The rain came down the morning of this wedding, but then the sun appeared and the glow in the bridal suite was unbelievable!This delicate @davidsbridal dress was so perfect! ✨
I have lived in Healdsburg pretty much all my life (we moved here from Davis the Christmas I turned 8) and I have lived on my road now for 16 years. 0.8 miles up the road from us is @rusfarmweddings and I had no clue! When Tim and I got engaged, my MIL suggested getting married there, and I was so confused- there is a wedding venue up the road from us? Fast forward to a few years ago, as I transitioned from being a full time phlebotomist to a full time photographer, I made it a point to connect with the owner and ask for a site tour. It was the shortest commute ever 😉 I’m so ready for my 2018 wedding season to start!
GUYS!! I am SO excited to share that this special styled shoot is featured on @prettymyparty ! I was re-watching the film @janeagreenecreative made and it brought tears to my eyes the way it did the first time I watched it last year- When a man finds a good wife, he finds a good thing😍 Link in bio! I am so honored to be a part of this collaboration! Big thanks to all involved! Venue @olympiasvalleyestate Florals @mackfloraldesign Design @emelina.co Dessert @be.loved.bakery Videography @janeagreenecreative Photography @stephaniehopkinsphotography
One big detail we talk about during wedding planning is whether or not the bride and groom want a #firstlook but this sweet photo puts a unique twist to that idea: I ✨love✨ this special first look between the bride and her girls! This group has a special place in my heart and it all started right here 😍P.S. That room light? Yep, I was in heaven!
Have I mentioned how much I 😍 details?? I may not love the taste of grapefruit, but I’ll photograph it all day! What a fun way to decorate the wedding reception entrance to @museumsoco 🍊
This wedding reception was held at @museumsoco 🏛- such a unique, fun location! The bride wanted an alternative to flowers for the decor, and I LOVE what @adrienneborders created! Each table name represented a city the couple has visited together🌉
Growing up, I dressed SUPER basic. White t-shirt. Jeans. (Seriously, my BBF used to make fun of me when we went shopping “buying ANOTHER white t shirt?”😂) I had zero style, but dreamed about and watched others fashion sense from afar. Always so amazed at what colors and accessories people put together/pull off! As an adult, however, or at least the last few years, I have really honed in on what I love and tried my best to branch out a little! And when I shoot a wedding, I get SO excited to see what accessories the bride has picked out (like these amazing @xobetseyjohnson sparklers!)😍 ✨In case you’re curious, some of my fav fashions come from @evystreeofficial and @nickelandsuede ✨So help a girl out...who do YOU love to wear?? Post your fav shops below!
One of my favorite parts of a wedding day are the details. Even small, simple added touches can go a long way to making a beautiful statement! When I see that @blushtype is one of the wedding vendors, I get so excited! Her work is so elegant, fresh, and modern! I had the chance to meet her in person last year (I was so happy to learn she was a fellow Healdsburg resident!) and she is so kind and knowledgeable! If you are looking to add something special to your reception tables, or need a big statement piece to display your seating arrangements, check her out!
I have so many friends who try to convince me to leave California. Days like today, when the high in Sonoma County is 78* in February, remind me why I stay put! I know we need the rain, but man...this sunshine is so good for my soul! ✨🌿
I started doing photography as a creative outlet, and quickly realized that I felt so HAPPY, so ENERGIZED, so PASSIONATE about my art. My “day job” just wasn’t cutting it any more. I’m doing a monthly challenge with @thealisonshow and the word/challenge for February is COURAGE. So...follow along and this month, DO something different! Do something brave! Vow to be happier!
This Is Us will be on tonight after the game! 👏🏻Finally, I feel like I’ve waited forever...kind of how this groom probably felt about finally seeing his bride! Definitely one of my favorite First Looks 💍😍
So sweet when couples want make sure their fur babies are included on their special day! These pups giving approval (and kisses) to @nicolel_88 before she gets ready to say #ido 💍🐶 ✨featured on @dogsandweddings
I feel SO fortunate to live in one of the most beautiful places on earth! People plan their #destinationwedding with Napa and Sonoma County as their backdrop. I have had several inquiries for elopements this season and they all say the same thing - there is nothing quite like the #winecountry 🍇 Did you have a destination wedding? (My husband and I got married in our backyard, and had our photos taken in the vineyard across the street!)
It’s so weird to me, but there are so many foods (especially vegetables!) that I am finding I like as an adult but hated as a kid! My husband is the cook in our family, and we have been trying out some new recipes (@cleansimpleeats is amazing!!) and I started noticing I really LOVE bell peppers! Anyways, if I hadn’t decided to be “brave” and try new things, I might not have gotten the inspiration for this #artichoke themed floral arrangement that paired so amazing with these #rosegold place settings! **side note: I don’t think I’ll ever be a fan of mushrooms! Venue @g4estate | Florals @aimeelomelidesigns | Planner @samantha_soeventful
Have you seen #thegreatestshowman yet? My husband and I went for date night and I was blown away. The music was incredible (This Is Me? Holy WOW! 🙌🏻) and so was the story behind it all. I love leaving a movie happy and inspired! I *might* have to go see it again! What has inspired you lately? (This outdoor reception at @kundewinery blew me away, too!)
It only took me 38 years, but I ✨finally✨ got my first passport! I’m excited to start traveling! What destination did you visit first when you got yours?
New Year means new, exciting changes! First up? I now have a page just for my high school seniors! @shp_seniors will now be the home of sneak peaks, behind the scenes, special offers and announcements about my senior rep program! So if you’re in the Class of 2019 and beyond, or just love my work and want to continue to follow me, head on over! And I’m SO excited to finally dedicate this page to all things wedding! 💍👏🏻👰🏼 Brides, keep your 👀 here, this page is ALL for you! ✨
Hi guys! I’m so excited to start this new blog series...so many beautiful outdoor venues in Sonoma County (this one is less than a mile from my front door!) and I’m excited to take you on a virtual tour! More to come:)
Hi, Class of 2019! (I can’t believe I’m saying that 😬🤪) it’s been a little quiet on the newsfeed for seniors lately, because I’ve been working hard behind the scenes to get ready for you! I ordered new prints to go in the walls of my studio, redecorating and can’t wait to have you see it all! Due to my busy wedding season, I will only be taking a limited number of seniors...will one of them be you? Message me if you are interested in being on my model team this year! Awesome deals and fun to be had!!!
I have been to @autocamp twice now for shoots and it never disappoints! These bikes are available for those staying to meander around the area, and you better believe the girls took a (small) cruise for fun!