They’re finally done! Marie and Dan were wed at Jay Peak Resort in northern Vermont on an incredibly gorgeous fall day in October. The theme was inspired by the rich fall colors, which the couple carried out through the bridesmaids dresses, the cake, the table settings, and more. The wedding took place in a quaint church down the road from the resort and then the party started! It was a pleasure to capture a beautiful friend’s special day from start to finish. I hope you enjoy what I saw! Happy Ever After to Marie and Dan.
While taking in the ocean view from the John Muir overlook, Harlan popped the question to Kristen and she said YES! This was back in June when they were on vacation from the east coast in San Francisco. They recently came back to the bay and couldn’t resist commemorating their engagement with photos in the city that has become a home away from home. (We’re not-so-secretly hoping they become bay-areaites very soon!!). It was a gorgeous day at Crissy Field, and while we had hoped to make it back to the overlook, the Golden Gate served as a fantastic background for these shots. Plus, who couldn’t resist a Franks Dog after all was said and done?! Congratulations to you two!
Come One, Come All to the Carnival! It was a beautiful night under the stars on the Wix Lounge SF balcony. All were gathered to support and raise money for buildOn. There were carnival games, carnival themed food from Straw restaurant, and plenty of incredible raffle prizes from SF area vendors and beyond! Here’s what went down:
Moving across the country to San Francisco with just a few contacts was a scary undertaking. My husband and I talked about the reality of how lonely it would be without any family or many friends. But then we met Jamie and Colleen who just happened to live in the same building as us. We were a bit intimidated at first given Jamie’s pure stature and their active “go get it” lifestyle, yet soon realized just how amazing their spirits are and how beautiful and unique their love is for one another, life, and those around them. These two were married in September on an old farm in Leesburg, VA. It was threatening thunderstorms that day, but Jamie was determined to get married in the garden. Colleen almost made it down the aisle when the sky opened up and it poured – scattering all in attendance to search for shelter. Many couples would be disheartened by this, but not these two. Jamie and Colleen patiently waited with smiles and laughter as everyone re-convened under the tent for their ceremony. It was a gorgeous event despite the showers, and guess what? The sun began to shine just after they said “I Do”!
And then it began to POUR…
A huge thank you to Lindsay Baum, of Lindsay Baum Photography, for helping me capture Jamie and Colleen’s big day!!
You might remember when these two got married last year! Now they are expecting their first and there’s no doubt she’s going to be a cutie. We wandered along the Potomac river to capture these images of Franziska and David as they mark their journey to parenthood. Can’t wait to meet this little gal in December!
Rob and Crystal are expecting their first! Getting to wander around the city photographing this gorgeous couple was a pleasure. Their positive energy was infectious and they were up for anything. This little one is sure in for a nurtured and adventurous life with these two! I can’t wait to meet her next month when she’s born. Congratulations Rob and Crystal! Here’s what I saw:
My incredible cousin, Theo Brassard, is the proud owner and master dog lover/handler/behaviorist of Refined K9. In July she asked the studio to tag along at her Yelp advertising shoot. A bunch of her wonderful clients were there with their incredible dogs – all of whom Refined K9 has helped master their aggressive tendencies. It was unfathomable to think that many of these dogs could not be within 5 feet of other dogs before they worked with Theo and her crew. Here’s what I saw that day:
It was a foggy morning as I left San Francisco and headed to San Rafael for the wedding of two incredible people. I haven’t known Chad and Nika long, yet what I know of these two has me utterly smitten with them as both individuals and a couple. Their love for one another and others radiates. It was quite the privilege to be a part of their big day – from gorilla wedding location, to low key cake and champagne, a ride up north to the Viansa winery, all followed the next day by a home grown hoe down among the redwoods – it was surely a day that spoke of their character and compassion. Congratulations on this next step in your journey Chad and Nika! Here’s what I saw:
This little man was born on March 13th. He was a delight to photograph – he just had so many expressions! Congratulations to his mommy and daddy. Take a peek at little William here:
I truly believe in affordable photography for all. This has led me into fantastic opportunities to work with all sorts of incredible people and most recently, wonderful non-profits. buildOn is a national non-profit that “breaks the cycle of poverty, illiteracy, and low expectations through service and education.” They pair domestic community service with international education based services and programs, such as building schools in countries like Malawi and Nicaragua. I had the opportunity to attend two domestic San Francisco Bay area service projects to document the great work the buildOn students are accomplishing in our area. Let’s take a look!
buildOn volunteers at MOCHA:
The Museum of Children’s Art is a space in Oakland for little ones and their families to get creative and messy while creating amazing art. The buildOn student volunteers helped these youngsters and their families fully enjoy the space, whether it was reading to them, building with blocks, playing with playdough, or painting. Everyone had a blast.
buildOn volunteers at the Black Cuisine Festival:
This festival is hosted every year in the Bayview/Hunter’s Point neighborhood to benefit the Dr. George W. Davis Multipurpose Senior Center. The Center provides much needed services to area seniors, which allows these folks to receive in-home care and meals. Without the Center, these seniors would loose these services and most would end up in hospitals. The festival celebrates soul food and the culture of the Bayview/Hunter’s Point. buildOn students were on hand to man the children’s play zone. Bouncy houses, cotton candy, and carni-style games complete with raffle tickets for fun prizes – I had to restrain myself from jumping in!