Thursday, May 21, 2015

Moraga Newborn Photography Session | Baby Madison

I am so excited to share baby Madison's session with you! This little ball of sweetness was born on May 5th and couldn't be any cuter if she tried! Capturing moments from the first few days of a new family is such a sentimental part of my job. There is an excited nervousness in the air and smiles on everyone's face. My favorite moments from newborn sessions are often unintentional, candid moments, when mom or dad are just holding and soothing their little one in between the posed photos. Congratulations Christine and Tom!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

San Francisco Engagement Photography at Potrero Hill, Lover's Lane, and Pier 7 | Lauren and Ryan

Lauren and Ryan wanted to keep their engagement shoot, light, fun and iconically San Francisco. We started the shoot on Portrero Hill and while the wind was strong, and the chill was freezing, you couldn't tell because of the smiles on their faces! They were such troopers, game for anything! We then moved on to Lover's Lane where we able to capture more intimate portraits of the two. I always enjoy these more intimate sessions where the love and excitement between a newly engaged couple is so palpable. Our final stop was Pier 7 where we captured them in front of the beautiful, skyline of San Francisco.

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Palm Event Center Wedding Photography in Livermore, CA | Amelia and Brett

Amelia and Brett's winter wedding at the Palm Events Center in Livermore was truly one for the books. Full of rich hues and jewel tones, it was a stunning affair complete with an epic dance party, doughnut flambé buffet, and a VW getaway van! These two are the epitome of happy, vibrant energy and this energy was evident in every detail of their wedding. Their vendors are some of the best in the business and it was an honor to capture the floral magic of Nicole Ha's designs as well as Maria Chang and PMA's perfect hair and makeup styling.

No stranger to boldness and brightness, they decked out the beautiful Palm Events Center in opulent tones of berry, fuchsia, and violet. The bridesmaids were a true sight in their ombre berry toned dresses. Their rich palette lent such a decadent, unique feel to the already gorgeous venue. Thankfully, the grounds were just perfect for their portrait session, with the yellow and green vineyards under a crisp, winter light.

Staying true to their playful and festive theme of the wedding, Amelia and Brett made their grand exit in a vintage VW van as family and friends sent them off with waves and well wishes. Congratulations Amelia and Brett! If your wedding is any indication of your life together, it will no doubt be a hugely successful, beautiful and a whole lot of fun.

Hair and Makeup by Maria Chang and PMA
Floral Design by Nicole Ha
VW Getaway Van by Vantigo
Venue Palm Event Center