Mayacama Wedding

Natalie and Neal are so genuine, and were so much fun to work with!  Stephanie Beer of Convenant Coordinating teamed up with Paige Benjamin of Passiflora to set the mood and it was spectacularly beautiful.  I particularly loved the use of olive leaves in the table arrangements and the glowing lanterns dangling from the olive trees.  All very soft and romantic and suiting Nat & Neal to a “t”.  They couldn’t have been happier with how the whole day turned out, and I couldn’t be happier for a sweeter couple.

Tia

 

A simply perfect Inverness wedding

The misty rain only made everything more lovely for this intimate celebration at Manka’s Inverness Lodge.

Claire

  

With Lillie, Austin, and Gino in the Marin Headlands

Just one of those perfect days.

Claire

Jacuzzi Winery Wedding

Ella and Rick came all the way from Australia to marry at the beautiful Jacuzzi Winery.  It was my first time photographing there and it didn’t disappoint.  Everywhere you turn there is a lovely stone archway or a breathtaking view.  Truly a treat for a wedding photographer!

Tia

 

Event Planner: Denise Kramer

A Day of the Dead themed wedding at Vine Hill House

In January I like to take some time to look back at the weddings I photographed in the previous year. Over the next few months I’ll be putting up blog posts of some of my favorites. Each of these weddings stands out for me as a highlight of 2015, whether for the original decor, the spirit of the day, or the obvious joy of the couple.

First up is Tara and Cliff’s Day of the Dead-themed wedding, shot on Halloween at the always lovely Vine Hill House in Sebastopol.

Enjoy!

Claire  

 
***A special thank you to the talented Rob Snavely who photographed with me at this wedding.

Sonoma Weddings Magazine

We are absolutely thrilled to have four of our weddings featured in the current issue of Sonoma Weddings Magazine. What a great way to wind up a fantastic season!

Tia & Claire

Lily & Eros at The University Club

City weddings have such a different feel to them than wine country weddings.  They often take on a more “photo documentary” look, so I was inspired for this post to go back to my black and white roots.

Tia

 

Meaghan & Ross at Paradise

I couldn’t have wished a more perfect day on a lovelier family.  Thanks Meaghan & Ross – for reminding me why so many of us get married and start families in the first place.

(So sweet the moment below when you saw your dad for the first time that morning!)

xoxo

Tia

A colorful wedding at Vine Hill House

Sunflowers in cobalt blue vases, bridesmaids in the same shade of brilliant blue, and riotously bright bouquets in yellow and orange. This was a wedding of sparkling colors, and even brighter laughter. The weather was overcast, but the bright hues of yellow and blue, and the glow of sweet good humor that infused the day made Jessie and Duncan’s wedding feel as sunny as anyone could wish. There is no doubt that these two will have a life filled with laughter and plenty of fun. Cheers to Jessie and Duncan!

Claire

 

 
**A huge thank you to Dominic Egan who worked with me on this lovely wedding!

A Costanoa wedding celebration

I love Costanoa weddings. Just the drive down the coast from San Francisco puts me in a wonderful mood, and turning off highway one and heading up the tree-lined driveway to the lodge on a perfect sunny day…well, it’s enough to make anyone feel great.  This was the ideal setting for Tara and Michael’s wedding; relaxed, welcoming, and very much in tune with the natural beauty of the landscape. Tara and Michael are travelers (they met in Costa Rica), animal lovers, super close to their families and friends, and very, very romantic. Tara’s dress (made for her by one of her bridesmaids) was pure romance, as was the circlet of flowers she wore in her hair. She had warned me that her father would not be able to keep from crying when he got his first look at her in her dress, and she was definitely right! This was a wedding day full of sweet emotional high points and tons of laughter – a day that held all the promise of a joyful future for this lovely couple.

Claire