Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy.





What a gorgeous bride. A very handsome groom. The perfect weather. Family and friends sharing love and togetherness. I couldn’t have been more honored to capture the love between Casey and Kea. It’s beautiful.

More to come but for now the couple gets ready for their big day. Make up by the wonderful Roxy Paris. Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy.





Anna & Terry {Happily Ever After}

Posted on September 19, 2010

Turn up the volume, sit back and enjoy Anna and Terry’s wedding day.





Here are a few of my favorites from the Anna and Terry’s wedding…to tide you over until Monday. Isn’t she beautiful? I loved her dress. It reminded me of something a Greek godess would wear, so flowy and light. Terry is looking very dapper too. Anna’s hair color was so perfect for this yard.  ;)   The sun kissed it and made it shine.

I absolutely love this photo.  The groom and his father.

The bride and her parents.  Having an assistant is great because while one of us is shooting the standard formal portraits, the other can take some more candid styles.

And how adorable is this little guy?  He was amazed with my camera. Every time I was photographing him, he would study my giant lens.

And this shot is priceless.  Daddy’s little girl.  One day he will be walking her down the aisle. Don’t you love the look of joy on her face?

Beautiful bride.

And this is also one of my favorites.  I love the way the light is coming through the trees.  Just beautiful.

The officiant.  Also known as the very special aunt.

And this little girl was so shy and sweet.  I love her half smile here.  (And I wish I had hair like that!)

Have a fantastic weekend.  The rest of the photos should be done next week and your gallery ready for viewing!





They Say I Do {Rebecca & Brian}

Posted on September 1, 2010

Turn up the volume and enjoy Rebecca and Brian’s Napa Valley wedding! Password for the gallery is the bride’s maiden name. :)

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Nothing I write could ever match the look in their eyes as they see each other for the very first time on their wedding day. So, turn up the volume, sit back and take a peek at the love in Brian and Rebecca’s eyes.





Jungle Love In Napa Valley {Safari West}

Posted on August 25, 2010

Sit back, turn up the volume and enjoy a safari ride through the hills of Napa Valley.





Gorgeous Men {Napa Destination Wedding}

Posted on August 25, 2010

Rebecca is one lucky wife.  ;)   She knows that already.  When I first met Brian, they were just dating.  No where close to tying the knot.  Secretly, I hoped that Brian would propose.  He is seriously one of the most wonderful guys I’ve ever met.  He’s up there with my husband.  A keeper.  FINALLY, he proposed.  (So happy you did, Brian.  I think you know you got one heck of a bride too!)

I was shocked that he didn’t seem nervous on his wedding day.  Just full of smiles.  Full of joy.  Full of excitement.  Every time I saw him with the groomsmen they were laughing and having such a good time.  And let me tell you, the groomsmen are equally as special as Brian.  Not sure how such a group of guys found each other, but every one is a good catch.  ;) How many are still single?  Girls, grab ‘em while you can!  LOL

And the day wouldn’t be complete without a nervous dad writing his speech.  Or a  best man, hanging on tight to the rings.

I loved seeing all the dads interacting too.  It’s like they had known each other forever and now they were just making it official.  Family.  Friends.  On one very speical day.

And this is my very favorite shot.  I didn’t realize until the ceremony was almost beginning, but Brian’s room was directly below Rebecca’s.  At various times throughout the day, I’m sure they were looking out their windows at the very same moment, thinking about the other.  Wondering what each was doing at that very moment.  So excited to see each other at the chupah and start their new life together.  I hope you are enjoying your first few weeks of being married.  :)





Bride Gets Ready {Napa Valley Wedding}

Posted on August 24, 2010

First off, I have never seen so much love and joy in one room. (Rebecca, your friends and family are awesome. They love you so much! But you already know that!) I arrived early. But not as early as the bride! She must have been running on pure adrenaline. And excitement. :) When I first saw her wedding dress, it took my breath away. The detail was incredible. The perfect mix of modern and vintage. Just beautiful. And the green shoes! Manolo Blahnik , of course. Even the bride’s maid’s shoes were stunning.

I love this photo of the the bride’s sister, Rachel.  I wonder what she was thinking in this moment.  I see a sister’s love and maybe a few memories flashing by in her mind.  I know they share a special bond.  And mom, Tami’s happiness filled the room.  The champagne was flowing.  The chatter, the excitement, the anticipation.  ;) It’s finally Rebecca’s wedding day!  In a few short hours, she will be marrying the man of her dreams.

And the hair and makeup?  Absolute perfection. It was so much fun watching the girls transform right before my eyes.  Brandyn and the gang were amazing. Funny thing…when Rebecca was looking for vendors in Napa, she asked me if I knew anyone up there.  The only one I knew was Sarah Lane. (A fantastic photographer! You should see her Senior Shots.  LOVE them!)  Anyway, Sarah recommended David Magna Workshop.  I didn’t know until I got there, that Rebecca’s mother in law also recommended them.  What a great group of people.  Definitely use them if you need hair and makeup.  (And I was so bummed I didn’t get to actually meet Sarah in person!  Next time I’m up there, I’ll make sure I have the time!)

There were also some bitter sweet moments.  To hear Rebecca’s mom tell stories of her growing up and as a little girl brought tears to my eyes.  It’s not always an easy thing, letting go of the little girl she once was.  But as Tami, said, she’s also gaining an amazing son-in-law.  And I love these moments.  Such beautiful memories.

Finally it was time.  The finishing touches were…finished.  The guests had arrived.   The officiant was in place.  The groom was waiting.  Now all that was left?  Rebecca, the gorgeous bride to walk down the aisle, meet her prince and live happily ever after.





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