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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Michael & Sarah - Cayucos Engagement Photos

There is nothing like going through photos from a couple's engagement session and realizing you're smiling like an idiot because their joy is contagious through digital pixels on a computer screen.

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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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