When we lived in Northern California a few years ago, Tennessee Valley was my happy place. I'd come here to hike, run, and take photos. Fast forward to a few months ago when I happened to meet clients who are currently living in California, but are getting married in Traverse City next year! And on top of that, everything aligned just right so that I could take their engagement photos last week during a trip that Mike and I had planned to visit his brother and family! While we may not have hit glowy CA sun, the fog rolled in beautifully, the hills were green, the ocean was moody, and Jacquelyn & Doug have a contagious energy together. I can't tell you how excited I am to share a peek of this session and I'm even more excited about their upcoming wedding (btw, they seriously have a dream team of fellow vendors)!!!
Yesterday, I spent some time looking back through our 2014 weddings in order to update the slideshow on our wedding portfolio home page. I'm so glad that I did, because it made me so proud of the imagery that we created this year and it made me feel happy and oh so thankful that we get to do what we do. I'm not going to pretend that a full season of weddings every weekend with travel and non-stop editing doesn't tire me out, but looking through some of last season's highlights was truly rejuvenating. I'm also not embarrassed to tell you that last night I sat on the couch with a glass of wine watching the slideshow on our own website scroll on repeat... and maybe I was listening to some Etta James. Although I am NOT an advocate of music embedded in websites, if you happen to listen to this while watching you might just pick up some good vibes too.
And if that's not enough, I also curated a set of images from Nina & Joxe's wedding to appear as a featured wedding on our site. Their Rancho Nicasio wedding this past July was one for the books. With a blend of Italian, Mexican and Basque culture, a bilingual ceremony, colorful decor in the Northern California hills, and two of the most gorgeous people inside and out, it was truly a hard day to beat.
Prep venue: Private residence Ceremony & Reception: Rancho Nicasio Planning/Coordination: RSVP Events Make Up: Sophia Coyne - Painted Ladies Hair: Celeste Bonfiglio (Nina's Mom!) Florist: Karen Rossi Videography: Sean Desmond Caterer: Rancho Nicasio Dessert: Fat Angel Music: Mariachi and DJ Haan Solo