Joe & Emma - St. Regis Princeville Kauai Wedding

Exactly nine years & nine days ago, I photographed my very first wedding. And if you had told me then I would someday be photographing an olympic medalist's wedding in Kauai -- I would have told you that you were bonkers. I first met Emma at her sister's wedding three years ago (who also infamously held the cover image of my website for several years). So naturally when she first asked if I would be free for her wedding in Kauai, my heart jumped out of my chest and danced all over the place.

Joe & Emma's wedding was the stuff of my dreams -- a dropdeadgorgeous wedding party, 360 degrees of stunning views, a couple that couldn't stop staring at one another, more love and laughter than my camera could handle, and a little rain just to make things interesting. Even a perfect stranger could have waltzed into their wedding and felt the overwhelming sense of history and adoration these two share. And I am over the friggin MOON to share their wedding with the world.

| Venue: St. Regis Princeville | Florals: Martin Roberts | Hair & Makeup: Lulu Lush | Band: Island Kings |

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Max & Sarah - Villa Montara Wedding

I first met Max when we were both 16 years old, in our awkward teenage prime. He loved silly adventures, make believe, and had a sense of humor unlike anyone I had encountered in my short life -- therefore, we were fast friends. Fast forward 12 years -- we lost touch somewhere after high school, and since then so much of life has happened to both of us. Max moved to Japan and became a teacher, where one spring under the cherry blossoms, he met Sarah. And as the fate would have it, I had since become a wedding photographer -- bringing our paths to cross once again. The universe is quite the snarky, mischievous gal.

And so, Max & Sarah were married surrounded by salty sea air and the closest of their friends & family. She wore her grandmother's dress & crown, and he couldn't peel his eyes off her for a moment. The day couldn't have been more perfect - cozy overcast vibes during the day, with a sunset that set my heart on fire.

| Venue: Villa Montara | Caterer: Native |

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Rick & Kelly - Boulder, CO

Thanks to these lovebirds, Phoenix got to go on her first airplane last week.
Now, I LOVE California landscapes. But shooting with these Colorado colors, views, and light -- A DREEEEEEAM.
Oh, and Rick & Kelly might be the cutest thing things baby's bottoms (and I would know).

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Daniel & Stephanie - Santa Barbara, CA

Daniel & Stephanie have a seriously long history, and there wasn't a single person at this wedding that wasn't OVER THE MOON to see them finally "tie the knot." Even a perfect stranger would have been able to see that they are meant to fit together - being together is like breathing to them. They are connected in a way that is impossible to put into words. So here are pictures instead.

| Ceremony Venue: Santa Barbara Courthouse | Reception Venue: The Canary Hotel | Coordination & Design: Danae Grace Events |
| Hair & Makeup: Unveiled Makeup & Hair | Floral Design: Anna Le Play Taylor | Caterer: Finch & Fork | Video: Dustin Ensign |

{see Daniel & Stephanie's San Luis Obispo engagement shoot}

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Asher & Caitie {Santa Ynez, CA}

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