My mom and dad eloped when they were 18 & 26. They took their two best friends, drove up to Reno, Nevada and got married at a little chapel. My mom told me she wore a brown wool dress and it was the hottest day in July. I love my mom and dad's wedding story - I love that they couldn't wait to commit to each other and now after 50 years they are still each other's best friend.
I wish I had photos of their wedding day. I wish I could see their first kiss, my mom's smile as she said I do & my dad's face when he slipped a ring on her finger. While I can imagine all of it, I wish I could hang my wedding photos next to my parents for the next generation of our family to see.
This is my why & why photography matters. It documents your legacy, it helps tell your story, it's proof of a life well lived, well loved and well celebrated.
Picking your outfit can be one of the most challenging parts of a photoshoot. To help couples and families out with outfit planning, I provide a style guide that helps you navigate your closet. It goes over all my tips and tricks on where to get started and what looks best on camera.
Depending on the package you chose, you are welcome to any location in the Bay Area! Sometimes I have clients who have a location picked out right away, but if you need a little support finding the right spot for you, I provide a full location guide filled with Bay Area location inspiration.
It depends on the package you chose! As a personal rule of thumb, I will deliver 35-40 photos for every hour (60 minutes) of coverage.
For weddings, you can expect your online gallery delivered 4-8 weeks after your event. For couples and family sessions, your online gallery will be delivered in 2-4 weeks.
Heck yes, I do. I love small weddings and elopement and like to think of myself as a SF City Hall regular. Elopements start at $800.00.
After we chat a little to see if we are a good fit for eachother, then I will send over a proposal for you to review! Within that proposal you'll have your see the selected package, the invoice, the contract and place to pay your deposit. A 25% non-refundable deposit is due upfront to hold your date. The remainder of your balance will be due 1 week prior to your event.
The earliest I take bookings is 9 months out! At this time I am not able to do holds or create waitlists for certain days outside of that year time frame. But that doesn't mean I don't want to hear from you! We can still chat about your wedding day and what you want it to look like!
I live and work in Pleasanton, California. I will travel anywhere in the Bay Area for session & am available for state-wide travel! Also, if you want a destination wedding in Italy, please call me. :)
To keep my business open and help slow the spread, I adhere to Santa Clara County's guidelines. All sessions will be held outdoors. I will wear a mask and ask that you do as well as we walk from location to location. Hand sanitizer will be brought & I will bring a longer lens to keep distance. I ask that if you are not feeling well or have symptoms that you let me know ASAP so we can reschedule.
I offer half sessions. Once you inquire about booking, I'll provide a pricing guide that goes over the types of sessions I offer - one being a half session. I offer mini's once a year & notify previous clients first on when they will be available.
Unfortunately, not anymore. But I do work with some small businesses who need images for branding material. Please email if you are a brand looking to connect for a branding session.
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