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a look back at 2016 .

January 2, 2017

I rarely get my act together at the end of the year to do a post like this, so it was a real treat for me to pull some of my favorite images from 2016. There is something pretty satisfying in seeing work that you’ve created in the past year all in one place!

Looking back as well, I’m so grateful for all the opportunities I had, and the people I got the work with. On top of all the beautiful couples, weddings, families and bloggers, it was most exciting to work with companies like Chipotle & Whole Foods (and all the people I met working with them)! Those were amazing opportunities, and I hope for more in the future!

So with that, a cheers to the coming year. I can’t wait to share what it looks like!


Sacramento, California

The dreaminess. The pure dreaminess though.

These two celebrated their one year anniversary this week, so I thought it would apropo to share images from a post-wedding session we did together. I whipped up a flower crown & a bouquet, and we froliced in nature while taking photos all the while. :)

I still love doing post wedding sessions (several years ago, it was a “thing” to do what was called “trash the dress” sessions. Dresses weren’t really trashed, if anything, they actually came out cleaner, especially if they went into the water!), because it’s a really fun way to get unique & fun photos without the constraints of the wedding timeline (which can often be super tight and/or stressful). We can have more of a leisurely time getting some creative images in your wedding attire, and I mean, who doesn’t want to get dressed up again for fun? I know I totally would!

San Francisco, California

Presidio Golf Course
San Francisco, California

She looks at him like he’s the light of her whole world, he looks at her like she is the sparkle in his eye. Erin & Scott were married on possibly the windiest day EVER (they couldn’t even keep the ceremony arch or any flowers up!), but that didn’t dampen the joy, love, and magic from that day. Set under the magic canopy of Presidio Park in San Francisco, these two said their vows & proclaimed their love.

Wedding Coordination: Lisa McNichol …and something blue! | Florals: The Floral Loft | Cake: The Cake Maker | DJ: Shawn Storm Productions | Bridal Hair: Blo Union Street | Makeup: Jane Tran | Bridal Gown: Bridal Image | Tuxes: The Black Tux

It was a chilly San Francisco Saturday, with the air whipping all around us. The skies were partially cloudy, but it was moving fast, as the wind was carrying the puffs of white with the pace of a runner. Spirits were high and happy, it would be the day that Jenn married Robbie. Meeting down in LA, while working together in a fashion company, their lives eventually brought them to their current city of San Francisco, where they would tie the knot, surrounded by their favorite people in the world.

Wearing a stunning gown and jewelry refashioned from her grandmother’s ring, Jenn walked down the short aisle at the top floor of the historic City Hall. Robbie waited for her at the end, and together they sealed their promises and declared their love for one another. Afterwards, they celebrated with food, drinks, dancing, and easter egg hunts. :)

Here is the story of that day.

Bridal Gown: Essence of Australia from Janae’s Bridal Boutique
Bridal Shoes: BHLDN
Bridal Jewelry: Earrings and necklace made from paternal grandmother’s ring, designed and reset with the help of Derco’s Jeweler’s
Bridal Veil: Janae’s Bridal Boutique
Bride’s Hair & Makeup: Aimee Lam
Bridesmaids Gowns: Donna Morgan
Tuxes: Vera Wang Black Collection
Cake: Whole Cakes & Bob’s Donuts
Videographer: The Film Squad

Anneberg Community Beach House
Santa Monica, California 

Amidst the warm glow of the Santa Monica sunset, Emily and Carl were married. This wedding was different than others that I had shot, for several reasons. First, Emily is a dear dear friend of mine. I’ve known her since we were elementary school youngins, and pretty much grew up together in church. We reconnected after college, and she even worked for me for a short time, helping with the business. She was priceless to me back then, I owe so much of how smoothly my business went thanks to her those years. We still keep in touch, and I still consider her one of my favorite people.

Secondly, this wedding was shot pretty much entirely on film on my end. Emily had requested it and I was happy to oblige. I whipped out the digital for a few dancing shots (like the last three photos), but for the most part, I had my handy Mamiya 645 & Hasselblad 500c/m for everything. This was a first for me, and largely something I was able to do, because the amazing Jasmine of Let’s Frolic Together was the main photographer, and covered all the essentials.

All in all, I am so happy that I got a chance to give this lovely gift to Emily & Carl, & do something I’ve been wanting to do for some time, which is shoot an entire wedding on film. I’m glad I got a chance to dip my foot in the water a little deeper!