Monte Rio weddings are good- real good. And with summer officially here it has us thinking back to this warm + wonderful weekend celebration on the Russian River. Monte Rio is one rad little town and if you have never been you should definitely make your way out that way while the weather is good and the river is ready for swimming. We met up with A+C for their awesome, epic celebration by the river and really loved everything about this day. They had everyone walk over the little bridge through town and threw an epic dance party into the night. We got to sneak away to take some evening photos down on the beach when things cooled down and the light was so good it looked like A+C had walked into a painting. Hoping you all have some excellent plans this Friday + weekend- we’ll be headed up to Half Moon Bay + Montara for another couple’s magical celebration.
This Big Sur engagement session snuck in there during all of those storms we were having earlier this Spring. These two spend a lot of time outdoors hiking and enjoying so it was no surprise that they wanted to meet up in the rocky cliffs of Big Sur. We’re always in to making our way down the Coast for these views. It’s a special place in our hearts (where we got married and also had a lot of date adventures when we first met back in 2009). If you haven’t been to Big Sur you have to go. It’s got an energy unlike anywhere else. The wind and the weather of this day just seemed like a black and white grainy photo kind of day. So we went with it. Hope you enjoy.
The sun is shining and it has us thinking back to this pretty wedding at the Elizabeth Gamble Garden. What a gem of a venue nestled into the heart of Silicon Valley. These two did an amazing job re-planning there wedding after a wildfire came too close to their original wedding site deep in the Santa Cruz mountains just a couple of days before their wedding date. They switched up the plan and had this beautiful day planned in little more than 24 hours. Not stressful at all right? But they pulled it off with grace and flawlessly and we were so happy to be there to document it. Enjoy the pics and happy weekending to you all.
This golden gate bridge engagement session has me looking forward to heading up to San Francisco today. The city is full of awesome nooks and crannies and some of our favorite restaurants, neighborhoods and beaches. These two love those bridge views so meeting up at Cavallo Point to get some perspective. Meeting up to take some photos before your wedding day can be a great way to get used to being in front of the camera. Most of our clients have never been photographed before (let alone for an entire day like the wedding day will be). A little adventure with the camera really is the best way to get some practice time in for portraits come wedding day. Not to mention it’s a really great way to get a rad set of shots of the two of you more as your everyday selves. Documenting this time in your lives is key- it’s exciting a serotonin overload and some of the best moments you’ll share.
We kicked off our wedding season with this San Francisco Presidio Wedding. These two flew in from Sydney Australia to be married in the in the city where their relationship really bloomed. With an international relationship spanning London, Sydney and SF these two had many guests from all over the world and San Francisco was really shining for their celebration. An evening trip to the Golden Gate Bridge following their ceremony brought that classic San Francisco Fog and guests stayed cozy in The Presidio’s Log Cabin. We were happy to share in their amazing celebration and as we enter our 8 year of documenting weddings feel so grateful to be able to document the epic moments of family, togetherness and community that occur on wedding days. Feeling blessed for sure for the work that we do and we will really try to share more of the amazing love stories that we document on our little blog. Thanks for reading along!