Amy & Andrew | Swedenborgian Church and Dogpatch WineWorks Wedding

Amy and Andrew's wedding at the Swedenborgian Church and Dogpatch Wineworks! The day went by so smoothly, and Amy and Andrew's friends and family were all such a fun group.

I remember a long time ago, when we first met to talk about the wedding day, Amy said she didn't know if her reception would be a big dance party (but she hoped it would!). It definitely was. 

Thanks Amy and Andrew for choosing me to document your day! The amount of love you have from family and friends is so abundantly clear, and the images look absolutely fantastic in your wedding album.

Wedding Planner & Coordinator: Jessica Franklin / Dreams on a Dime Events
Cake: Bala Subrahmanyam / The Cakemaker
Caterer: Kristen Campos / Knight's Catering
Florist: Emerson & Benjamin / Ampersand
Hair & Makeup: Misty Briglia / Wild Heart Beauty
DJ: Smiles Davis / The Flashdance

Tammy & Chapin | Downtown Oakland and Joaquin Miller Park Engagement Session

Just the most easygoing, relaxing engagement session with Tammy and Chapin. We walked around downtown Oakland, passing by the Dragon School mural hunting around for the sweet light, and finished up at the Joaquin Miller Park. 

I went to middle school and high school with Tammy. Crazy how time flies, ey? :)

Lexi & Joe | An Intimate Backyard Wedding in Piedmont

"Do I look stupid? No? Awesome!" -Lexi, upon her friends seeing her in her wedding dress for the first time, and also upon me arriving and seeing her putting on her makeup.

Lexi and Joe had a beautifully intimate wedding at her parents' house in Piedmont. What a wedding. All about family, friends, and the things Lexi and Joe cared most about - the food and drink! 

Almost all of the decor was made by hand, and even their rings were made by a friend at the wedding. Lexi and her students made the cool paper diamonds that decorated the tables and the space, and which also made up the backdrop of their photobooth. 

The food and drink were catered by people who were also passionate about what they do, and you could really feel the care and artistry they put into it all (which is why there's such a good amount of food photos in this blog post!). 

A gorgeous little space made even more special by the people, the relationships, and the moments. Congratulations, Lexi and Joe!

Wedding Planner: Bowties and Bubbly Events

Kimberly & Eric | Charles Krug Winery Wedding in St. Helena, CA

Kimberly and Eric, married at the Charles Krug Winery in St. Helena!

Many dress twirlings with no care in the world, crazy-in-love-like-it's-the-first-time hands on face kind of snuggling, and romantic gazing-into-the-eyes-even-when-it's-crazy-hot-like-we-are-for-each-other were had. Also, Kimberly's wedding dress had pockets in them. If that isn't one of the biggest signs for a laid-back-down-to-earth bride, then I don't know what is.

Kimberly and Eric, your wedding was absolutely spectacular. I could feel the love between the two of you, your friends, and your family, so much so that documenting your day was simply a breeze. Thank you for the moments!

Venue: Charles Krug Winery
Catering: Park Avenue Cater
Day-Of-Coordinator: Lisa McAdams, Boutique Events Napa
Florist: Pedy's Flower & Event Design
Music: Kelly J. De La Torre, Verducci Events
Cake: Susan Williams, Cake Bloom
Hair & Makeup: It's a Date at the Powder Room

Sherin & Pankaj | A Small Bohemian Wedding at the Sunnyside Conservatory

I'm thrilled to share Sherin & Pankaj's small wedding at the Sunnyside Conservatory!

What I loved most about documenting their day was how much it was about connecting with their friends and family.

Sherin & Pankaj's apartment was just the right place to get ready together, between having Sherin's long-time best friend do her makeup, choosing which shoes to wear together, and just having the entire getting ready experience feel so comfortably day-to-day. 

Their set up at the Sunnyside Conservatory's intimate space encouraged mingling and connection. Everything just felt so casual, laid back, and honest - some of the best feelings to have on a day that's usually associated with being hectic and fast!

The cutest honest moment was when I caught the grin from Sherin immediately after someone handed her her bouquet and whispered "You forgot your bouquet for the ceremony!" at the last moment that she and Pankaj were walking down the aisle as a married couple.

Towards the end, we just took a short walk around the property for about 15 minutes and made a few portraits. Then they were right back to joining their closest friends.