Discovery Bay Country Club Wedding | Becca + Louie

By |August 8th, 2022|California, wedding|

About 8 years ago, I second shot a wedding at Tenaya Lodge in Yosemite for another photographer. I worked with this photographer quite a bit at the beginning of my career, despite the fact that our styles were EXTREMELY different. He was an older, very classic, traditional wedding photographer with a smidge of hokeyness (think props and signs and very awkward direction). I offered him a side of photography that he wasn't trained in and a more well rounded gallery (you should always hire seconds that are great at your weaknesses y'all). Flash forward to 2022 and now I'm apparently part of the family!

Grass Valley Wedding Photographer | Kenna + Hasan

By |July 18th, 2022|wedding|

Kenna's lifelong dream was to get married on her family's property outside of Grass Valley and Nevada City.  Located in Penn Valley, CA, the ranch boasts massive cliffs with a river running through it, sloping hills, dense forest, and plenty of space for all of their friends to camp and rabblerouse. Their wedding was set for May of 2020.  Due to the pandemic, their Grass Valley wedding was set to be rescheduled once, and then again.  Two years later, I was incredibly honored to finally reconnect with Kenna and Hasan and finally capture their celebration on Kenna's family's ranch.

Holly’s Ocean Meadow Wedding | Mendocino, CA | Ali + Seth

By |June 27th, 2022|Travel, wedding, Wine|

Ali and Seth LOVE bikes. They love bikes so much they wanted their Holly's Ocean Meadow Wedding to be filled with them! They love bikes so much they were going to go on a bikepacking trip across Europe as their honeymoon. I ALSO love bikes! Seemingly, this was an absolute match made in heaven and I was so excited to return to Holly's Ocean Meadow in Mendocino, CA to capture their amazingly perfect bike filled wedding day.

Read this when choosing a Lake Tahoe wedding venue

By |May 23rd, 2022|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

Thinking about getting married in Lake Tahoe? Congrats! It’s one of the most beautiful places in the world (and that’s why I live here). Before choosing a Lake Tahoe wedding venue, it’s important to consider what you want your photos to look like, or, in other words, how you want the lake to appear in your photos. Depending on the venue location and time of day, our majestic body of water serves as a giant mirror (eek), so you’ll want to keep these tips in mind before booking your venue and selecting your ceremony time. Never fear, though, your trusty neighborhood photographer is here to help.

Nestldown Wedding Photographer | Lizzy + James

By |May 2nd, 2022|wedding|

  Tucked into the redwood forest at the top of the mountains straddling Santa Cruz and Los Gatos, Nestldown is nothing short of a fairy tale wedding venue. From the minute we drove onto the property, my friend and associate Lisa and I were astounded by everything this incredible property has to offer. It is lush, green and the week we were there, covered in gardens that were fully in bloom with vibrant bright colors of every kind. It was so incredibly picturesque I was basically losing my shit at every corner with all the options of unbelievable photo locations.

A relaxed wedding day is possible. Here’s how to have one.

By |March 21st, 2022|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

At this point in my career as a photographer, I’ve photographed just about every style of weddings there is: elopements, micro weddings, 300+ guest weddings, private weddings, and spontaneous weddings. Whether you have zero or 200 guests at your wedding, it’s possible to have a relaxed day. Don’t @ me—I’m totally serious. In my experience, there are a few common threads to the most relaxed wedding days. It’s possible for your day to flow smoothly if you follow these three tips.

Sterling Hotel Wedding Photographer | Emily + Justin

By |March 14th, 2022|Elopement, wedding|

Emily and Justin's elopement was all sorts of charming and had plenty of their quirky dry humor infused into it. When Covid altered their plans for an intimate wedding in Tahoe, they finally settled on the Wedgewood Sterling Hotel. The neighborhood surrounding the Sterling Hotel in Downtown Sacramento has tons of great options for portraits within walking distance!

Georgetown Milestone Wedding | Tashara + Alvan

By |February 14th, 2022|texas, wedding|

A Georgetown Milestone wedding is a perfect Central Texas wedding. Perched above the San Gabriel River just outside of Austin, TX, this is an absolutely stunning venue and a modern, bright and airy farmhouse. Tashara and Alvin utilized the venue to the best of their abilities with a full family affair: there were children underfoot at any moment, aunts and uncles pitched in at every opportunity, and their guests were as colorful, vibrant and beautiful as they are.

How to prioritize what photos are important to you on your wedding day

By |January 10th, 2022|Tips, wedding, Wedding Planning|

I’m glad we found each other to be a good fit for your wedding day. Seriously, nothing brings me more joy than being on the same wavelength as my clients. After we’ve met, covered the basics and some logistics, we need to talk expectations about day-of photos. This is something you’ll want to take time to think about and discuss with your partner (and family, if they’re involved). For example, everyone has different expectations about first looks. Let’s make sure we’re clear on these with plenty of time to spare so your day can be worry-free. Here are my general recommendations (based on many years of experience in the wedding photography industry) on how to prioritize what photos are important to you on your wedding day.

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