Michelle & Jake // Carmel Valley Ranch Wedding // Carmel Photographer

This was another one of those days that we’ll never forget thanks to this sweet couple, their beautiful ceremony at the historic Mission Bascilica and the great party that followed at Carmel Valley Ranch. Michelle and Jake’s wedding was an extra romantic one, full of classic, elegant and timeless details, but it was also full of a whole lot of fun! We loved getting to know these two and their whole group of family and friends, who all seemed so close. I don’t think there was a dry eye in the house during their speeches and first dances, and that includes their photographers’ eyes too. We always love working with Amy Byrd and her team, who kept the whole day flowing perfectly from start to finish. See a full feature of their wedding over on Style Me Pretty here.

CREDITS: Flowers: Floral Design by Reina // Videography: Josh Harney // Event Planning: Amy Byrd Weddings & Events // Floral Design: Floral Design By Reina // DJ: Sound In Motion // Carmel Mission: Carmel Mission Basilica // Carmel Valley Ranch: Carmel Valley Ranch // Rentals: Unlimited Events Inc. // Transport: At Your Service

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Amy & Justin // Carneros Inn Wedding // Napa photographer

We couldn’t be happier that New York City natives, Amy and Justin, decided to get married on the West Coast at the Carneros Inn in Napa, because not only are they the most photogenic couple ever, they were also a ton of fun to spend the day with! Their wedding was one of our very favorites from last year thanks to a great group of family, friends and vendors, as well as so many memorable moments from their first look to Justin surprising Amy with a song at the reception. Check out the full feature of their wedding over on Utterly Engaged!

CREDITS: Floral Designer: julie stevens design // Venue: The Carneros Inn // Invitation Designer: Paper Parfait Atlanta // Wedding Gown: Vera Wang // Band: Chuck Wansley After Hours // Hair Stylist: Cinta Salon // Groom: JCrew // Makeup Artist: Kristin Brock  // Cake Designer: One Girl Cookies

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Destination I Do magazine cover | Anderson Canyon wedding | Big Sur wedding photographer

I can’t thank Destination I Do magazine enough for featuring this beautiful wedding that Gabe and I documented last year, and for choosing one of my images for the cover of their winter issue! (This issue goes on stands November 18th, but the article is running in both their fall and winter issues.) This is only the second time that I’ve ever had one of my photos on the cover of a magazine, but it’s the first time that it’s for a real wedding, and we couldn’t more excited that the honor went to this particular couple. This wedding will go down in history as one of our all time favorites, mostly because we absolutely loved this sweet and down-to-earth couple who met in vet school, but also because this Big Sur private estate was one of the most inspiring venues that we’ve ever been to, and thanks to the dream team of vendors that surrounded us all weekend, including Coastside Couture, A Taste of Elegance, and Seascape Flowers among others. We spent 3 days down in Big Sur for this event, with an intimate cliff-side ceremony on Saturday and a reception on Sunday, and during those 2 days we witnessed every kind of weather possible, and more beauty and love than seems possible to fit into a single weekend. Be sure to check out a copy of the magazine this winter!