San Francisco Baker Beach Engagement | Wallis and Josh Engaged

Monday, March 21, 2016


Wallis and Josh started dating in the 8th grade. Through seven years of being together, they have gone through life's battles, triumphs, valleys, and mountains. I'm lucky to say that I've known Wallis for a few years, but just recently was able to witness her and Josh's ebbs and flows as a couple. That totally sounds silly, but I truly believe that couples know how to move together, fit together and really can become in sync; they flow. And no, not only while walking down the street together or cuddling on a couch watching their favorite show, but during a photo session as well. And when it happens, its magical! There is a photo I captured of Wallis and Josh...and when I came across it editing, I stopped. THIS is what I want to capture. I asked them to dance in the streets of San Francisco; they laughed, they stumbled, they turned multiple shades of red; and then, Wallis reached out and grabbed a hold of Josh and they came together, totally in sync. My heart pitter-pattered, because let's face it, I'm a hopeless romantic!

Not only did we spend some incredible time in the streets of the city dancing, but we also went over to Baker Beach for some golden hour glory! Man oh man! The light showed up for these two! These are easily some of my favorite images to date...it was completely magical! We laughed so much about #shouldersandchin that it might actually become their wedding day hashtag...maybe! ;)

I am beyond humbled that Wallis & Josh asked me to take their destination engagement photos while they vacationed here in San Francisco! We frolicked all over the city and had so much fun going to new spots and exploring together! I cannot wait to see how stunning their wedding will be this year back in Tennessee!




Hakone Gardens Saratoga Wedding | Anna & Donny Married

Sunday, March 20, 2016



Anna & Donny are two of the sweetest, fun loving and exquisite clients I've had the honor of photographing. Their wedding day was filled with incredible details, dreamy light, but more importantly, family and friends that showed up to support and have some fun!!! The Hakone Gardens in Saratoga is definitely one of my favorite venues and I can't wait to go back and bathe some clients in all that golden light! It really was breathtaking.
Anna & Donny's day was perfectly timed. They opted to not see each other before the ceremony, but had an early ceremony time in order to have a break in between their ceremony and reception. We not only had plenty of time for wedding party and family photos, but we also were able to frolick around the gardens and spend the most beautiful part of the day taking bride and groom portraits. It was perfect! I can't thank my second shooter Kristen from K. Holly Photography enough; not only was she such a professional and delight to have with me, but she rocked a 9 hour wedding 7 months pregnant...she's a rockstar!
Anna wore a stunning dress by Watters with the illusion neckline, the flowy netting skirt and intricate but delicate lace bodice - I was obviously in love! Donny's guys wore amazing wood bowties that along with their gray suits and vests really brought out the relaxed but sophisticated vibe of their day. There were details of tortoises (Donny's favorite animal as well as their wedding mascot, Muffin), honeycombs, baby's breathe, bunt cakes and twinkle lights, and of course, friends and family cheers-ing to them into the night!
Anna and Donny, I loved spending your special day with you and I truly love your images as much as I love you two!


Church : St. Justin Parish, Santa Clara
Reception Venue : Hakone Garden, Saratoga
Flower : Flowers by Janet
Wedding Dress + Bridesmaids Dresses : Trudy’s
Groom’s Suit + Groomsmen attire : Tuxedo Warehouse
Hair + Makeup : A List Makeup – Casey Nguyen
Caterer : Flourishing Garden
Lighting : Bay Area Event Lights
Beer Vendor : Golden State Brewery
Photo booth : SnapBox – Rikki Dy-Liacco
Cakes : Nothing Bunt cakes
Linens : Chair Divas
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