Carrie and Austin are a couple in love and ran to San Francisco to elope. What could be more romantic? I actually think elopements and very intimate weddings are very powerful. This one proved it. The Los Angeles couple enjoy world class, beautiful cities, so they first went to Paris for their engagement session, creating a wonderful visual story they can always lookback on. They knew that City Hall in San Francisco was perfect for them. The dramatic light, elegant details and breathtaking architecture sealed the deal for them. Afterwards, we ran to a few spots in the City for more portraits. I can’t speak highly enough about this gracious couple. Congratulations to Carrie and Austin!
Why should newlyweds have all the fun? Roxane and Willie have been together for 46 years and married for 36. In thinking about the best location for portraits, we chose Yountville as the setting. This is a quaint town in the Napa Valley, home to French Laundry and boutique stores. The light was golden and the leaves were turning, so we strolled through the streets and ended in a hidden vineyard. Roxane looked like royalty in her black lace a-line dress. Several tourists stopped to compliment the couple. Roxane and Willie delight for other’s company is inspiring and it will be a long time before I stop hearing their joyful laughter in my head. Thank you to Roxane and Willie for allowing me to make these new memories for you!
This wedding at Bernardus Lodge in Carmel Valley celebrated the union of Erin and Cass. The availability of stunning locations to photograph my couple there was limitless. The ceremony and reception were both held in the rose garden. The mountains behind the vineyards turn a wonderful blue in the evening when the fog rolls in from the Pacific. Carmel Valley is a sublime pastoral river valley nestled into the towering Santa Lucia range, and is one of the finest wine growing regions in California. The hospitality and service are world class at this resortand made Erin and Cass’s big day perfect. From the bride: ” Cass and I met at a wedding in Tuscany and wanted to create a similar feel for our wedding: intimate, casual & romantic. We wanted to have most of the wedding outside so we knew Carmel Valley’s weather would allow that. Once I saw Bernardus’ rose garden and Cass saw the croquet lawn, we were both sold. From the food, to the location, to having all our guests stay on property, Bernardus was the perfect venue.” Venue: Bernardus Lodge, Gown: Marina Morrison in San Francisco, Oscar de la Renta, Floral: Twigery , Cheese wheel cake: Bernardus