Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Los Altos History Museum Wedding Photography | April & Will

Will and April are two spirited and sweet individuals. Together, they are an unstoppable force of happiness and fun! Their wedding took place at the Los Altos History Museum, an adorable venue filled with rustic treasures and beautiful, overgrown plants. The couple added their own special touch to the venue with tons of adorable, DIY details!

Our hearts melted as we watched Will tear up as his bride walked down the aisle. The rest of the ceremony was just as sweet as it was filled with words from their friends and their own special vows. After their first kiss, the bridal party began to sing "500 Miles" and they all began to jump and dance back down the aisle!

The outdoor reception was just as incredible! Guests sat beneath string lights and stars as they listened to the couple's family and friends say some of the sweetest and most hilarious toasts we've ever heard! Then came the dancing. April and Will are swing dance extraordinaires and they sure proved it! April and her beautiful, layered dress swung through the air as Will twirled them around, with a huge smile on his face. They then played a game of "snowball" which got everyone out of their seats and shaking their groove things.

Congratulations Will and April and thank you for allowing us to photograph a day we won't soon forget!

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Flora Grubb Gardens & Fort Funston Engagement Photography | Mai & Phu

Mai and Phu are one of the most dedicated couples that I have ever met. They are photographers themselves and went above and beyond to find the perfect locations for their engagement session. They spent their free times on weekends scouting locations and I am so glad they did because they found some amazing spots!

The first location they decided on was a spot in San Francisco called Flora Grubb Gardens and it was an incredible pick! Some of the treasures there included vintage cars and bicycles, succulent wall planters, rustic doors and colorful chairs hanging on walls. I had the hardest time leaving to go to our next locations because I just wanted to keep shooting! It was a photographer's dream.

Once I pried myself away from Flora Grubb Gardens, we headed over to Fort Funston National Park. We trekked down the very step trail to the beach where I finally witnessed my first, San Francisco sunset since July. That's right, no clouds and the fog was nowhere to be seen. It was beautiful! Of course, just because the sun was out, didn't mean in was warm! Mai was such a trooper, running around on the beach and getting her legs wet in the waves. She was just so dedicated and wanted the perfect photos. That's my kind of lady!

Returning back to the top of the hill was a real battle. It was a vertical climb, but Phu and Mai were in such a good shape, they managed to carry all the props up and still made it to the top before me! The last photo we took was one of my favorites from the session. You can see the beautiful coastline during twilight time and you can also see just how far we had to walk down and up to get the perfect photos. It was well worth it!