Wedding Ring Photo Favorites!

The wedding ring!!! The symbol of forever love and such an important wedding detail to photograph.

Ring photos have become one of my favorite detail shots to capture at weddings. I love seeing everyone’s style and shooting them in different ways. Flowers are my go-to backdrop, but sometimes location and details inspire something different. 👰🏻💖 Here are my faves, all shot with the Canon 100mm macro lens!

Hope you’re having a great day and that you enjoyed this little detail post.

Love, Christina 


Happy birthday Anna/ NOLA Recap

UPDATE: Meant to post this in May. I’m not sure what happened!! Last night I went to The Blog Bloc event where the topic was “content”. I heard the comment “how many posts do you have in your drafts?”, and it got me thinking about my blog. This post about Anna’s birthday and New Orleans was in my drafts. I decided to post it today!

Cheers to posting months old content and reliving a little NOLA magic. 

————————–

Here’s what I wrote on May 18: Today is Anna’s birthday (okay, now Yesterday, May 18)! You may have seen Anna all over my website/Instagram. She’s my partner in life/crime, my muse, my best friend, and my #1 companion! I love her loads. Today she turns 28! 28 is great! WOO! I was thinking about what photo to post of her today, and realized my recent favorite pics of her were shots from New Orleans last month. Since I hadn’t shared our New Orleans trip yet, I decided to post a bunch of pics from that trip! 

I love traveling with Anna! She is easy going, fun, and likes to adventure. She actually got me tickets to NOLA for my 29th birthday (almost a year ago), and it was great to finally go in April. 

We stayed at the Hotel St Pierre on Burgundy St. in the French Quarter from April 11-15! We arrived on a warm Tuesday afternoon and had the evening to wander around. 

……. Someday I’ll have to do an extended post of what we did on that trip, but for now you can see it in photos!!

Cheers

Love, Christina


Alice and John Wedding Highlights!

Anne, a friend from college, messaged me in early January asking if I was available in June to document her older sister, Alice’s wedding. I had the date available, and was thrilled to have booked a summer wedding to document two people in love (my favorite thing!) 

Alice and John have been together for years and decided to make it official on June 24, 2017 at the Lighthouse at Glen Cove Marina in Vallejo. They met in Vallejo and were excited to be getting married in that city with all their fam and friends! Through the process, I got to know Alice’s mom, Barbara, who was an absolute joy. 

They hired the coordinator of coordinators, Tamara of Tamara J Events, to help put together final details. It was her 500th wedding, and I was excited to work with someone so down and diligent on all the details. I can’t stress enough how awesome it is to hire a coordinator for your big day, especially someone who can help with set up, logistics, and keep everyone on time. Tamara was all about the details, so it felt like a dream working with her!

Back to the bride and groom! John’s a mariner, so it was only appropriate he marry his love surrounded by boats! The entire wedding had a nautical and maritime feel to it. It was honestly a dream come true to photograph… from all the decor, loving family, and two people in love. Nothing is better than that. 

The Lighthouse had gorgeous light, a ship’s steering wheel (used in a lot of photos), and great places for everyone to get ready. And that’s only the inside! The outside had SO MANY PLACES to shoot. I swear I could have captured Alice and John all the way through dinner, but I had to let them eat and enjoy themselves. Thankfully we went out for sunset photos overlooking the Carquinez Bridge and bay. It was absolutely lovely. 

I have to thank my darling fiancée, Anna,  for being my 2nd shooting for this wedding. I can’t imagine having captured it with anyone else. She’s a teacher by trade, but has such a creative eye for details and posing people, that I needed her with me to capture this day! 

It’s so impressive how much hard work, love, and creativity goes into a wedding day. I’m blessed to have captured Alice and John’s union, and am even more blessed to have gotten to know them and their families. I love my job, and this wedding was everything. The location and entire team of vendors that helped made this day even more amazing!

I delivered Alice and John’s wedding gallery yesterday and wanted to share a few handfuls of my favorite photos. There are so many photos! Usually it takes around 4 weeks to finish editing a wedding, but I completed this one in two weeks because I was so jazzed on this couple, this wedding, these photos! My heart is full. 

Special Thanks to all of these folks:

Alice and John for loving each other and committing to one another!

Anne for the referral! 

Barbara Power for being the mom of the year!

And the awesome vendor team that helped:

Cake:
Famous Creations 

Catering:
Chef To Go (Daniel Bell) 

Dress: Morilee Official

DJ:
Napa Valley DJ’s 

Floral:
DIY by Barbara Power! The wonderful Mother of the Bride!

Hair & Make Up:
Kurt Masrasrik (Hair)
Allie Yamaguchi (Make Up) 

Linen:
La Tavola Fine Linen Rentals 

Photobooth:
A Flying Cloud 

2nd Photographer: Anna

Rentals:
Bright Event Rentals 

One more time for the ultimate Wedding Planner:
Tamara J Events

Using Format