• I am a fine art wedding and portrait photographer based in San Francisco and Boston. I work with a mix of film and digital photography at weddings in order to achieve a beautifully crafted collection of final images, that truly documents the beauty and energy of your wedding day. Thanks for stopping by and have a peek at some recent weddings and photo shoots below!

Bodega Bay

As some of you already know, 2013 was a busy year for me professionally and personally! In September, I moved into an actual office space with my friends from One True Love Vintage Rentals and Especially Yours Chair Covers. We’ve been busy laying floors, painting, and decorating! Then, a couple months later, my husband and I closed on our house and moved up to the North Bay. Even though we spend most of our free time now working on the house, we try to take a break every so often to go out and enjoy Sonoma county. A couple weekends ago we hopped in the car for a quick ride out to Bodega Bay for an afternoon of walking and eating chowder. It’s easy to get used to our surroundings here, and forget how beautiful the landscape…not to mention that the weather is so fabulous you can enjoy it year round. But to go out in February and walk in the sun along the ocean, well, that’s why we live here. In a previous life I think I must have been an old English rambler. When I have free time all I want to do is find somewhere vast and peaceful to walk. If it were up to me, I would walk until my feet hurt so much that I couldn’t walk anymore. Thank goodness I can handle that, because I find myself on my feet for usually 10+ hours at weddings! Below are just a couple shots from our walk along the Bodega Bay coast…no photos of the chowder and crab rolls though, we devoured them!

Shot with Contax 645 | Processed and Scanned by Richard Photo Lab

A Cozy Styled Farm Shoot – Part Two

As promised, here is the second half of the beautiful shoot put together by Amanda O’Shannessy Creative at Olympia’s Valley Estate for Styled. The Workshop! In case you haven’t seen the first part of this shoot, check it out here! Even though we are having a bit of a heat wave right now in the Bay Area, these photos make me so nostalgic for the fall. All those warm colors and spices…I can smell them now! Thank you again to all the vendors who worked so hard to make this shoot amazing!

Vendor Credits:

Venue: Olympia’s Valley Estate http://www.olympiasvalley.com/
Creative Direction, Design + Florals: Amanda O’Shannessy Creative amandaocreative.com
Paper Goods: Mae Mae Paperie http://www.maemaepaperie.com/
Vintage Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals http://onetruelovevintage.com/
Wardrobe Styling: Head Over Heals with Melanie http://headoverheelswithmelanie.com/
Hair + Makeup: Skyla Arts http://www.skyla-arts.com/
Models: Kennedy + Landon from JE Model Management http://www.jemodel.com/index.php?skip
Bride’s Attire: Lovely Bride http://www.lovelybride.com/
Vintage tabletop decor: Frances Lane Event Studio http://franceslane.com/
Jewelry: Sweet and Spark 

Christina Shaw - January 17, 2014 - 12:56 am

yep that settles it. we’ll photograph a wedding in San Fran & prob never look back. These. Are. Killer!!!!!

Mary Dougherty - January 18, 2014 - 2:14 am

beautiful!

A Cozy Styled Farm Shoot – Part One

My lovely friend and officemate Amanda is the talented little spark of energy behind Amanda O’Shannessy Creative and One True Love Vintage Rentals. She has an incredible eye for patterns, florals, colors…you get the picture. Aside from designing gorgeous weddings throughout the year, she hosts a wonderful workshop for designers and photographers called Styled. The Workshop. You most likely saw images from the spring workshop at Kohl Mansion on my blog a while back. The fall 2013 workshop took place at Olympia’s Valley Estate in Petaluma. As beautiful as Amanda’s styling was, we shot on such a gorgeous fall day and to be completely honest, I desperately wanted to grab a blanket, some cider, and cuddle with the cat who followed us around all afternoon. The property had a way of making me forget about obligation, time, and stress. Obviously an excellent choice for a wedding if you are looking for that laid-back vibe. I’m happy to say that I didn’t drink cider all day and cuddle with cats in the sun, but instead took photos! The shoot was divided into two portions, an engagement session and a wedding session. First up are images from the cozy engagement session…including the previously mentioned cat. Thank you to all the vendors who worked so hard to make this shoot so warm and beautiful…stay tuned for part two!

Vendor Credits:

Venue: Olympia’s Valley Estate http://www.olympiasvalley.com/
Creative Direction, Design + Florals: Amanda O’Shannessy Creative amandaocreative.com
Vintage Rentals: One True Love Vintage Rentals http://onetruelovevintage.com/
Wardrobe Styling: Head Over Heals with Melanie http://headoverheelswithmelanie.com/
Hair + Makeup: Skyla Arts http://www.skyla-arts.com/
Models: Kennedy + Landon from JE Model Management http://www.jemodel.com/index.php?skip
Jewelry: Sweet and Spark 

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