Engagement sessions don’t always have to be a trek, hell, you don’t even have to leave your house! Bri and Nick opted for a simple and sweet home session. Your home is the place that takes care of you and reflects your style and comfort, why not incorporate it in your engagement shoot? You can look back at these photographs in 50 years and remember what your home looked like during this time of your life. Sometimes the simplest of shoots can hold the most meaning in years to come.
Post Wedding talk. It is easy to rush home after a Saturday wedding and start processing images and finding other tasks needing to be done before the weekend is over. Maverick and I both have a hard time slowing down. If we aren’t working then we’re building something for our yard, gardening or cleaning (stuff we enjoy but is nonetheless phsyical and exhausting). Whenever we do find the time to go on a motorcycle ride, hike with the dog, or “ our version of chill” that is a conscious choice that we have to remind ourselves we need to create the time for.
Table Mountain is a very popular Northern California hotspot in the Springtime. The flat mountain top comes alive with Lupin, Poppies, Glueseed, Red maids, and so many more wonderful native wildflowers. Most locals try and make a point to catch the blooms this time of year because it is such a local gem. A few weeks ago Maverick and I spent the afternoon hiking around with family. Glad to have caught this flowers in their short time to shine.
Ally + Andy’s Crystal Meadow Wedding
When you have a bride and groom that are blooming with creativity and style and a love for the natural world you might get an event as unforgettable as Ally and Andy’s Wedding. At the end of the Summer Season and fresh from Burning Man, this special couple put together their wedding with a touch of DIY, New Age Magic with a Sierra Nevada backdrop.
With a traditional schedule for the day, no detail went untouched by the bride and groom’s personal style. From the groom’s skater vibes (Vans slip ons and Levis) to gorgeous crystal and geode centerpieces, a hand crafted backdrop, Ally’s PS Kaufman boots and a smashing amount of turquoise jewelry, this wedding was dripping personal style. Even the boutonnieres had crystals and palo santo!
After a tearful ceremony against an incredible natural backdrop, the cocktail hour featured tasty hors d’oevres like savory donuts and tasty cocktails and the bridal party headed to a sunkist meadow for golden hour shots. The late summer light in the Sierra faded quickly but lasted long enough to get some priceless shots of Ally and Andy in their post marital bliss with their dog Rufio! Ally’s gorgeous dress by BHLDN was contrasted by the sandy meadow grass and Andy’s tan, all of which made that Turquoise jewelry Pop!
After dinner was served, the couple was celebrated under the Milky Way to the loving toasts of family and friends and danced the night away under the Sierra stars.