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Jackie & Joel ~ Engaged!!! ~ San Francisco, Ca Wedding Photography

First of all, HAPPY BIRTHDAY JOE-FOOZIE!!  As I look at these photos my heart feels at ease knowing you have found yourself the perfect woman in Jackie.  A woman who sees You for You and looks at You with admiration and overwhelming support.  I remember you listing off all the things You wanted in a girl and believe it or not, You found her!  More importantly, I am so thankful You have found the perfect new sister for me!  I don’t think I could have hand picked a better lady for you.  In fact, I think I kind of did hand pick her.  You didn’t realize that when we went apartment hunting in SF that it wasn’t the apartment I loved, it was your potential new roommate Jackie that caught my eye.

It didn’t take long before these two, both newly single, realized they had a shared sense of adventure, obsession with wine, and love for living life to the fullest.  Jackie, I think the world of You and love your positive outlook on everything.  You are so much fun, so incredibly smart, and so gorgeous!  You love, encourage, and push Joel to be normal I mean, to be the superstar he is today.  Most girls would run for the hills living with Larry the Clown & Detroit Lion Crap  memorabilia everywhere, but instead you embrace it. I had a blast photographing you guys and coaching Joel on how to look normal…but then again, what fun is normal?  Definitely still laughing at the spider pose I had you in for about 20 minutes too long!  Not sure what I was thinking, but thanks for playing along!

Per Joel’s request:  He Loves it when Jackie pulls her hair up with both hands:)

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And now for some outtakes…Getting Joel to smile normally was the biggest challenge to date, but love that their personalities really shine here.  This was the first time Joel has ever picked up Jackie so there were lots of questions on what I meant by “picking her up” haha!

Baby Madden on the Way! ~ San Francisco, Ca Maternity Photographer ~

What a treat to be able to shoot Shannon and Jon’s wedding and then be able to follow their journey as they start a family!  They were married 2 years ago and now welcoming a baby girl this July!  I am so excited to meet her as I get to do her very first modeling gig ;).  Shannon looked absolutely amazing as she rocked her 6 month bump! I am so excited to share this Bernal Heights maternity session with You!

Christina & Steven ~ Engaged!! San Francisco, Ca

Magic was in the air last weekend.  I don’t know how else to explain it other than San Francisco was about 80 degrees with no wind or fog and the couple I got to photograph was so incredibly fun!  I have been dying to do an Embarcadero Engagement Shoot for about 4 years now (since the beginning of HSP), so when they wanted to do a ball park session, I was THRILLED!  I just loved their Giants jerseys and stoked we got this session in right before the season opener.  GO GIANTS!  Christina and Steven were so easy to photograph because they didn’t take themselves too seriously and just had fun together!  This couple showed me once again how lucky I am to do this for a living…FULL TIME now!  Yippeee!  I  have never felt healthier both physically and emotionally!  I think the only thing that could take my happy meter over the charts is to get a rescue dog!  For now, I am all smiles as I share this E-Sesh with you!

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Exquisite Weddings Magazine Features Jaimee & Matt’s Organically Beautiful Wedding ~ Petaluma, Ca

This wedding was full of inspiration!  From all the handmade details to the gorgeously decorated barn…this wedding had it all!  I am so excited that it is currently being featured on The Exquisite Weddings Magazine!  Check out the full article HERE.  To see their Blog for lots of fun ideas head HERE.

Ben’s Bar Mitzvah! ~ Palo Alto, Ca Bar Mitzvah Photographer

Ben’s big day has been a much anticipated event for me.  His Bar Mitzvah has been on my calendar for two years after photographing his sister’s in 2012 and I absolutely couldn’t wait for the reunion!  His family is so incredible!  It was so fun seeing how much he and his sister have both grown and matured since our last get together.  One thing hadn’t changed and that was their sweet, fun personalities.  His Bar Mitzvah was absolutely rockstar status!  Glow Event Design did an amazing job transforming the space into Ben’s Nightclub complete with a red carpet entry, dance stage, and leather couches to lounge in.  I thought to myself, ‘this is my chance to be the paparazzi!’  So I had all the kids “work it” upon entering the nightclub.  I have never seen so many awesome dance moves in one place and especially loved the spray painting station where all the kids got personalized hats.  It was a night to remember and I couldn’t be more proud of Ben’s accomplishments!

Welcome to the Club!

Complete with cherry faux-tinis!

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