The end of summer is rapidly approaching in San Francisco, but there’s still so much to do before the month of Fogust officially hits the city 💨 🌁 I’ve got some amazing anniversary sessions next week that I can’t wait to capture, plus the BIGGEST wedding celebration EVER at the end of the month in Tahoe! It’s going to be an insanity adventure with the absolute best vendor team ✌🏻until then, it’s editing cave time 😂 see y’all on the other side! Photo from Saumya + Ashish’s sunrise session at the Louvre in Paris, France.
Just got my scans back from this incredible Napa Valley elopement! Angie and Stephen’s intimate celebration in wine country was definitely one of my summer highlights. These two exchanged vows in front of their closest family and friends at a beautiful glen setting in @meadowoodnapavalley and then treated the whole party to a private dinner at the memorable French Laundry. Can’t wait to share more soon! Film processed by @photovisionprints 💕
I have officially lived in San Francisco for the past three years now, yet with this recent move, I feel as though I’m just now coming to terms to many aspects of city living. Like negotiating the art of street parking. And how to receive packages (without them mysteriously disappearing). And what life looks like when you’re a “touch and use everything” type of cooking chef and there’s no dishwasher in the kitchen. Luckily, the days of moving my car once every single hour between 8am-5pm will (hopefully) end soon as I apply for a city parking permit today 😅 It’s not an entirely unwelcome learning experience. Yesterday I walked to a neighborhood market and a kind stranger taught me the best ways to pick fresh produce. Rusty and I go to the nearby park three times a day 🐶 The mailman is a friendly soul. I can’t wait to get our dining table set up soon and start hosting friends for dinner! 🥘 Styling and floral design by @frenchgreyevents, hair and makeup by @thefrenchbeauty, dress by @efbridal, suiting by @lapieceur, rings by @myrtillebeck, film processing by @photovisionprints.
My favorite stories growing up were the ones where the heroine discovered her own power through roads of adventure and magic. Even now, I could reread Tamora Pierce’s novels over and over again and still feel the same exhilaration as the first time I turned those pages. It’s funny, just like those characters, sometimes I have to go very, very far away from home and my comfort zone to discover that I had the right answers inside me all along. This session was shot in London, in the courtyard of an old abandoned church that had been bombed out during the Second World War. I was initially so nervous about planning multiple portrait sessions in Europe with little to no reference on possible locations and scenery. Lo and behold, the same method that works for me out here in the States is what made this shoot happen. Special shout out to the satellite terrain option on Google Maps! And to St. Dunstan-in-the-East for staying so resilient through the last 900 years of history ⛪ @photovisionprints @annaguzak @sassiholford @katiedevaney_
this kind of light. i’d be okay with this kind of light, always. shot at sunset at Rodeo Lagoon in the Marin Headlands. do any photographers here utilize a lot of Pinterest for your business? if so, I’d love to chat with you more! 💕
Breakfast in Paris 💕🇫🇷 During Kirsten and Tyler’s honeymoon session, we stepped into this little streetside cafe just as the sun was coming up and the sidewalks were starting to fill with people getting ready for work.. but really, the French pace of life is so much calmer, so it was a lot less bustling around and a lot more leisurely stopping for croissants and coffee ☕️ I’m taking this next week to focus on updating my blog and adding all my latest sessions to my website. Can’t wait to share all the love stories from around the world with y’all soon! Shot on a #Contax645 and processed by @photovisionprints.
Peaceful Saturday mornings over here involve refreshing endless pages of Craigslist for new furniture postings while packing my bags for today’s series of portrait sessions. I keep having to remind myself that this home will be around in the future days to come, and I don’t have to fill it up all at once - but it’s so hard! I want to see my walls covered in artwork and mementos. What is your absolute favorite thing you currently have framed and/or hanging up in your home? Styling + planning + floral design: @frenchgreyevents, venue: @pavillonhenri4, film processing: @photovisionprints
Sunset at the Jardin du Luxembourg. The creation of this garden was overseen by Marie de’ Medici, the second wife of King Henri IV. While they were married in 1600, Marie wasn’t crowned Queen of France until ten years later on May 13, 1610, just one day before her husband’s death by assassination. Marie started construction on the garden in 1615 and was inspired by parks designs from her childhood experiences in Florence. In modern times, the garden is known for its relaxing and calm atmosphere, and you can usually find people lounging on the grass enjoying a picnic, as well as children sailing little model boats on the garden’s famous octagonal pool ⛵️ For Heather + James’ anniversary session, it was the perfect scene for a quiet evening together! This was my first session shot exclusively on Portra 800 and I love how vibrant the colors are, even after most of the sunlight had started to fade. Thanks for tuning into another edition of my memories from Paris ♥️ Film processing by @photovisionprints
Having this bridal session with Zola before her wedding day was the absolute perfect way to get beautiful portraits done, without adding extra time and stress to the actual wedding day! Zola paired her bridal portraits with a hair and makeup trial appointment, which also proved super helpful in planning styles that could take on the southern Georgia heat 🔥 This entire session was such a moving experience, and I’m so glad to finally share these images! ♥️ film processing by @photovisionprints