Kelli and Lucas came to me by way of another one of my favorite couples, Sara and Will. In fact, Lucas is standing in half the photos on their blog post. I am equally excited about Lucas and Kelli’s wedding. If there’s anything I know about this crew of friends, it’s that they surround themselves with awesome. I expect nothing less than another amazingly beautiful, love filled, raging dance party and sing-along celebration for Kelli and Lucas!
Kelli and Lucas really wanted to get married at Cavallo Point Lodge, across the bay from the Presidio, but it was (not so surprisingly) out of the budget. It’s a little spendy over there y’all. Next best thing: engagement photos in the Presidio, clearly! With a travel loving, adventure seeking, wine drinking photographer who is always willing to climb into the bushes for her clients.
I had such a blast with these two, sharing stories about half marathons and trips, both taken and future, and their November Sacramento wedding is one of the ones I’m most looking forward to this year!
Caitlin met me when she was a bridesmaid in a Lake Tahoe Golf Course wedding that I photographed for two of my most favorite clients to date! Caitlin, Marcus, Christina and Jose all share a similar friend group and based on Christina and Jose’s wedding, I knew that their Lucie Stern Center wedding was guaranteed to be a raucous wild dance party. They did not disappoint!
Their wedding was filled with wonderful surprises: a farm-to-table caterer with fun small plate food stations, a crying flower girl (who doesn’t love that?), and instead of the standard religious or literary reading, a friend read the lyrics of a rap song during the ceremony, a nod to Caitlin and Marcus’ shared love of both rap and their sense of humor. They had lawn games in the community center plaza, a photo booth (of course!) on the prints of which I managed to spell both a name wrong and get the date wrong (if you don’t know, it’s 2016, not 2017) (they forgave me), and overall, a wild booze-filled party of the best kind. The dance floor was packed from the moment they kicked it off.
Venue: Lucie Stern Community Center | Invitations: Wood & Water Paper | Florist: White Oak Flower Shoppe | Catering: The Green Grocer | DJ: Terry Cole of The Spinheads | Bride’s Attire: Trudy’s Bridal | Hair and Makeup: The Blushing Bombshell | Bridesmaid Attire: Weddington Way | Groom’s Attire: Nordstrom | Rentals: The Green Grocer
Alysha said that she knew I was the photographer for her the minute she saw me on Skype with a huge glass of wine in my hand. Alysha and Jackson were visibly relaxed during their wedding day at the Miner’s Foundry Cultural Center. Surrounded by friends and family and the rustic weathered building that was originally a machine shop, they wed in a quiet ceremony and celebrated with a reception that offered some of the best mac’n’cheese I’ve had lately (and you know I love mac’n’cheese).
Here’s a few sneak peeks from my day as their Nevada City Wedding Photographer. There’s more to come from this awesome couple!
I basically spent the entire 10 minutes I had with this couple for portraits flippin’ flippin’ out. Don’t think I wasn’t.
This venue is INCREDIBLE. Breathtakingly beautiful. Photo opportunities every where you look. Ridiculous lush greenery. Backlit afternoon sunshine in just the right spot for everything. It’s basically photographer heaven. I could have spent an hour taking portraits with these two. The first spot we photographed at I instantly knew was my favorite as soon as I looked at the screen.
I can’t wait to share more about this couple that I’m so enamored with I just want to keep them in my pocket forever. But I can’t. So I won’t.
I will share more from their gorgeous wedding with their gorgeous people and their gorgeous Grass Valley Wedding at Empire Mine State Park.
Until then, these will have to do. Congrats Em + Dave. You guys are rad.
Also, I really want to go back here. Someone hire me to photograph their Grass Valley Wedding please please pretty please because I barely even touched the surface of possibilities for this joint.
o. m. gee.
I have been (figuratively, not literally) dying to be published on Ever Ours for ever and ever and ever. All my cool photographer friends are published on Ever Ours all the time and now I’m as cool as they are.
I can think of no better session than Britt and John’s Angel’s Camp engagement session to be published over on Lydia’s amazing site, which celebrates the wedding photography industry and all the amazing images and talent within it.
I’m so excited to be part of the Ever Ours community. You can also follow Ever Ours on Tumblr, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Instagram.
You can see the entire feature over at Ever Ours via this link.
So this one time, this couple arranged to meet me in a clandestine way in a parking lot in Jackson, CA, where they then drove me hours outside of civilization, where we ate a picnic lunch in a stranger’s van, drank a bunch of wine, and then tromped around in the meadow and took photos.
Oh, and it ended in a library. In the woods. In the mountains. In the middle of nowhere.
Next year, I get to photograph their wedding.
It’s going to be awesome.
It was insanely difficult to pick just one photo to share with you today from Julie and Michael’s San Francisco engagement session. We had so much fun bar hopping, getting creative with photo locations, gorging ourselves on delectable Italian food in Little Italy and even stumbling on a bar frequented by Anthony Bourdain.
I can’t wait to share the rest of our photos and stories from our Monday Funday!