San Francisco Presidio Wedding Photographer // Caitlin & Alex

I always love to travel to the Presidio in San Francisco for sessions. Especially if the couple is dressed in super cute outfits from Banana Republic, has the biggest & warmest smiles and is madly in love. The weather was perfection too (insert squeal!) with the best sunshine California has to offer, a comfy 80 degree Fahrenheit and just about no cloud in sight.

Enjoy Alex & Caitlin’s sweet SF engagement session ♥

PS: Isn’t that the most gorgeous grove? I mean, look how it lights up with the morning sun! Amaze!

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xoxo, Rahel ♥

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Saratoga Country Club Wedding Photographer // Marisa & Daniel

A girl that has sparkly Kate Spade heels and a Daisy perfume by Marc Jacobs is my kind of girl. Marisa did such a great job selecting all the beautiful bridal details and I had a blast styling and photographing them. The ceremony was touching. Once again was I happy to have a camera to hide behind… Yes, I totally teared up when I saw the beautiful bride walk down on her daddy’s arm!

My favorite moment however was the ride from the church to the reception venue. Marisa & Daniel had me join just them two and it was so great to be part of this special moment and capture it for everyone to see. Well, now go and enjoy their lovely wedding day story ♥

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Wedding Dress: Allure Romantic
Makeup: Rebekah (friend of MOH)
Hair: Magan Nelson
Florist: Bloomsters
DJ: Just-In
Venue & Food: Saratoga Country Club

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Thanks Marisa & Daniel for having us be part of your special day! We wish you an amazing stay in Maui!

xoxo, Rahel ♥

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Wedding Photography Album

The wedding album, next to the actual photos, is the single most tangible thing that will tell the stories and special moments long after the big day has passed. It will be the keepsake that generations after you get to enjoy. Did you ever find this really old, black and white photo of your grandparents getting married? Maybe it was in a stinky old shoebox hidden in a corner of the attic and the edges were already yellow. When you looked at it, did you wish there were more photos that told their unique story? Photos that would let you dive right into a different time? That’s why nowadays we do wedding albums!

I found this new amazing album company that I’m SO excited to share with my clients! Their albums are perfection pure with a large array of album cover choices of highest quality. Japanese silks, pure linens and Italian leathers – just to name a few… Oh, they’re so gorgeous!! Take a looksie ♥

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xoxo, Rahel ♥

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Paicines Ranch Wedding Photographer // Katie & Cory

Paicines Ranch is this beautiful little gem, hiding in the hills past Hollister. It combines the charm of Victorian splendor with that rustic, farmland atmosphere. Let’s just say, it was the perfect wedding venue for the lovely Katie & Cory!

One of my favorite times at each wedding is to do Bride & Groom romantics. Just us three. And the sunset. And this time we really got so lucky – the sun was playing hide and seek all afternoon and at the exact time that we did the romantics, the sun came all the way out, before going to sleep behind the rolling hills. Oh my, lovely! Enjoy ♥

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Dress // Renfro’s Bridal

Florist // Counrty Essence Flowers

DJ // CJ Wallace

Catering // Aqua Terra Culinary

Rentals // Chic

Hair and Make-up // Brandy Bayuga from Image Salon

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Thanks Katie & Cory for having us celebrate with you! I wish you both an exciting and adventurous honeymoon with the Prius!!

xoxo, Rahel ♥

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California Private Estate Wedding Photographer // Jaime & Dave

Intimate Private Estate Weddings probably top my list. Maybe because that’s exactly the kind of wedding Adrian and I celebrated 4 1/2 years ago. It’s the peacefulness, the calm and quiet atmosphere that come with this type of celebration. And I love every bit of it.

Even though Jaime had only two months to plan her big day, she did a phenomenal job! The details, oh glorious details (can you hear me sing?) were not only matching perfectly, they really reflected this couple. Bright, loving & genuine. And then of course there was the emotional moments, like when Jaedyn walked Jaime down the aisle. Priceless! Enjoy their gorgeous Love Story ♥

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Dress: Badgley Mischka
Hair: Melissa Marie Hair
Make Up: Sarah Nicole
Caterer: Poetry In Motion
Rentals: Alexis Party Rentals
Florist: Lindsay from The Flower Shack
Guitarist: Patrick T. McCauley
Groom’s Tux: Tuxedo Fashions
Invitations: Vista Print
Decorations: DIY by Bride
Beverages: J. Lohr  & Yuengling  (Dave had cases of beer shipped over from the east coast!)

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Jaime, Dave & Jaedyn, thank you so much for having me be part of your wedding day! I hope our paths will cross in the future many times again! Have a wonderful time at Disney Land!!

xoxo, Rahel ♥

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