Isabel and Dorian were married in Mexico City last December, where Isabel was born and their wedding was gorgeous, full of wonderful people, laughter and love. When Isabel first contacted us about shooting her wedding, if I recall correctly, it was at least a year and a half in advance, so early in fact, that plane tickets for her wedding dates weren’t even available for purchase. Over that year or so, we got acquainted and we were really looking forward to their celebration. Isabel and Dorian are absolutely amazing together, their witty sense of humor and clever one-liners had us laughing our way through their day. In fact, Isabel reminds me a lot of friends I grew up with; she’s hilarious, brilliant, feisty, a real gem. Dorian – you just want to hug – not because he needs a hug, but because he’s such a genuine, loving, kind human being, also ridiculously clever and extra points because he’s always smiling. These two are incredibly attentive to one another, frequently locking eyes and forgetting about the world around them for extended moments in time – so much so that I had to break the lock on a few occasions to make sure we arrived on time to their ceremony, as we walked through the sea of thousands of humans that convene at the Zocalo in Mexico City that time of year. This pair even purchased a blessing by Shamans pre-ceremony in the zocalo, to which Isabel keenly noted – could be blessing or a curse, time shall tell. It was an adventure, every moment in center of the mega city, and we were all down for the ride. One fun fact – there was another “Roque” in attendance, we were in awe, the first ever Roque #2 we’ve met!

Isabel and Dorian got ready together, helping one another every step of the way. Their wedding ceremony was held at the Cathedral in the Zocalo, an absolutely stunning piece of architecture full of history, and even though Photographers are not allowed in the aisle during the ceremony, we made it work from Press booths perched above the guests. The reception was held at La Casa del Corregidor where dancing ensued, tears were shed, Mariachi jammed, it was epic. We are grateful to these two for entrusting us to capture this special day in their lives, documenting their wedding was a beautiful experience. Congrats to Isabel and Dorian!

Pictures by Roque Reyes and yours truly | Wedding planned and executed by the brilliant Dahn Wedding Panner

Aurora and Samuel were married last December in Oaxaca, a beautiful celebration at Hotel Azul surrounded by family and friends who made the trip to celebrate these lovers in our stunning city! Aurora’s Mexican roots and the couple’s mutual love for this country made Oaxaca the perfect destination for their wedding. Friends and family quickly fell for Oaxaca, embracing the culture (and mezcal) while exploring the city in depth. Aurora and Samuel are creative souls, madly in love and with an incredible sense of humor, making me laugh at every street corner. Their touch for meaningful details was evident, every decoration was chosen with intention and personalized for their celebration. It was a beautiful day and I am grateful to this beautiful pair for entrusting us to document their wedding, it was a true honor and we are so happy to have them in our lives. ¡Felicidades a Aurora y Samuel!

Photos by Roque Reyes and yours truly.

Montse y Luis. Estos bellos seres celebraron su matrimonio en Tlalpan CDMX, fue una boda increíblemente hermosa y llenísima de amor. Desde nuestro primer encuentro con ellos en un barcito en Roma Norte, Roque y yo sabíamos que no solamente íbamos a divertirnos mucho en su día, sino que también tendríamos dos queridos nuevos amigos. Montse y Luis llegaron al bar con su perrita Gigi y siendo todos amantes de perros, nos turnamos para abrazarla mientras platicamos de la vida y nuestras historias, entre mucho más. Roque y yo salimos de este encuentro con sonrisas enromes.

El día de su boda llegamos tempranito al arreglo, convivimos con sus familias y documentamos estos momentos sencillos y significativos con la buena luz, y en mi caso, con sus dos perritos presentes! Su ceremonia fue en la hermosa iglesia de Tlalpan, seguida por una gran fiesta en la Hacienda San Fernando. Fue un verdadero honor documentar su boda y conocer a esta pareja tan bella. Montse y Luis comparten un amor profundo, un amor que te hace sonreír desde el corazón, un amor que no te deja dejar de verlos juntos, un amor contagioso. Fue un honor presenciar su matrimonio y siento más que agradecida de tenerlos en la vida. ¡Felicidades a Montse y Luis! Les deseamos una aventura maravillosa en esta nueva etapa y los queremos mucho!

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!