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elopement, alderbrook resort- beth & wayne

Beth and Wayne traveled all the way from England for their elopement. When they first wrote us they were thinking about Hawaii but since we were going to be in the Northwest for August I convinced them to come here instead. She asked my input on places to stay and to wed. It was hard to narrow down my favorite northwest list. But Alderbrook Resort has had my heart from the first time I stayed there when I was eight years old. Back then it wasn’t fancy, but it’s always had the amazing waterfront location on Hood Canal and that awesome covered pool. We stayed in a cabin onsite and my mom left the stove on all day while we were away. The wall was red hot when we returned and we couldn’t believe that we almost burnt the whole place down. My Dad forgot to pack his swim trunks but the gift shop sold paper shorts just for that reason. At the gift shop this time around Beth and Wayne got the cutest octopus hoodies, which were perfect for their nuptial bonfire. We had such fun with these two! Even though we live so far apart we had so much in common. Wayne is a talented photographer and Beth his lovely assistant. We love photographing other photographer’s weddings because they trust our process completely, this pair was no exception.  After their wedding they continued their adventure with a road trip in a rented RV all over the wild west. From what I’ve heard Alderbrook takes the cake and stole their hearts too. How could it not?

San Francisco Wedding-Headlands Center For the Arts

Right outside San Francisco in Sausalito there is a magical place. Marin Headlands is a vast beautiful park with vistas, beaches, barracks and rolling hills around every bend. Add to this natural beauty the old cracking colorful buildings of the Headlands Center For The Arts and you have yourself quite possibly the most perfect wedding venue ever! Then add in two complete cutie pies in LOVE and you have got eye candy and loveliness all the way around. From Audrey’s infectious smile to Craig’s calm and tender presence, we enjoyed every moment with these two. Both Audrey and Craig are artists so it was a natural fit for them to wed at the Headlands Art Center. It was a perfect day except for the weather, but Audrey and Craig headed out in the fog and rain with no hesitation. Laurel Anderson owner of Esla Events did an amazing job keeping things running smooth and looking beautiful. She is a peach! Special thanks to artist Paul Santoleri who invited us into his working studio upstairs for photographs. His work is amazing and we felt blessed to photograph Audrey and Craig with his early drawings during his residency at the Art Center. It is interesting to see the completed drawings from that day on his website. We are thrilled that Kathryn from the always inspiring blog “Snippet and Ink” is featuring Audrey and Craig’s wedding today! Lots of extra information and some awesome words of wisdom from Audrey herself….. good stuff,  check it out!


Vendors (wedding elves):

Featured on: Snippet & Ink / Photography: One Love Photo / Venue: Marin Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, California / Planning, design: Laurel Anderson of Esla Events / Bride’s dress: J.Crew / Bride’s shoes: Kate Spade / Groom’s suit: J.Crew / Alterations: Glenda Pongiglione / DIY stationery: Paper Source, Kelly Paper / Jazz band: San Francisco Feetwarmers / Reception DJ: DJ Sol / Catering: Katie Powers Catering / Ice cream: Bi-Rite Creamery / Photo booth: Glass Coat Photo Booth

Peek- Sharon & Daniel

My mom brought it to my attention the other day that certain spots in the world seem to be magical for us and our photography. These spots prove to be extra special in our photographs time and time again. Among the elite are Kauai, Castine, Maine and Bainbridge island. And now Union Hill Inn in Sonora California is officially on the list.