Kristen & Chris’ Las Positas Vineyard wedding is a must see!  I always love when I book Livermore weddings!  There are so many beautiful wineries in the area and having to drive only a short distance in always nice!  The Starke wedding was super relaxed all day which is my favorite kind of wedding!  We had lots of time to make beautiful photos.  I loved all of the blush and rose gold details and Kristen’s bouquet was perfection!  So happy to have been a part of this super sweet couples wedding day!


Must have wine at a winery wedding!


Having a “first look” with her dad was such a sweet idea!  I always tear up at these special moments!





Photography assistant: Rubidia C Photography! (she is awesome!)

Venue:  Las Positas Vineyards

Dress:  Essence of Australia

hair & mua:  Amber Nocon

Engagement ring and band: Rosados Box

Bridesmaids dresses:  Show Me Your Mumu

Flora: Livermore Valley Florist

Caterer: A Tasteful Affair

Rentals: Pleasanton Event Rentals

DJ: Amos Productions

Videographer: Heavenside Studios


It’s not hard to get me to agree to a Murphys shoot!  The mountains, cute little shops, and wine make this spot one of my favorites!  I was pleasantly surprised that Sundays are very quiet around here!  Cortney, Mike and I basically had the whole place to ourselves!  Following are some of my favorites from their Murphys wine country engagement session.

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We headed up there in the beginning of spring so flowers were blooming everywhere!  So pretty!

bright colored cherry blossom tree flowers and a turquoise wallPINcouple smiling and snuggling closePINplants outside of a rustic wine tasting roomPIN

Murphys is a really great location because there are so many different textures.  Any time I am shooting I look not only for the best light but for interesting textures that add depth and dimension to the images and make a great backdrop.

couple walking outside of a wineryPINclose up of engagement ringPINred wine pouring into wine glassesPINold soul wine bottlePIN

Weeping cherry blossom trees are one of my favorites!  I was so excited when I spotted one in front of this turquoise building.

couple in front of colorful spring flowersPINcherry blossom tree in bloomPIN

We had an adorable little furry friend crash the shoot.  She decided to hang out for a bit.

kitty sitting next to couple on a benchPINcalico cat on a benchPINhair braid ideasPINbraided hair inspirationPINcouple sitting on a stone wall laughingPINgirl in a pink dress on a stone wallPINcouple in love looking at each other PINcouple in front of old MurphyPINguy brushing hair aside from a girl wearing a pink dressPIN

I can’t wait for their Union Hill wedding this coming March!

Murphys wine country engagementPIN


You may recognize this beauty from an earlier shoot I shared here.  She was my senior rep last year and booked me for some more senior portraits.  I love the fall colors mixed with greens and that gorgeous golden sunlight peeking through!  Here are some favorites from her chilly fall senior portraits!


I love when seniors bring along their school uniforms for sports or props!  It makes the sessions more unique and personal to them!


Major hair goals! (goals that will never happen because I have about 1/16 of the amount of hair as Gabby!) lol

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