Kodi & Gabrielle - Intimate Wedding - Cambria, Ca

One never knows quite what they're walking into when arriving to a wedding every weekend. Energy is always running high amidst the aroma of hair spray and mimosas. But the energy in Gabrielle's hotel room was different than I had ever felt. You see, this beautiful bride had suffered the inexplicable tragedy of a miscarriage that very morning. As a wedding photographer, I speak the language of story - and every love story asks to be told in it's own unique way. This was a love story I had never run into before -- the love story between parents and their unborn child, buried in the cliffside with a forever view of the Pacific Ocean. If there is one thing I have learned as a storyteller, it's that life is messy. But as the late, great Leonard Cohen sang, "There is a crack, a crack in everything. That's how the light gets in."

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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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Featured Wedding - Intimate Weddings

Somehow I managed to TOTALLY miss this feature back in November! So it was a fun surprise to stumble across today. Nate & Natalie's wedding was back in August . I just adore this couple. {See the FULL FEATURE}
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Featured Wedding ~ Intimate Weddings

Travis & Sarah's wedding has had the great honor of being featured on the lovely blog, Intimate Weddings. The more comments we get, the more it will pop up in search engines :) Any and all love is greatly appreciated : check out the full post :)

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