Archive for 2010

Vendor Spotlight, Wedding | Loboheme Spring Line

Monday, December 20, 2010

loboheme hair pieces vintage, bridal accessories, old books, what to read next, sanitarium spa SLO, mike larson sophieOther than give credit where it is due to the fantastic crew we teamed up with for this shoot, I’m not going to say much, rather let the images speak for them selves. This shoot was inspired by and for Lauren Christensen’s spring line of vintage hair pieces for her fashion behind company Lobomeme. Our favorite florist next door, Corinne of Panacea Floral Event Design put together the sassy bouquets. We shot at my favorite local spot, the ever funky and fresh Santitarium Spa in SLO. Our beautiful models were plucked, polished, and primped by Reeda Gorham from Faces and A La Mode who does amazing lavish lash extensions and airbrush makeup (brides flock to her in the dozens for her makeup that lasts all day, and into the next! ). Up dos and bumpy braids were the whimsical hairstylings of Skylae Johnson also from Faces and A La Mode. The gorgeous lace dress and slip, and the tea length tea dress and sash were shipped in from Maine from Kara Wilbur’s new bridal gown boutique Sweet Love. Laura Robertson of Touch of Style Event was on board as well to help coordinate day of details (including the live doves!) and throw in her always appreciated style tips. The second half of the shoot we caravanned to Montana de Oro to shoot in the eucalyptus grooves… a special thanks to our unbelievably adorable energizer bunny models, Kassie and my good friend Alexa (whose wedding I am shooting in June!!) Check out Mike’s blog as well for his perspective of the day! Without further ado… loboheme vintage hair pieces, sanitarium spa SLO, flapper dress, old books, red head model, pink lipstick, reeda faces a la mode

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tea length lace white wedding dress with chamapgne bow, loboheme vintage hair pieces, slo sanitarium spa, sophie murdoch, alexa putnam, reeda faces a la mode, eyelash extensions, red wall, spanish wall decor,short and sassy veil, etsy hairpieces hand made

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Uncategorized | Merry Christmas

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Hair and makeup talents donated by the ever fantastic Queensbees and vintage hair piece from Loboheme and Tux and Tulle fitting the gentlemen with neck wear.

San Luis Obispo Engagement Shoot | Rory + Angela

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

these two just work. and it was a pleasure to work with them. their baby gus is the cutest to boot! I shot their wedding last weekend and am itching to get to it :)

Waterford:CA Wedding | { Chris + Lindsey }

Saturday, October 30, 2010

You can’t measure love empirically… but Chris and Lindsey sure do have a lot of people that love them and a very obvious love for each other! Both come from amazing families and have great friends. And its not hard to understand why- even after just meeting them twice, I felt like we were already old friends :) The whole event was a labor of love coordinated by community members, and hosted at the Walker’s family ranch in Waterford, CA. One of my favorite details of the day were all of the tables that Chris built himself for the occasion! Lindsey you looked spectacular and were so graceful all day- and it was fun watching Chris admiring you. I hope you enjoy this teaser- I can’t wait for you to see the rest!!

Special thanks to my shooters Necia Odening and Tayler Enerle for braving the drive up with me and lending their amazing talents and helping hands!

Dana Powers Barn Wedding | { Matt + Victoria }

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

From their first meeting at the studio, Matt and Victoria have been fun, genuine, and so full of great ideas – I have been looking forward to their wedding for months! Weddings are such a personal event and so I love it when couples throw conention out and personalize their wedding and really make the day theirs :)  The Dana Powers Barn was a perfect backdrop for their day of button bouquettes (which she found on Etsy,) festive pumps, hula hoops, patterend chinese lanterns, and costume props for the photobooth. Catering by Sea Shanty Catering and make-up by Candice Simmons. Victoria was so creative and colorful (not to mention fabulously photogenic and sassy) and Matt and his groomsmen were all very dapper and great sports. All in all a success- I hope you both love the images – Keep in touch!

Thanks as always to my adorable assistant  Katie Dreager and my second shooter Tayler Enerle for her amazing work!

Avila, CA Wedding | { Greg + Renee }

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

We could not have asked for a more beautiful day for this July wedding on the coast at Avila Beach Golf Resort. Everything went so smoothly and everyone had such a great time celebrating this fantastic match. The amazing flower arrangements were the handy work of Ricardo at Elegant Details and after a beautiful ceremony everyone danced the night away  with DJ Bob from Phase 1 Mobile DJ (shout out here- this was my first event with DJ Bob, and I hope it is the first of many  he had me laughing and itching to get out on the dance floor all night). Finally the cake was designed by Carlock’s Bakery. Most importantly, the stars of the day : Greg and Renee are so much fun! They were both laughing all day long and had such great chemistry. They were a treat in front of the camera and I really hope their personalities shine through in these pictures!

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Camp San Luis Obispo Wedding | { Jeff + Jaclyn }

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Jeff and Jaclyn ‘s wedding was such a treat!! I drive past Camp San Luis Obispo three times a week and had no clue about what a fantastic location it is here on the central coast! truly a hidden gem with old barracks and rolling hills. Add to that that Jeff and Jaclyn were fun fresh and adorable and the whole event was very personalized and DIY community event put on with the help of enthusiastic friends- and I was snap happy! It was a truly blessed day and an exciting to get to be a part of it :) Special thanks to my helper Katie Dreager and my fantastic second shooter Tayler Enerle for some of her shots featured below.

Villa De Buena Vista Wedding | { David + Jen }

Sunday, August 29, 2010

This was defintely one of the funnest weddings I have been to! David is such a character and Jen is such a sweetheart and both have big loud familys who were ready to celebreate this fantastic match! Villa de Buena Vista is such a wonderful backdrop for a celebration :) The flowers were all coordinated by Jen’s aunt – I couldn’t get over them! Enjoy :)

Nipomo, CA Wedding | {Toby + Emily}

Sunday, August 22, 2010

This post is obviously unique on my blog because in this wedding I got to be on the other side of the camera and my sister in law, the fabulous Chloe Murdoch shot most of the shots below. Chloe, no surprize,  did an amazing job!!! She is my inspiration :) Although I am at weddings almost every other weekend, I haven’t been in a wedding in some time – the day goes soooo much faster! My attention is usually so focused and time often seems to stand still through a lens, but it was so crazy having my attention so divided by friends and fun, much more of a whirlwind! Reminds why photos are so valuable to the couple to freeze those moments that just fly by!

Toby and Emily, your day was fantastic and I was so happy to be apart of it! Im thrilled you two found eachother and I look forward to  many great memories to come – congrats

ps Emily and my fabulous eye lash extensions were the handy work of Reeda at the Queens Bees. Ladies, I cannot recommend them enough!

Dana Powers House Wedding | { Sasha + Dylan }

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

When Sasha and Dylan booked me to shoot at the Dana Powers House in Nipomo, CA I couldn’t have imagined my luck could get any better. But then I found out that the event was being coordinated by Laura from Touch of Style Events . I knew I was in for a treat. Better yet, Sasha had booked my favorite hair and makeup team, the Queensbees, Reeda and Skylae from Faces a’la Mode. And flowers were going to be arranged by Jenny McNiece. But I still didnt know quite how unbelieveable this event was going to be till I met Sasha and Dylan! Flirty and fun in front of the camera and gorgeous to boot! All I had to do this day was show up, everything was already picture perfect.

Special thanks again to my assistant Katie Dreager and fantastic second shooter Tayler Enerle.

Malibu Engagement Shoot | { David + Jenn }

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I had such a great afternoon meeting David and Jenn down in Malibu. They are such a relaxed couple and such a great match for eachother :) The best part, is that their wedding is only a couple days away!

Published | Sassy Bride

Thursday, July 22, 2010

I check out a lot of wedding blogs, and Sassy Bride is one of my very favorites :) Definitely add it to your lists! She features so many amazing photographers and events, its always an honor to be featured among them

Vendor Spotlight, Wedding | Andrew + Sara

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

One of the great parts of my new PR position is getting to help coordinate promo shoots for Mike. This shoot was for a video featuring Mike by one of his sponosors, California Sunbounce, thats going  to be presented at Photokina – the largest photography expo in the world that is going to be held in Columba Germany this fall. This shoot had a lot of favorites for me. Reeda and Skylae, the Faces al La Mode superstar team contributed  their skills on hair and makeup. Loboheme sent in some of her always fabulous vintage hair pieces. We got to shoot at at the Sanitarium.  The Rambler I saw parked downtown and left a note saying I would love to use the car for an upcoming shoot…fate.  We were going for a classy vintage look and I instantly thought of the Sara and Andrew and was so excited that they were available for the shoot! (Click here to see image from their wedding that Chloe shot last year). These are just a couple of snapshots that I snuck in, but check out Mike’s blog for his amazing portraits from the day.

Santa Margarita Ranch Engagement Shoot | Dylan + Sasha

Monday, July 12, 2010

Santa Barbara Wedding | Rob + Kelley

Friday, July 9, 2010

Rob and Kelley are some of my dearest friends. Both bright and energetic and active (both love to surf). Their families were good friends growing up and while Rob and Kelly were both going to school in Hawaii, they fell in love. They had a quick engagement and planned the wedding in a couple of months! The whole event was completely DIY, a real family and community event. Every one was so excited for these two love birds to tie the knot and were more than willing to lend a hand in the festivities:) They had a private religious ceremony in the morning and then in the afternoon their family put together an amazing garden party in downtown Santa Barbara. When I say DIY i mean from the ground up :) Kelley’s mom made her dress (!) and did all of the flower arrangements, corsages, boutonnieres, and bouquets and collected all the wicker furniture and . Kelley’s cousin did her hair just  25 mins before the event. Rob’s slim fit suit was a steal at H&M. The afternoon reception was in their church’s courtyard in downtown Santa Barbara. Her dad and his friends played some good ol fashion folk music while her sister joined in on the violin here and there. The bbq and food was made and served by friends. They had croquette and lawn bowling set up for everyone. In addition to a cake they also had a cake shaped pinata that Rob swung around for the kids (Kelley eventually letting loose on it too!). The whole event was very informal, which was very characteristic of the couple, and everyone had a genuine good time together. Afterwards we snuck away for a quick portrait session at the Santa Barbara Music Academy.