Category Archives: Casual

A Smog Shoppe Wedding // Jessie and Ken

A Smog Shoppe Wedding // Jessie and Ken

Jessie and Ken’s intimate Smog Shoppe wedding was a quintessential laid-back Southern California celebration…all about fun, friends, and family. A peaceful oasis amidst the city sounds just outside its walls, The Smog Shoppe was the perfect wedding venue for the occasion.  Growing ever more lush over the years, the Smog Shoppe’s living succulent walls provided a tranquil garden… + Read More

A Lake Tahoe Wedding // Nina and David

A Lake Tahoe Wedding // Nina and David

I remember sitting in the sand on the southern shore of Lake Tahoe at the age of 5, eating a bowl of ice cream and thinking how nice it’d be to dip my toes in the lake to cool off. It’s one of my most vivid childhood memories. For us, that was a “day at the beach”.  At… + Read More

A Kunde Family Estate wedding // Liz and Dan

A Kunde Family Estate wedding // Liz and Dan

 High atop Sonoma Valley on the vast Kunde Family Estate, Boot Hill provides an incredibly bucolic setting for a destination wine country wedding. Valley of the Moon – as it’s sometimes referred to – sharply contrasts the stark, monochromatic, urban landscape of the nation’s capital that Liz and Dan left behind for their wedding-week adventure. Liz is a political appointee… + Read More

A Sea Ranch Lodge wedding // Scott and Sandy

A Sea Ranch Lodge wedding // Scott and Sandy

Sandy and Scott threw all conventions aside when they planned their intimate Sea Ranch Lodge wedding on the Sonoma coast. When you think 4th of July, you probably conjure up images of sunshine, barbecues, cheap beer, fireworks, and crowds of people soaking it all in to the sounds of Roy Ayers Jr… This 4th of July would be… + Read More

A Sierra Foothills Wedding // Alice and Tim

A Sierra Foothills Wedding // Alice and Tim

They say that a little rain on your wedding day is good luck – that it’s cleansing and bodes well for fertility in the relationship. Well if that’s the case, then Tim and Alice are on track for a healthy relationship with many children as their Sierra foothills wedding was…well, more about that later. Alice and… + Read More

The Culver Hotel wedding // Nic and Martyn

The Culver Hotel wedding // Nic and Martyn

Nic and Martyn live in Santa Monica and chose to have an intimate affair. They planned a simple yet elegant Culver Hotel wedding with the emphasis on celebrating their love in a relaxed atmosphere amongst a close group of family and friends – many of whom had travelled from Australia for the wedding. They wanted to… + Read More

Sonoma wedding photography // Amy and Randy

Sonoma wedding photography // Amy and Randy

Amy and Randy’s wedding took place on the tree-shaded deck overlooking the lush, Alexander Valley to the south. The view was incredible and what a day for Sonoma wedding photography! At 4:30 a.m. on the morning of her big day, Amy woke up and began making lists. She was excited, giddy and full of anticipation. A few hours later, the sun… + Read More

A Gardener Ranch wedding

A Gardener Ranch wedding

We couldn’t have had a more perfect day either, as we arrived at H&E’s Gardener Ranch  wedding under a resplendent spring sky. It was a day of new beginnings; The Vernal Equinox, the Persian Nowruz (or New Year), and the day that the friendship of H&E would transform into a lifetime partnership. The air was fresh and still and an… + 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 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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