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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Chris & Millie - Paso Robles California Backyard Wedding

"Marriage: an endless sleepover with your favorite weirdo."

| Venue: Private Residence | Florals: Adornments | Rentals: All About Events | DJ: Kramer Events | Catering: Paso Catering |

{check out Chris & Millie's engagement session}

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Creatures : Vampire

"The moon is my sun, the night is my day.
Blood is my life, and you are my prey."

CREATURES : PART SEVEN : VAMPIRE

| Hair & Makeup: Rhyan Townsend | Venue: Tooth & Nail Winery | Dresses: PunkRave | Jewelry: Blackwater |

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Carly & Emily - Spanish Oaks Wedding - Santa Margarita, CA

Truth be told, I love a million things about my job. But lately, my absolute favorite part is seeing that even when it seems our world is crumbling around us -- JOY is still possible in our world that LOVE still wins. With the daily bombardment of tragedy and sadness, I know I can count on seeing people smiling, dancing, and loving one another every weekend.

Carly & Emily's wedding was no exception.
The way these two women love one another, look at one another, hold one another -- it's an inspiration to humans everywhere.

{check out Carly & Emily's windswept engagement session}

| Venue: Spanish Oaks Ranch | Hair & Makeup: The Queen's Bees | Florals: April Flowers |
| DJ: Modern Symphony | Rentals: SLO Party Rentals & Embellished Vintage Rentals |

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Lady M - Outdoor Boudoir Photos

"I will not be another flower, picked for my beauty and left to die. I will be wild, difficult to find and impossible to forget."
- Erin Van Vuren

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