Josh and Tia – Stryker Sonoma

Josh and Tia’s Styker Sonoma wedding was done right – Tia wanted white on white on white all in the midst of a vineyard (we’re talking on the dirt, in between rows of grapes ripe for harvest)

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Every detail from the dress, to the shoes, to the reception amongst the vines was over the top perfect!!

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How can you argue with a perfect pair of Jimmy Choo shoes! (if I were a girl – or if I wore girls clothes…. I’d definitely have a pair of Jimmy in the closet)

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Tia and Josh were total class acts and it was a ton of fun spending the day with them and seeing how happy they were around each other and with their guests!

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Literally in the middle of a vineyard, eating dinner!

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Mountain Boho Inspirational Shoot

On a hike in the mountains with Cheryl (my wife) I was inspired by the abundance of wild flowers and views out over Lake Tahoe. Realizing one of my dream weddings would be a boho inspired hike out into the wilderness, I knew I had to create that shoot and this is what became of that idea with a TON of help from my favorite hair and makeup professional Lea – LB Gorgeous.

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Kary and Chuck – Sunnyside Lake House – Quist Estate Wedding

It’s probably pretty obvious that I love working with adventurous and mischievous couples – so it shouldn’t be an surprise that when Karey and Chuck contacted me about their Lake Tahoe wedding at the Quist Estate (Sunnyside Lake House) – I was pretty quickly sold by their personalities. If there were a couple this year that I’d choose to party with, these would be the winners! (don’t get me wrong, any excuse to hang out with any of my amazing couples is a win – but I’m pretty sure Chuck would be down with my level of trouble making – and Karey would probably laugh at us for support all the way through.)

As a couple, Chuck and Karey love planning their adventures in only the best way possible – by surprise. They have a system for creating a list of adventures/trips/locations and putting them all into a hat (not getting metaphoric here… they actually do this, and I’m taking notes – you should too) Karey and Chuck will then draw at random from the hat – and voila – they are in business – This is how they planned their honeymoon (it got complicated from what I understand – and at last check, I believe they may still be enjoying Lake Tahoe – but none-the-less, I can’t wait to find out where the hat landed them for their first married adventure.) (UPDATE – they announced the hat draw is taking them on a wedding honeymoon to the Azores!!!)



Adventure and Mischief

I’m a sucker for an adventure – I pretty much don’t have the ability to say no. The buddies tell me last minute we’re driving to Nevada in the middle of the night – I’m in. A couple is game to climb on walls with a huge cliff they “could” fall off – sounds fun!

Mischief – does it involve the possiblity of getting into trouble? If I haven’t already done it, I’m pretty game to try. I have a rule that I’ll try almost anything three times – and so far I haven’t been arrested – so it seems to be working out.

I’ve been reminded lately that I need to push my couples in these same ways – this creates images that go above and beyond and this week as I prep to update my website, I’ve been drawn back to some of my favorite images that represent these things with my couples.

I can’t wait to create more!!

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