Let me face my fears. Photographed with @fujifilm_profilm on my #Contax645 at @tulipinadesign’s studio and scanned by @photovisionprints. Planning + art direction by @darcybenincosa, hair and makeup by @nikol_elaine, dress design by @emilyriggsofficial, beautifully worn by @georgiebriand, canvas painted by @valerieteele.
The magic of details ✨ and a killer vendor team. Concept and floral design by @amandavidmardesign, planning by @ruby.and.rose, ring by @susiesaltzman, ring box by @essellesf, styling board by @heirloombindery, photographed with @fujifilm_profilm on my #Contax645 and processed by @photovisionprints.
I’m very pleased with the fact that there are so many different heart emojis available to me on my phone, and I could honestly use every single one to describe Aarthi and Madhur. From their engagement session, photographed with @fujifilm_profilm and my #Contax645, processed by @photovisionprints. Happy Valentine’s Day everyone ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤❣️💕💞💓💗💖💘💝💟♥️🥨💌 (does my pretzel count??)
Every year, I write my biggest annual goals on a piece of cardboard and display it on my desk. Why on my desk? So that I see it every single day. Why cardboard? Unsure - there just seems to be a lot of it lying around my studio. Anyways. One of my cardboard goals this year is to host a workshop for fellow photographers in the Bay Area, and I'm so thrilled to share that this dream is becoming a reality on March 4 in San Francisco, CA. I'm coming up on my second official year of doing photography full-time. I have a lot to be thankful for. Without a doubt, the single most impactful decision I've made for the success of my business has been putting my focus into the power of community. I never sat around and waited for it to happen. I went searching for community, actively fostered community, and I learned (and am still learning) more and more along the way of what it means to grow by giving without expectation of return. And yet - my community has given me SO. DANG. MUCH. I'm really excited about this opportunity to continue growing and giving back at my group mentorship. If you're an aspiring photographer interested in community, real answers, and learning in the wedding industry, this workshop is totally for you! Feel free to check out additional details on my website (link in bio), or on my instagram highlights. Thanks friends! P.S. I will continue to keep y'all posted on the remainder of the 2019 cardboard goals. . “Where your focus goes, your energy flows.” - Les Brown
HOME. there’s nothing like falling into the familiarity of your own bed after a trip away. incredibly thankful for the opportunity to get away and see old friends, but also for the rhythms and routines of home living. time to restart this work drive. photo from Monique + Bob’s spring backyard wedding 💕 love all the impeccably done diy elements, from all the real florals to the giant paper blossom ceremony arch. Monique, you are one talented lady!! photographed with @fujifilm_profilm on my #Contax645 and processed by @photovisionprints.
Wishing all the love songs and private slow dances to these two ♥️ from Jordyn and Walter’s San Francisco engagement session. Photographed on @kodak Portra 800 with my #Contax645 and processed by @photovisionprints.
San Francisco has only one drawback — ‘tis hard to leave. Rudyard Kipling. Sunrise at Sutro Baths. Photographed with @kodak Portra 800 on my #contax645 and processed by @photovisionprints.
Chasing sunsets with Kristina and Harminder on their wedding day. Today is my monthly accountability meetup with some of my favorite industry girls. And even though all my goals are half done - and my hair is only partially dry - and the dog took all the sheets again last night - and I’m really questioning my decision to forgo eyeliner this season - I’m all in on this kind of life. Photographed with @fujifilm_profilm on my #Contax645 and processed by @photovisionprints. Floral design by @jingerleonard, makeup by @mua_mashriq, dress from @janenesbridalboutique, videography by @swannworksfilms, photographed onsite at @casarealevents.
Detail of details. Swipe for the overall suite flatlay! Do you ever wonder about the purpose of these intricately arranged shots of intermingled bridal accessories and paper goods? For me, the purpose is twofold. Details are some of the first things I photograph on the wedding day, and it helps set me up to be as creative as possible for the rest of our time together! Typically, I arrive while my couples are still getting ready for their big day. In between capturing the energy of those final getting ready moments, photographing the details is my favorite way to get hands on with the look and feel of the wedding elements. Secondly, weddings can be a HUGE production - why not savor the memories of the time and effort you put into planning the small details? These flat lays are my way of establishing the overall mood and mise en scène for the wedding story. They’re a wonderful inclusion into wedding albums, and a beautiful way of seeing how separate elements can come together and thrive. Much like the greater story of marriage and love. Can’t wait to speak more on this topic next month at my group mentorship in San Francisco! We’re almost sold out of seats, so DM me ASAP if you’re interested in joining in on the fun! 🌱 Floral design and concept by @thistle.and.honey, planning by @wilderlandstudio, paper goods by @theephemerie, ring from @trumpetandhorn, ring box by @lacebyrdofficial, linen styling board by @heirloombindery, photographed onsite at @crockerart with @fujifilm_profilm on my #Contax645 and processed by @photovisionprints.