Livermore Rainy Day Wedding | Liz & Chris Married

Friday, January 27, 2017

Liz & Chris were the epitome of cool, calm and collected on their big day. It had been raining for dayssss in the Bay Area and their January 7th big day was looking to be filled with just as much rain as the days preceding it. But that didn't stop us from going with the flow and playing the rain plan by ear.

That morning, I showed up to Liz's mother's house and found Liz surrounded by her bridesmaids and family. It was a nice and calm morning, with the girls putting on their final touches and surrounding Liz has her mom helped her into her absolutely stunning Essense of Australia wedding dress and Twigs & Honey accessories.

Chris & Liz's first look was so beautiful and sweet. Not only was Chris incredibly doting on Elizabeth by fixing her necklace and pushing her glasses back up on her nose, but their family was able to sneakily watch on while keeping the first look feeling private and intimate. We dodged some sprinkles during the wedding party and family photos, but the sun would peak out from behind clouds to create the most magical little rainbows. And as they say "There is nothing stronger than a knot tied wet."

Thank you SO much Liz & Chris for having me be a part of your magical day! Cheers to a life full of love, adventure and happiness, because, "A Life Without Love is No Life At All"!

Paris on Film | Paris Destination Photography

Monday, November 14, 2016

Back in May, Rob and I had the incredible opportunity to go frolic around Europe for a few days, revisiting spots that made our hearts flutter 3 years ago and seeing, experiencing and creating new memories as well.
This weekend, as I sat here in my cozy apartment reliving our magical visit, it struck me that 1 year ago, Paris was in turmoil, experiencing the first national tragedy it's had in decades. My heart throbbed for Paris and for those who call it home, but I was comforted by these images and the love that we experienced while in the city. It's amazing how resilient the human spirit is.
I will for sure have a full post of our adventures, as I'm trying to blog more and include more personal posts, but I just HAD to share my first rolls of film in 3 years; of course, I spent them on Versailles and Paris. I am incredibly proud of how these images turned out and am not lying when I said I shed a couple of tears when I saw the scans come through. I am so proud of myself for not only picking up the medium that I have loved for so long, but for also taking the time to slow down, appreciate what I am photographing and seeing beauty in the smallest of things. Birds bathing in puddles, green chairs in a park, chipping gold leaf - these are the small details, the fleeting moments, the beautiful imperfections that my heart loves.
A big shoutout to TheFINDLab for the beautiful scans! The process was so easy and I will for sure be going back! 

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