Rictor + Maria | Sand Rock Farms Aptos, California

From the second I got her emails, it was love. Maria inquired with me at 9:06 am with this " Love your work. Please tell me you are available." At 11:41 am I got her second email, before I'd even had a moment to respond to her first one.  "We want to take the plunge and book you! Your work is absolutely stunning and radiates emotions. We would love if you could be our photographer!! Please say yes!" 

I've had high schoolers tell me someday I will photograph their wedding, and I do. I've had couples book me before booking venues, couples who call me from venues to find out what dates I'm available before they pick a date. But I'd never had a bride book me before even hearing from me, and that trust, that love of my work made me fall so hard for Maria and Rictor. 

Their wedding was the kind of wedding that fills you up so full your heart sings. I had been wanting to shoot at Sand Rock Farms for literally YEARS and being able to do that, to photograph photos that I'd dreamed of in it's little cement room with the most willing couple, and to work with Gold and Gumption and E Event's co was what dreams are made of. And omg the magic we created together in the most magical perfect time stand still place on earth just slays me over and over again. 

Maria and Rictor, I love you. Thank you for trusting me so completely and letting me get weird and moody and thank you for allowing me to be apart of your story. 


All that info: 

Venue: Sand Rock Farms

Planner: E Event Co 

Caterer: Five Star Catering 

Brides hair and Makeup: Sarah Nicole from The Hair + Makeup Company

Video: Gold + Gumption

Anna + Troy | Triple S Ranch, Calistoga California

I know I say it every time, but I fall so hard for each of my couples, and Anna and Troy were no exception. Their love, their family and friends, and all the joy and happiness and warmth and love that encompassed their day made it one of my most favorite days of the year, maybe even ever. Anna's smile lights up the room, and she was maybe the happiest most carefree bride I've ever witnessed. Watching Troy watch her twirl and spin and his slow easy smile and his love for her and her joy, made my heart sing.

These two, they're for keeps. 

I've shot at the most incredible venues over the years, but this year was more amazing than ever before, and Triple S has got to be a top favorite simply because of the light that bounces and sways and the shadows. Magic. Just magic. Such an amazing day, such amazing people and I'm just over here wondering how I ever got so lucky to be able to share these moments with my couples.


Enjoy. xx

All that info: 

Venue: Triple S Ranch, Calistoga California

Planner: So Eventful 

Florist: The Monkey Flower Group 

Caterer: Amiee D'Maris Events

Second Shooter:  Lia

Brides dress: Reem Acra   

Brides hair and Makeup: Angela Nunnink