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“To me, life without veal stock, pork fat, sausage, organ meat, demi-glace, or even stinky cheese is a life not worth living.” – Anthony Bourdain
When I saw this quote at Luisa’s wedding I knew she wasn’t kidding – the most important images she wanted were of the food. Luisa has two loves – one being her now husband Jay, the second is her passion Luisa’s Catering. From handpicked fruits and cheeses, a rainbow of different gazpacho, salads, and the star of the night – a gorgeous seafood paella. Food and wine were just as important as the bride and groom at this wedding. Lori of Pink’s Bake Shop provided yummy deserts (really yummy!). Luisa and Jay brought friends and family to a small villa in Napa and everything was beautiful, intimate and detailed.
Make-up and Hair by The Make Up Dolls
Yasmin and Brian were married at the gorgeous Trentadue Winery and we had the honor to be there to capture it. One of the sweetest things I heard all day was after the ceremony when the couple had a moment alone. Brian told his beautiful new wife, “I have missed you all day!” The day was such a wonderful celebration of these two and it carried over to the awesome party that night. It was so fun for us to be part of.
Magical is all I can say about Lauren and Joe’s Wedding. Nestldown is just that – a beautiful venue nestled down in the middle of the gorgeous Santa Cruz Mountain redwoods. It’s like a fairytale and Joe and Lauren were lucky enough to celebrate with friends and family there. It was a day filled with laughter (lots of laughter – Lauren has is fantastic laugh), love and joy. I am so happy for these two and we are honored to have the chance to capture their day.
Flowers : The Petal Company
DJ : Big Fun DJ
Cake : Cake Expressions
You know those people that just make you feel at home? That is Yate and Chung. We had the pleasure of capturing three days of Yate and Chung’s wedding celebration. Day 1: a gorgeous bridal shoot at the SF MOMA and Yerba Buena Gardens. Day 2 was a traditional Cambodian wedding ceremony and then Day 3 brought The Party – and it was a PARTY at The Fairmont San Jose! Toasts at every table, several courses of amazing food, three gorgeous dresses and of course the dancing. The tables emptied and the dance floor was packed. It was the kind of dancing where people end up in the air and flip! Awesome fun for a photographer! Yate and Chung are amazing people and we were so honored to be a part of their celebration.
What I love about being a wedding photographer is getting to experience how many different cultures celebrate. First in Rebecca and Frank’s day was a gorgeous wedding ceremony at The Presidio Chapel. Next we journeyed to Frank’s parents’ house for a traditional Chinese Tea ceremony. The final stop was the reception party at Koi Palace. This wedding just makes me smile.
It starts with an idea. Then, it’s months of planning, emails, phone calls, Pinterest story boards, small victories (“We got a model!”) and heartbreaks ( “We don’t have a wedding dress” or “it’s supposed to rain!”). Fortunately when everything’s all said and done it works out. We get some images for our portfolios and the shoot gets published. What I really love about doing these styled shoots is working and creating with some amazing wedding vendors, all passionate about their craft. We spend our time, money and energy to do a shoot like this. We work really hard because we love it. It’s a fantastic feeling when we say “it’s a wrap” and brings a wonderful sense of accomplishment over what we put together. I am looking forward to the next styled shoot with these ladies!
Photographer: A Girl and A Camera Photography
Coordinator: LVL Weddings & Events
Flowers: The Petal Company
Makeup & Hair: The Makeup Dolls
Stationery: Aerialist Press
Dress Designer: Haute Bride
Bow Tie: Intwined Bows
Veil or Hair Accessories: One World Design
Furniture Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals
Linens: Napa Valley Linens
Model: Kendra Rae
This is only part one of Yate and Chung’s amazing wedding celebration. They wanted clean and modern and the SF MOMA was kind enough to let us shoot there. With it’s beautiful lines, the MOMA is like a piece of art itself. It was funny at one point the patrons of the museum thought Yate and Chung were part of an exhibit.
I really love this couple! We can’t wait until Part Two and Three.
Anyone who knows me probably knows I have a hopeless case of puppy love. That is, of course, I absolutely love doggies. I keep a list of possible names for a future dog in my life (I’m partial to “Lola” right now for some reason). One of my goals in life is to have a house with yard – so we can finally get a dog! These furry family members make my heart just about melt simply passing by when I’m walking down the street.
Given all of this, it’s probably no surprise that I was thrilled to be interviewed by Janine of Dogster for a nice little article on including your four-legged friends in engagement or couple’s photo sessions. You can read the interview here.