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Anne & Timmy married! Oakland, CA

From the bride Anne: I met Timmy during my freshman year of college in San Luis Obispo, despite growing up five minutes away from each other. We began dating soon after we met, and the last three years have led us on an unbelievable journey. We’ve shared countless journeys both together and apart, and I always knew that I wanted him to be the one I would journey with for the rest of my life.

Timmy proposed by setting up an inspiration shoot with Danielle that was Valentine’s Day themed. After we finished the first part of the shoot at the Valentine’s table, we went up onto a hill overlooking some of the beautiful farms and hills in Atascadero. It was an hour from sunset, and the light was absolutely stunning. Standing below a giant oak tree, Timmy reached for his pocket and got down on his knee. Through smiles, laughs, and sweet practiced words he asked me to marry him! I jumped into his arms and we enjoyed a brief celebration on the hill before we continued taking pictures. Looking back at the photos, I am so grateful that we were able to capture the true emotion of those few minutes after we became engaged. The joy is so authentic and precious, and you can see it in every shot!

Vendors: Dunsmuir-Hellman // Twigss Floral Studio // Sarah Seven // Culinary Excellence // Bryn Hobson (invitations) // Caris at Salon 645 // Kristin Ambrose (makeup) //

Check out their proposal, and it was featured on Wedding Chicks!

Timmy watched his proposal video the morning of his wedding:

The First Look:

Flash Mob!!

September 2013 FEATURES

Courtney & Pat's wedding is featured on Wedding Chicks!

Christian & Shasta's wedding is featured on Style Me Pretty!

Codie's bridal shower is featured on Wedding Chicks!

Tiber Canyon Ranch inspiration shoot with Davia Lee Events!

I'm so excited to announce that our styled shoot at Tiber Canyon Ranch a few weeks back is featured on the Wedding Chicks today!! Please head over there, check it out, and leave a comment if you wish ;) Davia Lee (email her at: is a new wedding coordinator who does amazing work!! She asked me to be part of some upcoming styled shoots she's doing, and of course I said yes :) Our first styled shoot was rustic, vintage and took place at Tiber Canyon Ranch in SLO. I love doing styled shoots, because it's basically like a scaled down wedding with AMAZING details!! Check back soon to see more styled shoots put on the AMAZING Davia Lee Events!!

A big thanks to our models Sara & Jeff!!

how cute are the flower girl & ring bearer!?

Sara is so beautiful!!

The sweetheart table. Love the colors Davia put together! And thanks to La Tavola for the linens!

Flowers by the amazing girls at Twigss Floral Studio

Beautiful paper goods by Paper Doll Printing

Ceremony! This alter is made from railroad ties

Some fun & games at the reception

We had some amazing light!!!

Obsessed with this picture below!!

Sara's lovely necklace is from TrueRebelClothing on Etsy!

Love the furniture pieces Davia picked out from Embellish Vintage Rentals

Yummy treats provided by Sweet Creations

Jocelyn & Brooks married! Nipomo, CA {Dana Powers House}

Jocelyn & Brooks were married at the BEAUTIFUL Dana Powers Housein Nipomo on Sunday. I'd dreamed of shooting a wedding here, so when I received an email from Jocelyn about her wedding being at this venue, I was beyond excited. We took advantage of the tree swing, blue truck, and the bridal suite to get some amazing pictures. Adam met up with the guys in the barn to snap some pictures of them hanging out, as well as Brooks with his son. The wedding was picture perfect and had some amazing details throughout! Jocelyn seriously was the most beautiful bride I've ever seen, like straight out of a magazine! I had a blast shooting your wedding and I hope you two have a fabulous time in Maui for your honeymoon! Click to see their engagement session!

They were the winners for my 2011 free wedding photography giveaway. Here is their winning story:

HIM | Brooks Mabery 100% British. Extremely shy. A horrible dancer. Blue eyes. Thrill seeker. Loving and patient Father. True perfectionist. The cook in the relationship. Indulges in sushi and fixing vintage cars. HER | Jocelyn Marzullo Vivacious. Easily tends to over-complicate the uncomplicated. A dreamer.  Addicted to caffeine. Natural blonde. Trained dancer. Indulges in chocolate and wine regularly. Career driven. Simplicity. US We’re 26 and recently engaged over Thanksgiving weekend – he asked me to become his wife at Melville Winery over a picnic lunch and a bottle of Pinot! We’re central coast natives, born and raised in Lompoc CA. I currently work in San Luis Obispo for a Digital Marketing Agency and Brooks is Firefighter Captain out at Vandenberg Air Force Base. Brooks has a son, Landon, who is 4 years old and a blessing to be around. We live in Lompoc and have made it our goal to make a home in San Luis Obispo one day.  We spend almost every second together and are disgustingly happy :) In our spare time we enjoy cooking meals at home or bbq with friends. We love where we live and consider ourselves lucky to be on the Central Coast! We like to go wine tasting and check out the local vineyards. We ride our beach cruisers any time the weather permits. We love to go camping as a family and make s’mores.  You can often find us supporting local musicians and enjoying concerts from Santa Barbara to Paso Robles. Our Story I have truly come to believe that timing is everything and everything does happen for rhyme and reason! Brooks and I were born in the same hospital, 5 months apart. We grew up in the same town, with less than a 10 minute drive between our houses. We attended the same middle school and high school, often had the same teachers. I was a cheerleader, he was an athlete, and I cheered at his sports events. We ran with the same crowd of friends. Both of our fathers own their own construction companies. One of my best friends dated one of his best friends. And the list can go on and on in the similarities to our lives......Ironically enough, our lives may have ran in parallel growing up, but not once did we ever cross paths. We never spoke a word, we were never introduced....I never knew the love of my life was right underneath my nose! After high school I moved to Long Beach where I attended Cal State Long Beach. I lived in Southern California for 5 years and decided to move back to the central coast after losing my job during the economic crisis. I was unhappy to be back in my home town, depressed about losing my job, just gone through a breakup, and at place of confusion in my life's direction. Then I met Brooks. We were finally introduced through a mutual friend and ended up talking the whole night away. I left that night with butterflies in my stomach. Over the next year and half, our paths crossed many times at random occasions and each time it did, we managed to be inseparable but nothing ever grew. We didn’t realize it at the time, but we were simply building the foundation for our relationship – a friendship. When we ran into one another there was definitely a strong attraction, but it never was more than friends. We dated other people and respected one another's lives. Then, almost a year and half later from when we had originally met, Brooks asked me to dinner and I obliged:) We started dating, fell in love, and the rest is history! What I find so interesting and important, is that in our story - timing was everything. We have built such a sound and stable foundation that our relationship has grown so strong. We are truly best friends. We share the same interests. Where I am weak, he is strong. What he can’t handle, I can. We value one another, respect each other, and shower the other with love. I feel so many people today forget to upkeep the friendship in their relationships or to even build one before taking the next steps. It may have been fate that eventually brought us together, but its our friendship that keeps us in love. Details about my Wedding day | Sunday, September 4th 2011 We are getting married Labor Day Weekend at the Dana Power Barn in Nipomo, Ca. If you have never heard of this place is definitely worth taking the time to Google! It’s absolutely gorgeous!!! A photographers dream come true. I would say the theme for our wedding is ‘Rustic Elegance’. It’s going to be a very white wedding with hints of charcoal gray, blush pinks and powder blues throughout. When we sat down to start planning our wedding we said there were 2 things that meant the most to make our day the ultimate dream wedding day – the venue and the photographer. We have absolutely found the venue of our dreams – Dana Powers is set in the rolling hills of Nipomo, with a Victorian house and huge rustic barn draped in luxurious white fabrics and twinkle lights. There are lush gardens and vintage finds throughout the whole venue. But in deciding to splurge on our venue, we have to make cuts in many other areas. Unfortunately will not be able to have a professional photographer for our wedding day – one of the most important parts! We want more than anything to be able to have artistic, unique, and beautiful photos to remember our wedding day by, but we have to budget accordingly and other things such as food come first. If we were to win this package – we would truly be having our dream wedding and it would provide us with memories of a lifetime to be able to have professional wedding photos to share with our family, friends and to display in our home. We would absolutely love to have you shoot our wedding if you so choose!


PS. A good friend of mine, Kristen, was married on this same day in Chico and I just want to say congratulations and I wish I could have been there. I know you looked beautiful as always!

Her bouquet has her grandmothers brooch on it. So classic and beautiful.

Flower girl wearing a tutu, YES PLEASE!

So many wonderful details at the reception. They are a combination of found items from thrift stores, items that parents had, and some that they rented from the venue.

Signature drink during cocktail hour!

Brooks made the heart box with their initials as well as the wooden sign on the side table.

Jocelyn is the cutest person ever when she laughs!! love it!!

Makeup Artist: Candi of All Dolled Up

Caterer: Bruce's Prime Cuts

Wedding Dress: Sottero & Midgely

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