Take Your Mother to Work Day

I swear I didn't plan to post this on Mother's Day week but sometimes the universe just lines it up for you. So my mom used to have this thing back in the 90's called "Take Your Daughter to Work Day." It was a program put in place to encourage young little ladies of the future to get out there and see what the real work world was like. My mom worked at Pacific Bell. I LOVED the days visiting her mostly because it meant that 1) I got to blow off school for a day 2) I got to use the copy machine... BAM and 3) that I got to spend time with my mom in a world where a literal robot ran the mail room (I know cool right)? Those memories were some of my favorite times and that is why when my mom asked if she could tag along on one of my shoots last week I was thrilled!  
 
I remember her getting down to business with me at athe ripe young age of ten, "Never work in a cubicle!" she commanded. (The woman who never told me what or how to do anything). I knew she meant it. I wondered on Sunday as she held my reflector in the middle of the woods on the windiest day in SF history what she thought of my "office." Sorry mom. I didn't mean to have you hold a sail. You are a trooper. Anyways; she handled assisting like a mother effin' champ holding my clients coats and sunglasses and even snapping BTS photos on her iphone. Go Mom! You rock. I love you and thank you for always supporting me and thinking that I am cool. :) 
 
Also HUGE props to Lujia and Clement who braved the wind. You guys are wonderful and people would never know how crazy it was. Looking forward to photographing your big day!






















































































Jenn & Sam | Griffith Observatory

Just sharing some highlights today from my recent shoot with Jenn and Sam at LACMA and the Griffith Observatory in LA. These two were seriously a blast to hang out with! I'm having a lot of FOMO about being booked already for their Hawaii celebration! So happy to have got to shoot with them for their engagement photos. Getting excited for this season of fun weddings.














































Rustic Santa Cruz Wedding in the Redwoods

Ryan and Megan's wedding is getting some love today on Style Me Pretty, my fave source for wedding inspiration! If you've seen the highlights check out more of the fun here on my blog today and see more wedding details! 
 
xo, 
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Photography: Melissa Fuller Photography | Coordination: Nestldown Events | Event Design: Megan Klasila (Bride) | Floral Design: Huckleberry Karen Designs | Wedding Dress: Allure Bridal | Invitations: Bright Room Studio Design | Bride's Shoes: Kate Spade | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Nordstrom | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Macy's | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Rent The Runway | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Weddington Way | Makeup: Priscilla Francine Makeup | Hair: Salon Mona Lisa | DJ: Los Gatos DJ Company | Ties: J.Crew | Groom's Attire: J.Crew | Groomsmen's Attire: J.Crew | Officiant: Father Peter Pabst | Venue: Nestldown | Alterations: Novella Bridal | Bridal Boutique: Wine Country Bride | Bridesmaid's PJs: Forever 21 | Cake + Bundtinis: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Candy Bar: Suzi Tinsley | Catering + Rentals: Thomas John Events | Custom Beer Koozies: Rook Design Co | Custom Cornhole Game: Colorado Joes | Party Dress: Badgley Mischka At Rent The Runway | Photo Booth: DasBus | Robe: BHLDN | Signage: Megan Klasila (Bride)

Chloé and Shea | Gold Country Camp Style

It always suprises me that just the right people find their way to having me as their photographer. I often have to check myself on wedding days like Chloé and Shea's when I look around at the beautiful artful day they have assembled and think to myself.. what is it that I did so right to constantly be surrounded by people with an abundance of love, talent, and downright good vibes.  
 
See.. the most common question I get as a wedding photographer is. Oh do you have any crazy bridezilla stories?! I stop and think, "Nope." True Story. Somehow my portfolio draws in people that have the same passions for life as I do, people that love to be outside, to share a dinner family style, that think banquet halls are over rated and that seriously know how to let loose. Chloé and Shea are the perfect example of this phenomenon. Today their photos are featured on Style Me Pretty. And how pretty they are! Take a look at a few of my own faves from the day, and day after portrait shoot! 
 
Follow the link here to see all of their day on Style Me Pretty California! (Chloe & Shea- lots of love girls!)










































































































































































Venue: Rancho Cicada Retreat, Plymouth Ca 
Photog: Melissa Fuller Photography  
DJ: Heart of Gold DJ's 
Florals: Home Sweet Flowers  
Day of Coordinator: Lisa Blades, In Any Event 
Florals: Home Sweet FlowersChloe's Dress: Sarah Seven (San Francisco) 
Shea's suit: Kippier Clothiers  
Jewelry: Marissa Mason 
Jewelry: Marissa MasonRings: Esqueleto 
Jewelry: Marissa MasonRings: EsqueletoBridesmaid Dress: Reformation  
Gluten-Free Cake: Bacano Bakery 
Pies: Mission Pie 
Hair: Megan Wilson 
Make-up: Chloe's mom 
Invitations: Friend 
Design + Styling: Handmade and thrifted by shea + chloé + their moms 
 
Processional: Do you Realize - The Flaming Lips 
Recessional: You keep lifting me (Higher and Higher) - Jackie Wilson 
First Dance: Lovin' You, Baby - Charles Bradley
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