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Erin and Luke, Marin Wedding Photographer.

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Erin and Luke got married on what must have been the most beautiful day of the year in San Anselmo, CA.     The ceremony took place at lovely St. Anselm’s church, and the reception (at a private residence) was filled with music, dancing, and laughter. Congrats Erin

Fairy Light, Palo Alto Family Photography

I always seem to find pockets of fairy light at the Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto.  And such a fun family!  

Britt and Sean, San Francisco Presidio Wedding

Britt and I worked together as new grad nurses at UCSF Medical Center over seven years ago. I was thrilled to be able to work with her again- this time under very different circumstances! Britt and Sean met while backpacking through Europe, he with an

Kim and Ryan, Los Gatos Wedding

Kim and Ryan’s story reads like it was copied straight from the pages of some modern day fairytale. They were born in the same Bay Area, CA hospital just hours apart, but didn’t meet until they were both 10 years old and living next door

On Top Of The World, Mt. Tamalpais Family Session

An early summer morning family session on Mt. Tam- fog covered the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Mt. Tam literally felt like an island in space, and I couldn’t have shared the experience with a better family. A few highlights:

Akaela and Johnny, June 2014 Pescadero Wedding

Akaela and Johnny met years ago when they were both involved in the Texas rodeo scene. They have a deep love and appreciation for each other that is heartwarming to watch. Their intimate wedding took place at TomKat Ranch in Pescadero- a private working ranch.

Wildflower Explorers, Half Moon Bay Family Photographer

Sometimes family sessions, especially those with young boys, tend to morph into chaos and a free play free-for-all.  That’s ok- I just take LOTS of pictures and let the “wild” take over.  I always walk away with images that reflect the curiosity of childhood and

Alyssa & Josh, Brazilian Room Berkeley Wedding

The Brazilian Room at Tilden Park Berkeley is quickly becoming one of my favorite venues.  It’s private – nestled into a canyon in the Berkeley hills- and all inclusive, offering space for both a ceremony and reception.  The venue always seems to photograph well. I

Under the Redwoods, Half Moon Bay Engagement

Akaela and John’s wedding day is tomorrow and I am just now blogging their engagement session.  Better late than never…!  The session literally took place in their backyard- acres of redwood forests with a few meadows scattered throughout.  A preview:  

Wonderful Chaos: Baker’s Beach, San Francisco Family Photography

About 5 minutes after I met the Gustke family at Baker’s Beach in San Francisco on a crowded weekend evening, all three kids covered themselves in sand, and one fell face first into the surf.   He popped up from the waves dripping puddles and was

Half Moon Bay Fog, Wind, & Fun.

In Northern California, we don’t usually get to play on hot sun-baked white sandy beaches.  Our beaches are covered in a blanket of thick white COLD fog for most of the spring and summer, sometimes for weeks at a time.  The endless layers of shirts

Fairy Light, Palo Alto Family Photography

I always seem to find pockets of fairy light at the Arastradero Preserve in Palo Alto.  And such a fun family!

 

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Britt and Sean, San Francisco Presidio Wedding

Britt and I worked together as new grad nurses at UCSF Medical Center over seven years ago. I was thrilled to be able to work with her again- this time under very different circumstances!

Britt and Sean met while backpacking through Europe, he with an Australian group of friends and her with a San Francisco group. When Britt first saw Sean, her initial thought was “not ANOTHER Australian!”. However they became friends, keeping in touch through phone calls, emails, and occasional visits. Eventually Sean decided to join Britt in California.

They were married in August at the famous Swedenborgian Church, with a gorgeous reception at The Log Cabin in the Presidio.

Caterer: Jersey Tomatoes

Hair: Ally Carn

Make Up: Bic Vu

Florist: Kathy Kim

DJ: All Ears DJ

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Kim and Ryan, Los Gatos Wedding

Kim and Ryan’s story reads like it was copied straight from the pages of some modern day fairytale. They were born in the same Bay Area, CA hospital just hours apart, but didn’t meet until they were both 10 years old and living next door to each other. They started dating in high school, quickly fell in love, and have been together ever since (8 years!).

The wedding took place at Maison Du Lac, a private residence nestled within the redwood trees of Los Gatos. Kim looked absolutely stunning, and the emotionally charged ceremony left many wiping away tears. The decorations, the colors, the attention to detail- it was all so beautiful. However what I loved most about this wedding was the “realness”- in the outpouring of sincere love between Kim and Ryan, and in the interactions of family members and family.

Thank you Kim and Ryan for choosing me to document such a special day, and best wishes for you both. Please keep in touch!

And as always, a big thank you to Nada Nekrep of The Magic of Light Photography, my “sister-from-another-mother”. Her documentary style photographs help tell the story of the day so beautifully, and some of her images appear in this blog post.

Hair: Sofie Lynn

Flowers: Bunches

Catering: Carried Away

DJ: Elite Entertainment

 

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On Top Of The World, Mt. Tamalpais Family Session

An early summer morning family session on Mt. Tam- fog covered the San Francisco Bay and Golden Gate Bridge. Mt. Tam literally felt like an island in space, and I couldn’t have shared the experience with a better family. A few highlights:

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Akaela and Johnny, June 2014 Pescadero Wedding

Akaela and Johnny met years ago when they were both involved in the Texas rodeo scene. They have a deep love and appreciation for each other that is heartwarming to watch. Their intimate wedding took place at TomKat Ranch in Pescadero- a private working ranch. Akaela made most of the reception decorations lining the long tables inside a beautiful old barn. String lights twinkled and wine glasses raised in toasts while outside the sun set red over miles of hills, pastures, and redwood forests.

A special thank you to Local Productions DJ and Lighting - who (as always) went above and beyond to organize and execute the ceremony and reception.

Also thank you to Shhivika Chauhan, the 2nd photographer for the day. A few of the images below are hers. Not only did she capture some wonderful moments, she also helped to make my day lighter and easier.

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Wildflower Explorers, Half Moon Bay Family Photographer

Sometimes family sessions, especially those with young boys, tend to morph into chaos and a free play free-for-all.  That’s ok- I just take LOTS of pictures and let the “wild” take over.  I always walk away with images that reflect the curiosity of childhood and shine with the individual personalities of my little subjects.

While playing in the field of flowers, “L” (5 years) would take off running and then…plop!… would disappear into the flowers as he fell over a small hole or mound of dirt on the ground.  He would pop up again happily shouting.  The ground was soft and there was no danger of him hurting himself, and we were all laughing at his little disappearances.

The fields were in bloom with yellow and purple wildflowers in Half Moon Bay last month!

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Alyssa & Josh, Brazilian Room Berkeley Wedding

The Brazilian Room at Tilden Park Berkeley is quickly becoming one of my favorite venues.  It’s private – nestled into a canyon in the Berkeley hills- and all inclusive, offering space for both a ceremony and reception.  The venue always seems to photograph well.

I feel completely honored to have been Alyssa and Josh’s wedding photographer.  Their wedding was just one photographic moment after another, and selecting only a few images for this blog post wasn’t easy.  You can find their engagement session here: Bright Lights, San Francisco Engagement

Alyssa and Josh, congrats you two!

And a huge thank you to talented Shhivika Chauhan, 2nd photographer and creative artist.  Her pictures helped me tell the complete story of the day.

Catering: Royal Raspberry (highly recommend!)

Makeup: Miranda Chung

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Under the Redwoods, Half Moon Bay Engagement

Akaela and John’s wedding day is tomorrow and I am just now blogging their engagement session.  Better late than never…!  The session literally took place in their backyard- acres of redwood forests with a few meadows scattered throughout.  A preview:

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Wonderful Chaos: Baker’s Beach, San Francisco Family Photography

About 5 minutes after I met the Gustke family at Baker’s Beach in San Francisco on a crowded weekend evening, all three kids covered themselves in sand, and one fell face first into the surf.   He popped up from the waves dripping puddles and was met with laughter.  This family just rolls with it!  I absolutely loved photographing every single chaotic beautiful moment.

 

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Half Moon Bay Fog, Wind, & Fun.

In Northern California, we don’t usually get to play on hot sun-baked white sandy beaches.  Our beaches are covered in a blanket of thick white COLD fog for most of the spring and summer, sometimes for weeks at a time.  The endless layers of shirts and sweatshirts and jackets… and stepping out of the front door in July to a blast of freezing (ok mid-westerners and east coasters, don’t laugh- freezing is relative) wind can be a bit depressing, but the coast is my home and foggy beach days can still be fun.  We San Francisco and Half Moon Bay folks know how to “tough it out”!

This mini session was a bit more posed than usual, but with a few playful images thrown in- and proof that cold foggy beach days can still result in beautiful photographs:

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