The Barn at Green Valley in Napa Valley - Paula Le Duc Open House - Napa Wedding Photographer

I was so delighted to be invited to the open house showcasing The Barn at Green Valley to all of us within the event industry. The team at Paula Le Duc of course executed flawlessly and there's a reason they say 'Perfect will be just fine.' And it was just that: perfect.

This space doesn't disappoint with incredible views and a property that is full of opportunity for beautiful little vignettes and ability to customize the space to your own vision in mind. It's location is nestled near Napa Valley and just a short 40 minutes away from San Francisco. So many talented partners came together to showcase this venue and I enjoyed myself tremendously as I ate the most tasty bites and the refreshing drinks were quite an indulgence. Bringing it all together with the true highlight of the day -- spending time with new friends and familiar faces in this exciting and wonderful industry. 

Thank you again for having me! 

FRIENDS & PARTNERS
Paula Le Duc // Urban Parlour // Standard Party Rentals // Blueprint Studios // Elan Artists // Elysium Productions // Event Services Plus // Found Rentals // Flutter Magazine // Got Light // Julie Song Ink // La Tavola Fine Linen // Theoni Lifestyle Event Rentals // Film Kodak Professional and Richard Photo Lab

Palm Springs Anniversary Portrait Session // Kim and Robbie

 

These two couldn't be more fun or adventurous, so when they said they wanted to do a portrait session to celebrate their five years of marriage, I couldn't help but jump at the chance to shoot this beautiful session! Complete with a beautiful bouquet from Honeycomb Affair  and HMUA by Nancy Z Beauty, we ventured out into the dry desert heat of Palm Springs and spent our time among the (stunning!) windmills. Between the dreamy light, the movement created by the wind and the love and fun these two share together as a couple, it was a recipe for complete success! Congrats to Kim and Robbie as they celebrate five years of marriage and here's to many more! 

Images shot on Fuji 400h film, Developed and Scanned by Richard Photo Lab

 

Jessica Rieke Photography Workshop in Los Angeles, CA

The Jessica Rieke Photography Workshop in Los Angeles is aimed at providing attendees a fully immersive and well rounded experience to learn about the business and art of photography. Day one was dedicated to learning about pricing for profitability, working through goals and creating an attainable trajectory, fundamental basics of film, and more! Day two focused on creating beautiful imagery through styling, posing and implementing the film basics discussed during day one.

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El Mirage Lake Desert Portrait Session - Los Angeles Portrait Photogrpaher

 

When Savannah reached out and told me she was interested in a photoshoot while she was visiting LA to finish her album by way of Manhattan, I was thrilled! Then, to take my excitement to the next level - she had high hopes for shooting at El Mirage Lake, which is a dried out lakebed in the desert of Southern California, about 100 miles northeast of Los Angeles. The area is used for a lot for OHV enthusiasts and though none of those enthusiasts were in sight this day, I could only imagine the fun you can have out there! The wind was whipping around fiercely (especially at the start of the shoot), giving us some incredible movement with hair and the sun was giving us the most dreamy light during golden hour. Both of these things together gave us the opportunity to create beautiful images from our time together. Thanks Savannah for the opportunity to go on this adventure! 

Hair/Makeup: Kohnur Beauty  |  Film: Fuji 400H Film / Richard Photo Lab / Film Supply Club  | 
Digital Images: Edited with Refined Presets