pinterest wedding | queen latifah show

The power of pinterest in undeniable, and I’ve been a fan for years. Couples have found me and booked me just because of images they’ve seen on pinterest, and some of my more popular weddings have been pinned over 10,000 times each…which is just crazy! My latest ‘I love pinterest’ moment came when I got a call from one of the producers of the Queen Latifah Show and asked if they could use one of my images in an upcoming segment. It turns out that the guy who planned a surprise wedding for his girlfriend using her pinterest board ‘ my dream wedding’ as the inspiration, chose 12 of her 200 pins to plan the wedding around, and some of my images made the cut. He made wedding programs similar to the ones that Sarah and Gloria created for their wedding, so I made sure that Sarah’s shop got credit on the show too. I’m still in love with those hand-sewn linen programs, especially because they shared fun facts about each member of the bridal party. You can see a highlight from the segment here.


100 layer cake | holman ranch | carmel wedding photographer

Ok, I’ll admit it, I might be a little wedding-obsessed. I still love looking at wedding blogs over my cup of coffee in the morning, and I love to dream about what Gabe and I would do if we did a big 10 year vow renewal…which is coming up really soon, like next March soon! So you can imagine my surprise and excitement when I discovered the inspiration shoot that we collaborated on with Allison from Engaged & Inspired, (along with with an amazing team of talented vendors) featured on one of my favorite wedding blogs this morning…you can check out the full feature here over at 100 Layer Cake. The shoot was inspired by leather and tulle and I loved the way that those two contrasting materials created a beautiful balance between something rustic and ethereal, which perfectly suited the beautiful grounds up at Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley.


holman ranch | people magazine | carmel wedding photographer

I never imagined that a little sneak preview image that I posted the day after an amazing wedding would end up on and, so I was equally shocked and honored when the bride shared the news with me! Angelique and Jason are two of the sweetest people that you could ever hope to meet, let alone document such a special day in their lives, and I’m so incredibly excited about the big and bright future ahead of them both. You can see the People feature here. Be sure to check out Angelique’s new show ‘Enlisted’ that’s she’s starring in that will be coming out on FOX later this year.


rustic wedding chic feature | santa cruz photographer

Gabe and I had the best time documenting this wedding at a beautiful private estate in the Santa Cruz mountains. Ashley and Joey are just the sweetest couple, and they poured so much of themselves into their day, from landscaping the grounds, to creating all of the custom diy signs and details, to their ‘you are special’ red dinner plates that Ashley used to eat every birthday meal off of when she was growing up. (I absolutely love that they gave me one of those plates as a gift that day too….told you they were the sweetest!) All of the organic, rustic and latin details added so much character to their wedding day and I’m so excited to see the fruits of their labor featured on Rustic Wedding Chic. Check out the full post here.


holman ranch wedding feature | carmel photographer

I feel so incredibly lucky to get to work with so many talented vendors on a wedding day, and even luckier to be included in a creative collaboration with some of those vendors for a styled shoot up at Holman Ranch. A big thanks to Allison from Engaged & Inspired for dreaming up this peach and gold inspiration shoot and for all of her hard work to make it happen, to Melissa for working her magic with makeup, to Madie for doing such a great job modeling, to Yasmin for the beautiful floral designs and to Style Me Pretty for featuring our work…you can see the full post here. Full vendor list below.


Coordination + Styling: Engaged & Inspired
Hair + Makeup: Melissa Hoffman
Floral Design: Floral Theory
Cake: Amour Patisserie
Custom bar menu mirror + chalkboard sign: Bee Curious
Stationery: Little Miss Press
Rentals: Hartmann Studio Rentals
Flatware + Glassware: Anthropologie
Linens: La Tavola Linen
Dress: Haute Bride
Accessories: J.Crew
Shoes: Valentino

hans faden winery | napa wedding | wedding chicks feature

Emily and Zac would have to be two of the sweetest people on the planet, so documenting their inspiring and intimate wedding day was a true honor and a pleasure for both Gabe and I. We had so much fun with the two of them and their friends that we couldn’t resist their invitation to the after party, so we ended up celebrating the love with the happy couple into the wee hours of the morning. There were so many great moments throughout the day and I love that The Wedding Chicks featured some of those details on their blog today. You can see the full post and many more images here.

thomas estate wedding | style me pretty feature

Gabe and I had so much fun documenting this wedding, and we will never forget our 4WD trip up to the mountain top to watch the sunset with these two wonderful people! The day was filled with beauty and fun (and a great team of vendors) and I’m thrilled that Style Me pretty just featured this wedding. Be sure to check out the full gallery of images here….and you have to check out the dessert tables they created, complete with custom robot artwork and a display of the toy robot ring that Thy first proposed to Courtney with….beyond sweet!

today’s bride | santa cruz wedding | dig gardens

Every couple who is in the process of planning a wedding right now should pick up a copy of this magazine. There is such a diverse range of styles and inspiration in one single issue. I’m incredibly honored that Today’s Bride included some images from my photoshoot at Dig Gardens in their latest issue. You can see the full post about this shoot here, or the feature on Style Me Pretty here.

holman ranch wedding | style me pretty | carmel photographer

It’s always a good day when I get to photograph a wedding at one of my favorite venues, and it’s an equally good day when that wedding gets published on Style Me Pretty! Kari and Nick are such a sweet couple, and they put a whole lot of time and effort into creating a day as memorable as this one. They chose a great team of vendors to help bring their vision to life, and I have to give a huge thanks to Amy Byrd Weddings  for making the whole day go so perfectly, and to Fleurs du Soleil and Taste of Elegance for creating so much beauty for me to photograph that day. You can see the full post here.