Kelsey & Sam: Romantic Spring Atlanta Engagement Photos

All this rain here in California this week is making me reminisce on Kelsey & Sam’s Atlanta engagement session! The amazing pink blooms were everywhere and we were 100% okay with that.

I’m headed back to Atlanta at the end of the month for a wedding and an engagement session and hoping Spring has hit South!

Fun fact: I am originally from Atlanta so YES I still take weddings and engagement sessions there so I can see my family (mainly, my two and a half year old niece who has my heart in her little tiny fingers). If you are an Atlanta bride, I still have some 2019 Fall/Winter dates open!

Logan & Turner: Epic Lake Tahoe Session

Logan & Turner reached out about an anniversary session while they were going to be here in California visiting from Nashville. They were making their way to the Bay Area but we decided to go with a Lake Tahoe session and it was the MOST dreamy session.

We went in the river, frolicked in a massive valley, and then found the most epic and insane rocky area right on the water. We all equally freaked out over the beauty and we timed it perfect with the sun falling in the back, catching golden hour over those teal blues had me all sorts of excited. Lake Tahoe is easily one of my favorite places on Earth, and this session just helped confirm it even more.

Ali & Ryan: Petaluma Engagement Session

Sometimes you plan and plan and then everything gets hijacked the day of the session! Let me tell you about Ali & Ryan’s engagement photos…we had every intention of meeting at the beach and doing some epic beach photos together at a spot that these cuties loved. Well, in my Type A fashion, I arrived about 45 minutes early. As I pull up, I can HEAR the wind and it is shaking the truck (I was in Matthew’s massive Silverado so you know it was really windy). So I decided to get out and see what’s going on. Y’all, I am not kidding, I was seriously about to BLOW OVER. Sand was flying in my eyes, my hair was all over the place and there were at least 10 windsurfers in front of me, aka it was perfect surfing conditions, not so perfect photo conditions.

So, I called up Ali and told her what was happening, thankfully, not only did they trust me but arrived early, aka giving us extra time to turn around, and we whipped our cars out of there and raced to Petaluma. We went to a spot that they love because of the view (I mean, how stunning?!) and we may or may not have been trespassing the whole time but it was WORTH. IT. I am obsessed with all the photos and that they brought their sweet pup along.

Skye & Irl: Hillside Sunset Engagement Session

Y’all freaked out over these photos on Instagram just as much as I did while taking them! Skye & Irl were TOO stunning and the sunset that we got at the end of our session will forever be one of my favorite moments, the California sun was really showing off that night. We hiked with beers in tow to the perfect spots, I loved how much Skye and Irl trusted my suggestions and judgements on a session location. This is actually where I go to hike & run and my husband and I sometimes bring a picnic out here. I have fallen in love with the hidden gem that is right in the East Bay and was so excited to show my couple around it!

This session was also featured on Inspired By This, you can check out the post here!

http://www.inspiredbythis.com/wed/casual-bay-area-engagement-photos-sunset/

Emily & Cody: Berkeley Black Tie Wedding

Sweet Emily & Cody! They tied the know in Berkeley, California surrounded by 80 of their closest family and friends. Their day was every bit of romantic and classic as it was fun. They guys were decked out head to toe and were completely go with the flow when I told them we were going to do their photos on the roof (heck yes to fun bridal parties!) and Emily wore a STUNNING Kinsley James gown that was a total show stopper.

Shelby & Andrew: Sutro Baths & Chrissy Field Session

Shelby & Andrew are Georgia natives (just like me and my husband, Matthew!) and are living in Livermore, CA. When I moved out to California, we all met and knew that we had to get together to capture some photos to represent Shelby & Andrew’s new life out on the West Coast.

We started at Chrissy Field in San Francisco and made our way over to Sutro Baths to catch sunset. It was the perfect night of golden light & lots of laughs with these two!