Brandi and Andrew’s wine country wedding kicked off my wedding season this Spring. From day one, Brandi was such a fun and creative client. She had a vision – and executed it beautifully. Not only were all of the details unique, bohemian and fun…these two were a dream to work with. Their love for each other was so authentic and beautiful to witness. They were so tuned in to each other throughout the day. I could feel it, and was able to capture it effortlessly because they were so at ease in each others arms.
They wanted to create a bohemian, organic vibe while incorporating cool, edgy elements with geometric glass terrariums and copper mugs at every place setting. In a vineyard setting, it was important to include warm, romantic accents like candles, rustic wooden lanterns, and wine barrels. The bohemian vibes were incorporated in the organic floral designs, rustic signage, wreath cake topper, and gold twig handles of the cake-cutting utensils.
From morning until night, the overall energy and ambiance was timeless and elegant. An acoustic guitarist sang the bride and groom’s first dance, and this special moment was given to them as a gift from the groom’s oldest brother and his wife. The artist, Mondo, sang Vance Joy’s Fire and the Flood. From the moment Brandi and Andrew heard this song - they new it was their song. It speaks to their deep connection regardless of distance, and captures their love for truly great music. Also, the groom’s uncle and aunt lent their vintage Mercedes Benz to be used as the newly wed’s get-away car, which made for a great photo opportunity :) Enjoy the gallery for some wedding inspo and smiles :)
Fab Vendor Team: Venue: Wente Vineyards, Livermore, CA // Tux: Express // Jewelry: Tiffany & Co. // Shoes: Target // Hair + Makeup: Status Salon, JD & Team // Florist: Delford West, Karl & Team // Invitations: Yolanda Mariak Chendak // Live guitarist: Mondo Live // Rings: San Francisco Jewelry Mart // Live Music: Mondo Live
Douroux Family Mini Session // Golden Gate Park at Golden Hour
The Douroux Family and I had a blast with energetic Everett (three) exploring the natural bounty of Golden Gate Park. Our session was only about one hour (golden hour) long, and all of the high resolution images were delivered to them to have and revisit, use for holiday gifts and cards...and of course place these playful, lifestyle family photo's on the refrigerator for years on end. Fall mini sessions are one hour long, and include a private website for clients to choose their favorites and download from. The process is fun, simple and worth a small portion of your time. I have limited days/times available this Fall, and would love to document your growing family.