Tyler & Chelsea, Little Church of La Villita Wedding

Sunday, December 20, 2015

For me, weddings are a reminder that family, close friends and the relationships we tend to bring the most filling kind of happiness. People are everything, but I admit to getting lost in the chaos of work and life’s frustrations. This year was exhilarating but also pretty tough at times, and each experience (good or bad) felt amplified. I moved away from San Francisco, ended a relationship after seven years, worked a bunch, traveled a bunch, and fell in love again. My 2015 was about learning to be patient and present from one change to the next. The luck in all of it was that every couple of weeks I was shooting another wedding that filled my heart and reminded me what life is all about. I can’t thank my couples enough for that grounding.

Chelsea and Tyler’s wedding was my last for 2015 and the perfect capstone to a year of particularly sentimental weddings. With 60 guest, 7 flower boys, a crooked cake, and a twinkling Riverwalk we took some of my favorite photos of the year. Looking at these photos I feel as happy now as I did that day. This is what it’s all about. 

A also owe a huge thanks to Rick for shooting with me at this and many other wedding this year. You’re the best, Rick!

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Whitney & Jim, King William Engagement Photographer

Friday, November 13, 2015

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Crystalin & Mike, Wente Vineyards Wedding Photographer

Sunday, October 18, 2015

This wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty.

I adore Crystalin. We’ve shot together a lot in the last couple of years for her style blog and, on top of being an easy subject, she’s always encouraged my creativity when we collaborate. All of my impulses to find ‘the shot’ never tired her and our sessions became an outlet I looked forward to during my busy wedding season. Along the way we started roping Mike into some of our shoots and the dynamic just got better. I could see a happier, giddier Crystalin when he was around. Love, so much love.

I beamed when they asked me to photograph their wedding this past June. I knew it would be elegant with crisp details, but also playful and welcoming in just the way Crystalin and Mike are. It was beyond expectation. Crystalin & Mike, I can’t thank you enough for bringing me along. Watching you say “I do” was one of the highlights of my year.

Thank you to Kayla Fletcher for second shooting, and to Alison at Engaged and Inspired for event planning. The gorgeous florals by Huckleberry Karen.

 

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Guest Feature, Lumo Bodytech

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Here’s a recent collaboration with Lumo Bodytech, a bay area company creating really unique wearable tech devices. They asked me to share some tips and tricks for creating natural, strong portraits. You can read the post and all of my go-to poses here. Thanks for the feature, Lumo!

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#film #marthasvineyard #spring

Sunday, September 27, 2015

I have a boatload of photos from the past six months while traveling back and forth to the vineyard. Pretty pictures and personal photos from Spring, up to last week. New beautiful friends, gorgeous landscapes I’d never seen. Turns out I shot a ton, which is a safe sign that a place is good for me. Here are a few I found somewhere in the pile. More to come, when I find a good way to lay it all out.

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