06Mar

san francisco surprise wedding | mr. and mrs. yount

san francisco surprise wedding | mr. and mrs. yount
years ago i heard about julia roberts inviting her guests to a surprise wedding disguised as an independence day party. for those who have asked me what a surprise wedding, it is when the bride + groom show up to get married right then and there with the guests not being in the know. so […]

25Feb

not all who wander.

not all who wander.
not all those who wander are lost. at my wedding reception, my little brother – whom i respect more than most – quoted this lionized j.r.r. tolkien line in his speech to describe me and my journey in life thus far. i have never heard someone use such a simple group of words to describe […]

14Feb

san francisco elopement | mr. and mrs. vick

san francisco elopement | mr. and mrs. vick
yay its valentines day! as i wait to see if tk will surprise me with a five foot teddy bear, i wanted to blog this specially romantic wedding. i am not sure what it is about elopements, but they are ridiculously romantic to me. this past year, i have known several couples who chose this […]

05Feb

sacramento engagement | jake + miranda

sacramento engagement | jake + miranda
when miranda told me she had a car load of vintage props and wanted a railroad backdrop for their shoot, i immediately thought about old sacramento train station. so we trekked up to sacramento for a mid-week engagement session along the sacramento river. tk and i have known jake for a few years and miranda […]

03Feb

reno nevada wedding | mr. and mrs. bartsch

reno nevada wedding | mr. and mrs. bartsch
it’s no secret that i love winter weddings. i find that couples who choose to go down the road less traveled in the wedding world are my favorites. i am not sure if it is the snow chill in the air, the soft winter lighting or the furs that get to me. but they truly […]

16Jan

central valley engagement | jeff + kristen

my first engagement session of the season took place at uop – the college that introduced jeff to kristen. in 2012, kristen was a bridesmaid in a wedding i photographed. last year i had the pleasure of photographing her and her sister. and this year, she is one of my lovely brides! i can’t wait […]

13Jan

san diego wedding | mr. + mrs. dotson

san diego wedding | mr. + mrs. dotson
unicorns, rainbows, gold pine cones, black velvet, wreaths, hookah, art space, san diego, january. just a few fun descriptives of this winterless wonderland in southern california. florist – plenty of petals dress – isis boutique suit – neiman marcus mini pies – diy by mother of groom officiant –father of bride dj – chad loftis […]