Archive for March, 2011

Vendor Spotlight | Adorned Designs

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Announcing!! the release of Adorned Designs. proving that my sister in law Chloe is not only beautiful and brainy, but is also multitalented :) For years I have been the benefactress of her jewelry skills at Christmas and birthdays, but now she is making her golden gifts available to all!

Also, today is Chloe’s birthday. She has been a huge part of my life while over the last three years I have lived with her, worked with her, traveled with her, cried with her, laughed with her, and been inspired by her. She is quite the gal and I can’t wait to buy some of her new jewlery designs and sport her fabulous creations. Happy Birthday sister!

San Luis Obispo Engagement Shoot | { Bo+Brittney }

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

After spending an evening unsuccesfully getting up the courage to talk to Brittney at an Eddie Money concert in downtown San Luis Obispo, Bo finally came up to her and announced, “I’m going to get you to like me.” And he did. And in 7 months they are going to make it official and  tie the know at one of my favorite venues, Santa Margarita Ranch. They planned a whole picnic for their engagement shoot on Terrace Hill, overlooking San Luis Obispo. Between all the fun props they setup and their great  wardrobe and comfortability in front of the camera, all I had to do was show up and make sure I took my lens cap off!

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Meridian Vineyards Wedding | { Steven + Courtney }

Monday, March 14, 2011

There are some couple’s about whom it feels outrageous to imagine a world in which they did not exist together. People who seem to fit together just right. Steven and Courtney definitely fall into that category.  I absolutely loved watching them interact all day and getting to spend some behind the scenes time with them and their new little family.  They had a classy celebration at Meridian Vineyards in Paso Robles. The whole day was seamlessly coordinated by Jenn and her Allure Events team who also created the luxurious floral arrangements. Hair and makeup by The Queensbees. The yummies provided by Two Cooks Catering.  Reception lighting and jams pumped by Kramer DJ’s and Entertainment. Dangerously delicious cupcakes (im serious) by Double D Cupcakes. Overall, it was quite the party to celebrate quite the couple. And as usual I had a hard time narrowing down images for this post so enjoy!

Los Angeles Engagement Shoot | { Troy + Brooke }

Monday, March 7, 2011

i have been rooting for these two love birds for a while and so am really excited to share these snap shots. brooke was my roommate and best friend through out college. she was a back east girl to the bone, an entirely new level of femininity that I had never encountered in my california upbringing. we couldn’t have been more different but were instant friends when we met in the dorms. over our four years together, we saw each other through our fair share of romantic escapades and disasters coming home after dates and bearing all. she is all pink, pearls, pencil skirts on the outside, but brooke is a strong woman who has both style and smarts. quite the uncatchable catch. When troy came into the picture, we all knew brooke had met her match. he was smart, funny, charming, and sharp as a tac but had an extra super power up his sleeve that was going to be necessary to win brooke over… persistence and determination :) I am so excited for both of them and was more than happy to get a couple shots of them and of troy doing what he does best, making brooke laugh.

Holland Ranch Wedding | { Chuck + Pam }

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Whenever I tell people I am a wedding photographer I always get asked to share bridezilla stories from the lexicon of them that most people assume I have stored up. Honestly though, most of my brides are calm, confident,unflustered, suprisingly thoughtful, and genuinely a joy to be around. Pam was definitely no exception. She was excited and quick to  smile and enjoy the day. Chuck and his groomsmen were similarly all so polite and charming. Pam dreamed up an amazing event at the beautiful Holland Ranch. I have always wanted to shoot there, horses, boats, neon signs, so much to work with! So  getting to shoot there with a gorgeous couple who were both willing to take some risks (including a sunset boat ride) was a blast! Congrats you two! and special thanks to my assistant/sidekick Kyle Wolllet (willing to go to all lengths to  chase down uncooperative horses ) – couldn’t do it with out great help!