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A Palos Verdes wedding

A Palos Verdes wedding

A golf course on the edge of the cobalt blue waters of the pacific ocean provided the setting for C and J’s Palos Verdes wedding. Translated as “ranch of the green sticks”, it’s hard to imagine that 150 years ago the land atop the Palos Verdes Peninsula was used to graze cattle through a Mexican land… + Read More

A Carneros Inn wedding // Rachel and Chris

A Carneros Inn wedding // Rachel and Chris

Chris and Rachel scored a particularly gorgeous day with no rain, a perfect stillness to the air, and lovely light for their Carneros Inn wedding. The sun poked it’s way through the high overcast to illuminate Rachel as she stood at the far end of the aisle, doing her best to catch her breath before walking past a sea of friends and… + Read More

Little Lars

Little Lars

Lars is derived from the Roman name “Laurentius“, which means “from Laurentum” or “crowned with laurel.” Lawrence and Laurence are of the same origin. That’s a big name for a little man! Going through the 40(ish) week pregnancy journey seems like an eternity when you’re the ones going through it, but more and more lately, entire pregnancy’s for both friends… + Read More

A Smog Shoppe Wedding // Alyssa and Abe

A Smog Shoppe Wedding // Alyssa and Abe

What better way to wrap up the 2014 wedding season than with a Smog Shoppe Wedding and a gorgeous and compassionate couple. Alyssa and Abe’s Smog Shoppe wedding was held at a favorite venue of ours on La Cienega in Los Angeles It seems that with each subsequent visit, the living wall on the building’s west facing side grows more and more dense… + Read More

An Anza Borrego portrait // Becky and Shawn

An Anza Borrego portrait // Becky and Shawn

Although Becky and Shawn tied the knot 10 years ago, they still appear to be quite smitten with each other and are a beautiful example of a loving partnership. Their Anza Borrego portrait shoot with us was a belated gift to themselves for the photos they never had a their actual wedding. They had a small backyard… + Read More

To Lassen and Back

To Lassen and Back

California is a pretty amazing state that I’m both lucky and proud to call home. When a long weekend (for our son) comes around, we jump on the chance to explore a bit and a few weeks back, we thought we’d get some late-season camping in at Lassen Volcanic National Park. Lassen is a mysterious place that had… + Read More

A wine country wedding // Sharon and Jeff

A wine country wedding // Sharon and Jeff

Sharon and Jeff’s wine country wedding took place at one of our favorite locations, atop Boot Hill at Kunde Family Estate in Sonoma’s wine country, with an afternoon ceremony under the oaks followed by an elegant dinner under the stars adjacent to the hilltop lawn. I think it’s pretty clear from their massive collection of photos… + Read More

A Stonepine Estate elopement // Heather and Sam

A Stonepine Estate elopement // Heather and Sam

If I had only one word to describe Sam and Heather’s Stonepine Estate elopement in Big Sur, it would be: Quiet. Everything about the day was so tranquil and as I recount the events, I struggle to recall any sound. Chateau Noel, a manor-style estate, stood stoic and silent nestled among Italian Stone Pine and Olive trees as I… + Read More

An intimate Napa Wedding // Lacey and Charles

An intimate Napa Wedding // Lacey and Charles

Just a few days before their intimate Napa wedding at Auberge Du Soleil, we’d met high school sweethearts Lacey and Charlton in San Francisco. It was quite obvious, straight-away that they really, really dug each other and had the kind of love that develops out of an incredible friendship. We also knew from much earlier how caring… + Read More

A San Diego Wedding // Chelsey and Charles

A San Diego Wedding // Chelsey and Charles

Anyone who knows Chelsey and Charles will have their own collection of memories from the long history of epic gatherings and festive celebrations in the South Oceanside village of St. Malo.  From the early days of their relationship, the couple made regular visits to the family beach home here, and their visits were almost always accompanied by… + Read More

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