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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This couple. This location. This session! Kelly & RJ were high school sweethearts, and are so undeniably smitten with one another. They have the kind of love that makes my job easy–simply documenting the beauty in their relationship that’s already so evident. When we started shooting, Kelly said something along the lines of how they’ll need a lot of help being told how to pose and what to do. Psh! They were both naturals! With a little guidance, these two totally rocked their session making it easily one of my favorite engagement shoots to date! I cannot WAIT to photograph them again on their wedding day next year.

 

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This couple, without a doubt, has one of the coolest senses of style I’ve ever had the pleasure of photographing! I was obsessed with every detail of their unique wedding, which had a definite rock n’ roll vibe mixed with delicate sweet touches. I met the bride Alena through her family, whom I’ve had the pleasure of photographing before. I was ecstatic to hear from her, and felt even more excited once I got to their wedding & saw what an amazing day it would be! Here are some of my favorites from their wedding day:)

Dress: For Love and Lemons // Necklace: Stella and Dot // Bowties: Hemmi Design //

 

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