There's something to the day after the rain that is extra freeing: how the ground smells, how everything is more bright and vibrant, how the air is crisp and clean. Anastasia and Eric were married at Nestledown
in Santa Cruz, a super unique Northern California venue with everything from a mini cottage to enormous redwood groves. It was storming the day before the wedding, the kind of rain that always makes me cross my fingers and hope that there is a "backup plan" yet again and as I drove up 101 I somehow knew that it would just work out because.. well.. it always just does. The morning of the weddings the sky was filled with perfect rain clouds and fog, a wonderful blanket weaving through the tops of the trees and mountains. It was spectacular.
My favorite part about this wedding was Eric and Anastasia's pup-presence. These two own a rad yoga apparel company LVR
with a seriously fantastic mission to aid in animal rescue. So it was no surprise to see their doggies a part of the festivities. I hope you enjoy a few images of this wonderful day!
If you have been following my instagram feed you would see I have been super busy these days zooming around and photographing non-stop. It's great because I have been getting my feed of beautiful Fall Bay Area weather. The air around this time of year is so awesome so I was really happy to meet Brynn and Patrick at one of my favorite engagement session locations, the Lands End trail, in San Francisco. Check them out.
Geez Louise the Holidays sure are coming fast. I can't believe it. Stopping today to post a few of my favorite images from my family session with Rennie, Craig and their super cute mini man Zach. I loved meeting this couple. They had a lot of character, you can tell in the images I was able to get of them. Early fall is my favorite time to shoot in the Bay Area, I was in San Francisco for a few shoots a couple weeks ago and was really enjoying the air. I'll be in the Bay again November 2nd through the 9th shooting events. If you are interested in a session for the Holidays let me know, I do have one or two spots left available while I am there! Also GO GIANTS!
Google "The Salton Sea" and "Salvation Mountain" and you will find a total mix everything from dead fish on muddy beaches to a beautifully yet insane tribute to god made by a man named Leonard! We wandered far from our little LA world to make an adventure out of Cora and David's engagement shoot. The only stipulation for dragging David all the way out into the boon-doggies was that he would get a well deserved In-And-Out fix on the way home. Cora's beauty is natural and stunning in that hippie bohemian moon child way, I was so glad to take photographs that captured a little bit of her personality. Also, much props to the secret man model David Galante. I think he looks quite handsome and his shirt is killer!
Do you like my fancy stinky mud sandals? They were made compliments of the stinky mud puddle I sank into while shooting!