Neon Inspired Summer Wedding | Livermore, CA

Once or twice a year I love to taking some type of workshop to stay on top of everything that is happening in the wedding industry. This industry is constantly growing and changing and I want to grow and develop with it as a photographer ;) The ruins of Ravenswood Historical Site was a gorgeous backdrop for this styled shoot!

Style & Coordination: Spreading Lovely // Workshop Host: Danielle Poff // Floral Design: Freckled Floral // Hair: Erica and Malyssa from House of Cabelo // Make Up: Bay Area Beautiful // Wedding Dress: BHLDN // Two Piece Wedding Dress: Sweet Caroline Styles // Decor: Anthropologie // Flatware: CB2 // Candlesticks: Ikea // Couch Retal: Pieces By Violet // Invitation: Bowerbird Atelier // Jewelry: Esqueleto // Pocket Square: The Tie Bar // Film Scans: PhotoVision

Pastel Inspired Rooftop Anniversary Session, San Francisco

Anniversary shoots are one of my favorite sessions to document! It is so fun and so important to document such amazing milestones in your life!

Event Palnning: Gillian Shenon Events and Productions // H&MU: Wiyanna Rose Hair and Makeup // Dress: Sarah Seven // Shoes: Jimmy Choo // Florals: Lily of the Valley SF // Linens: La Tavola // Table Setting and Rug: Frances Lane // Dessert Stand: Classic party Rental // Moroccan Wedding Blanket: Anthropologie // Toddler Dress: Ralph Lauren

Beautiful Villa Montalvo Wedding, Saratoga

This wedding was classic, beautiful and full of celebration! So much love for these two and their amazing families! There were so many special moments from the day, but I think my favorite part was their first look... they decided to go back-to-back and read letters they wrote to one another... I don't there was a dry eye, including my own! Such special memories!

Ceremony Location: Mission Santa Clara de Asis // Reception Location: Villa Montalvo  // Florals: Patrick Doyle // Catering: Catered Too! // Linens: LaTavola Linen // Bridesmaids: Bella Bridesmaids // Bridal Dress: Sophia Tolli // Shoes: Jimmy Choo

Why Lifestyle Newborn Photography?

I wanted to take a minute to talk about lifestyle newborn photography... what it means for me, and why I prefer "lifestyle" over "the baby in the basket" type photography...

I love photographing newborns with their families... it is such an incredible time in ones life and such an honor to document these precious moments! I like to take a more natural, organic and lifestyle approach when it comes to documenting these moments, I want you to simply be "you with your new baby" and forget I am even there! 

I love to capture mom and/or dad snuggling their new baby, and my hope is that in the next 5, 10, 20 years you will look back at these photos of your baby in your arms and remember how wonderful and incredible it all was that your baby was "so tiny". This time in your life and these moments are meant to be treasured and remembered.

I like to capture these lifestyle newborn session in the families home because I feel like this is where are the precious memories are taking place... and let's be super honest, it is so much easier for me to come to you, rather than you packing up baby and gear and coming to me ;) I show up just me and my camera and incorporate things from around the house, nursery, etc you find special and important. Being in the home also takes the stress levels way down for new parents (hopefully!)... we are in your space, so if you need to feed or change the baby, that's exactly what we do... we just go with the flow of whatever the baby needs to keep them happy and mom and dad stress free ;)

I like these sessions to be as natural and comfortable as possible for you and the baby... I want to capture your life with baby and I want you to have these cherished photos forever!

Classic Baraca Resort Wedding, Santa Barbara, CA

Such a gorgeous, stunning, sunny day in Santa Barbara at Bacara Resort with these two lovebirds! I am so grateful to capture these memories and work with such amazing people!

Venue: Bacara Resort and Spa // Event Styling and Production: Gillian Shenon Events // Floral Decor: Brown Paper Designs // Stationery: Urbanic Paper Boutique // Hair and Makeup: Sheila Raye Stone // Linens: LaTavola Linen // Videographer: Reel Life Pictures // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals