A fairytale wedding in a forest setting

Quite possibly my favorite forest wedding thus far...I photographed these two lovebirds in beautiful Saratoga Springs, California, in a setting with lofty redwoods and incredible light streaming in between the branches. Most of my brides know that I keep it looking natural, and one of the techniques I use is to have them look away from the camera for just a second, close their eyes, and take a deep breath. While they're taking a breath, I know my brides are thinking about how blessed they are to be surrounded by so many loved ones on their wedding day. And then they give me the sweetest smile. Enjoy these few favorites while I finish up editing the rest!

Bride wearing one of my favorite wedding gowns from BHLDN (by Watters wtoo).

Anthropologie | Old Town Pasadena Photographer

Facebook can be weird sometimes, eerily suggesting that you friend random people you don't know or ever want to meet. But then FB can be the best thing ever. I've been really involved with different FB photography interest groups this past year, and in the process met a cool gal named Nelly - check out her work! She's basically my twin. Nelly and I hit it off after discovering we both held the same passion for film photography and of course, super delicious food. We decided to meet up in Old town Pasadena to have lunch, talk about weddings, film, blogs, our in-laws, and everything in between. I didn't realize how much in common we could possibly have, since we grew up on opposite sides of the country. It was uncanny, but still cool.

After lunch we strolled around the little alleyways, photographing random objects and people. There was a waiter taking a break from his job at the Cheesecake Factory, so then I casually asked if he would let me take a photo, and he happily obliged. Around the corner was another lady with her baby, whom I thought was the cutest ever, so naturally I had to take a photo of the sweet mother and son. Had I been less nervous I would've taken the opportunity to strike up a convo and listen to their stories. I'm thankful that Nelly was with me because I could never muster up the courage to ask random strangers to take their picture unless I had a friend close by to save me from rejection. Luckily no one rejected me! But we were shooed away toward the end of our walk when security approached us and requested that we stop taking photos. So I guess that was the end of that...nonetheless, we got in a good handful of shots and I'm happy to say these were all shot on Kodak film. See Kodak Moments below!

By the way, Anthropologie is my second home. 

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