Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Knot

I'm so excited to have a wedding featured in the Knot national magazine! This is my first wedding to be featured in a national magazine and I couldn't be happier about it. Alli and Jeff's wedding was so much fun as this was the second wedding for the same family. Alli's sister Carrie also got married last year and was featured in the Knot Northern California. This family has style, that's for sure!! Both weddings were coordinated by their fabulous sister Amy Paris of Paris Designs.

The team that made it happen:

Venue: Clift Hotel
Coordinator (and sister of the bride!): Amy Paris, Paris Designs
Day of Coordinator - Ellie Warner
Florist - Amy Burke, Amy Burke Designs
DJ - Adrian Cavlan, Sound in Motion
Lighting - Megan Woods, Enhanced Lighting
Officiant - Steve Beck, (408) 842-3910
Rental - Natalie, Classic Party Rental

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Me in action!!

Here are a couple shots of me in action during the trash the dress. I was pretty bundled up, a very different experience than shooting in (normally) sunny and warm California!

And poor Parry, my husband and wonderful assistant that day couldn't quite keep his balance in all that snow!! :) Do you see how hard he's trying to keep the camera from getting in the snow. I've definitely trained him well!

Sunday, January 18, 2009

Joy and Ian - Trash the Dress!!

When my sister first mentioned wanting to do a Trash the Dress session I had no idea that she really meant TRASH the dress!! Her and her new husband, Ian came up with this idea to make her dress a bit like a Jackson Pollack painting. We were going to be spending part of the holidays at my parent's cabin in Brianhead, Utah. We got talking about this paint idea and realized the snowy environment would be perfect. Brianhead is usually blessed with that perfect mixture of snow and blue skies which we knew would make for a wonderful backdrop and wouldn't leave us with hypothermia! Leave it to my sister Joy, the freest spirit I know, to want to do something like this! I couldn't be happier that she's found the perfect person to share this wild and crazy life with!

A few before the trashing started. . . .

And now a little paint. . . . .

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Knot Northern California

The first of three of my weddings that will be published this spring is on newsstands now! The Knot Northern California Spring/Summer 2009 edition has featured Carrie and Tony's gorgeous wedding. Their peacock themed wedding fit perfectly into their unique style as a couple. I'm so excited to be featured!!

Here's the wonderful team that made this wedding happen:

Coordinator (and sister of the bride!): Amy Paris, Paris Designs
Site: Ellie Warner, Thomas Fogarty Winery
Makeup Stylist: Christina, blush. . .
Catering: Le Papillon
DJ: Raffi Nalvarian, Sound in Motion
Florist: Amy Burke, Amy Burke Designs

Friday, January 9, 2009

Welcome 2009!

I know it's been ages since my last posting! I was enjoying some much needed rest and relaxation with my family. I had a wonderful time ringing in the new year and have a feeling 2009 is going to be a great year. More info on the trip later. While out of town I had a very fun session with my sister who just got married in September. Her and her husband got this idea to do a trash the dress session and when I say trash, I really mean it! There is paint, snow and a whole lot of trashing involved! I'll post some images soon. But in the meanwhile here's one from before the debauchery started. Isn't she gorgeous??