Posts Tagged ‘nixon library wedding photography’

{ janet + jeff // nixon library wedding photos }

Thursday, April 9th, 2015

I’m not quite sure what made Janet & Jeff’s day so amazing, but it might have had something to do with the perfect spring weather, the heartfelt ceremony, and pretty personalized (and glittery!) details. Or it could have been the flowy bridesmaid dresses, all their overjoyed family & friends, the donut midnight snack, and sparklers. But I think it’s mostly the fact that Janet and Jeff are a couple so sweet and fun you feel like you just want to hang out with them all the time!

Of course it helped that the amazing Uyen from Sassy Girl Weddings was on hand to make sure everything was running smoothly – always love working with her & her awesome team. Loved photographing this pretty day at the Nixon Library!

{ sara + tri | nixon library wedding }

Monday, November 28th, 2011

You might have been able to tell through this blog, but I photograph quite a few mixed race couples. I don’t market towards it or anything, it just happened to be this way, maybe because I come from a biracial background and they can sense my hapa vibes through the interwebs? :) I love it though, and I feel like in certain ways my upbringing has made me extra sensitive to these things – to merging cultural traditions, to celebrating this diversity in your household, to the feeling that when two backgrounds come together, the result is not half of each, but double.

And so, one of my favorite aspects of Sara & Tri‘s wedding was the way they wove their cultural traditions elegantly into the day. A cozy Vietnamese tea ceremony, a sunset Jewish ceremony under the chuppah, signing of the ketubah, multiple-course banquet meal, and tons of dancing (which is basically wonderful tradition in every culture :) It made me overjoyed to see how their families from both sides completely embraced and enthusiastically participated in every cultural aspect of the day, whether it was their own or otherwise.

And to tie this all together, Sara & Tri chose a beautiful venue and filled it up with the loveliest details. How yummy are those bouquets? Kim of Art with Nature somehow gathered all the prettiest, petaliest flowers in the world (peonies! ranunculus! dahlias! garden roses!) and put them together beautifully…

Cake from Susina Bakery!

{ pat + eugene | nixon library wedding }

Monday, June 13th, 2011

You may remember Pat & Eugene from their super sweet engagement session last year? I’m so excited to now share their beautiful wedding with you as well! It took place on a lovely Sunday afternoon at the Nixon Library last month and was full of the most elegant details and tons of special moments – including a surprise song performed by Eugene {with the help of his sure-footed groomsmen} for Pat :)

A big thank you to this amazing couple for allowing me to tag along and capture these moments – as well as to my dear friend Lydia for introducing me to them! And also for sharing these images on her blog, Ever Ours! :) Be sure to visit her blog for more, including a video(!) of Eugene’s performance of the year (his voice is seriously amazing/Michael Buble ain’t got nothing on him)!

I believe my jaw hit the floor when I walked into this room. I find I’m often a fan of outdoor receptions compared to ballrooms, but this is seriously one of the prettiest ballrooms I’ve ever laid eyes upon. So elegant & classy, and even more amazing when adorned with peonies…

And the song!