Brian & Emily - Westin St. Francis Hotel - San Francisco Wedding

One week ago today, I shot the last wedding of my 10th wedding season. And I'm feeling quite accomplished. I've always said that ending the year on a high note is SO important - it sets the tone for your off season, and writes the preamble for the season to come. That being said, I couldn't have DREAMED a better wedding to end with. From the minute I met Brian & Emily for their engagement shoot last spring, I knew we were about to make some serious magic together. And I couldn't have been more right.

Brian proposed to Emily on a rooftop overlooking the city, so it is only right that they vowed their hearts to one another on the top floor of the Westin St. Francis on Union Square. I don't think that room has seen a celebration like theirs, EVER. The space was filled to the brim with laughter and the sound of clinking glasses, and that was BEFORE the dance party tore the roof off the place.

Here.... just see for yourself....

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Chris & Kim - Montana De Oro, CA - Engagement Photos

She walked into a bar in Paris, struck up conversation with a stranger, who co-incidentally would turn out to be the love of her life.
If that's not the makings for a magical love story, I QUIT.

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Jesse, Stephanie & Olivia - Rainy Day Family Photos

First comes LOVE,
Then comes MARRIAGE,
Then comes a BABY in a baby carriage.
Then comes Sarah with her camera to ALL OF THESE THINGS.

I get to be a part of the biggest transitions in a couple's life. And it never ceases to blow my mind.

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The Willette Family, Kauai

Fact: I LOVE that my job doesn't always end after documenting a couple's wedding day.

Carey & Gracie were married 3 years ago in the tiny town of Tincup, Colorado.
Now they have an adorable almost-2-year-old named August. So much has changed, but it still manages to rain any time we get together for photos (the very last photo here gives me all of the deja vu vibes).

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Ryan & Colleen - Kauai Backyard Wedding

When I first looked up the weather forecast for my big weekend of weddings in Kauai (spoiler alert: this is wedding number one of TWO) and saw rain and thunder clouds across the board, my heart fell a little bit. But then I remembered that rain never fails to make for an epic wedding story and beautifully dramatic photos. Boy was I right.

Colleen is a dear friend and industry college of mine, and so when she asked me to photograph her intimate backyard wedding the same weekend I was already going to be in Kauai, I couldn't say 'YES' fast enough. Ryan & Colleen make for a deadly cocktail of sarcasm, silly faces, and practical jokes - and their wedding was 100% true to THEM. From the first look surprise (just wait) to the relocation of dinner tables (you'll see), their wedding day was truly one of a kind and I just wish I could do it over and over and over again.

| Venue: Private Residence | Design/Florals: Bride (Eventful Wedding Planning) | Stationer: Pigment & Parchment |
| Hair & Makeup: Artistry by Stefanie | Rentals: All About Events / Lee's Rentals | Catering: Contemporary Flavors |
| Groom's Suit: Hey Gorgeous | Bride's Dress: Sparkle Bridal |

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