Meet Cameron – 3 Year Old, Adorable Athlete!

Posted by on Jan 29, 2011 in .Families., .Little ones. | One Comment

Cameron may be the most athletic 3 year old I have ever shot in my 10 years in business. Wow. I mean, we got him on the long board, he kicked the soccer ball around, he rode his bike, posed with his dad’s surf board, and played with his fire trucks. He’s an active kid… and he’s adorable! Thanks Cook Family for making this a very fun photo shoot for me.

Wishing you the best with your new baby girl. I can’t wait to meet and photograph her!

Here are my favorite shots from our photo session. I hope you enjoy them.

A Bernardus Vineyard Wedding in the Autumn {Andrea + Sean}

Yesterday evening, Sean & Andrea came to my home for a premier viewing party to see all their wedding photos using my projector and 12 foot wall! It was so special to be in the same room with them while they viewed their wedding photos for the first time. We relived the day together over wine & cheese and their good friend Ashley joined in the fun. Check out their online slideshow to music —>

THE WEDDING DAY RECAP ::: Sean & Andrea wed at the exquisite Spanish Colonial style chapel called San Carlos Cathedral on a sunny, Autumn day in Monterey, CA. They were joined by their close friends and family as they happily exchanged their vows during their Catholic Ceremony. Andrea looked gorgeous. I loved the way she altered her dress to show off her pretty purple heels and the cap sleeves were so great.

Their ceremony was followed by an outdoor cocktail hour surrounded by blue skies, fountains, signature margarita martinis, delish hors d’oeuvres, live music, picturesque hills and the award-winning, Bernardus Lodge Winery in Carmel Valley. I was able to take Sean & Andrea into the vineyards for some sweet shots during this time! The light was perfect. The backdrop was dreamy. And, the connection to each other was inspirational.

After the guests danced the night away to the talented band, Steve Ezzo & The Monterey Bay All Stars, they were greeted by Sean’s favorite food, a cereal bar. What a fun & unique way to wrap up a fantastic wedding celebration. It was a hit among the guests, and of course by Sean himself!

A special thanks to their fabulous wedding coordinator, Christy Daly, with Allure Consulting and to my wonderful 2nd photographer/assistant, Kara Snider! Please check out all of the wonderful vendors who all helped make Sean & Andrea’s wedding a huge success.

CONGRATS to you both, Andrea & Sean. I am so happy to not only call you clients, but also my friends!


Wedding Coordinator: Christy Daly with Allure Consulting

Florist:  Anne Mendenhall

Band/DJ: Ezzo Entertainment

Reception/ Catering: Bernardus (Kristin Clayton)

Cathedral: San Carlos Cathedral

Cupcakes: Layers Bakery

Hair Stylist: Studio 519

Hair Stylist:  Oya Salon

Officiant: Father Angel Sotelo

Chair/Lighting Rentals: Eventscapes

Photobooth: Shutterbooth

A Tuscany, ITALY Wedding {Castello di Vincigliata + Florence}

I met Jenn & Ben in San Francisco, CA over a cup of tea to talk about their wedding. Two hours later, we felt as if we’ve known each other for years!  8 months later, I am in Italy capturing their aahh-mazing, story-book, destination wedding. They truly made my dream come true — to shoot a wedding at a CASTLE and in ITALY! I mean, woah — doesn’t get much better then this. Their families graciously welcomed me as one of their own. I even went on a day of wine tasting in the hills of Tuscany with them and they invited me to their fun rehearsal dinner as a guest!

Jenn & Ben happily said their I-do’s on October 10, 2010  —  this day, I will never forget (for that matter, my entire Italy trip). I was with them for 12 some hours capturing every fleeting moment. Beverly Hills – based Cinematographer, Ari Perilstein with Custom Made Production, and I ran around Florence prior to their ceremony getting shots of Jenn & Ben that I have always dreamed of.  It was an exciting spectacle. I overheard plenty of English speaking folks thinking it was for a movie or big commercial shoot. We all felt famous! Ari and I had an entourage of friends/guests helping us with our gear. It was awesome.

And, then there’s Castillo Di Vincigliata, (aka Villa Vorno) a 1000AD- dated castle where 45 of their closest friends & family gathered to watch them wed in a beautiful garden with a fountain, blue skies, and ear-to-ear smiles, all officiated by the charming Benjamin Singleton with Italy weddings. The ceremony was extremely heartfelt. I have to admit, my eyes got teary eyed!

I’ll stop my babbling, so you can enjoy Jenn & Ben’s highlights. Please make sure to check out their webgallery I created for them –>

But, before I stop, I would like to extend a very warm thank you to my new friends, Jenn & Ben; their incredible, supportive family; all their guests who flew across the world to be with us; the incredibly talelented, Ari Perilstein, who helped with artistic direction and who created a stunning short film (<— make sure to click and watch!); Benjamin Singelton who not only coordinated the entire wedding, but also beautifully officiated the ceremony; and finally, thank you to my two sweet friends who traveled with me for 2 weeks and who helped me during the wedding, Carrie Valatka & Kenda Todaro. I feel so fortunate to have given the opportunity to capture unforgettable Italy-based wedding. Get ready Italy, I’ll be back in August 2011 to shoot yet another dreamy wedding at Hotel Villa Cipressi in Lake Como.

So, without further adieu, please sit back, drink glass of Italian Chianti (or something tasty of your choice) & enjoy. Thanks!