Kristen + Andrew at the Claremont Hotel & Spa

Kristen & Andrew were such a fun couple to photograph!  They got married at the classic Claremont Hotel and Spa in July (of 2013…I’m a little behind ok!).  It was a typical summer day in the bay…some fog, some sun…perfect weather for shooting!  Speaking of classic, getting to use Andrew’s 1971 Volvo 142 for the shoot was super awesome, made for beautiful portraits and it took me back to High School – my best friend growing up had a very similar car, Ha Ha.  I had such a great time using all the iconic flavor of the Claremont in the images.  The fun carpet, loud curtains, the iron work on the balcony – there are endless possibilities.  I was a little sad we couldn’t figure out a way to have the couple’s two greyhound’s be part of the shoot, but I guess you have to draw the line somewhere.  Even through this wedding happened in 2013, I had to post it.  I truly loved how all their images turned out, and had such a great time shooting them!  Congrats to Kristen & Andrew!

“One of our favorite moments from the wedding was when we saw each other at the beginning of the ceremony, as we deliberately didn’t see each other beforehand.  Andrew liked watching my mom smile and cry at the same time while my dad and I danced. I liked all the preparation beforehand such as sneaking into the reception room early in the morning to see the flowers being installed and bringing the room to life with color.” – Kristen & Andrew

| Details |
Venue:  Claremont Hotel | Florist: Sarah Bishop | Dress: Maggie Sottero | Groom’s Suit: J.Crew| Makeup: Kristen Parker (Bride)
| Hair: Artbeat Salon | Wedding Planner: Allison Bruley | Officiant: Ryan Brusco| Catering: Claremont Hotel | Cake: Katrina Rozelle
| Music: Hearts of Gold D.J.  | Rings: Pave and Oaks Jewelry

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Wedding at the Claremont Hotel & Spa

Wedding Photos at the Claremont Hotel & Spa

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Tesse + Erik at Tehama Golf Club

Erik and Tesse threw a beautiful wedding at the Tehama Golf Club in Carmel Valley last fall.  This “Royal Wedding” themed event was absolutely stunning.  I have known Erik & his family for over 12 years.  I shot his sister Brittany’s beautiful backyard wedding a few years ago (Click here to se Brittany & Larry’s Wedding) & was super excited when Erik contacted me after he and Tesse got engaged:).  It was a race to the finish as I watched the sun set during the ceremony, which created the most beautiful light.  I was determined to get some dramatic sky shots of Tesse & Erik after the sun set.

The combination of these two wonderful families, the stunning venue, this sweet couple, the dramatic details and the cutest flower girls and ring bearers ever – it was a perfect night.  I will never forget when the sun set after his final child got married, Erik’s dad looked at me and said “We did it!”  Thank you to Erik’s family for having me be a part of almost every wedding in their family! AND of course to Tesse & Erik for having me be a part of their wonderful day!

| The Details |

| Venue: Tehama Golf Club | Florist: Melody King at Fleurish Floral Designs | Dress: Allure Bridals |
| Makeup: Christine Spiering at The Beauty Bar | Hair: Corrie at Euphoria Lounge Salon & Spa |
| Officiant: Larry Kalinowski | Catering: Tehama Golf Club | Cake: Layers Sensational Cakes |
| DJ: Pedro Flores at Absolute Soundworks | Videographer: John Murillo |

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Sunset ceremony Night time couple photos British Invasion wedding theme Reception moments Dancing at the reception Tehama Golf Club at Night

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