We could hardly contain our excitement when Michele and Adrian told us the theme to their wedding. I’m a huge Lord of the Rings fan, so hearing about their fairies and dragons theme really got me looking forward to their May wedding at Saratoga Springs.
The venue was a perfect backdrop, especially with the hidden bridge in the woods and the gorgeous (and huge!) long bridge that is straight out of a fairytale! Michele and Adrian’s decor perfectly fit the theme. The couple’s goblets were dragons that, when put together, made the shape of a heart. The flower girl wore a custom fairy dress, and Michele even wore a mini fairy in her necklace! The couple’s cake was truly stunning, and guests enjoyed gorgeous cupcakes with fairytale designs.
Of course, it wouldn’t be a true fairytale without true love, and that’s exactly what Michele and Adrian have. We loved seeing the way they looked at each other throughout the day, and the little smiles as they held each other close. It was so sweet!
We absolutely love seeing couples that make each other laugh. A simple look will send the other one giggling, and it’s not only incredibly sweet to witness, but it also makes for great photos! Megan and Ray were laughing the whole time, and it made the shoot so much fun!
Megan and Ray chose the gorgeous Durst Winery as the backdrop for both their engagement shoot and their fall wedding. Not only was it a great location for photography, but it was a wonderful spot for their kids to hang out with Grandma until they were ready to join us for photos. We love that Megan and Ray chose to include their adorable little ones in their engagement shoot. After all, the wedding will be a big day for the whole family!
We can’t wait until October!
Being a wedding photographer has brought so much to my life, including old friends! Back in high school, I was good friends with Aubrey, but we lost touch when we went to college. Then, earlier this year, I got a message from her – she was engaged! We met for coffee, and it’s as if we never lost touch.
I was so honored to meet Shawn, and I couldn’t help but smile to see him through Aubrey’s eyes. She literally cannot look at him without smiling or laughing!
On their first trip together, they went to Morro Bay and took a drive along Highway 1. That’s when they stumbled upon a small town with a population of 18: Harmony. As they walked around town, they knew right then and there that someday they wanted to get married in the small chapel there.
We loved their laid back and intimate ceremony. It was so personal and fun, and everyone there felt truly special to be one of the few to witness their beautiful wedding. It was the perfect fit for Aubrey and Shawn.
These two are going to have so many adventures together, and we’re so excited to see where they go next!
Wedding Dress: Amazon
Cake: Andrew Fischer, brother of the bride
We couldn’t help but smile as we saw Shelby, Kevin, and little Hudson heading towards us, hand in hand, at Lafayette Reservoir. They were so excited for their engagement shoot, especially Hudson!
Mommy and Daddy laughed when they saw how much Hudson loved having his photo taken (and seeing the photo on the camera’s LCD screen afterwards).
“He’s definitely a natural!” they exclaimed. We totally agree! Since he seemed to love the camera so much, I even offered to let him take a photo of mommy and daddy. I sat on the ground, and he quickly hopped into my lap to look through the camera. He loved it!
It was so cute watching this adorable family. They are so sweet, patient, and caring towards each other. It makes us so happy!
Congratulations to this beautiful family. We can’t wait to capture more of your happily ever after!
A flashmob wedding? How cool is that!?! We were ecstatic when we heard Jennifer & Sean’s idea to show up at Cupid’s Span in San Francisco and have a flashmob ceremony. We were literally counting down the days and teasing everyone about a truly unique wedding we had coming up. Well – this was it!
Jennifer and Sean wanted their ceremony to be different and memorable and representative of their home in San Francisco. They fell in love with Cupid’s Span because it was super cute, overlooked the water, and had both the cityscape and the Bay Bridge as backdrops.
After the ceremony, we took advantage of the central location to take photos at other landmarks such as the Ferry Building on the Embarcadero. We even secured permission ahead of time to do a photoshoot on a cable car!
The couple continued the party at a local bar right next to their apartment. They share many happy memories there, including a surprise intimate birthday party for Sean. The bar was such a neat venue! To make it even more personal, Jennifer made the cake herself! Her friend made the bouquets too! As night fell, we even managed to sneak over to their apartment roof for a truly magical night photoshoot.
Congratulations, Jennifer & Sean!
And check out their City Hall Ceremony too!
Wedding Cake: By the bride herself!
Flowers: Friend of the bride, Terren Niethamer
Sheila and Chris woke up to heavy rain the day of their engagement shoot, but even that couldn’t put a damper on the day! The rain cleared just in time for the photoshoot, leaving behind puddles and rain droplets to make a sweet rainy day session.
These two can make each other laugh with just a word or even a look. As photographers, we absolutely love when couples have that. It makes each moment fun and an absolute joy to capture!
We can’t wait until their big day!
It was quite a blustery day in San Francisco when Janice and Cody arrived at the Land’s End Lookout to meet us. The beautiful view had attracted a lot of tourists, all bundled up tight against the wind chill. That didn’t stop Janice from shedding her jacket to reveal a sweet pink floral dress that flowed so beautifully it took our breath away with every shot!
Even the cold couldn’t put a damper on the love these two share. Their love was evident in every shared glance, in how Cody would wrap his arms around Janice to keep her warm, in how Janice couldn’t help but smile just being near him. It was so sweet to watch, and it made for some fantastic moments to capture.
We cannot wait to see these two on their wedding day. They are so sweet together, and their love story is just beginning!
We have had a wonderful 2017 filled with so many amazing couples, families, and venues. We truly have loved sharing all these memories with you (this video even makes us a bit emotional because it shows so many fun times!), and we can’t wait to see what 2018 brings!
Enjoy this video of our 2017 highlights. Can you spot your wedding or photoshoot?