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This romantic garden gathering was the perfect rehearsal dinner party. Complete with pizza’s straight out of the oven and a fresh floral landscape.

A Lovely Garden Rehearsal Dinner Gathering

Bathtub Babes. Mother and Daughter summertime soak in an idyllic outdoor bath tub. Unique family photo inspiration.

Mother and Daughter Outdoor Bathtub Pefection

This San Francisco Cathedral wedding transitioned into a wonderful laid back backyard goat roast reception. Traditional Ethiopian outfits are as colorful as they are gorgeous.

San Francisco Cathedral Wedding Turn Backyard Goat Roast

Here is a sweet mother, child home session. Spending sometime with these two in their beautiful victorian home was truly special for me. I feel so grateful when folks invite me into their home to document these quiet moments.

Mother and Child Home Session in Beautiful Victorian Home

I love bridal portraits. When we get married we spend so much time creating a vision, theme and style to our wedding day. And one of the biggest aspects of that is the gown we choose. Wedding days can fly by in the blink of an eye and then you pretty much never get to wear your wedding dress again. Thus the bridal portrait. It’s a fun oppertunity to just get some really simple and gorgeous photographs of you in your dress and bonus if you line it up with your hair and makeup trials. Then you can really see how the look all comes together. Caze on her wedding day had her hair in a gorgeous half up, half down braid but for bridal portrait opted for her more signature, nautral hair down look.

You spend all this time creating a vision for your wedding, when in reality you are the vision, lets capture it.

Bridal Portrait – lets capture it!

When a couple asks you last minute if they can do their engagement shoot at a nearby carnival the answer should always be a yes! Engagement shoots are so fun because more than the wedding day you can really personalize them. I’ve photographed couples at their local dog park with their pup because that’s one of their favorite outings together. And for this couple they love carnivals! So I followed them around on their date night essentially. Clarice and Raul are, as I’m sure you can tell in the images, the MOST FUN, playful, silly and loving. It was an absolute joy to spend time with them and be the third wheel on their romantic Ferris wheel sunset ride. There wedding is TOMORROW and I couldn’t be more excited. To a lifetime of playful, colorful and silly love to these two.

Carnival Love Story Engagement Shoot

This event was about community and a song to our bountiful land on which we depend.  We worked hard to incorporate our own plentiful garden along with local commercial farms, ranches, vineyards and dairies.  More than anything, we wanted to foster community around food and creativity, love and appreciation for our local makers.  

SUMBUN – Summers Bounty Community Dinner