What an amazing year it has been thanks to all my wonderful couples and their families! I have been welcomed with open arms into your homes, your lives, and your most cherished and personal moments. I am so grateful for trusting me with these moments, for the friendships I have formed with you all, and the continuing support you give me through your referrals and stellar, blush-worthy reviews! It is because of You that I have received The Couple’s Choice Award for 2016! As my girl Ellen D might say, I want to take all that amazing goodness you brought me last year and give it all right back to you for you to stick in your back pocket for a rainy day! I still haven’t gotten on the show so if someone out there reads this and happens to know Ellen’s gardner or even her dog walker, hook a sister up!
I especially want to thank the wonderful 2nd photographers that helped me this year with their amazing talent, professionalism and creativity…let’s not forget the occasional equipment carrying as my bump grew. I am thankful for you all more than I can ever express!
Meghan Faith: http://meghanfaithphotography.com
Briana Calderone: https://brianacphotography.wordpress.com
Kevin Quinley: http://www.kevinmichaelphoto.com
Johanna Claesson: http://pieceofheartphotography.blogspot.com
On a personal note, 2015 also brought us our very first fur baby…Birdie! You can follow her on Instagram here @birdie_style. Can you tell her parents are just slightly obsessed?! She is our little stuffed animal with a heartbeat and a huge blessing to our family! Most importantly, she came to us as an emotional support dog to lift our spirits as trying to conceive a real baby (without fur) turned out to be one of the hardest and most trying times my husband and I have ever faced. After years and years…and years of trying, praying, crying, remaining hopeful, & more praying we are BEYOND thrilled to meet our baby this February 2016! As I write this, baby is kicking vigorously and all I can do is smile and thank God! The miracle of becoming pregnant is something I will never take for granted and I am more than happy to share our journey with others who may be going through similar difficulties. It is a crazy roller coaster and having a friend to lean on during the ride is so necessary.
With that said, I will be taking February – May off to get to know the little one…and brush up on my newborn photography skills My first wedding is May 28th and am booking through November. It’s gonna be a huge change, but excited to see what 2016 has in store!
And now a little fun with our sex reveal slideshow:
Here is his very first camera appearance…apparently he has been body building to pass the time!
To see Birdie and all her glorious stages of transforming from bear-owl-dog to fluff ball-dog, follow her on Instagram @birdie_style
And now for the recap of all my wonderful couples and families that made this year so spectacular!
Heather & Ivan – City Club SF
Leanna & John – Willow Heights Mansion
Sarah & Brandon – Concannon Vineyard
Shauna & Nick – Nicklaus Club
Yukie & Daisuke – Willow Heights Mansion
Eurie & Jason – Bernardus Lodge
Kristine & Jeff
Krystle & Andrew – Saratoga Springs
Jamie & Cameron – Private Estate
Jenny & Franky – Willow Heights Mansion
Beth & Jared – Olympia’s Valley Estate
Kristen & Nick – Coyote Ranch
Shannon & Jon – Maternity Session
Renne & Anthony – Paradise Ridge Winery
Michele & Mike – Saratoga Springs
Larissa & Chris – Wildwood Acres Resort
Marisa & Pete – Sand Rock Farm Bed & Breakfast
Jaclyn & PJ – Saratoga Springs
Sam & Davey – Steamboat Springs, Co wedding in 2016
Jennifer & Jason – Jacuzzi Family Vineyards
Karen & Phil – AT&T Park
Megan & Gregg – Sutro Heights Park & SF Film Center
Yina & Eyal – The Cliff House