Genna & Jesse

It's not every wedding that you get a day-of call from the coordinator warning you that the gorgeous coastal location may experience gale force winds. And more importantly, it's not every event that you meet a couple whose perspective is so right on that it doesn't phase them in the least. Genna and Jesse are two intelligent, kind, loving, and much-loved individuals and it was clear from our first shot that they would enjoy and soak in the day, however it unfolded. 

And unfold it did, with the support of their community clearly visible. From fellow musicians who played during the ceremony and first dance (including a circle of fiddlers!), to numerous pieces handwritten by friends, and an officiant who was also the bride's mentor- the love and respect for this couple abounded. Toasts spoke to their character, the good they brought out in people, and the many ways that they care for others and each other. 

Amazingly, after some top-notch planning by Heather and her team at All Set, the weather ended up working in our favor. Portraits were taken with just the right amount of wind to lightly lift some chiffon. The sun broke out right before the ceremony. Guests enjoyed cocktail hour without having to huddle under heat lamps. We were even able to take sunset photos! All in all, a beautiful day resulting in some lovely images, a few of which are below.

Wedding Venue & Caterer: Costanoa LodgeCoordinator: All Set Events / Hair and Makeup: Kelly Jo Makeup and Hair / Florist: Brother and Sisters Flower ShopBand: The A-List with Downbeat LA / Photobooth: 143 PhotoboothWedding Dress: Loho Bride / Groom's Suit: Hugo BossSecond Photographer: Noah Christman 

Groomsman gift

Beautiful pocket watch gift that a groom gave to each of his groomsmen

Guest fashion

We all know how much time and thought is put into the attire of a wedding couple and their brides/grooms/people, and for good reason- the spotlight is on them and they'll be in the bulk of the day's photos. And while I love seeing what a wedding's main players wear, I thought it'd be fun to highlight some of my favorite shots of wedding guest fashion. 

Personally, I love dressing up for a wedding and having an excuse to put on a pair of heels (pretty much my only excuse in the uber-casual Bay Area). And when I'm shooting a wedding, I can't help but notice and delight in guests whose aesthetic really stands out. So here are a few of my favorites from my last five years of shooting in California!