Monday, September 22, 2014

Sweet end of summer family portrait session at Muir Beach in Marin, Ca

I shot this darling family last Friday at Muir Beach in Marin. It was the perfect end of summer day on the ocean. Warm breeze and almost tropical humidity. This darling family, so much fun to work with, made me remember how much I love my job! 

Monday, September 15, 2014

Dreamy Bohemian Wedding in Bodega Bay, Ca - Compass Rose Gardens

This Bodega Bay wedding was a dreamy example of what happens when Californian bohemian meets perfect elegance. After six years of photographing weddings, this was the first one I have ever shot where I could have really seen myself as the bride. It was so up my alley!

To say that I loved this wedding would be an understatement. Every little touch was done with the perfect amount of creativity, originality and to top it all off sprig of fun.  

Everything about this wedding was unique. From the juxtaposition of the dreamy rose garden to the dry rolling hills of the California coastline to the laid back bar serving every kind of whisky drinks in perfectly delicate vintage cups to the oyster bar that never ran out, serving only the most delectable array of oysters picked from the ocean only 500 feet away. The bride, in a gold sequin dress fit for a Greek goddess, adorned herself and each of her bridesmaids in beautiful gold body art. Butterflies were released during the ceremony. The DJ spun only vinyl. The weather was perfection. The crowd was happy. It really was a dream.  

This couple knew what was important to them and though they were as so many couples are, on a budget, they prioritized their favorite things: oysters, music, booze, beautiful locations and only the closest of friends and family.  It was such a refreshing delight to see a couple create such a unique and original wedding day – I just feel like you rarely see anything like this in weddings these days!