Big Sur Bakery Wedding, Kirsten & Evan

Friday, October 31, 2014

Thanks so much to Ryan Flynn for bringing me along to shoot this with him…


Big Sur. It’s magic. In one short stretch of coast are towering Redwoods, yellow-gold hills and the bluest Pacific water I’ve ever seen. And that cute Big Sur River, cutting from forest to ocean.

Evan and Kirsten planned their wedding without ever visiting. Family and friends circled around, drank lemonade and watched them say ‘I do’ at the base of those massive trees. And then, with a luxurious amount of time for portraits, we all wandered up hills, to the ocean, into the river and back to the forest. We saw it all. I left so recharged and inspired after that weekend. And I realized how special it must have been for E & K to do their wedding this way; coupling this big day with some really memorable exploring.

To end the day, everyone traded stories and shared dinner under the garden lights at Big Sur Bakery. Intimate, small and authentic. Maybe one of my favorite weddings to date.

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John & Laura // Sayulita, Mexico

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

No words. At least not very adequate ones. I’ve loved and wanted to share this wedding every day since I shot it alongside my friend Aimee. I’ve decided, finally, to just pile them together and not cull as much as I normally do. Hopefully this way you can tell that this day just rolled from one incredible moment to the next. All in beautiful Mexico.

If you want to see even more, this wedding was also featured on Style Me Pretty.

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Jennifer + Sean, The Little Church of La Villita

Monday, December 5, 2011

Jennifer and Sean married a couple of weeks ago at the Little Church of La Villita. They were surrounded by close family and friends who traveled from all over to be there (Jen’s family from north Texas, Sean’s from London). Their ceremony was followed by an elegant family dinner at Boudro’s at Charles Court, which was the perfect venue for that setup. While their guests had cocktails, Sean, Jen and I wandered through La Villita, taking in the last bits of sunlight. My favorite detail may have been that they chose not to see each other beforehand but instead wrote to each other in a journal they share. I think that set the stage for what was an incredibly relaxed and heartfelt wedding day. Jen and Sean, congratulations to you both. I’m wishing you all the happiness in the world in your life together across the pond!

Mikaela+Eric, South Carolina

Saturday, May 28, 2011

This small destination wedding was amazing. Just under 30 friends and family stole away to help Mikaela and Eric celebrate their marriage, far from their Nebraska roots, in Hilton Head where they first met. So quaint, so special and so memorable. Thanks, also, to Dustin who was there to shoot some great frames.

Congratulations, again, to you both!