Wedding · Crystal + Steven

If you remember Crystal & Steven’s engagement session that I had the pleasure of photographing last year, then you most likely remember the lovely, soft light that we were fortunate enough to shoot with on that wonderful day. Fast forward 9 or so months later, and that same kind of light made its way back to us, this time for their big wedding day!

Not much more really needs to be said, as I feel the images from this day convey not only how beautiful their wedding was – from start to finish, if I may add – but also just how beautiful they are as individuals. Given that they are both nurses, and knowing that it definitely takes a special kind of person to dedicate their life to healthcare at that kind of level, only inspires me more and more to keep at my own personal goals and endeavors.

Wedding · Tania + Jarin

Had the pleasure of photographing Tania and Jarin's vineyard wedding in none other than the beautiful Sonoma wine county, alongside Rolo Tanedo (@dunksrnice). From a personal standpoint, one thing that I was able to take most from Tania and Jarin's wedding was the sincerity and compassion behind their voices and actions as they were reciting their vows during the wedding ceremony. They both told little short stories about how they couldn't exactly pinpoint the first time they fell in love with each other, respectively, however it was merely due to the fact that moment after moment, they found themselves falling in love with each other over and over and over again. Tears filled the air, with the body language of their guests being just as emotional as their own, making for a very memorable wedding ceremony. Rightfully so, Tania and Jarin's special day was filled with love and inspiration - from beginning to end.

Wedding · Jasmine + Anders

On a warm, sunny evening in Half Moon Bay’s Long Branch Saloon & Farms, Jasmine and Anders’ celebrated their very special day. When it comes to wedding couples, you never know what to expect, but this one was wonderful in a sense where Jasmine and Anders just wanted to take in every moment, party on, and provide their guests with the best time. Given that they were from Switzerland and planned their wedding in the United States, they had been stressing far too long for this day (they contacted me in November of last year!), that come October 1st, they knew exactly what they wanted and executed it very well. The venue was particularly awesome considering the numerous mini-games that were set up, from slingshots to mini-golf to the hi-striker hammer game, paired with a simply spot-on ambiance that consisted of string lights and fireplaces. All in all, Jasmine and Anders’ big day was quite the memorable experience for not only themselves and their guests, but definitely myself included!

Wedding · Jennie + Jason

Weddings are not only a time for friends and family to experience the love and growth shared by a couple, ultimately leading to their wedding day, but likewise for friends and family to experience growth in themselves. What hit home the most for me during Jennie and Jason's special day was their ability to be completely open and themselves with not only each other, but their guests as well. School had clearly played a big part in their lives leading up to this day, and they made it apparent in the corny jokes and games that were played out throughout. All in all, Jennie and Jason's wedding was a truly fun-loving filled day, and having been a student in science myself, I definitely came to enjoy the jokes, games, and lessons learned.