Archive for August, 2013

{ vicky + brian | long meadow farmstead wedding }

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Such a beautiful Napa county wedding! This was one of those days – from the moment I picked up my camera until the very end of the night – where every single moment and every single detail was just perfect. The little bed & breakfast where Vicky & her bridesmaids got ready, that they had entirely to themselves? Perfect. The amazing nook with sun-dappled light we found for the first look? Perfect. This dreamy ranch & farmstead as the venue? Perfect. The ceremony officiated by a close friend, the playful lawn games, the cheerful clinking of glasses, the cozy campfires & smores to end the night? Oh, so, perfect.

But the truth of it all? Is that each and every one of these things was really made perfect by Vicky & Brian’s love, and the love extended to and from their friends and family there. It gave life & meaning to each pretty detail and each passing moment. Because when you have a love like this, your wedding day is most definitely guaranteed to be amazing.

{ lauren + jarrett | calamigos equestrian wedding }

Sunday, August 18th, 2013

How sweet is this wedding? Lauren & Jarrett held the most perfect summer nuptials at Calamigos Equestrian, a venue I had never shot at before but instantly stole my heart with it’s cute white cottages and relaxed rustic vibe. Lauren and Jarrett have been together for years, but it struck me how fresh and youthful their love feels, like that honeymoon spark has never left :) On top of that, they were surrounded by so much love and support from their family and friends {the photos of Lauren and her mom below are some of my favorite from the whole day!}

It was such an honor to be there to witness this beautiful wedding :)

{ jen | a just because session }

Tuesday, August 13th, 2013

An engagement, a wedding, a new addition to the family – all are wonderful opportunities to get in front of the camera and create some photos. But what about the in between times? I firmly believe in the importance of taking photos “just because” – to capture any given moment in your life, to celebrate the everyday. Jen was turning 29 and wrote me the most beautiful email about how she wanted just a simple beauty session, to create a time capsule for this particular moment in the last year of her 20s, so she {and her kids one day} could always look back on these photos. This past year was a big one for her – moving to Canada to be with her husband, being away from her family and friends, enduring various changes and challenges – and I’m overjoyed that she took this moment to celebrate coming through all of this with so much grace, to embrace a milestone birthday, and just carve out a small bit of “me” time. Although we wanted this session to focus on her, her sweet hubby Andrew came along and I was so happy I could capture a few of the two of them together as well :)

Also, that beautiful pocket watch necklace you see her wearing below? I swooned over it the entire session and at the end, she pulled out another one that she had bought as a gift for me! Seriously speechless.

Thank you so much Jen for giving me the chance to be a part of capturing all your beauty (both inside and out!) and this particular moment in your life. And if anyone is interested in a similar beauty session, please do contact me – this was such a rewarding and fun process to be a part of :)