This gorgeous Northern California Wedding took me far outside of what I had come to expect from our chilly, foggy area of the globe.  It was dry, dusty, and a bit bleak driving out to The Holly Farm.  As soon as I arrived at the venue, though, the desert gave way to a small but undeniably lush haven.  Quirky nicknacks and quaint and unique details made the location pop with personality and pizzaz.  And the bride and groom were equally bubbly and energetic.  The celebration went on and on, with outpourings of love, and absolutely fabulous dancing.  Dancing dancing dancing.

 

I second shot this wedding with Gabriel Harber Photography.

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Victoria and Vaughn are one of the most energetic, loving, and charismatic couples I’ve ever met.  Victoria laughed and cheered through the entire wedding, and Vaughn looked at her with such admiration, such joy.  And the sentiments were absolutely contagious.

I second-shot this wedding with Anna Wu in the middle of Northern California at the Ruby Hill Golf Club.

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There are moments when Atlanta feels entirely foreign, a brand new planet set for endless exploration.  I am totally in love with its wilderness.  It’s been called a city in a forest, and that feels so true.  Like the greenery could so easily take over the modest homes in our neighborhood, leaving us with nothing but giant, breathtaking woods.  This little spot of forest is near our home, and I can’t help but breathe more deeply when I’m there.  It was especially wonderful to explore with a young, beautiful Atlanta family.

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So much has changed in the course of a year.  My husband and I moved away from our cozy lodgings and wonderful friends in Berkeley, California to a new spacious home and family in Atlanta, Georgia.  We’re on a new adventure meeting people, spending time with family, and both working as full-time freelancers.

I’m so grateful for all those I’ve photographed in 2015 — the couples, individuals, and families who invited me into their lives to witness and capture a few moments.

I can’t wait to see what comes in 2016.

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