Location: San Diego, California
Venue: San Diego Botanic Garden
When I arrived at the San Diego Botanical Gardens I was blown away by the vibrancy and colors. It was like stepping into a jungle in South America yet nestled within the city of San Diego. When beautiful flowers and lush greenery surround you nature becomes your decor.
Location: Ben Lomond, California
Venue: The Sequoia Retreat Center
I drove to the Sequoia Retreat center from Los Angeles stopping every few hours with Vivienne in the back seat. We arrived late at night twisting and turning up the dark winding roads surrounded by the Redwood forest. That night we slept in a cozy little cabin and awoke to a misty morning, the trees covered in fog. We were treated to breakfast with Jenny and Jon's guests. Steam rising from mugs of coffee and chitter chatter about the wedding day ahead. Read More
Location: Santa Barbara, California
Venue: El Capitan Canyon
I met Jackie and Tim through one of my favorite couples and previous clients Grace and Chris. I knew they would likely share some of the same interests and quest for adventure so it was no surprise when they told me they had chosen to get married at El Capitan Canyon in Santa Barbara. This place has been on my bucket list since I first moved to California years ago so I was so excited to finally photograph there. With miles and miles of trails to explore, a multitude of sleeping options including glamping tents and adorable little cabins it really makes for a perfect venue for the adventurous couple that wants some luxury too.
Location: Petaluma, California
Venue: Private home
Kelsey had me at hello. I felt connected to her from her first email inquiry where she gushed about her relationship with Sean and their seven year courtship. She described her ideas and vision for a modern boho backyard wedding at her parents home in Petaluma, a small town in Sonoma's wine country and her desire to use only locally sourced vendors for everything, well everything except me. This was a community event that brought together friends and family and focused on sustainable and eco-friendly practices. Every decision about their wedding was made from the heart. Read More