Lindsey & Brian's Saratoga Springs Wedding | San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Lindsey & Brian's day was nothing short of magical beneath the towering redwoods of the Santa Cruz mountains. Tucked away on a winding road in Saratoga, Saratoga Springs is a mountain oasis a world away from Silicon Valley. As you step out of your car the first things you notice are the drop in temperature and the smell of fresh greenery. The entire area exudes romance, similar to that of a fairy tale. Add in two beautiful people (Lindsey and Brian, obviously) and it's a perfect location for a wedding.

I lost count of the times I laughed alongside these two. From the moment we met at a Starbucks in Los Altos to discuss their wedding we were all at ease, fast friends. It was an honor and a privilege to document their day, as easy at that was with so much beauty -inner and outer- surrounding us.

Congratulations you two!

Crystal & Jonathan | San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer | Cinnabar Hills

While I get ready to edit the rest of this gallery, I wanted to share some sneak peeks! I had a blast shooting Crystal and Jonathan's wedding at Cinnabar Hills in South San Jose last weekend. The rolling hills, oak trees, and fall light are some of my favorite things about living back in the Bay Area.

I can't wait to share more!

Ashley & Jason in Seattle | San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer

Ashley and Jason were my second models for a styled shoot in Downtown Seattle for the Click Away conference! I've known Ashley for years - she was actually my crazy talented, fun hair stylist when we lived in Seattle. We became friends and I immediately thought of her when I needed models for this class. My vision for them was classic 60's Hollywood because Ash has always reminded me of a young Elizabeth Taylor. The day of our class/shoot it was POURING rain. In a rented satin dress going out in the rain was not an option. On a real wedding day I would simply stay inside and find a way to make it work, so that's what we did! I LOVE the moody, dramatic light and my students got some amazingly beautiful, unique photos...even from a small, basic conference room!

Dress: Belltown Bride

Location: The Westin Seattle