This was such a lovely wedding at Nella Terra Winery in Sunol, California. A perfectly warm day, with plenty of warm smiles to match. Jessica and Shane just recently celebrated their one year anniversary and I figured it was finally time to get this gorgeous day up on the blog! They have so much love for each other and it radiated through every aspect of the day. With gorgeous details throughout the day complete with a fairytale ending by a weeping willow.
Been reminiscing about warm summer days lately? I must have been too, since I’m finally getting around to posting this lovely summer wedding! (Although I must admit I do love the rain.)
Erika and Andrew chose the historic, quaint Jack House property in San Luis Obispo, California for their sweet summer nuptials. Complete with bright,vivid florals and summery details, it was a beautiful outdoor garden wedding.
SO excited to post this session. We had a rare treat of a warm sunny day, AND a great sunset in San Francisco at Sutro Baths. This is one of my favorite locations since it’s so beautiful and has so many sites in one area. Such a sweet and fun couple and I had a blast shooting their engagement photos. Can’t wait for their Santa Rosa wedding in May!
I realized I am a little behind in posting this blog when I had thought of the fact that this fabulous soon to be mama of two does now, in fact, have two! She gave birth to another darling little one just a couple weeks ago. Excited to meet him and photograph the sweet new addition!
Mickey is so sweet and full of life. We walked around the neighborhood getting different scenes, and even fully pregnant AND in heels she was happy, energetic, and graceful. So much fun, and the photos really capture that in her!
Let’s face it… one of the cutest babies ever right here. So maybe I’m a little biased… (she’s my niece!) She fought falling asleep with all her little might during picture time, yet was passed out cold before and after. I have the same luck with her older brother, but I see it as them preparing me for the worst, thanks guys 😉 Regardless, once little princess decided it was picture time I couldn’t stop clicking; absolutely adorable! We laid her in an antique baby cradle, wrapped her up in a wicker basket, and I had an absolute field day of cuteness. My first real full newborn shoot, and I’m so proud that it was my very own niece. Super adorable and happy with how they came out, and can’t wait to embarrass her boyfriends with them when she grows up, if her mom doesn’t beat me to it first! Xx
Such a fun country shoot! Tamra used to be one of my coworkers, and I’ve done a shoot with her and son, so when I found out she wanted me as her wedding photographer I was thrilled. We went out to the barn on the ranch where they are holding their wedding, (which I am also shooting of course,) and it got me even more excited about their wedding. Such a sweet and fun couple and we had a blast with all the elements and props already laying around the ranch. Country shabby chic to a tee! It’s one of my favorite things to arrive at a location and already be inspired before even picking up my camera! We even got lucky enough to have a gorgeous evening ended by a beautiful sunset.
Not quite sure where to even start! Such a beautiful fall day in Santa Barbara. Starting off with Ashley and his guys getting ready at the Coast Village Inn, (a very entertaining and comical bunch they were,) and then off to the gorgeous Montecito Inn to capture the equally gorgeous bride Connie as she finished getting ready.
With a very elegant ceremony and reception at the Santa Barbara Polo club and perfect weather, it was by far one of my favorite weddings. Everything from the details, to the dress, to the seemingly magical reception canopy. Oh yeah, and can’t forget the fact that every guest danced the entire night away and had a blast. After I shot their amazing LA engagement shoot, (check it out at https://amandastilesphotography.wordpress.com/2013/05/29/connie-ashley/ ) I was so excited for what their wedding had in store, and I for sure wasn’t disappointed!
OBSESSED with her beautiful engagement ring.
Connie is a wonderful singer and sang Norah Jones’ “Come Away With Me” to her new husband. So beautiful!
When Dawn called me and told me her idea of of doing a shoot with her kids in their normal, daily lives at home as a way to capture memories before selling their current house, I immediately loved the idea. I really liked the spontaneity of it… from driving around in the flashy cadillac, to picking veggies in the garden, and everything in between. They were such an adorable pair, brother and sister Brant and Genna, and as a whole make such a fun, loving family.
Such an adorable momma and son duo. Robbie is one of the smartest and most accomplished ten year olds I have ever met, with a personality to match. They are a blast to be around, and it is so awesome being able to witness the love between a mom and her son. ]