Ellen & Quinn's Los Altos History Museum Wedding

I've photographed four weddings at the Los Altos History Museum this year. Each and every one of them is unique and yet all four of my couples remind me of one another. They tend to be 20-somethings, in the tech industry (in one form or another), have a family connection to the Bay Area, and know that they want their wedding to represent them, not just a pretty Pinterest board. Ellen and Quinn were my last wedding of the year and my fourth couple at the Los Altos History museum. They are young, fun, intelligent, kind, and yeah, just a bit silly :) I met Ellen for the first time as I walked in the door of her friend's BEAUTIFUL Los Altos Hills home where all of the girls -all 12!! bridesmaids- were getting ready. In the meantime, my second shooter, Heather, was off photographing Quinn and his 8 groomsman. Ellen is the oldest of 3 daughters so this was a big, big day. There were plenty of tears shed by her mom, sisters, and cousins. She was stunning in her lace, low back gown and I found myself photographing her back more than was probably necessary because I was obsessed with the back of this dress. haha. Her 12 bridesmaids ranged from childhood friends to college roommates, Stanford friends, cousins, a sister in law, and of course her two little sisters. Quinn is the co-founder of a software company and since my own hubby is an entrepreneurial techy, I felt right at home around Quinn and his friends.

Ellen and Quinn's entire wedding was filled with joy and laughter. I am so, so happy for them and am so thankful that I had the opportunity to photograph their beautiful wedding.

Kara & Patrick's Los Altos History Museum Wedding

Kara and Patrick's wedding at the beautiful Los Altos History Museum was my first of four at this venue this year! I love flying into San Jose and I love Los Altos. In many ways, this part of California still feels like home to me. Every time I am hired to shoot a wedding here I get so, so excited. What do I love about the Los Altos History Museum as a wedding photographer? The way the light falls during the reception, the lush gardens, the orchard in the back of the property, the fact that you can have your entire reception outdoors, the ability to openly wander the property without restrictions, and the amazing way that it's run. They make sure that their couples have the perfect wedding experience and as a photographer, that makes me so very happy. I love Kara and Patrick. They are sweet, funny, easy-going, and their love for each other is made clear in every interaction that they have. Their wedding was a joy to photograph. I loved the way their parents cried, Patrick's jokes, Kara's awesome bridesmaids, and their super fun friends and family.

Thank you for allowing me to be a part of your day!