Mei-Ling & Alex’s Winsome Cline Cellars Wedding

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There’s more to California Wine Country than Napa, and Alex was well aware of it when he introduced Mei-Ling to the beauty of Sonoma Valley, the bucolic wine-growing region roughly 14 miles west of Napa Valley. It quickly became their go-to destination for relaxation, camping, and wine, and it was also where Alex popped that life-changing question. Having made so many wonderful memories there, why wouldn’t they want to share a snippet of it with some of their favorite people?

For their intimate wedding they settled upon Cline Cellars, a gorgeous winery with lush vineyards, welcoming willow trees, manicured gardens, reflective ponds, and a replica of an adobe mission that once stood upon its expansive grounds. That fateful summer afternoon, we joined the giddy couple as they got ready in the villa.

Laughter, tears, and vodka flowed freely in the hour or so before the ceremony. Our bride looked…

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James & Roxana’s Spirited Golden Gate Park Engagement Session

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golden-gate-park-engagement01James proposed to Roxana during a romantic trip to San Francisco. Rather than have their engagement session where they live in Southern California, they decided to revisit the site of that life-changing day.

On the summer solstice, we met up with our nature-loving couple at Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. The day couldn’t have been more gorgeous. Squirrels scampered about, begging for handouts. Bluejays chased each other through the trees. Ducks and geese splashed around contentedly. One gopher even popped up and had a snack right in front of Roxana and James!

The lovely Thistle & Bone flower crown that Roxana wore fit the vibe perfectly. Laughing practically the entire time, they strolled hand in hand around the park, stopping on occasion to snuggle, blow bubbles, admire waterfalls, and climb trees. Oh! And paddle a boat around the lake!

Since we pretty much ran around the entire length of…

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Jessica & Nathan’s Fun-Filled Chicago Engagement Session

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chicago-engagement01Chris and Nathan have been skate buddies for over a decade so we were thrilled when he and his bride Jessica asked us to photograph their wedding later this year. Since they’re tying the knot in Louisville, KY, they thought it’d be fun to take pictures around their home in Chicago. And fun we had!

The first stop of our two-part session was the freshly painted “Chicago” mural that Victor Ving of Greetings Tour had just completed. (Lily had spotted it as she rode the train into town that morning.) We then headed to Logan Square for a fierce Star Wars bubble battle and daring dandelion fluff blow-off.

A bit lightheaded and sticky afterward from being so adorable, Nathan and Jessica called upon The Force and zipped us over to Lake Michigan at Pier 31. There, we caught the sunset and watched as lights twinkled on across the city. We…

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Katy & Phil’s Magical Malibu Ranch Wedding

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malibuwedding001Roughly 10 miles away from the beaches of Malibu and tucked amid the Santa Monica Mountains, Calamigos Ranch is not your typical ranch. Sure, it’s outfitted with a Ferris wheel, carousel, and summer-camp concession stands of yore, but it’s their majestic oak treea breathtaking beauty that radiates with the wisdom of a hundred sunrisesthat Katy and Phil fell in love with. It was the perfect setting for their one-of-a-kind wedding.

Their special day started at Westlake Village Inn, the site of our couple’s engagement (you can take a peek at their ridiculously fun save-the-date video here). Many tears were shed and hugs were shared as they giddily got ready. Katy slipped into a stunning full-length strapless gown with an intricate bodice, while Phil rocked a custom blue suit and a snappy, partially paisley vest. Even Lady, their furry ring bearer, dressed up for the occasion…

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