London Engagement Shoot

Hellooooooo I am so excited to finally share this little engagement video that I shot in London while I was traveling in the UK earlier this year! We ran around Shoreditch, chasing all the street art, eating bagels, and watching the sun go down on a rooftop overlooking the city! These two were so wonderful in front of the camera! Newly engaged and so happy to have found each other, their love was REAL! So many thanks to these two for saying yes to a stranger’s request to have a couple’s shoot around the city! London, I love you!!!

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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

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So much pure genuine happy love! 

So much pure genuine happy love! 

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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

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 shannon@seafoamfilms.com! 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 

Married!! 

Married!! 

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!

<<< IN THE LAND OF MILK AND HONEY STYLED SHOOT 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!