Magical San Francisco Engagement

You know that your engagement photos are going to be beautiful when your own photographer describes the day as “magical.” Brittney and Ryan’s San Francisco engagement session doesn’t disappoint – from the sweeping views to the warm sunset to the fog rolling over the hills at the end of the day, each image is as breathtaking as the last. Rylee Hitchner’s beautiful film shots show off just what we love most about film photography: a dreamy, calming quality that is inspiring and refreshing at the same time.

Photographer: Rylee Hitchner

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02.11.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog

EXTENDED! Win A Wedding Photography Package from Christine Donee

As a special Valentine’s day surprise, we’re extending this amazing giveaway from Christine Doneé! Keep reading to find out more on how to enter.

To be entered to win 8 hours of wedding photography with Christine Doneé shot on beautiful film and digital, comment below with your name, email address, and wedding date and venue. Tell us about your story, wedding style, and why you think Christine would be the right photographer for your wedding. Christine will read your stories and pick the winner on February 15th, 2015. 

We have a winner- Sloane Blaire!

*The winner will get proof prints and a flash drive of your photos.

*Travel fees for Christine must be paid up front and Christine will make her own travel arrangements.

02.11.15 / Featured, New Sponsor Blog

Natural Mountain Elopement

We just adore the simplicity of this elopement and the sweetness of it all. Eloping in the mountains with only your betrothed is the most intimate way to exchange vows, and we love the way this team designed this beautiful day! Keep reading for more on their inspiration for this lovely natural mountain elopement.

From Lauren Kinsey:

Myrtie Blue and I dreamed up this shoot for over a year. Brian almost built his business near the Blue Ridge mountains, so that area is his second home. We dreamed the idea of a romantic elopement in the woods, nestled on a quaint piece of property with a stream, and a cabin that is over 200 years old. The gown was provided by Chris Riley bridal.

Photography: Lauren Kinsey | Design: Myrtie Blue | Gown: Chris Riley | Ring design: Janow Metalsmithing | Calligraphy and Paper: Lydia Robins Hendrix

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02.10.15 / Featured, Real Weddings, Real Weddings Blog

Morning Of by Lauren Balingit

The morning of your wedding day should be a restful time, and we encourage you to designate a few moments to quietly reflect on the day ahead. This is also the perfect time to connect with your photographer and slowly begin getting ready for your day, so why not ask your photographer to take some boudoir-inspired images at the same time?

We love the romantic, simple styling of today’s boudoir session from Lauren Balingit, Meghan Kay Sadler, and Kelly Lenard. The very un-doneness of the bride is a testament to her natural beauty and her quiet anticipation of the day ahead. Add in a touch of floral with your bridal bouquet, and ask your photographer for just 15 minutes to do something a little different.

Photography: Lauren Balingit | Co-concept design and styling: Lauren Balingit & Meghan Kay Sadler  | Florals and co-styling: Kelly Lenard  | Processing: Photo Vision Prints

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02.09.15 / Featured, Wedding Ideas, Wedding Ideas Blog