A Vegan + woodland fairy themed Backyard wedding in Northern California // Bay area Wedding

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Bay area wedding pictures
Bay area wedding pictures
Bay area wedding pictures
 
This is the story of Tris + Remi and their vegan, woodland fairy themed wedding.
The tables set with medieval chalices and collected vintage cutlery, candles flickering wildly.
Homemade jam upon every plate. Hand drawn table settings and a wedding seal illustrated by the bride.
Their day inspired by Midsummer nights dream, the secret garden, her favorite fairytale, and art nouveau works.
They aimed for their day to feel cozy + elegant just like their home and life.
One of her best friends sewing last minute details, as all of the girls prepare in a room filled with family heirlooms.
Their first look, on the path between his childhood home and his best friend’s home down the street.
The same path he has taken countless times as a child.
Now, where he embraces his bride in her flowy, vegan gown and her antique German crown.
They exchanged their vows in the backyard of the home he grew up in, overlooking the Napa River.
Boats sailing by, joining the celebration by tooting their horn.
Afterward, everyone gathered in the living room for a great vegan feast.
Tears, cheers, and cakes adorned with edible butterflies.
Romantic, eclectic, whimsical, otherworldly.
And they danced the night away under twinkling lights and then drove away in their vegan love mobile.
 
/// See their Bolinas beach + towering forest day after session HERE.
 

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Wedding photographer in Hong Kong || Wing + Marco Hong Kong Island Wedding Photographs

Hong Kong Wedding Pictures
Hong Kong Wedding Pictures
Hong Kong Wedding Pictures
Hong Kong Wedding Pictures
Hong Kong Wedding Pictures

 

This is Wing + Marco and the story of their Hong Kong Island Wedding.
Their friends gathered in a garden, bursting with green and under a canopy of blooming trees.
Rain fell from the heavens as they shared their first kiss.
Homemade cupcakes topped with rosemary sprigs, white balloons floating above.
Baby’s breath bunches gathered in recycled milk bottles and little hints of red details all around.
Wing + Marco, the heart of Hong Kong. Exploring the city streets as friendly faces shuffle by.
Riding the tram, holding each other close. Surrounded by the narrow, towering, colorful buildings. Surrounded by their home.

 

 

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Los Angeles Wedding photographer || Eclectic Hollywood boulevard Wedding || Hollywood, CA

Hollywood blvd wedding
Hollywood blvd wedding
Hollywood blvd wedding
 

Surrounded by her mother, sister, and closest friends, she got ready in a room overlooking the star-lined street in the historic Hollywood Roosevelt hotel.
She wore a pink + gold flower crown upon her head and slipped into heels adorned with pink blooms.
Dancing together to the music of a street performers sweet serenade, goofy grins and pure joy across their faces.
Stars underfoot as they strolled the sidewalk hand in hand, the busy bustle of Hollywood all around.
They wed in the candlelit Hollywood Post 43. Americana decor and stories of old filling each wall to the brim.
Their vows leaving everyone in tears and their loved ones’ toasts resulting in a room full of roaring laughter.
Homemade confetti, vintage cake toppers, hints of glittery gold, and late night tacos + hand pies.
This is the story of Lesley + Paul & their eclectic Hollywood Boulevard wedding.

 

 

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Wedding Photographer in Maine|| Traveling Maine || Acadia, ME

Travel Acadia Maine
Travel Acadia Maine
Travel Acadia Maine

 
My hand in yours, tiptoe to the edge.
Hushed laughter swirling around in the air with the sound of crashing waves below.
One of my favorite memories of all time, one of my favorite memories next to you.
The thick, fresh fog kissing our faces, surrounding our bodies.
Navigating through till we reached the water’s edge.
Salty breeze, the crash crash crash of the waves against the rocks below.
Maine stole our hearts from the moment we stepped on her soil.
We will never listen to Cicadas and Gulls by Feist without being flooded with these memories.

 
 
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Our Vintage Bohemian Camper // Chevy El Dorado Glamping // Los Angeles, CA

Vintage BoHo Camper Airbnb
Vintage BoHo Camper Airbnb
 
We cannot wait to share the following images with all of you. This, our beloved little yellow RV. This is where we spent our free time this spring & summer. So much laughter, sweat, tears, excitement went into renovating this little BoHo oasis on wheels. We renovated this little space upon four wheels in the back alley behind our apartment, powered by an extension cord dropped out of our window. By the end of our project, all of our neighbors were involved & always so excited to see the new progress. When we started, we didn’t know we would end up ripping everything out to the bare bones & starting anew. As most renovation projects go, we wondered if it was worth it more than once. But now, with everything complete, it is our little sanctuary. In the midst of our crazy schedule of running a business, this is our hideaway. A place to take a deep breath, gather our thoughts, travel the coast, find inspiration. It is a place for us to be together.
 
The second reason we can’t wait to share this with you is because we are excited to say that we want to extend this space to you. To fellow travelers, artists, & adventurers. To those in need of an escape from their busy schedule, to breathe deeply, & enjoy the coast. (find our Airbnb listing here!) . (Since we are currently traveling around Southeast Asia for the month of December, we will be updating the rental dates for our RV first thing in 2016.)
 
We have always dreamed of hosting travelers through Airbnb, but, until now, haven’t ever had the right space to do so. We love that with Airbnb, as they say, you can belong anywhere in the world. We have experienced this so many times throughout our travels. From an air mattress in an entryway in Nob Hill to a beautiful little apartment in the heart of San Miguel De Allende, Mexico, and as we speak, an 11th floor flat overlooking the city of Bangkok, we have been welcomed, treated like close friends, & been given a place to call home during our travels. Such an incredible way to create & experience community during travels.
 
// See below for where we got our furnishing/decorations & also to hear more details & info on becoming a host with Airbnb.
 

 

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Los Angeles Engagement pictures || Love is breakfast together and jumping in bed || Santa Monica, CA

Santa monica Engagement pictures
Santa monica Engagement pictures
Santa monica Engagement pictures
 

She can’t live without the sea, pitayas, horoscopes, poké bowls, a good book, hiking, sparkling rosé, her banditas and brunch.
He can’t live without his boys, guitar, Jesus, cooking, ESPN, craft beer, the outdoors, his infamous Northface jacket and his mother’s home-made kimchi.
Simply making breakfast together in her apartment, dancing in the kitchen, playing music, and jumping in bed.
This is Phil + Bonita. This is their love.
 
 
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Family photographer in New York || Home is holding hands, Exploring our town, Wild flowers, and picnics with cheese || Warwick, NY

The Novak Family New York family photographs
The Novak Family New York family photographs
The Novak Family New York family photographs
 
Home is exploring our town together. Holding hands with you every step of the way.
It is coffee shops, a photo booth in the candy store, and a rusty old bus.
It’s a new pink polaroid camera from your birthday, snapping pictures all around showing us how you see the world.
Home is laying out on a picnic blanket in our favorite spot.
Chocolate, and honey, and donuts, and cheese. All four of us on a hill at sunset, wildflowers all around.
It is dad making film images. It is helping mom make flower crowns filled with foraged greens and blooms.
This is Matt, Anna, Zoe, and Lola. This is the Novak family. This is home.

 
 
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Los Angeles Wedding Photographer || Hummingbird Nest Ranch Wedding || Santa Susana, CA

Los Angeles Wedding Hummingbird Nest Ranch
Los Angeles Wedding Hummingbird Nest Ranch

 
This is Lindsay + Christopher and the story of their Hummingbird Nest Ranch Wedding.
Bohemian lace, flower crowns, her grandmothers broach upon her bouquet, and leather laced-up boots.
A very tearful first look as the sun shimmered through the leaves.
Their sweet little pup Penny proudly standing by their side throughout the day.
Trekking up the the rocky mount, holding each other close, the moon rising and shining bright above them.
An alpaca named Snuffalina, inflatable swans floating across the pool, and the tastiest bbq food truck fare filling everyone’s tummies.
Twinkle lights lit the space as cheers, laughter, and dancing feet filled the night with pure joy and celebration.

 

 

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New York City Engagement photographs || Jennifer + Daniel exploring their neighborhood|| Manhattan, NY

New York City Engagement Pictures
New York City Engagement Pictures
 

Exploring favorite corners of their NYC neighborhood, hands intertwined, smiles ear to ear.
Preparing for adventures around town in their cozy home with their sweet little Tusker.
Standing upon their rooftop, holding each other tight. Standing in the midst of something big.
A quaint coffee shop bursting to the brim with plants, sipping drinks next to the oversized window showing beautiful glimpses of those bustling city streets.
Chasing pigeons through Washington Square Park and wandering through their favorite coffee bean shop filled with the sweetest aroma.
Vegan brunch, sweltering late summer heat. Sitting on West Village doorstoops, dreaming of what forever will look like together.
Adventurers and seekers. Together, world travelers.
This is Jennifer + Daniel and this is their love.

 
 
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Los Angeles Family Photographer || The Watters Family || Kansas City, MO

The Watters family on the shalomimaginative.com
The Watters family on the shalomimaginative.com

 
Home is brunch in our Kansas City neighborhood.
It is homemade pop tarts with frosting and sprinkles on top.
It is filled with light and joy. Laughter between it’s walls.
Home is our cozy beds. Jumping, snuggling, wrestling.
It is a little bloody nose when we wrestle too wild, and it is how you help me clean it up and get it to stop so we can keep playing.
It is our attic space with fresh white paint. It is getting into the toilet paper before you can catch me.
Home is our backyard. Bare feet and gardening, harvesting our peppers.
It is how you push us high on our tree swing. It is playing soccer together.
It’s baby grunts and holding you close when I feed you in our treehouse-esque bedroom.
Home is bright, cozy, and constant.
This is the Watters family. This is home.

 
 
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