Adriana + Adolfo // Hopland Ranch Wedding

Adriana and Adolfo's wedding was one of my highlights of the summer. It was fun reconnecting with Adriana, as I have known her since we were friends way back in Kindergarten. I went to high school with both her and Adolfo, where they first started dating, and I feel so honored to have been able to capture the engagement and wedding photos of the sweetest, most humble couple!

At every wedding I seem to tear up at some point, but it was during their toasts that really got me. It was apparent that their friends and family are so awestruck by their love and care for each other. I was even awestruck! Not only do they have a deep love for each other, but you can tell that at the core they are simply best friends. I wish you two all the best in the decades of marriage to come!

Adam + Brittany // Santa Rosa Wedding

     Brittany and Adam are seriously some of the most selfless and sweetest people I have ever met. From the little time I spent with them, I was blown away by their genuine love for each other. They truly are best friends first. Their wedding reflected just that. A beautiful backyard wedding in Santa Rosa seemed so perfect for them. The ceremony was just family members and others joined in for the reception afterwards. It was filled with wood-fired pizza (made on the spot!), homemade root beer, ice cream sandwiches, and so many small touches that make it a true family feel. They even handmade a lot of the wooden tables!

     When Adam and Brittany initially asked me to shoot her wedding, I kind of had a moment of panic. I had always wanted to photograph weddings but I had never done it on my own (I've only second-shot for a photographer). However, now the door was opening and I was pretty excited. It's strange that Brittany and I had never met before since we have tons of mutual friends and have probably been in the same room before in the past. I'm so, so thankful for their grace and patience for me in going through the process of shooting a wedding for the first time. It was a little nerve-wracking but I loved each and every minute of it. I also flew in (okay, drove) my trusty friend Ryan Moreno to be my second-shooter and I couldn't have done it without him!

I really am in love with these photos and I hope you enjoy and feel the love that made them come to life!