Gina + Max | Mexico

At the risk of sounding cheesy or cliche, there really is no better word to describe Gina & Max’s wedding than magical. Their closest family and friends made the trip down to San Jose del Cabo, Mexico to celebrate. In addition to being quite an attractive bunch, Gina and Max’s friends exude love and fun. It’s unsurprising given what incredible people Gina and Max are. They radiate joy and warmth. It was such an honor to capture this day for them. Love you guys!

Meredyth + Lawrence | San Francisco Botanical Garden

Most New Year’s Eves I’m in bed by 9:30 pm. This year, I was up past midnight (gasp) celebrating the marriage of two phenomenal humans, Meredyth and Lawrence. Earlier in the day, prior to official wedding festivities, the three of us visited the San Francisco Botanical Garden for a portrait session. The garden is far and away my favorite place in the city, and I’m there almost every week wandering its paths. Needless to say, I was pretty darn excited to photograph two people I love in a place I love. Below are some of the shots from the afternoon.

Molly + Alan | Dawn Ranch

Molly and Alan’s celebration was one for the books. A multi-day love fest in an extraordinary setting - The Dawn Ranch in Guerneville, California. Safari tents, redwood hikes, bike rides to the coast, inflatable animal flotillas, dancing so contagious that I couldn’t help but jump into the middle of it, toasts that would make even strangers cry, bonfires, and brother Will as MC. Aside from the whole getting-married part, the crown jewel of the weekend was when all guests competed in a circuit of games to determine the superior coast - East or West. (West won. I rest my case.) Despite varying degrees of hangover, everyone performed remarkably well and with remarkable gusto. Saturday also gave us a gift much needed in California, but undesirable on a wedding day: rain. Molly and Alan accepted it with nothing but grace and humor, and the soft light from the cloud cover was nothing but perfect for photos. Thank you, Molly and Alan, for the pleasure of shooting such a special weekend. Here are a few of my favorite images from the big day.