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Mary & Aaron | Pelican Inn Wedding at Muir Beach, CA

Mary and Aaron got married at the loveliest little inn! 

Small spaces and very low-light venues can be tricky to photograph, but I usually like the challenge. I thrive in it, actually. I find some of my best compositions come from smaller spaces, and I have always loved the ambiance of pure candlelight. 

Christina & Damian | Intimate Boat Shack Wedding at Nick's Cove in Marshall, CA

12 guests. 
A windy walk down the entire length of the pier.
A quaint boat shack housing a single table and chairs.

A dinner at sunset.
Toasts in the glowing evening light.
A first dance in the chilly darkness.

The gentle hum of the waves.
The quiet lights glowing softly.

 

 

 

// Venue: Nick's Cove
 

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

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.