I was thrilled to learn that a past client, Bob Meyers, was recently named the new General Manager of the Golden State Warriors. Congratulations! I shot this wedding at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara. It was a stunning affair, planned by the very talented Joceyln Arelt, and the couple and their families couldn’t have been more wonderful and gracious clients.
Congratulations to Bob. I really love following my couples and seeing how their careers and families develop!
Suzy was recently contacted by US Weekly who is putting together a celebrity wedding book featuring her work from actress Alicia Silverstone’s wedding in Lake Tahoe. Alicia was an amazing client to work with and wanted an organic, earth-friendly wedding. She planned her wedding in the gorgeous Lake Tahoe area, walked down the aisle barefoot, and used the natural environment to enhance the beauty of the day organically and reduce waste.
Suzy captured Alicia for a bridal portrait that was stunning in this natural setting. Alicia’s sage green sash played beautifully against the foliage in the background.
The couple exchanged vows on the waterfront of the Lake in front of close family and friends.
Lake Tahoe is a gorgeous place to get married. Suzy enjoyed working in the natural elements, capturing the surrounding mountains and sky in this couple’s wedding photographs.
Alicia served an entirely organic, vegan menu to her guests at the cocktail hour and reception. These adorable mason jars were a great touch and, along with the barrels, worked really well with the natural, outdoor environment.
We wish Alicia & Christopher a lifetime of happiness together!
Our clients, Kate & Kalan, recently enjoyed their engagement session at Baker Beach. This is a great location for an engagement sessions if you are particularly keen on the Bay Area or the Golden Gate Bridge. It really captures the essence of the Bay Area and what better backdrop than the gorgeous bridge to have? The waves, water, sand, rocks, and beach all make for amazing details for your engagement session.
A great way to prepare for your wedding day is with an engagement session. These are fun, spontaneous, and allow you and your partner to get a small glimpse of what it will be like to be photographed on your wedding day. If you aren’t particularly comfortable with being photographed, then we especially recommend you have a session to warm you up for the camera.
You will get to know your photographer, develop a working relationship with them, and have time to practice with your partner in how you function best with a camera. Your photographer will advise you on how to work together for a successful shoot, guide you as much as they can, and help you with particular poses and looks you may desire for your shoot.
Certainly come with ideas and feel free to discuss them with your photographer – we love new locations and inspiration! Enjoy your shoot and remember that this is a time to capture moments previous to the big day, so don’t be afraid to let loose, have fun, and enjoy each other!
One of our philosophies we hold true to our projects is that we want our clients to find beauty in their moment on camera. Some of our favorite work and signature photographs are those that capture a true moment for a person. It is always our recommendation that you enjoy every minute of your event and let us make the magic with the lens happen for you.
Part of the key to having photographs that you will love forever is to forget that we are there with you. Try to ignore the camera and pretend we don’t exist. These add up to the moments that you will cherish forever and have printed for your home walls forever.
It can be hard to forget that the lens or the photographer is in the room with you. Hence why we recommend that you have an engagement session previous to your wedding so you are comfortable with your photographer once the big day arrives. This allows you time to get to know your photographer, develop a bond with them further, and get to know their working style so that on the day of your wedding you already have a pre-existing bond with them to allow you to feel at ease in front of the lens.
Beautiful, timeless photographs embrace a candid quality so just remember to be free, relax, and enjoy each moment of your special day. After all, this is your special moment and it’s imperative that you live for that day and not the camera lens.
This is my neighbor Phyllis.
This portrait was taken on her 93rd birthday.
She used to teach physical education and yoga, waaaaay before anyone in the US knew what yoga was. She’s a world traveler. She swims every morning at 6 am and loves it when I bring her home-baked sweets. She grows wonderful camellias in her backyard.
She’s an excellent neighbor, and I hope to be like her when I grow up.
Just adore the ‘do on this little man. Not to mention those killer baby blues.
Thanks, AJ, Paula, and Dan!
I photographed Lyn and Scott’s wedding a couple years ago (see it featured on my new website!) and a few weeks ago I had the joy of meeting and photographing their sweet sweet Sabrina. I wore a big goofy grin the entire time I edited these images.
It’s been all about the babies lately. So Much Fun! Here’s little Joey with his gorgeous mama Dianne. Someday soon I’ll get some more shots of this whole fabulous family – Joey has two very handsome older brothers…
Mark and Kate and Maggie and Lucy were hanging out in our backyard a while ago. It’s inspiring to witness the joy that Mark and Kate bring to the incredibly challenging job of parenting twins. Take a moment to view the slideshow.