Menia & Matt - Muir Woods, Mill Valley CA

Hello mother nature, could this backdrop get more grougus. When brainstorming ideas we know we needed outdoorsy and when the idea of Muir woods popped up how could we say no :)

When I asked Menia & Matt a little back story on how they met, this is what they said “ We met about 10 years ago when Matt’s family started going to my family’s church. We casually knew each other for a long time, but we were never really friends. Well, years went by and we both independently began to have feelings for each other, but we were both too scared to let each other know. We both went to Stanislaus State and we would occasionally hang out in between classes. One day when we went out for coffee, Matt said he finally had the courage to talk to me about taking our friendship to the next step. I really nervous about it, and had wanted to bring it up before, but I didn’t want to be the first person to bring it up—and from there our relationship blossomed. We went on our first date and it went really well, even though we were incredibly nervous. Since we knew each other for so long and had a friendship before we started dating, everything just came naturally and we were more comfortable around each other. We fell in love quickly and it has stayed strong ever since, almost 3 years later. He loves me so deeply and deals with my crazy love for Disney, lol. And on August 24, 2018 in the Happiest Place on Earth, he asked me to be his princess forever—and of course I said yes!”

 

When I asked what they are mostly excited for on wedding day this is what they said “ For the wedding day, we are most excited about getting to celebrate our love together with both of our families and officially begin recognized as a married couple. For our future we are excited to learn and grow together as a married couple, and start a family. :) “

Beyond excited to capture their wedding!


Anne & Dj - Engagement at Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay

Holy engagement session batman … This was sooooo much fun. Anne and Dj love the beach so there was no question that we had to have a session at the beach :) The shore line next to the Ritz-Carlton Half Moon Bay was the perfect spot.

When I asked Anne about their love story, this is what she said “I met DJ at the gym very shortly after moving to Vacaville. It didn’t take me long to notice this very attractive trainer and we spent weeks exchanging awkward eye contact . We finally introduced ourselves and our first few “dates” consisted of me sweating my butt off while training with him. We went on our first official date to a baseball game on August 23, 2014 exactly 5 years before our wedding date!

Little did I know that this was God’s way of introducing me to my soulmate. We have grown together in ways I didn’t even think were imaginable. I love DJ because he has provided a safe place for me to be unapologetically myself while still stretching me to become the best version of me. He is my rock, my breath of fresh air, my best friend. He is my home ️

I am so excited to celebrate our love with all of our friends on our wedding day but I’m even more excited for everything that comes after. I can’t wait to see our vision become reality and to create a life together. And I look forward to the day that we’re old and grey and still more in love than we are today.”

Beyond excited to capture their up coming wedding :)

Katherine & Chi Chi - Engagement session at Legion of Honor - San Francisco

When you want a WOW factor for your engagement session, San Francisco Legion of Honor is the way to go. Katherine and Chi Chi live in San Francisco so they wanted something local in their own backyard, and man we picked a great location. I mean these picture are STUNNING. Katherine and Chi Chi met in college and their friendship grew into an amazing relationship. Chi Chi popped the question on their 5 year anniversary at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. They are beyond excited for their wedding day and to spend it with their family and friends.

Katie & Josh - Green Valley - Backyard wedding

Every bride dreams of the perfect location for their wedding day. Whether it's the perfect country chic setting, or glamorous ballroom, we all have a vision in our heads. But when Katie and Josh were leaving a wedding venue that just didn't feel right, they noticed a few feet from the venue was this perfect little house for sale. Not only trying to plan the perfect day they decided to buy their dream house on top of it :) I cannot tell you how honored I was to capture there amazing backyard wedding. Surrounded by friends and family and Alamo they tied the knot in their own backyard where they can spend the rest of their life together. 

 

Kristin & Munir - Mira Vista Golf and Country Club - El Cerrito, CA

I always like to meet my wonderful clients before the big day, but sometime giving time and busy schedules phone chats might be all we can do. So when meeting my bride and groom on their wedding day for the first time, I'm always nervous and anxious and hoping they like me. When I met Kristin & Munir for the first time on wedding day It was like meeting a long time friend. They both were incredible sweet, kind, and just down right amazing. I had a hard time leaving because I wanted to stay and hang out with them and their amazing family all night. Kristin & Munir were married at Mira Vista Golf & Country club  surrounded by friends and family from all over the world.

Mimi & Joey - Vintage Oaks - Vacaville CA

I get the pleasure of meeting a lot of brides and I fall in love with each and every one of them :) I laugh with them and cry with them and try my best to help them along the wedding planning way. When Mimi needed a little help in the wedding planning I was beyond happy to point her in the right direction, to helping her find the Venue, flowers, and the amazing Dj, I was beyond excited to watch everything fall in place for this amazing couple's big day. Mimi and Joey were married at Vintage Oaks in Vacaville. I love everything about Mimi and her personality and wish her and Joey years of minion love.