Tuesday
Apr162013

Kelly & Matt :: Stand Up Paddle Boarding Engagement Shoot

This engagement shoot was super fun. Kelly and Matt are new to the world of stand up paddle boarding and thought it would be fun to have their engagement photos shot while they were on the water. Since paddle boarding is their new-found love and shared hobby, it makes perfect sense to me! Their only problem was worrying that they wouldn't find a photographer daring enough to take his or her camera out on a board. And that's where I enter the picture! Of course I'd do it! Along with Chicken, Travis and horses, paddle boarding is among my top favorite things to do! So, armed with my usual camera, lenses and the addition of a few GoPro items, we hit the boards.

The adventure took place at Pillar Point Marina near Half Moon Bay, California. Neither Kelly nor Matt had ever paddled without a wetsuit before. And here they were, dressed up for photos! At one point, while trying to kiss across the boards, Matt fell in. Now doesn't that just make the photos even more priceless?

Congratulations Kelly and Matt. I'm looking forward to your wedding June 21st at Nestldown!

Thursday
Mar282013

Anjali & Suchit :: Classic Elegance at Dolce Hayes Mansion

It's not everyday a girl gets to shoot a wedding in a mansion! Feast your eyes on Anjali and Suchit's beautiful wedding at the Dolce Hayes Mansion. I always love working with Laura Little of Floramor...she did a fabulous job as always. And working with JoAnne Danna, Events Manager at the mansion, is seamless everytime.

{{ Vendors }} 

Event Coordinator: My Event Designer 
Floral Designer: Floramor
Catering: Mantra
Cake: Miette
Hair/Makeup: Artistry by Christal 
Linens: La Tavola
Rental Companies: Prime Party Rentals and Williams Rentals
Videographer: Imagique 

Tuesday
Mar192013

Lindsay & Kevin :: Love at First Sight

Lindsay & Kevin have a touching love story. They met at a bar in the Mission in San Francisco, total strangers meeting eyes across the room. Love at first sight? Here's the story in Lindsay's own words:

"A whirlwind romance ensued. 5 months in, Kevin is called to war. He receives orders that he has been moved from the reserves to active duty and is being deployed to Afghanistan for 10 months. {We} stay together and make every effort to stay in touch. In addition to letters, we FaceTime almost daily, waking up at odd hours of the night to be able to talk. In September we met up in Italy to take advantage of R&R, the two week break the army allows during tours. On a warm sunny afternoon in Positano, Italy, Kevin popped the question on our balcony overlooking the ocean. He proposed with a ring that {my} mother had sent registered mail from California with a family diamond that had once belonged to my {Lindsay's} great grandfather. We got married almost a year to the date of our engagement in Italy. The ceremony was held at Grace Cathedral and the reception at a private club nearby. Our wedding reflected our story and a love of San Francisco with an traditional, classic style and atmosphere."

See....I told you it was a beautiful story! Thank you so much Lindsay for writing it up for us!

{{ Vendors }}

Ceremony Location: Grace Cathedral
Reception Location: Private Club
Event Coordinator: LMM Events
Floral Design: Kathleen Deery Design
Music: Joel Nelson Productions
Gown: Vera Wang
Cake: Nora's Patisserie

 

Wednesday
Feb272013

Asheta & Wes :: Two Ceremonies in One Day

Asheta and Wes were married last year at the historic Kohl Mansion in Burlingame, California. They were married in a traditional Indian ceremony followed by a traditional western ceremony. Since there are a lot of images to share from this 2-for-1 wedding, I won't hold you up with words! Here you go...two wedding ceremonies and one happy bride and groom.

{{Vendors}}

Location: Kohl Mansion
Event Coordinators: Bridal Diaries
Catering: Sakoon Catering
Florals/Decor: Norma B.
Priest: Pandit
Officiant: Jenny Eagan
Cake: Torino Baking
Invitations: Aayan Creations
Videographer: Thomas Hughes Films

**You can view the highlight film by Thomas Hughes here.**



 

Tuesday
Feb122013

Brittany & Dan :: Country Casual at Beltane Ranch

Have I mentioned before how much I love shooting a wedding at Beltane Ranch? I'm such a country girl at heart that it delights me to shoot in this natural setting, amidst grapevines and barns and horses. Brittany and Dan's country-casual wedding was beautiful. When you choose a setting like Beltane Ranch, you've already made a good choice for your wedding theme. It's rustic and charming and full of natural beauty. With the help of designer Kate Stanley, the bride and groom kept the decor classically country with succulent-inspired arrangements boasting white florals and fresh lemons, buttery gold and white linens, seed packets as escort cards and burlap accented vases. And now you get to enjoy all the pretty little details of Brittany and Dan's wedding.

{{Vendor Love}}

Second Shooter: Kevin Meynell (thank you!!)
Officiant: Adrian Diaz
Site Coordinator: Clever Girl Consulting
Floral Design: Kate Stanley Design
Catering, Furniture, Lighting: Alex's Catering
Cake: Crisp Bake Shop
Linens: La Tavola
Music: San Francisco Conservatory Quartet
DJ: Fog City Entertainment
Bride's Dress: Enzoani
Groom's Attire: Ralph Lauren Black Label
Photobooth: Glass Coat Photo Booth