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We can't wait for their wedding in Carmel this Fall!
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Adam and I can't wait for their July wedding!
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I can't believe it's time for another "Best Of" post, which means another wedding season has passed. Time goes so fast, which makes you realize that every moment should be spent doing something you love. I'm thankful to have this job that allows so much flexibility. It lets me to meet new friends with similar interests and have a creative outlet that also pays my bills. This year was extra fun for me because three of my friends got married and I was in and shot two of them. Adam was also in two weddings, so it was a busy year for us! I'm sure you know by know that Adam does wedding videography, and he just finished up his first full season and we shot a handful of weddings together. I couldn't be more proud of him! The biggest news of all is our move to San Luis Obispo. We are in search of property to build a wedding venue and a place to call our forever house. We just felt like this was never attainable in the Bay Area, and in order to live the life we dream of (including a better work/life balance), we had to move back to SLO. This time for my end of the year post, I decided to note some awesome moments, pretty things, and fun places, so take a look :) PS. did you see we changed our name? Goodbye Danielle Poff Photography, hello The Poffs!
// My friends weddings:
Nick & Jess's Biddle Ranch wedding (Adam and I were both in the wedding and we did photo & video)
Alana & Andy's Napa wedding (I was a bridesmaid and photographer, and Adam did video)
// I held my 5th and 6th Danielle Poff Workshop:
And last but not least, we traveled to Joshua Tree for a desert wedding of a long time friend of Adam's and shot a wedding in Petaluma with a Ferris Wheel and donkeys! I was honored to photograph weddings for 2 wedding planners, Morgan of Spreading Lovely and Jen of One Fine Day.
Best golden light at a wedding:
Most unique ceremony backdrops:
top to bottom: macrame by Ballantyne Design and flowers by April Flowers, wood triangle backdrop by DLR Fabrication and flowers by Michelle Lywood, rugs from a warehouse sale and custom wood rug hanger by Adam and flowers by Tumbleweed Floral Truck, IKO space and flowers by Freckled Floral
Best cactus locations (because I love cacti!):
Most unique engagement session/bridal session moments:
Most unique wedding decor:
top to bottom: Courtney and Andrew rented a Ferris Wheel for their reception, Nick and Jess custom cut and put together their seating chart, Stout Tents and an oversized LOVE sign at Reinstein Ranch, Morgan and Dave's free standing seating chart, Briegan made her own macrame backdrop for photos, Jen and Mark's tassel seating chart, custom made reception tables by Adam, Nicki and Andy's woven seating chart.
Best golden light at an engagement session:
Best dancing moments:
top to bottom: Father of the bride having the best time on the dance floor, masks from the photobooth made their way to the dance floor, best man lifting up the groom to dance on his shoulders, the bridal party all had heart sunglasses, tWitch (the DJ from The Ellen Show) was amongst other famous dancers and choreographers at Chantel and Michael's wedding, Becca and Josh dancing in their lifted chairs to the hora, brother of the groom doing a traditional greek dance, Courtney and Andrew jumping back into the dance floor crowd.
Favorite dogs at weddings/engagements moments:
Best groom reactions to seeing his bride:
The best part about these, is that all the grooms who cried watching their bride walk down the aisle, already saw them during their "first look," and it still brought on this much emotion!
Best walk back down the aisle:
Favorite candid moments:
Favorite sparkler moments:
Best family shoot moments:
I've been photographing these two since their engagement session back in 2013, and I also was photographing Alexa almost every week for Three Bird Nest back in the Bay Area. If you want to see all their years of photos together, check them out below:
From Elise of Brannan Events:
When we (myself, Kaylia and Danielle) were collaborating on creating the design for Danielle's workshop styled shoot, we all knew we wanted a fall and edgy look! We wanted it to appeal to the a moody and artistic boho bride who loves .
Our color palette consisted of rust, burgundy and black with pops of turquoise and clementine. We wanted to use a lot of unique textures and when conceptualizing the ceremony space, I envisioned an artistic backdrop that was totally unique. We used a mix of patterned rugs and an awesome, custom-made rug rack that displayed them, to create this stand-out piece! Kaylia of Tumbleweed Floral Truck created dreamy three-dimensional grass arrangements to anchor either side.
For the reception we wanted an inviting, cozy table with creative details so we opted for matte black china and complimentary mugs. Black dipped gold flatware, funky leather chairs, bright table runners, and opalescent glass place cards really made the table a stand-out!
The bride rocked the stunning illusion neckline Carter gown, which was a collaborative design by Jen of Green Wedding Shoes and Lovers Society! She adorned lots of chunky jewelry including some stunning statement earrings by Anthropologie.
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Venue: California Ranch Events // Planning & design: Brannan Events // Floral design: Tumbleweed Floral Truck // Hair: House of Cabelo // Makeup: Bay Area Beautiful // Reception table and ceremony wood backdrop: Adam Poffenbarger // Rentals: Theoni and La Tavola // Paper goods and calligraphy: Pigment & Parchment // Dress: Lovers Society X Green Wedding Shoes // Bracelets: Three Bird Nest // Earrings: Anthropologie //