The Knot Pro Event // San Francisco

Awhile back I had the pleasure of working with The Knot Pro to make a highlight video of their SF meet up! It was so fun meeting other creatives in the wedding industry, making new friends, working with a rad crew, and making this fun video! Check it out below!

The amazing vendor team: Venue @thesanfranciscomint - Planning + Coordination + Design @eeventsco - Catering @lrecatering - Florals @seascapeflowers - Vintage Rentals @revivalrentals -Rentals @standardpartyrentals -Linen @latavolalinen -Photography @kristine_nicole - Videography @seafoam_films - Live Entertainment @ivyhillentertainment - DJ + Lighting @gatsbyentgroup - Signage + Paper Goods + Live Painting @pigmentandparchment - Hair + Makeup + Braid Bar @kellyjomakeupandhair - Alcohol @smithsbeverage - Dessert @consciouscreamery - Stir Sticks @delovelydetails - Gift Box @bestowegifting - Photo Booth @giggleandriot -  Bar Services @liaadamsevents - Custom Ice @blindtigerice   

Kelly + Oscar // Sweetwater Farms

This wedding was straight up unique gorgeousness. From the bride's non-traditional, red, caped dress, to the groom's maroon crushed velvet jacket, and all the boho, witchy decorations in between, this wedding was a showstopper. Plus, Kelly and Oscar and their families are just the sweetest, most genuine, loving, and happiest people ever. This was a dream wedding to wrap up the 2017 wedding with! 

With a break from editing for a bit I plan to blog a lot more and share all the videos I have been holed away working on! And relaxing a bit too before the 2018 season starts! Thanks for watching along! 

Elle + Zach // Rustic Barn Wedding // Elk, CA

Elle and Zach are goooooood. Inclusive, funny, kind, unique, talented. I could go on and on. Being wedding photographers themselves (Kindred Weddings), their wedding day was filled with perfect details, beautiful light, and the most meaningful moments. From handwritten notes to each guest, to live music performed at their ceremony and first dance by some of their closest friends, their day was strongly intentional. The rustic barn at Cuffey's Cove in Elk, Ca had the perfect cozy, romantic, foggy, vintage-y vibes for their celebration, with dinner by candlelight, and string lights casting the perfect glow. See it all in their video below. 

Fun to work with Sara K. Byrne Photography on this one and proud to have this video featured on Green Wedding Shoes

 So much pure genuine happy love! 

So much pure genuine happy love! 


NYE Wedding

Brittany and Scott's Wedding was the perfect NYE party, and has me totally won over on NYE weddings now! The day was so dream-like with the sweeping views of the city below, the flowing fabrics at the ceremony space, and the warm hues of the last sunset of 2016. The fact that their marriage was happening on such a substantial day made it feel extra special. All the details, from her family heirloom wedding dress and jewelry to the clocks and lace scattered throughout the venue were exceptional and I am so glad I go to be a part of this day! Congrats Brittany and Scott! 

 D R E A M


 The bride wore her mother's wedding dress! Swoon

The bride wore her mother's wedding dress! Swoon

 The bride and her mom. And the epic wedding ceremony backdrop and view! 

The bride and her mom. And the epic wedding ceremony backdrop and view! 

 Brides + old buildings forever

Brides + old buildings forever

 Into the last sunset of 2016

Into the last sunset of 2016

Promotional Videos for Creative Small Businesses // Santa Cruz Woodworks

This project was one that I had been looking forward to for a long time! Collaborating with like-minded creative entrepreneurs is always inspiring, but it is especially inspiring when I get to create a video to showcase their talents. Santa Cruz Woodworks is a local business, passed down in the family, making custom wood cabinets and furniture, and pouring their passion and talent into their products. Part of what I love about collaborating with people like this is being able to promote their work, so go check them out! :)  

Shooting for SC Woodworks has inspired me to do more of these types of videos, and I am excited to now be offering lifestyle based promotional videos for creative small businesses! This lifestyle based approach is meant to give a 'behind the scenes' glimpse into the working parts of the business and a 'day in the life' example of the business owners lifestyle. Small creative businesses are often tightly intertwined with the business owners personal lifestyle, and often the business is hired because of that! These videos show off that lifestyle in a short, sweet lil' visual package, and are meant to create a connection with the viewer/client who would best fit the product that the business is offering.

If you, or someone you know, runs a creative small business and might want a video showcasing their work, shoot me an email at! I'd love to chat. :) 

Darcy + Phil // Nestldown Wedding // Redwood Wedding

2017 starts off with Darcy and Phil! These two threw the most magical fairytale wedding in one of the most gorgeous venues, Nestldown, in the Santa Cruz mountains. Everything from Darcy's princess braid, to the whimsical table decorations screamed fairytale, and the setting of towering redwoods, giant ferns, and wooded meadows gave the perfect ambiance. These two were the sweetest, and it was a treat to work with my good friends Sun and Life Photography on this one! Check out the video below. 

Ugh, that LANDSCAPE! 

 Coupla love birds here! 

Coupla love birds here! 

 Timeless beauty 

Timeless beauty 



 The look on her face during their first dance!!! Priceless. 

The look on her face during their first dance!!! Priceless. 

Featured on Green Wedding Shoes!


Good morning everyone, I am so excited to finally share a styled shoot that I was a part of waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay back in summer. Today we are featured on Green Wedding Shoes, and I couldn't be prouder to have worked with this group of uber talented women! Adriane White of Adriane White Photography and Elsbeth Mumm of Wild Abandon Design first planted the seed of this shoot and brought on board a smorgasbord of talented ladies with likeminded aesthetics, kind souls, killer senses of humor, and a passion for beauty! Everyone's contributions were incredible, making everywhere I turned a beautiful scene to capture. I can't believe that I get to call creative days like this work, and am so incredibly happy to be doing it with these people! Thank you to Green Wedding Shoes for the feature! 

Photography - Adriane White Photography ; Styling + Art Installation - Elsbeth Mumm of Wild Abandon Design ; Videography - Seafoam Films ; Floral - Carra Dugan ; Stationary - Ashley Cunningham ; Feather Headpiece - Cindy Clark ; Crystal Tiara - Howling Moon ; Hair - Nadia Markova ; Makeup - Jilian Wilkey ; Groom's Pocket Square - Beth Mastrude ; Bridal Gown + Accessories - BHLDN ; Rings - Chasing Jewelry ; Shoes - Nine West ; Linens - Grey Market Design ; Table Settings - Alexis Party Rental ; Table + Chairs - Patine ; Venue - Rancho Soquel ; Models - Sara Larkin + Keith Trainor

Check out the Green Wedding Shoes Blog for our full post with more details about the shoot and gorgeous photos from Adriane! 

Vacation Video // Engagement

Every June, Ryan, and I go to the Eastern Sierra, camp around in different places, explore the lakes and hot springs, and fall in love with the wild and dramatic landscapes up and down highway 395 all over again. Our favorite place is Convict Lake. We stumbled upon it by just seeing a sign and following it. No expectations. As we rounded the last corner before the lake, the most dramatic, craggy mountain face, with an iconic deep blue lake at its base, appeared before us and I literally gasped for breath. It was beautiful, and coming upon it with no expectations made it even more spectacular. 

This year, in that very place, in front of that mountain that took my breath away, Ryan COMPLETELY SURPRISED ME when he got down on one knee and PROPOSED!!! AND, he got it all on VIDEO! He nailed it, that clever little son of a bitch. :) I mean, nothing says "I love you" more than filming your proposal to your videographer girlfriend, amiright!? It was perfect, and I couldn't be happier to spend the rest of my life with this guy! 

Here's a little overview of our trip in photos and video, with the proposal wrapping up the tail end...

Amy + Clayton // Los Gatos Wedding

Amy and Clayton put on a chic, stylish, and emotional wedding day in the beautiful backyard of a close friend, nestled in the hills of Los Gatos. The day after the wedding we met up again to shoot some portraits of them on the sandy dunes in Pajaro and it was so fun to have that extra time to film the newlyweds! These two were so fun and easy to shoot, their love for each other really shines through. 

Jamie + Francisco // San Francisco City Hall Elopement

Jamie and Francisco introduced me to my first elopement and my first time visiting San Francisco City Hall. They are now two of my new favorite things. It felt pretty special being the only guest at Jamie + Francisco's intimate wedding, along with Molly Gilholm Photography. The day was relaxed and centered completely on the couple, and we had a blast shooting beautiful portraits all afternoon! SF city hall is mesmerizingly beautiful and the city has so much to offer for incredible locations. Jamie and Francisco came all the way from Chicago to elope in this amazing city for the beauty of its city hall. It is truly an iconic building. This video was so fun to do, I hope there will be more elopements in my future! Thank you for a wonderful day J + F! 

 Dress by  BHLDN

Dress by BHLDN

 Flowers by  Ampersand SF

Flowers by Ampersand SF

Ji + Eric // Topanga Canyon Wedding // Inn of the Seventh Ray

Ji and Eric got ready at the Viceroy Hotel in Santa Monica, which provided some awesome settings for their first look and portraits. They had their ceremony and reception at the most enchanted and intimate creek side venue, The Inn of the Seventh Ray in Topanga Canyon. The venue weaved around a bend in the creek and it had a maze-like quality which added to its mystique. Ji and Eric were so sweet and it was the perfect wedding to jump start the 2016 season! :) Here we go! 

Also, I super loved working with Kappen Photography at this wedding! 

The Tomboy Sessions

I am loving being a part of the team that makes up this new Music Video series in Santa Cruz called The Tomboy Sessions! Taking place at the Tomboy Vintage Shop, we are creating live performance music videos from bands as they come through this area on their tour! Santa Cruz has such an amazing music scene, and I am excited about this opportunity to work with some of the talent that passes through! Teaming up with Gadgetbox Recording Studio for audio, we shot the first of the series, featuring The Brothers Comatose in April of this year. Mischa Gasch of Tourmore Production is producing the series and we are supported by the sponsorship of Santa Cruz Guitar Company, Sylvan Music, Universal Audio, and Santa Cruz Mountain Brewing. Seriously, an awesome group of talent and sponsors and super fun people to be around.  I am a little bit giddy about being able to work in the genre of live music! 

We would greatly appreciate your views as we premiere this series and try to spread the word about it! Thanks so much! :) 

Check out The Tomboy Sessions WEBSITEYOUTUBE, and FACEBOOK for more information. 

Meeting Juliet

Watch out, it's a long one...

I have been impatiently waiting for the moment that I get to share this project with everyone, and now that it is here I am a little bit nervous! It is a category of video that is brand new for me and the initial butterflies of sharing something so new are definitely there. BUT, the butterflies are also from excitement! :) One of my favorite things about this job is the opportunity to grow from the experiences that I am exposed to with each new project. This one definitely changed my life.

Last June, I shot Greg and Rachael's wedding. After their wedding Rachael surprised me with an email that started with "Ok, I know this is kind of a crazy idea, and I totally understand if you say no..." Her idea was for me to be present at their baby's birth and capture on film the uncontrollable emotions that they knew were bound to happen during the moments right after delivery, when she and Greg were to meet their first child. 

I had never been around birth before, but I felt compelled to take the leap into this new territory. Being offered an opportunity to witness the inner workings of something that so many people go through, but that so little is openly shared about, felt exciting. None of us had any idea what we were doing. This was a first for all of us. Capturing as much as I could, being on call, and waking up in the middle of the night were all part of the excitement.

It was an adrenaline rush to be so close to such an unstoppable force, and I was in awe as Juliet was placed on her mother's chest for the first time. As Rachael and Greg cried from the intense love that they were immediately overcome with, I balled behind the camera from getting to watch their reactions as an outsider. It is something unexplainable to witness a life begin. I swear I could feel the energy in the room change as Juliet entered it. It was powerful. 

I wanted to be very thoughtful with how to make a respectful and appropriate film to showcase this magnitude of emotion in a way that was engaging and relevant, but not overly graphic. My main goal is to not scare anyone off from watching it simply because it is a "birth video," because it is not a typical birth video. Like Rachael pitched it to me, it is a video about Meeting Juliet, not about birthing Juliet.

I am way way way beyond honored to have been welcomed into and trusted with such a personal event in these two's lives. Rachael and Greg are an exceptional team and the love that they showed for each other during this event was inspiring. I cherish the special friendship that we have developed from the unique and bonding circumstances that have brought us together. I still can't believe I was there when Juliet was born! That little girl definitely has a special place in my heart and I think we will have a bond that will last for life. I can't wait to watch her grow :) 

Thank you Rachael and Greg, for your openness and trust in me. Thank you for broadening my understanding of love and my awe of life. Thank you for your willingness to share this video publicly and allow others a peak into this incredible event.

Diana + Jerome // Outdoor Oakland Wedding

Diana and Jerome said their vows in the Lake Merritt gazebo during a fun, emotional, and interactive ceremony. I love ceremonies where the couple and their guests interact and revel in the unique moments that they are all getting to be a part of! Their reception took place at a restaurant across the lake where food, drink, deserts and dancing filled the night. 

Diana and Jerome have playful sprits and their wedding day was definitely a reflection of that! A colorful, crafty vibe was the theme of this diy wedding, complete with homemade paper flowers for the bouquets and table decorations, some out of pages from the couples' favorite books! So clever, unique, and creative! 

This film was a joy to put together, AND it is the official wrap of my 2015 wedding season! CRAZY! I can't believe another year has flown by! I learned so much from all of my 2015 weddings, and I had the pleasure of working with the best people! I am loving this adventure and I am very excited for what all the 2016 weddings have in store! :)