Libby and Richard, two of the most amazing people I’ve had the pleasure to meet, photographing their wedding was an emotional and blissful, all at once. When Libby and I talked for the first time on a video call, what was meant to be a quick chat, turned into an hour of sharing stories, her vision for her wedding and our love for New Orleans. As Libby put it, she had been in search of a photographer to document her wedding, however she hadn’t found a style that really resonated with her until the talented ladies of My House Social sent her in our direction, which was a huge compliment for us, and that’s how this story began.

Come wedding day, the emotion was high, tears began in getting ready and continued throughout the entire celebration. Libby had a vision for her wedding, from every detail to her custom-made pink wedding dress, which was a complete stunner, it was perfection, an absolutely amazing day and so full of love. I found myself feeling emotional watching these lover together, Libby and Richard are deeply connected, they hold one another tight and the world stops, their love is palpable.

Family and friends from all walks of life joined this beautiful pair, many of whom we connected with – even speaking Spanish with guests, reminiscing about travel and chatting about life. Their adorable (and wildly talented speech deliverer) son, Richie, stole my heart from the moment he”dropped the mic” with style at their rehearsal dinner. There was so much love present, an immense amount of laughter and high doses of pure joy accompanied by a wild dance party, which was followed by a lovely second line parade through they city streets. We felt the love strong and it was phenomenal to be part of their wedding. Here are some of my favorite moments from their New Orleans celebration!

Wedding Venue Felicity Church | Wedding Planner Kelly Rayner | Catering by the most amazing My House Social

Alexandra and Luis were married in the beautiful mountain town of San Miguel de Allende last November and it was a beautiful and emotion celebration. Their festivities started with a Welcome Dinner, which kicked off with an epic Callejoneada (traditional parade) through the stunning cobblestone streets, followed by an lively taco fiesta and a Jenga tournament wrapping up the evening full of the excitement for their wedding day.

Alexandra and Luis’ wedding was held at the stunning Casa Cece & Casa Cariño estates over-looking the city center and sprawling mountains surrounding magical San Miguel. Their families and friends had us laughing our way through the entire day, they are amazing, wild, wonderful people. Each detail was perfection, Penzi Weddings did a phenomenal job, not a beat was missed. Seeing Alexandra and Luis together was not only heart-melting, but also inspiring. They are madly in-love and they are also incredible people working passionately to make this world a better place for all, something that was evident in every single speech by both friends and family. It was a true honor to witness their deep love, authentic passion and contagious joy, we loved every moment documenting their beautiful wedding. Congrats to Alexandra and Luis!

Second Photographer: Roque Reyes | Wedding Coordinator: Penzi Weddings

Last October two of our favorite humans went and made it official at Las Palmas in beautiful Huatulco and Roque and I were ecstatic to document the entire wedding weekend. Samantha and Lalo are some of our best friends, we met only a year before their wedding and instantly connected, and since then have shared many epic adventure in nuestro querido Oaxaca. Samantha is a gem – witty, fun, gorgeous inside and out and always with a smile on her face and twinkle in her eye; we intuitively get one another, I adore her with my whole heart. Lalo is one of the most kind, generous and loving human beings I’ve ever met, he and Roque share a unique bound that I love seeing evolve and grow. Basically, we love our friends (muchísimo) and feel mighty grateful to have them in our lives and to have been a part of their wedding.

Samantha and Lalo were joined by friends from all over Mexico and the states to celebrate their marriage, it was an amazing experience that I will never forget and will always cherish. We danced, laughed, cried, got seasick, went snorkeling, swam the days away … all while sipping on mezcal overlooking the beautiful Pacific Coast of Oaxaca. There were so many special moments on their wedding day – Samantha’s Father jammed on the harmonica during the fiesta, tears of joy were in abundance and the night came to end jumping into the pool at 3AM, followed by Roque, Lalo, Samantha and I sitting by one of the infinity pools until the wee hours of the morning, sweaty, exhausted and overwhelmed with joy. It was perfection. Here’s to these two beautiful souls, congrats to my darling friends, we LOVE y’all, thank you for entrusting us to document the magic!

Wedding by the amazing Jane of Huatulco Weddings.

 

A principios de Octubre del año pasado tuvimos la suerte de documentar la boda de Daniela y Miguel en Hotel Azul en el Centro Histórico de Oaxaca, ¡fue una maravilla! Desde el momento en que nos conocimos seis meses antes de su boda, sabía que iba a ser una hermosa celebración llena de amor. Daniela y Miguel son personas cariñosas y comparten un amor profundo, lo cual fue evidente en cada momento de su boda. Roberta, la hija de Dani y Miguel, me tenía muriendo de la risa con su emergente personalidad, sus familias y amigos son seres hermosos y generosos, fue una bella experiencia. Gracias a Daniela y Miguel por confiar en nosotros en documentar su boda, ¡felicidades a estos preciosos seres!

When Marina wrote me about documenting a day in their life in Santa Cruz CA, I was both excited and complemented, as Marina and Matt are the talented Photographers behind Two Foxes Photography whose work I’ve followed over the years. It was a great honor to document these four plus their adored pups in the two places they cherish most. Marina and Matt are wonderful parents and beautiful together, their love and commitment to both one another and their family shines bright and was a gift to witness.

We started in the early morning out on their land where they’re building their dream home, just a few miles from where I grew up in the Santa Cruz mountains, and ending in their Capitola casita. This family is wild and adventurous and way too much fun. Seeing Wilder and Lila out on the land, rolling in dirt, exploring their future home, climbing anything climb-able … all while playing imaginary games reminded me a great deal of the beauty of growing up wild and free, in the mountains with seemingly endless land and thick forest on all sides. Their dogs are also a huge part of their lives, even the inspiration behind the name of their photography business, and seeing what an integral part of their family they are just melted my heart.  Thank you the George family for entrusting me to document a glimpse of your life, here are a few of my favorite frames from that day.

 

Anton+Melissa. I’ve known these two lovely souls for quite a few years now, it’s been a beautiful thing seeing them grow together and even more magical to document their stunning wedding at the Casitas Estate in San Luis Obispo, coordinated by the amazing Janet Tacy of Sand Castle Celebrations, whose energy is on point and relaxed approach is unparalleled, she’s a true gem. Melissa is laid back, gentle, a true vision; I love watching the dashing Anton as he looks at her – it’s as if the world stops every time he sees her, their love feels tangible and is highly contagious. This gorgeous pair were made for one another, and over the many years they’ve shared together, they’ve continued to set a beautiful example of profound and authentic love, for which I am grateful to have once again witnessed on their wedding day. Congrats to Anton+Melissa, here’s to the beginning of a new and exciting adventure together!

Last September I was lucky to spend another afternoon documenting the life of the Cunningham family, who I absolutely adore. The kids have grown so much since our last session, it was such a trip to see all the changes, including their gorgeous new mountain home. I followed them around as they spent a lazy Sunday not being very lazy …. intermittent trampoline jumping sessions, pool fun, forest hikes, vineyard walks and more, it was a beautiful day. Always grateful to the families who entrust me to document a glimpse of their lives, thank you to this beautiful crew for yet another magical experience. Here’s a peek into an afternoon for the Cunningham family, enjoy!

Lana+Jason’s wedding celebration was an intimate and love-filled backyard fiesta in gorgeous Santa Cruz CA, all of our hometown. Lana had a vision and it came to life in the most perfect of ways, each detail and moment accompanied by love and intention.  Loved ones came from near and far to celebrate these two beautiful human beings, along with their darling pup Dexter who, in my dog-loving opinion, stole the show. Lana and Jason complement one another perfectly; smart, witty, loving, kind, dedicated, beautiful people who also grew up together, maneuvering life’s journey hand-in-hand. They share a deep love for one another and for their friends and family, something evident throughout their entire wedding. And let’s just take a minute to recognize their amazing dance moves … they know how to get down! It was an amazing day and I am so happy to share some of my favorite moments from their wedding! Thank you to this wonderful pair for entrusting us to document the bliss and a big congrats to Lana+Jason, cheers to a lifetime of love!

Second in camera command: Roque Reyes

Jasmine+Dylan were married at a small beach at Pigeon Point Lighthouse right outside of Santa Cruz on the most perfect of sunny California days. When Jasmine first wrote me about documenting her wedding, we instantly connected, her thoughtful and honest words stole my heart and I was  overwhelmed with emotion and excitement to capture their celebration. Jasmine+Dylan are beautiful together, perfectly in sync with one another, and just some of the kindest humans I’ve ever had the pleasure to know … attentive, generous, thoughtful, gracious, lovers and wildly loved. They are beautiful and authentic people who I quickly came to admire.

Jasmine envisioned and created a unique wedding in some of the most gorgeous locations along the Coast of California, places that for me, along with the newlyweds who also grew up in Santa Cruz, stir up a deep sense of nostalgia and meaning. This coastline between Santa Cruz and San Fransisco is where many an adventure unfolded growing up, days spent on windy beaches and others under fierce sunshine, first roadtrips and freezing camp-outs, things I completely understood without a word mentioned, we got one another. The wedding party quite literally constructed the ceremony location from scratch, raking the beach and assembling the hand-painted yellow-wood-aisle under the strong mid-day sun, a strong sense of community and friendship accompanied every moment that day. The sweet 70s style coupled with the beach shack architecture of the Pigeon Point Hostel and the epic landscape of the hidden beach followed by the sprawling mountains surrounding the reception location at Pie Ranch, made for a stunning wedding. I am eternally happy to have met Jasmine+Dylan and to have been part of such a beautiful celebration of love. I am so happy for these two love birds and to have them on my life. Here’s to many years more full of love, adventure and joy, congrats to Jas+Dylan!

Coordinator: Sarah of Sarah of Weddings by Aimee  |  Second in camera command: Roque Reyes

Hace un par de meses, tuvimos la gran oportunidad de documentar un día en la vida de Doña Rosario y Don Pablo en Magdalena Apasco Etla, quienes llevan 63 años de casados. Fue una hermosa experiencia, conocimos a su pueblo, su familia, sus tradiciones, su campo de maíz donde aún siembran y cosechan, fue una hermosa experiencia y fue un honor poder capturar un poco de su vida cotidiana. Les compartimos unas de nuestras fotos favoritas de la sesión.

“Llevamos 63 año de casados. El maíz nos ha dado para comer y para vivir, es una fuente de vida para nosotros. Estamos en la octava etapa de vida y todavía sembramos, cultivamos y cosechamos; la tierra sigue dando mientras la cuidamos, de aquí vienen nuestras tortillas.” – Don Pablo

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