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This Modern Romance : book announcement!

I’m so excited to announce my book, officially launching on November 15th! This Modern Romance : The Artistry Technique, and Business of Engagement Photography is published by Focal Press and available right now for Pre Order on Amazon, Kindle, Barnes and Noble and Nook. This book focuses on

Pacific Weddings + Jenny Yoo

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Greylin: F/W ’14

Greylin Collection F/W 2014 Hair + Make-up: Bethany Ruck

Klaudia + Evan : love session

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.” ― Albert Einstein

Everly Clothing : Spring 2014

Everly Clothing Spring 2014 Polaroids Hair + Make-up: Bethany Ruck You love the roses – so do I I wish the sky would rain down roses as they rain from off the shaken bush Why will it not? Then all the valley would be pink and white And soft to tread on They would fall as light As

Charlene + Sean : love session

“Larger than the moon, my love for you Worlds collide as heaven pulls us through The secret of the world is written in the stars I’m carrying your heart in mine What a beautiful smile Can I stay for awhile? My beautiful love” - The Afters

Greylin Resort 2014

Greylin Late Summer Resort 2014 Hair + make-up: Bethany Ruck

Lani + Justin : wedding

If we never found this love If we never took that road If we hadn’t had the heart We wouldn’t have this home In this world the heart beats slow In my arms let’s share the cold In my eyes you’re all I’ve known Darlin’ let’s go home Love, love will take

Megan + Jesse : love session

If I talk real slowly, if I try real hard To make my point dear, that you have my heart Here I go, I’ll tell you what you already know If you love me with all of your heart If you love me I’ll make you a star in my universe You’ll never have to go to work You’ll spend

Betty + Memo : villa wedding

Oh, can’t you see that you were born to stand by my side And I was born to be with you, you were born to be my bride You’re the other half of what I am, you’re the missing piece And I love you more than ever with a love that doesn’t cease -Bob Dylan – wedding

Cheryl + Paulo : engagement

I want her everywhere and if she’s beside me I know I need never care But to love her is to need her everywhere Knowing that love is to share Each one believing that love never dies Watching her eyes and hoping I’m always there – The Beatles

Leila + Zach : Darlington House wedding

There is no time where we come from There are no clouds that block the sun There’s here and now and what we feel We have this moment and nothing else is real Only me loving you loving me -Warren John Venue: Darlington House Coordinator: Twine Events Beauty: 10.11 Hair + Make-up

Anto + Simone : engagement in Verona

They say for every boy and girl There’s just one love in this whole wide world And I know I found mine - Mary Hopkin

Le Petit Prince

“Here is my secret. It is very simple. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye.” Le Petit Prince “You risk tears if you let yourself be tamed”

Korakia Pensione

Location: Korakia Pensione florals + tablescape design: Karen Tran Florals invitations: Kristy Rice rentals: Planks and Patina cake: Michele Coulon make-up: Maria Nguyen hair: Elisa Bunnell shoes: Hey Lady dresses: Anne Barge and Claire Pettibone

Nine Space : Fall/Winter 2013

cold weather is upon us let’s snuggle deeper under the sheets stay indoors and make a fire play scrabble, drink hot chocolate take hot baths on chilly nights wear wool socks and stay in our pajamas let’s take a warm blanket and curl up close together Nine Space Fall/Winter

Joy + Jeffrey : Joshua Tree

“Oh that the desert were my dwelling place, With only one fair spirit for my minster. That I might forget the human race, And hating no one, love her only.” - Lord Byron

Wes + Olivia : engagement

One kiss from you, and I’m drunk up on your potion That big old smile is all you wore Girl you make me want to feel Things I’ve never felt before - Angus & Julia Stone >

California Wedding Day: cover + story

Dreams! in their vivid coloring of life, As in that fleeting, shadowy, misty strife Of semblance with reality, which brings To the delirious eye, more lovely things Of Paradise and Love- and all our own! Than young Hope in his sunniest hour hath known - Edgar Allen Poe California Wedding Day

Bright Star : Erica Elizabeth Designs

I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three days- Three summer days – Three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain. ~John Keats to Fanny Brawne 1819 Hair Pieces + Veils: Erica Elizabeth Designs Gowns: Claire Pettibone Hair &

Amelia + Skeet Ulrich : wedding

At last My love has come along My lonely days are over And life is like a song I found a dream, that I could speak to A dream that I can call my own I found a thrill to press my cheek to A thrill that I have never known Oh yeah yeah You smiled, you smiled Oh and then the spell was cast And

Como – Verona – Florence : Italy

Como / Verona / Florence : Italy “Through these old streets I wander dreamily; Around me Florence sweeps her busy tide Of life; quaint palaces on every side. Here, where I pass, perchance in former day Petrarch hath walked, composing poetry… What wondrous memories these scenes

Clarice + Hubert : napa wedding

“everything that i understand, i understand only because i love.” – leo tolstoy Floral Designn: Nancy Liu Chin Design Bridesmaid Dresses: Vera Wang Shoes: Valentino, Jimmy Choo Venue: Viansa Winery Catering: Sage Calligraphy Neither Snow Make-up: Aimee Lam DJ: Mixter Li Escort Mirror:

Ashley + Tyman : wedding

“I love you without knowing how or when or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep

Victorian Muse

We are the music makers, And we are the dreamers of dreams, Wandering by lone sea-breakers, And sitting by desolate streams;— World-losers and world-forsakers, On whom the pale moon gleams: Yet we are the movers and shakers Of the world for ever, it seems. ~Arthur O’Shaughnessy,

Nine Space Summer 2013

Nine Space Summer 2013 luxury linens, bath, towels, robes and foutas make-up + hair: KC Witkamp soft goods stylist: Christina Watkinson

Ruche : Spring 2013

Ruche Spring 2013 “a tea for two” make-up and hair: KC Witkamp cakes: Sweet and Saucy rentals: Found Vintage Rentals featuring bunnies from a bunny rescue B.U.N.S.

Published: Destination I Do

Congratulations to Ashley + Tyman! Their wedding was featured in the Spring/Summer 2013 issue of Destination I Do magazine! Can’t wait to share more images from this gorgeous wedding!

Everly: Spring 2013

Everly Spring 2013 hair + make-up: KC Witkamp

Pacific Weddings : Korakia

So exciting to see this amazing collaboration at the  Korakia Pensione in the pages of Pacific Weddings!  Venue: Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs / Dresses: Claire Pettibone & Anne Barge / Hair: Elisa Bunnell / Makeup: Maria Nguyen / Hair pieces: Erica Elizabeth Designs / Flowers + Tabletop:

Magnolia Rouge: Cover

Magnolia Rouge Cover and Editorial about a cocktail party turned to surprise wedding! Produced By: Be Inspired PR / Planning and Design Styling: Sterling Social / Venue: Carondelet House / Florals: The Hidden Garden / Furniture: Form Décor / Desserts: Cupcakes Couture / Invitations and Printed

Wedding UK : published

Happy to announce that The Folly Estate shoot was featured in the December/January Issue of Wedding UK magazine! You can view more images from this lovely shoot here!

California Wedding Day

California Wedding Day magazine: Hollywood Glamour Full Story venue: Roosevelt Hotel make-up: KC Witkamp stylist: Conor Graham gowns: Monique Lhullier, Ines Di Santo, Vera Wang, Hayley Paige, Jenny Packham, lazaro

Sarah + Ryan : engagement

as long as I have you in my arms, I don’t mind the rain

Kristine + Daniel : wedding

dress: BHLDN shoes: Vivienne Westwood make-up + hair: Maria Lee venue: California Academy of Sciences, San Francisco coordinator: Elizabeth Bainbridge of 2 the 9s Events florist: Spiral Hand band: The Cottontails catering: Global Gourmet favors: Map Tote bags filled with homemade granola

The Folly Estate

The Folly Estate Toile Inspired dresses by Claire Pettibone Stylist: Gatherings by Stacie Floral: Floral Occassions Make-Up: Alison Christian Hair: Ting Hair + Make-up Hair Pieces: Erica Elizabeth Designs Shoes + Jewelry: Ruche Bridal