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a little bit about me.

This is me + my husband Zach. (I low key freakout/feel like I'm lying every time I say that because how did I score him?!)   This year has been one of the craziest years of  my life - in so many good ways! I moved out, got married, and finally decided to jump full time into photography. YAY! Let me tell you a little about all of it starting with our wedding. 

This is me + my husband Zach. (I low key freakout/feel like I'm lying every time I say that because how did I score him?!) 

This year has been one of the craziest years of  my life - in so many good ways! I moved out, got married, and finally decided to jump full time into photography. YAY! Let me tell you a little about all of it starting with our wedding. 


Wedding planning is HARD. Between working full time, balancing everyday life, trying to stay healthy and sane (Feyonce's- amiright?) AND having my soon to be hubs going through the Police Academy- I was kind of a hot mess. Emphasis on mess. Thank goodness I had the best family and friends (you know who you are) around to help me keep my sanity and help make our wedding exactly the way we wanted. Fun + Intimate + AWESOME.

Our wedding day was THE BEST. Getting to FINALLY marry Zach after 6 years of dating was the coolest experience of my life. I don't think I've ever cried so many happy tears. Everything was perfect and I really mean that. From the flowers and signs to the music and lights- it all came together like a dream. Looking back, I think a huge part of that was due to the fact that most, if not, all our vendors were friends!! 

To give you a glimpse into my favorite day ever I thought I'd share some photos that our BOMB photographer shot throughout the day. (Eden Strader, I LOVE YOU)  

Enjoy <3


Growing up, Zach and I would always talk about how we both envisioned someday getting married at his family home in Piedmont, CA. Our dream CAME TRUE &lt;3

Growing up, Zach and I would always talk about how we both envisioned someday getting married at his family home in Piedmont, CA. Our dream CAME TRUE <3

Can you believe these signs were hand written/drawn?! Zach's mom bought the easels from Ikea and we handed them over to some of my best friends at THAT'S ALL SHE WROTE DESIGNS where they transformed them into THIS.&nbsp;

Can you believe these signs were hand written/drawn?! Zach's mom bought the easels from Ikea and we handed them over to some of my best friends at THAT'S ALL SHE WROTE DESIGNS where they transformed them into THIS. 

One of my favorite photos from our wedding day. Zach's mom, Stacy, was a HUGE reason why our wedding turned out the way that it did. &lt;3

One of my favorite photos from our wedding day. Zach's mom, Stacy, was a HUGE reason why our wedding turned out the way that it did. <3

I had the H/MU dream team. My sweet and talented friends, Deborah &amp; Bella made me feel so beautiful and natural. Debbie is an amazing arch expert and makeup artist &amp; Bella is an insanely talented hairstylist. She works over at House of Cabelo in Pleasanton aka the cutest and most chic salon ever. I always leave there feeling like a million bucks.&nbsp;

I had the H/MU dream team. My sweet and talented friends, Deborah & Bella made me feel so beautiful and natural. Debbie is an amazing arch expert and makeup artist & Bella is an insanely talented hairstylist. She works over at House of Cabelo in Pleasanton aka the cutest and most chic salon ever. I always leave there feeling like a million bucks. 

I adore this woman. She raised me to love generously, to be kind and gracious, and to have strong convictions about my character and about my faith. Not to mention she's GORGEOUS and totally rocked that BHLDN dress.

I adore this woman. She raised me to love generously, to be kind and gracious, and to have strong convictions about my character and about my faith. Not to mention she's GORGEOUS and totally rocked that BHLDN dress.

My &nbsp;blush clog dreams came true. Thnx BRYR CLOGS. If you're ever in SF- check them out!!

My  blush clog dreams came true. Thnx BRYR CLOGS. If you're ever in SF- check them out!!

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We always said that we wouldn't do any kind of first look. Oops. Totally caved.

We always said that we wouldn't do any kind of first look. Oops. Totally caved.

We met at an abandoned naval base in Alameda, CA and I'm so glad we did. Between dodging security and freaking out over marrying my guy in a few hours- it was really quite fun.

We met at an abandoned naval base in Alameda, CA and I'm so glad we did. Between dodging security and freaking out over marrying my guy in a few hours- it was really quite fun.

Totally worth it!! Looking back it's one of my favorite memories of that day. We decided to read letters that we had written to each other and WOW. Praise Jesus for waterproof mascara.

Totally worth it!! Looking back it's one of my favorite memories of that day. We decided to read letters that we had written to each other and WOW. Praise Jesus for waterproof mascara.

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I remember watching this photo being taken and thinking "How did I get so lucky as to be marrying someone equally as attractive as he is sweet + kind + funny?"

I remember watching this photo being taken and thinking "How did I get so lucky as to be marrying someone equally as attractive as he is sweet + kind + funny?"

PAUSE. Can we take a second for the flowery genius that Tara Wharton of FRECKLED FLORAL is?! Eternally grateful that she was available for our wedding.&nbsp;

PAUSE. Can we take a second for the flowery genius that Tara Wharton of FRECKLED FLORAL is?! Eternally grateful that she was available for our wedding. 

This dress was EVERYTHING. I remember the first time I tried it on I was like, "Ohhhh..Pretyyyyyy....No... I can't wear a pink wedding dress... but... POCKETS." Then I did something like try on fifty other dresses. I came back to this one at least three times and finally the girl that worked at the boutique said, "I think you just need to get it."&nbsp;

This dress was EVERYTHING. I remember the first time I tried it on I was like, "Ohhhh..Pretyyyyyy....No... I can't wear a pink wedding dress... but... POCKETS." Then I did something like try on fifty other dresses. I came back to this one at least three times and finally the girl that worked at the boutique said, "I think you just need to get it." 

She was right. We paired it with this off the shoulder lace topper that my mom picked out (THNX MOM- Still dressing me to this day. #noshame) and that was that. Still have to fight the urge to put in on once a week.&nbsp;

She was right. We paired it with this off the shoulder lace topper that my mom picked out (THNX MOM- Still dressing me to this day. #noshame) and that was that. Still have to fight the urge to put in on once a week. 

These quiet moments were so special.&nbsp; Some of the best advice I got that day was from a family friend. She said, "Every so often today-&nbsp;stop, do a three/sixty, remember the sights, sounds,&nbsp;smells, and faces and commit them to memory."&nbsp;

These quiet moments were so special.  Some of the best advice I got that day was from a family friend. She said, "Every so often today- stop, do a three/sixty, remember the sights, sounds, smells, and faces and commit them to memory." 

Our best friend/officiant had us laughing/crying during most of our ceremony. PS it was his first time officiating a wedding and EVERYONE loved it.&nbsp;

Our best friend/officiant had us laughing/crying during most of our ceremony. PS it was his first time officiating a wedding and EVERYONE loved it. 

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I love these girls something fierce. LOOK AT HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY ARE.&nbsp;

I love these girls something fierce. LOOK AT HOW BEAUTIFUL THEY ARE. 

My fav little red head. &lt;3 PSA ZARA baby has the CUTEST dress clothes for little ones.&nbsp;

My fav little red head. <3 PSA ZARA baby has the CUTEST dress clothes for little ones. 

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Have 22 people in your bridal party. You won't regret it.  In all seriousness. These people are so so special to me.&nbsp;

Have 22 people in your bridal party. You won't regret it.

In all seriousness. These people are so so special to me. 

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Our cocktail hour was SO fun. Think games + music + chick-fil-a nuggets... need I say more?

Our cocktail hour was SO fun. Think games + music + chick-fil-a nuggets... need I say more?

Zach was so funny. He had a few things he REALLY wanted for our wedding and among those was a VW Photo Booth bus. We found the sweetest couple from Southern California that owns the Traveling Photo Bus.&nbsp;

Zach was so funny. He had a few things he REALLY wanted for our wedding and among those was a VW Photo Booth bus. We found the sweetest couple from Southern California that owns the Traveling Photo Bus. 

An ongoing joke between me + Zach is that he literally WON'T wear dress shoes to save a life. Couldn't even last two hours before he was back into his fav pair of beat up converse.&nbsp;

An ongoing joke between me + Zach is that he literally WON'T wear dress shoes to save a life. Couldn't even last two hours before he was back into his fav pair of beat up converse. 

Over the years, whenever Zach would make me slow dance with him I'd always start humming "when the stars go blue" by Tim McGraw so it made sense that that was the song we danced to for our first dance as Mr. + Mrs.&nbsp;

Over the years, whenever Zach would make me slow dance with him I'd always start humming "when the stars go blue" by Tim McGraw so it made sense that that was the song we danced to for our first dance as Mr. + Mrs. 

Because who doesn't like S'mores.&nbsp;

Because who doesn't like S'mores. 

The most magical sparkler exit everrrr.

The most magical sparkler exit everrrr.

The End.&nbsp;

The End. 


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Thanks for reading!! Stay tuned for a photo tour of our first little home together coming next week!

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