Weddings

tamarind + blush wedding | TYGE WILLIAM CELLARS SONOMA

I’m so excited to share this feature that recently went live over at 100 Layer Cake! This incredible session was dreamt up by Morgan of Spreading Lovely, with major inspiration derived from the idea of a luxurious velvet tamarind linen. We envisioned the modern couple who is willing to go outside of the box and […]

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judy + greg | SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL ELOPEMENT WEDDING

One of my absolute favorite parts of this job has got to be photographing weekday elopement weddings at San Francisco’s city hall! Asides from the fact that Michael and I got married there in 2017 (who am I kidding – returning to this space and reliving all those memories is a HUGE part of why […]

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angie + stephen | NAPA VALLEY MEADOWOOD WEDDING

Angie was one of those rare brides where I felt like we “clicked” even before we ever formally chatted on the phone or met in person! From the beginning, she let me know that her wedding day priorities were 1) putting together a natural, intimate experience for her fourteen guests and 2) targeting beautiful lighting […]

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ginkgo fall wedding | SAN FRANCISCO

The concept was derived from a place of admiration for the beautiful ginkgo tree, which has been around for millions of years and highlight the changing of the seasons in a dramatic way as their leaves turn from vibrant green to ochre each fall. Drawing from their ephemeral beauty and unique shape, floral designer Amanda […]

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monique + robert | MENLO PARK BACKYARD WEDDING

Monique and Robert’s backyard wedding in Menlo Park, California was exactly the kind of celebration that keeps me totally in love with what I do. The two celebrated their marriage in front of a gathering of their closest friends and family, right in the backyard of the groom’s childhood home. Every little detail present was […]

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rachel + victor | CASA REAL WEDDING

Rachel and Victor’s wedding was some of the most fun I’ve ever had while photographing, and I’m still so amazed by the sheer number of events we managed to fit into this incredible day! The day kicked off early in the morning with Rachel and her sweet bridesmaids. It was so apparent how special each […]

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zola + austin | PEACHTREE CHRISTIAN CHURCH AND CHASTAIN HORSE PARK WEDDING

Love is in the details. The story behind the bride’s dress. How each and every guest is connected. The way a groom’s face changes as his bride walks down the aisle. If there is anything I’ve learned from the hundreds of weddings I’ve attended over the years, it’s to look for the details. The day […]

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danielle + craig | ATLANTA HISTORY CENTER WEDDING

Last year, I photographed my way across San Francisco with a newly engaged couple of adventurers who, after an afternoon of unforgettable photos and my crash-course introduction to Persian cuisine, I am thrilled to call friends. This year, I had the pleasure of capturing their wedding day. From the very beginning, Danielle has filled a […]

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amelia + alvin | SAN FRANCISCO CITY HALL

What commonly springs to mind at the words “city hall wedding” is an image of a simple, quick, low-key elopement… but that mental picture isn’t of a wedding held in San Francisco’s City Hall! This local icon, built in 1915, boasts a dome that is 42 feet taller than the dome on the United States […]

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helena + sunny | ROCKY’S LAKE ESTATE WEDDING

Earlier this year, I had the delight of photographing Helena and Sunny for their engagement in the very neighborhood I had grown up in. This November, I had the extreme joy of capturing their wedding and all the incredible moments that day held – from their tender first look on a bridge over turquoise water, […]

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