This Holly’s Ocean Bluff wedding is too special not to blog right away. Simon and Vanessa came to me by way of a former wedding. Simon’s sister, Kendra and her now husband Tom, hired me to photograph their wedding last summer. It was one of my favorite weddings of the year because their friends and family were so vibrant, generous in spirit, and welcoming of Nicky and I. When Simon and Vanessa became engaged, they immediately reached out to me about photographing their wedding as well. It always makes me feel incredibly special to be part of a family for multiple events – whether it be watching families grow and share and capturing their portraits, or photographing multiple weddings for the same family.
When I showed up for Simon and Vanessa’s rehearsal dinner celebration (tacos and wine mind you – I think it was actually planned just for me), Uncle Glenn told me that I did such a good job on Kendra and Tom’s wedding that I could definately “take it easy this time and phone it in.” Needless to say, I did no such thing and a lot of fun, a beautiful ceremony overlooking an ocean bluff, family formals in the rain, some insanely delicious food, and an exceptionally raucous dance party filled their amazing day.
It was so fun to see so many of Simon and Kendra’s good friends and family members for the 2nd year in a row. Being hired repeatedly is an honor that I do not take lightly and I hope that Simon and Vanessa love their wedding photos as much as I loved taking them.
Venue: Holly’s Ocean Meadow | Coordinator: Sonya Houston from Mendocino Weddings | Florist: Rosa Wyglendowski of L&R Farms | Catering: Karina’s Catering | DJ: DJ DLT | Bride’s Attire: BHLDN | Hair and Makeup: Marianella from M Salon | Rentals: Matt Rowland Events | Second Photographer: Chris Arson