Katie and Sam – Sparks Flyin’ – sneak...

The title of this post is an incredibly cheesy pun, but also totally accurate in both ways.  Katie and Sam’s wedding at the Mountain Terrace this weekend was on a freakishly windy and freezing spring day (for the Bay Area), but their joy, goofy humor, and smoking hot love for each other made it all so easy to enjoy regardless of the below 50 degree chilliness.  I can’t wait to edit their photos!

Congratulations, Katie and Sam!


Emma and Don, Campovida, Hopland


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I loved Emma and Don’s wedding…  they’re so sweet and happy together.  And Emma is so beautiful! like snow white!  And the two of them kept their focus on celebrating with their community.  There is the potential to be swept up in the madness of planning and carrying out a wedding, and while it can be so rad to plan florals/ menus/ paper goods/ party favors/ cake/ dresses/ etc etc etc; sometimes it’s hard to then let all of that planning go enough to just sink into the wedding day as it unfolds.  These two were amazing at letting it all come together, and it did, beautifully.  My favorite thing is when clients trust my eye for photography, and Emma and Don were so willing, flexible, and easy going (throughout the planning process and on the wedding day).  Essentially, I mean that they didn’t let anything distract them, and so their focus remained on loving each other and their families and friends, as well as reveling in the celebration of the day.  Which always makes it easier for me to capture the emotions and connections between people.

Plus, I LOVE Campovida, and it wasn’t 115 degrees this time.  This was one of my favorite weddings in recent memory.  Thank you, E&D!  I could tell that you bring each other love and joy as much on any ordinary day as you did on you wedding day.  How great is that?!

Sarah and Jeremy, Outdoor Art Club, Mill Valley, Our La...

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Sarah and Jeremy got married in a family-only church ceremony at Our Lady of Lourdes on a Friday, then got to spend time with their out of town guests on Saturday, and celebrate with a big mimosa, ceremony, luncheon and ice cream kind of way at the Outdoor Art Club on Sunday.  It spread the partying out beautifully and seemed to give the couple plenty of time with everyone, without too much overwhelm at any of the events.  Sunday’s party in the shady redwoods in Mill Valley was lovely, with bright colors and lots of calm joy.  Plus, they got an ice cream cart from Ici, and urged each guest (and, ahem, photographer) to take 2, 3, 4 ice cream cones or sandwiches.  So, so, so good!











(Love a groom that holds his ice cream sandwich even during portraits – priorities!)

Leah and Colby’s Engagements, Santa Clara

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I love the bright color of Leah’s dress in these photos – and the way the light comes through so you can feel the brilliance of California’s summer sunshine.  These photos were taken on the day of Napa’s BIG earthquake last August, but these two don’t look shaken up, do they?