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They love books and coffee. Their couple name is ‘America’ and they got engaged on July 4th. To me, that sounds like two really fun people! Their wedding was a beautiful mix of two traditions, they hosted a Chinese tea ceremony with a red dress & traditional gold jewelry heirloom pieces and later that day Amanda changed into her beautiful, flowy, white dress by BHLDN and they celebrated American style. That said, Eric sure lucked out, as he got to experience not just one, but two First Looks. And every time his expressions were so adorable! Amanda & Eric celebrated their wedding at the picturesque Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton. Enjoy ♥

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VENUE Castlewood Country Club in Pleasanton CA | WEDDING DRESS by BHLDN | WEDDING SASH Handcrafted by her Maid of Honor Audrey | MAKEUP Kristina Lee | FLORAL DESIGN My Wedding Sense | CAKE Kee Wah Bakery

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Thank you Amanda & Eric for having us celebrate with you! We’re so happy and excited for you and wish you an amazing time in Maui!!

xoxo, Rahel ♥

A week ago I had the joy of working at the most gorgeous wedding venue of all times – Holman Ranch in Carmel Valley CA. LJ of Lux & Jasper and I had planned and prepared a wonderful editorial shoot, filled with eclectic colors, lots of patterns and most of all, a fantastic bride & groom! Cannot wait to share more!! ♥

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Holman Ranch Wedding Photographer in Carmel Valley CA

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xoxo, Rahel ♥

I’m really excited to add Pixieset Galleries to my tools! I’ve been looking for the perfect online gallery, something that is easy and intuitive for my clients, while still being pretty and visually attractive. Anyhow, Pixieset is what I’ve been searching for. To give you a little helping hand I’ve run the process of downloading a gallery and created this little blog post, so you don’t get lost ♥

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// Open the Private Online Gallery

Open the email I’ve sent you where you can find the direct link, password and download pin-code. Once you click the link, you will see this window. Type in the password and press enter.

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// Navigate your Pixieset Gallery

Now that you have access to your gallery, take a peek. Enjoy your photos. Swoon over them ♥

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How to Download a Pixieset Gallery

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At the top right you see a row of little icons. The ‘heart’ icon, the download icon and of course, the ‘like it’ on Facebook button. We’ll first talk about the awesomeness of creating your custom ‘Favorites Collection’. This is great if you want to download only a few of the images, versus the entire gallery.

Start out by picking an image you want to add to your Favorites and click the ‘heart’ button. Now you’re asked to enter your email address. It does that, so that you can come back at any time to see your Favorites.

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// Download Your Favorites or Entire Gallery

Now that you have compiled your Favorites Collection, it is time to download. Click the download button at the top right and you will see the below window popping up. Enter your email and the download PIN you have received in that initial email.

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How to Download a Pixieset Gallery

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Last but not least you get to decide if you want to download the entire gallery (Highlights) or your customized Favorites Collection. Select the desired size and start the download process. Voila ♥

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I hope this helps you in downloading your Pixieset gallery! If you need more help, feel free to reach out to me! Enjoy ♥

xoxo, Rahel

 

What a whirlwind of a month! It seems, time’s just flying by these days. March was filled with lots of awesome photography shoots. I got to work with some of the best Bay Area wedding professionals, which is always such a pleasure. Adrian and I shot our first 2015 wedding – we’re super excited what’s to come this season!

March was also filled with moments outside in nature. We discovered a new hiking trail, spent time in my veggie garden (you know, getting the dirt ready, poking around to see if those seeds are coming and running to the garden store, admiring the little plants and flowers…) A good month indeed ♥

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A Wedding Photographers Life // Month in Review in Photos

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1 I found this sweet little piece on Craigslist for a little makeover project. To my surprise there was a stamp and it was built in 1901! // 2 This month was filled with fun shoots! This Boho Elopement was absolutely amazing and I enjoyed working alongside E Events Co and Kelly Jones to pull it together. // 3 This month I also planted tons of seeds for my veggie garden! Can’t wait for the first harvest this summer!

4 Kris & Katie marked my first 2015 wedding. It could not have been any more amazing and Radonich Ranch certainly treated us well, once again! // 5 Had an afternoon brainstorming picnic in a meadow… // 6 …and enjoyed a real Swiss Fondue at home! Ooooh, how I looooove cheese….

7 Got to hang out with this sweet senior in Big Sur, CA // 8 Thought of a new way to surprise my clients and people I work with in general! Super excited about this one!! // 9 Had an amazing Loft Shoot with Gavita Flora. Isn’t Bryanna gorgeous?

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xoxo, Rahel ♥

Radonich Ranch Los Gatos Wedding Photographer

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It felt like coming home. I’ve worked at the stunning Radonich Ranch in Los Gatos before and was giddy as a child to have the site enchant me again. The sun was out, the sky was blue and lots of little fuzzy things were flying through the air. The perfect backdrop for the sweetest couple ever, Kris & Katie.

These two lovelies are the bomb. They’re madly in love and not afraid to show it. And boy oh boy, look at their adorable and emotional First Look! I’ve gotten goosebumps all over when they first saw each other, then again while editing the photos and yet again while blogging their love story. Enjoy ♥

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VENUE Radonich Ranch | FOOD & FLOWERS Marky Carr of Vignette Events | DRESS Oleg Cassini | BRIDAL SHOES Ivanka Trump | MAKEUP Maritza Perrault | NAKED CAKE The Buttery Bakery | DJ Los Gatos DJ’s | LIVE CEREMONY MUSIC Eric Jarmie

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Kris & Katie, thank you so much for having us celebrate with you! We hope you had an amazing time in Mexico and wish you a great start into married life!!

xoxo, Rahel ♥