Alissa + Adam's Private Estate Backyard Wedding

Alissa + Adam's Private Estate Backyard Wedding

I don't think there was ever a more chic backyard wedding.  They chose to get married at Adam's family home in Lodi which was beyond magical. Adam's mother has all of these beautiful little vignettes throughout the yard - my favorite was the all white rose garden with a fountain in the middle, literally something out of a fairy tale.  Adam's father hung all of the lighting across the backyard and cocktail area, a true labor of love that was put into their wedding to make sure it was absolutely perfect and wedding ready. 

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Caroline + Ryan's SSS Ranch Wedding

Caroline + Ryan's SSS Ranch Wedding

Caroline and Ryan.  Where to begin.  They were an absolute JOY to work with over our 10 months together.  The first time we met over coffee, I instantly knew they were my people -- it's really one of the best feelings when you meet potential new clients and instantly connect. I'm so glad they felt the same! When we met, they didn't have their venue booked yet, but SSS Ranch was their dream venue, but all of the wedding dates for the rest of the year were full! On a whim, Caroline gave Derek one last call, and October 28th had opened up so they snagged it right up! 

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Margot + Blake's Tank 18 and Shakespeare Garden Wedding

Margot + Blake's Tank 18 and Shakespeare Garden Wedding

Margot and Blake's wedding will always hold a special place in my heart.  Margot and Blake eloped a few years ago in Balboa Park in San Diego (with their adorable pup, Poppy) before they were deployed and then stationed overseas with their helicopter pilot jobs in the United Sates Navy.  They had met a few years before that in Corpus Christi, TX when they were both training as Naval Pilots. They have been with each other through thick and thin, spending many days and nights apart with deployments or being stationed on separate ships, most recently, in Japan. 

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My Favorite Images from 2017 Weddings

My Favorite Images from 2017 Weddings

So much time, big decisions, countless little decisions, plan B's and C's, hundreds (thousands??) of emails, thought, care, compassion and love are put into each and every wedding - so it is incredibly rewarding to see the images the photographer captured of the day.  I love seeing weddings I designed and those I came in to help piece together, but what I love most is seeing the visible love between our clients and how incredibly happy and carefree they are - totally immersed in each moment on their wedding day -- that's the real stuff that makes my heart melt. 

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