ribbons: HONEY SILKS & CO // Jewelry: THE FOX AND STONE // Models: JENNIFER DURAN / KELSEY CLARK / KENDRA COCCO

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Last summer, I went on the dreamiest roadtrip with one of my most lovable friends Christina. I met & got to know her over the course of our 11 month long missions trip we took in 2013 around the world. After having had travelled so much with her, I knew we were in for an amazing time on our trip as we set out from Southern California heading east. Our first major stop was Joshua Tree, where we spent a night under the most incredible blanket of stars I’ve ever seen. Before the sun set though, we had a mini photoshoot in the Cactus Garden, photographing each other & the incredible scenery. Fun fact: I ended up accidentally half-stepping on a baby cactus, and we spent a good chunk of the night getting all of it’s needles out of my foot. Yay roadtrip stories!

 

 

 

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