As wedding photographers, we know there are so many big moments to document throughout your wedding day. The bride with her bridesmaids, the groom with his groomsmen, the couple with their families, the wedding bands, the bouquets, the first dance, the cake… the kiss! But do you know which photos our couples end up loving the most?
It’s the photos that capture the little moments in between.
The moment your father’s eyes well up as he watches you say “I do.” The expression on your face the first time you look at your husband and think to yourself: “This is real!”
Even the “I probably shouldn’t have said that” cringe on the best man’s face after he realizes the “Remember that Amsterdam trip…” anecdote was a bit out of place, to say the least.
We’re Annie and David, and for us, weddings are all about moments and feelings. We work best with couples who deeply love and care for each other, are down-to-earth and like to have fun, and who wish to look back on their laughter and happy tears with amazement (despite the moans and groans from children and grandchildren) for years and years to come.
What Our Couples Are Saying
— Alisha & Andrew
— David & Stephanie
I can't say enough how happy I am with the results. I look at the photos regularly and am still amazed at the quality.
— Mary & Juno
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Kelly & Brendan’s The Highlands Estate Wedding
All year… that’s how long we had been waiting for Kelly & Brendan’s wedding. From beginning to end, their wedding was one of our most fun, exciting, and elegant, not to mention having the absolute sweetest and cutest couple as hosts!
Their love story officially began with an email Brendan sent to his coworker, Kelly, just two weeks before he was to leave his job and move across the country to California. Amazingly enough, it all worked out perfectly, Kelly ended up moving to San Francisco as well, and the two tied the knot last month at the beautiful Highlands Estate!
Their wedding day was an incredible 113°F. Cloverdale is often hot, but this was absolutely record-shattering! It didn’t matter much though — K&B and their family and friends were so cheerful and a real joy to work with. We loved their touching ceremony, fun reception, and all the little details, especially the printout of Brendan’s email that kicked everything off. So cute!
We had such a hard time picking the photos for this blog post because there are just SO MANY that we love! Scroll down and see the lovely couple and their absolutely perfect day for yourself 🙂
Billy & Louisa’s Point Reyes Station Wedding at Toby’s Feed Barn
Louisa and Billy first met through OKCupid and quickly fell in love. They had a 97% match rating which sounds crazy high, but after seeing how full of joy they were on their wedding day, I’m surprised it’s not even higher! Last summer, after backpacking the John Muir Trail together and even climbing Mt. Whitney, they decided to get married.
Their wedding day was an ultra romantic one filled with love and happiness, and it started in two beautiful vacation homes at Point Reyes Station where they got into their wedding attire. I swooned over Louisa’s bridal look — her sheath wedding gown and the stunning chapel length veil gave her an elegance that we (and Billy) will never forget!! L&B exchanged their vows and received many blessings in front of the Giacomini Barn, then here — the highlight of the day — they had a wedding parade! Billy and Louisa led the way singing “I Would Walk 500 Miles” while walking across the little town from their ceremony site to Toby’s Feed Barn. Guitars, accordions, laughter, and singing, it was PERFECTION!!!
Before the reception started, we went back to the ceremony site to take some portraits by the barn. With clouds hovering over the mountains, Louisa’s veil rolling with the wind, and their well-behaved pup Olive posing adorably, we couldn’t have asked for more. The romantic vibe in their photos was just unreal, and we captured so many great candid moments between them two. Meanwhile, their family & friends were enjoying oysters at the cocktail hour — just like Louisa & Billy did at Hog Island Oysters at Tomales Bay for their first date. And the reception was a blast! Thoughtfully-written toasts, happy guests dancing under paper lanterns, well-chosen floral decorations, and an oddly pleasing fresh hay smell… everything was so great and the photos tell it all!
Congratulations Billy and Louisa! Can’t wait to share your beautiful photos with everyone 😀
Alisha & Andrew’s Travel-Themed Wedding at Elliston Vineyards
We absolutely adored Alisha & Andrew’s travel-themed wedding at Elliston Vineyards 🙂 Theirs has to be one of our favorite weddings to date! It was truly a happy and emotional day for the couple, and Alisha looked even more stunning than when we had last seen her just a few weeks prior. She had her hair done by one of her best friends Kaila, who did an amazing job!
Before the ceremony, they met in a beautiful field for their first look and stood back-to-back while they exchanged notes and a small gift for one another. Andrew gave Alisha a pair of super cute earrings, and she gave him a big figure of Swamp Thing. We loved how happy Andrew looked when he opened it up!
Their wedding was indeed as beautiful the couple themselves, and as their family and friends looked on and as a string quartet serenaded them in the background, A&A read their vows to love each other forever. At one point, Andrew even let out a few tears and you can see Alisha wiping his tears away in one of the photos.
At their reception, the couple’s love for traveling and adventures shined bright. Having visited many different places together, they creatively incorporated their travels into their centerpieces while sharing their special and memorable moments with their guests. They sprinkled lots of little travel-related items around the venue like heart-shaped map cupcake toppers, luggage props, and propeller planes, but the most memorable of them all was definitely the Paris-themed cake which signified where they had gotten engaged. Some of the details were subtle yet very well-done — I didn’t even notice some of them until I got home and pored over the photos!
Love was definitely in the air that night as everyone went home with their heads in the clouds and feeling love all over. We cannot wait to work with Alisha and Andrew again, and we wish them well on their newest adventure together!