GETTING ORGANIZED // What's your favorite time of year to get organized? For me, it used to be right before the school season started. But now, it seems to happen over the "winter break" (hey I'm married to someone on a school schedule!). And I find myself itching for the little extra time to make the big mess that leads to purging and re-organizing! So I may have started a little early with some digital file organization before hopping back and finishing off this gallery! 💕And now I sense a big home organization post-Christmas followed by the organization sesh I have scheduled with @tidyrevival later in January (which I am so STOKED about and have my mother to thank for!!). So, when do you like to get your organization on?! Tell me below!!👇🏻.
Shot on #contax645#portra400 for Ashley & Mike's #danvillengagement session before their #wentewedding next year!! ✨
@stockdalecc has a classic elegance that is next level! I absolutely love photographing my weddings here because not only are the grounds stunning, but the staff is fantastic to work with too! Those chandeliers make me swoon!
CROWDSOURCING // I'm crowdsourcing your help. If you're a pretty healthy person (in terms of immune system/sickness), what are your tips and tricks? I've managed to find myself with a third bad sickness since AUGUST - like literally in 3.5 months - and I am SO over it. Been good about vitamins the last month or so. What's your secret?! Please tell me below!! 👇🏻.
Photo from @kristine_nicole's #sfcityhallwedding ceremony yesterday edited with @noblepresets 😍#sanfranciscocityhall#sfcityhall#sfcityhallelopement
Last year, @annadelores and I joined forces on #weddingstylingworkshop and I’m so excited to be doing it again this year with even more time devoted to flat lays, “micro styling” and posing in a breathtaking setting in San Luis Obispo! Want to join the fun this year?? Head over to @weddingstylingworkshop for more details or DM me!
TODAY’S PRETTY // was devoted to a sweet friend @kristine_nicole who officially tied the knot at #sfcityhall today! What a pleasure to celebrate and photograph a dear friend! I can’t wait to mail off the film tomorrow! 💕 in the meantime, still obsessing over this boho bridal inspo from the #daniellepoffworkshop in November 😍. But after feeling a little under the weather, I’m headed straight to bed so catch ya on the flip side! 💕.
@slobrewgatherings @alovelycreative_kelsey @aprilflowersslo @thequeensbees @moondancebridal @avenuetwelverentals @pigmentandparchment @serengetiwest @seaglassweddings @allaboutevents @blushfinelinens // #sloweddingphotographer#sfcityhallwedding
HOLIDAY PARTIES // Who here has holiday party plans tonight? Dec. 7 seems to be a fave date to have festive Christmas things!! 💕Tonight, I'm headed to a Christmas dinner with some fellow photogs because even though we don't have "company holiday parties", we need to celebrate being our own bosses too!
So, do you have a company christmas party or holiday plans tonight?! Tell me below! 👇🏻.
Also, these two cuties are hitting the blog early next week and I can't wait to share more from their #danvillenegagementsession ! How AMAZING is this dress @ashleyrose9094 is wearing though?! shot on #contax645 and scanned by @photovisionprints 💕 Also can't wait for their @wente vineyards wedding next year!!
Those pre-ceremony butterflies with @lizyourlender ✨
I cannot get over how stunning Mrs. Elsherif looked on her wedding day 😍Such a classic beauty!! .
Make Up : @makeupbynessa
Nothing like hitting the breaks in the storm just right!
It was pouring raining driving to the beach but it stopped the second we pulled up. The pastel colors that emerged were O so delightful!
Checkout some more sneak peeks of Jill and Jeff’s engagement in my story
Looking forward to their wedding next Fall at @quailranchevents!
A CHANGE OF PLANS // sometimes life throws your curveballs. They might be big, they might be minor, but most result in a change of plans, even if just for the afternoon. But sometimes those change of plans are voluntary - like helping out someone else! ✨
So this afternoon, I’m pushing my schedule back to help the hubs! Because his car managed to die while he was out at lunch (luckily down the street from the school he works at!).
Since I’m always prepared with jumper cables, I’ll be headed a few towns over to make sure we get his little car home!
Have you ever had to deal with a sudden change of plans? Even minor? 👇🏻 tell me below!
Also, totally swooning over this shot from the #daniellepoffworkshop last month 😍 what a beautiful, colorful day! And that dress!!
Workshop Host: @thepoffs // Creative Team: @slobrewgatherings @alovelycreative_kelsey @aprilflowersslo @thequeensbees @moondancebridal @avenuetwelverentals @pigmentandparchment @serengetiwest @seaglassweddings @allaboutevents @blushfinelinens
Busy morning venue touring and planning some fun stuff for 2019. I love what I do because I seriously get to meet and work with such creative people!
Check out this shoot designed and planned by @loveandflowersbyangie featured on @thebridaltheory
Dress designer @justinalexander
Katie and Mitch exchanged vows under the cover of the redwoods. After their ceremony, we took family photos and celebrated with champagne. Then everyone was excused for dinner while we soaked up the last of the golden light for couple portraits.
We made our way down Highway 1 and stopped at a random turnout. The path led us down to the bluffs, then we found a windy path down to the beach. The scenery left us breathless...we had the whole place to ourselves. We made it back to the car as the sun disappeared on the horizon.
I take more of a back seat during this part of portrait time. I really want to give you guys some space to reflect on your day together and what it means to you. Show me how you want this day to be remembered and I’ll be a quiet observer.
Side note: I’m taking a poll in my stories on what kind of wedding day content inspires you the most and I would love to have your input! Tell me what you want to see more of and I’ll make it happen.
When offered an off road go-kart ride for sunset photos to an unexplored part of the property, the appropriate answer is always YES!!!⠀
Glorious light might just be over the first hill⠀
Thanks Steve Loomis for the adventure!
POP THE BUBBLY // it's Saturday! but that also means a #destinationengagement session and a #Napawedding this weekend! 🎉✨ what are you up to this weekend? I want to know! 👇🏻.
one of my favorite #Contax645 shots from #roodisherdude 🥂this past month! .
Venue: @themapleswoodland // Photography: @ashbaumgartner // Planning & Coordination: @withgraceandloveevents // Gown: @lasoiebridal // HMUA: @alldolledup_norcal // Florals: @modafloralevents // DJ/Entertainment: @function45dj // Catering: @buckhorncatering // Jewelry: @akjewelers // Invitations: @mintedweddings // Video: @darinreyesproductions // Calligraphy: @ashbaumgartner // Film Lab: @photovisionprints // Film: @filmsupplyclub
Danielle, Braden, & Tobin 🐶 were the perfect finale for my 2018 wedding season!
From their personal vows in a secret garden to their intimate gathering of family and close friends, the whole day was the best kind of tear jerker! 😭😭😭💓