San Francisco Bay Area Wedding Photographer | Ciara & Joseph

I didn't meed Ciara and Joseph until the day of their wedding. In fact, I had only corresponded with Joseph's mom, Susan. I have a lot of weddings where a parent will book but my interactions with Susan really struck a nerve in the best possible way. She explained to me, almost tearfully, how important photography was because Joseph is her only child and these photos will mean the world to their family. I immediately placed myself in her shoes imagining my son getting married someday. I couldn't help but watch her throughout the day- how she teared up as Ciara walked down the aisle, how she cried with Ciara as she recited her vows to Jospeh, Susan's only child, and how she beamed with joy every time her son beamed with joy. I thought to myself, "I hope he knows how lucky he is to have such a wonderful mother." - but I know he does, I could tell in the look on his face as he danced with her later in the afternoon.

Both Ciara and Joseph were full of love, up for anything, and fully focused on the most important aspect of their wedding day - their friends and family. Everyone ate delicious food, had amazing cupcakes, and danced.

Susan, thank you for finding me and allowing me to be a part of this special day.

Danielle & Gavin's Vizcaya Wedding | Sacramento, CA

This wedding was photographed by Anita Martin and Jo Clark on my behalf. I met Gavin and Danielle last year when I photographed their Sacramento engagement session. We discovered that Gavin went to high school with my husband and that we had a handful of mutual friends. They are awesome people and I knew that their wedding would be a blast. As you can see from the photos that definitely turned out to be true! I am so in love with the energy and personality in these photos.

I am so happy to be able to share this wedding with you. Big shout out to Anita and Jo for capturing Danielle and Gavin's wedding exactly as I would have!

Anita being awesome at what she does!

Genevieve & Scott's Granite Bay Backyard Wedding

Genevieve and Scott just purchased this gorgeous property in Granite Bay this summer. Fairly last minute, they decided to hold their wedding on their property because when you have 2 acres (more, less?) of stunning Northern California land to call your own...why not? Their family and friends ambled in dressed in cowboy boots and hats at the request of the bride and groom. Every lady knows that a man looks good in uniform and not only did Scott look fantastic in his hat and boots, but he's also a fire fighter. Nice, huh? ;) My absolute favorite moment of the day was when Scott knelt down to Genevieve's 6 year old daughter during the ceremony and promised his devotion to her as well as her mother. As I write this, I'm looking at a magnet on my fridge that I gave to my dad when I was a little girl and then kept after he died last year. It says, "Anyone can be a father, it takes someone special to be a Daddy". No truer words were ever spoken. Cheers to your wonderful little family!