Thursday
May142015

Danielle + Brian {Meritage Resort Napa Valley}

What you're going to notice most of all in this blog entry of Danielle and Brian's wedding is the shear happiness glowing from their smiles and faces. There is so much love between this inseparable couple and it shows. Originally meeting in high school as friends but never admitting their love for each other, Danielle and Brian reconnected years later after college, careers and life decisions had filled the time in between. But it didn't take long for them to remember why they loved each other so much and they are once again, inseparable.

Venue: Meritage Resort, Napa Valley
Event Coordinator: Napa Valley Custom Events
Floral Designer: Seasons Floral Design
Cake: Sweet on Cake
Hair/Makeup: Beauty Mark Ink
Officiant: Your Ceremony Matters, Peadar Dalton 

 

Monday
Mar162015

Gina + Tyson {Two Hearts in San Francisco}

Gina and Tyson hail from Los Angeles but somewhere along the line, they left their hearts in San Francisco, as many of us NorCal lovers do. And what better place to tie the knot than San Francisco City Hall. Tall and majestic with architecture not easily found elsewhere, San Francisco City Hall definitely ranks in the top 10 list of best places in the city to get married. 

Keeping in line with the couple's love of SF, we used the city's landscape as the setting for our bride and groom portrait shots- pausing in the middle of the street for a quick shot and capturing the newlyweds in front of the iconic Golden Gate Bridge. The wedding reception followed at another one of San Francisco's hot spots, the Westin St. Francis.

Here's to Gina and Tyson- wishing you many happy years of wedded bliss!

Event Coordination/Flowers: Any Occasion | Cake: Pretty Please Bakeshop | Hair/Makeup: Elyssia Barel

Monday
Jan262015

Margot + Charles {Memories are Sweet}

I always consider what I do a blessing. I'm blessed to be a part of other people's best moments in life. It's a privilege to capture moments for people that become memories forever. Every year that passes, this feeling for me gets stronger and stronger. When one of my friends, family members or clients passes on from this world, I realize even more that my role in life is to use my talent to give people memories through photographs. Life constantly reaffirms for me that I'm doing exactly what I'm meant to do. In the case of Margot and Charles' wedding, I knew going into it that the bride's mother was dying of cancer. I feel honored that Margot and Charles chose me to document their wedding day, the smiling, the laughing, the joy and tears. Images serve as proof that life happens, time passes and memories are sweet.

We asked Margot what memories from the wedding were the most important to her. Here's what she shared:

"Charles and I both feel the ceremony, particularly reading our vows to each other was a standout. The song I wrote and played for Charles was a very special moment for him as well, he said. My mother died about a month after our wedding and the memories and photos we have of her dancing, smiling and laughing are so precious to us. She arranged to gather all of the women close to me before the wedding to do a blessing which was very powerful for me, and the photos of this are some of my favorites. Charles' groomsmen did a similar gathering, and coincidentally circled around him in the same way my mom arranged for me. I love that we have similar photos of both of these moments. We have so many favorite moments but these are the standouts."

Venue: Sesnon House, Santa Cruz | Photography: Arrowood Photography


Tuesday
Dec162014

Bay Area Wedding Venue Spotlight :: Atwood Ranch

You know I love a well-run ranch! The space at Atwood Ranch is amazing. All events here are designed by Julie Atwood Events. The rolling vineyards, the lofty barn, gorgeous horses and the Sonoma landscapes make this an ideal wedding venue. Atwood Ranch has a rustic appeal and can be styled however you like. In this blog, we're sharing Erin and John's wedding and you'll see that Julie Atwood definitely knows how to glam up a barn! 
Wedding Design: Julie Atwood Events | Floral Design: Cherries Flowers | Photography: Arrowood Photography


Thursday
Dec042014

Bay Area Wedding Venue Spotlight :: Radonich Ranch

I had the opportunity to photograph Ross and Christine's wedding at Radonich Ranch in July and I have to say, it's a pretty cool venue. The old barn structures and tin roofs give the place character. I loved all the textural details inside and out. Outdoor locations like this can serve as a great base for your wedding theme and decor if you're going for a rustic, vintage or country wedding style.