San Francisco Wedding Photographer: Lisa & Zach at Westwood Country Club in St. Louis

I first met Lisa and Zach at her brother’s wedding a few years ago.  They were having such a great time together that it came as no surprise when Lisa and Zach announced their engagement, and I could not have been more excited to be a part of their wedding.

I have always remembered Lisa’s parents as the kind of couple that we all hope to to be when we grow up.   When you see the way they look at each other after more than 30 years of marriage, all you can think is “so this is what happily ever looks like.”  And I suspect that one day the world will be looking at Zach and Lisa and thinking the same exact thing.

Lisa and Zach had met on their very first day of college, and they had an instant and magical connection.  From watching the two of them on their wedding day, it’s clear that has only gotten stronger with time.  Zach could hardly take his eyes off his gorgeous bride, and Lisa lit up with a smile whenever he caught her eyes.   It’s easy to see they were truly in love.

Neither the bride nor the wedding could have been more beautiful.  Lisa, who is a professional stylist (and it shows!) and her mother came up with the vision of their perfect wedding, and they achieved it and more.  With help from a talented team made up of coordinator Kathleen of Cosmopolitan Events, florist Tony Montano of Buds St. Louis, and event producer Sam Foxman of Evntiv, they transformed the room: orchids dripped from the chuppah, flowers covered an entire wall of Westwood Country Club, dramatic lighting lent the space a warm glow.   Westcoast Music flown in from LA kept the dance floor packed well into the wee hours and it was a fun a party as it was beautiful.  All in all, it was the perfect day.

Wishing you both many years of love and happiness!

Napa Valley Wedding Photographer: Mallory & Matt at B.R. Cohn Winery in Sonoma

Mallory and Matt got married on a warm June day in Sonoma at B.R. Cohn Winery, surrounded by sweeping views of rolling vineyards dotted by oak trees and their incredibly kind families.  Beautiful from beginning to end and understatedly elegant, their wedding was the perfect fit for the two of them.  They met while doing research in the same lab, and Mallory’s friends immediately knew that she had found The One when they saw the change in her – normally very reserved, she completely lights up in Matt’s presence.  And from the way he looks back at her, it’s easy to see that they’re going to have a long and happy life together.

A huge thank you to their amazing planner, Kristen from Sugar Rush Events who did such an wonderful job of putting together the perfect day.  With gorgeous florals by Poppystone Designs, a darling cake by Sweetie Pies Bakery, catering by Elaine Bell, and vintage inspired furniture from Wine Country Party Rentals it couldn’t have been lovelier from start to finish.  Many thanks also to Missy Craig who did Mallory’s stunning hair, to Stacy McClure who did her make-up, to Tony of NorCal Pro Sound who kept the dance floor packed all night, and of course to Ashley from B.R. Cohn for being such a pleasure to work with and helping the day run so smoothly!

Congratulations, you two and all my warmest wishes for the years to come!