Category Archives: Casual

Arista winery wedding // Saray and Jesse

Arista winery wedding // Saray and Jesse

Saray woke up on yet another beautiful Sonoma morning, a day not unlike the many others her and Jesse have spent in wine country. And just like all the others, the blue sky was in full effect, the grapes were dangling dangerously off the vines, begging to be picked; but on this day… on this particular day…. she was… + Read More

A San Francisco Elopement // Carmen and Joe

A San Francisco Elopement // Carmen and Joe

A day when you get to meet a couple on the Golden Gate bridge for their San Francisco elopement is a truly unique one! Carmen and Joe are Dean and Chancellor (respectively) of two University of Wisconsin campuses, and on a Thursday afternoon this summer, they decided to elope atop the Golden Gate Bridge.  Running is a big part… + Read More

A Palm Springs garden wedding // Emily and Robert

A Palm Springs garden wedding // Emily and Robert

As Jaime and I descended into the Coachella Valley for Emily and Robert’s Palm Springs Garden wedding, and the mercury passed the 100 degree mark, we knew this would be a special weekend and we looked forward to the intimate affair. There’s no bigger honor than being asked to photograph the wedding of one of… + Read More

A General’s Daughter wedding // Cybil and Ali

A General’s Daughter wedding // Cybil and Ali

Cybil and Ali’s General’s Daughter wedding in Sonoma took place on a warm winter afternoon. Cybil joked throughout the day that this was “Ali’s dream wedding” as she had wanted to elope, but he couldn’t bear the idea of not celebrating their love in front of everyone they know! So a compromise was made, and they choose to have… + Read More

A Puerto Rico destination wedding // Celina and Mike

A Puerto Rico destination wedding // Celina and Mike

Celina and Mike currently live in San Diego, but have travelled all over the world, picking up friends along the way. So when it was time to plan their wedding, they knew straight away that they wanted to do a Puerto Rico destination wedding where their friends and family could have awesome adventures and a relaxing vacation… + Read More

A Parker Palm Springs wedding // Janet and James

A Parker Palm Springs wedding // Janet and James

 The day unfolded lazily, a Parker Palm Springs wedding lends an air of an afternoon tea and croquet social to its events. With plenty of room for guests to roam around, grab a lemonade, work on their petanque game, or just lie in a hammock staring up at the desert sky, a wedding couldn’t be… + Read More

A Franciscan Gardens wedding // Claire and Kyle

A Franciscan Gardens wedding // Claire and Kyle

I am serious, at Claire and Kyle’s Franciscan Gardens wedding in San Juan Capistrano, my eyes didn’t dry the whole time, and I knew it before we even started their photography. I’m not one of those serial facebook friend collectors. I try to keep my little icon friends to minimum and include only those that… + Read More

An Athenaeum wedding // Maren and Chris

An Athenaeum wedding // Maren and Chris

 Maren and Chris’ Athenaeum wedding at Cal Tech in Pasedena was full of personal design touches. As Maren is a graphic designer, many of projects were created by her. The list of her DIY projects is long… and includes the custom chalkboard signage, the invitation suite, the menus, the custom place cards, the “Wish you were here”… + Read More

A San Diego botanical gardens wedding // Erica and Greg

A San Diego botanical gardens wedding // Erica and Greg

We first met Erica and Greg at a get-together amongst friends at one of our favorite haunts, Besta-Wan in the lovely Cardiff-By-The-Sea.  It was clear from the start that these were two great people and we hoped that we would become friends…and we did! Here is a very sweet, behind-the-scenes peek into the people behind the images… + Read More

A Los Angeles beach club wedding // Kim and Mike

A Los Angeles beach club wedding // Kim and Mike

 Kim and Mike’s Los Angeles beach club wedding day was an embodiment of the term in it’s purest form and it’s pretty evident by Kim’s expressions throughout the day that the couple were closer to the intense joy end of the spectrum.  Kim and Mike are old souls that savor life and enjoy every second together.… + Read More

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