Intimate Half Moon Bay Wedding

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I had the honor of photographing Skyla and Jesse’s Half Moon Bay wedding with Cornell Crist of Factory 404.  It was a small and intimate wedding that included 30 of their closest friends and family.  They held the ceremony at a small little “secret garden” that was nestled just across the street from the most amazing view of the ocean.  So naturally, we headed over after the ceremony to take advantage of the view and snap some photos of the couple overlooking the ocean.  The bride and groom then headed over to Pasta Moon to enjoy some delicious food and great company.  It was low key and the couple was able to take their time to catch up and chat with all of their guests.

Watching these two, you can see how they just complement one another.  Skyla is bubbly and cheerful.  James is reserved and likes to step back and let Skyla enjoy the spotlight.  At the end of the day though, what really mattered was seeing how these two look at each other.  No matter what they were doing, they always were together.   Laughing at each other’s joke or staring at one another lovingly as the other one spoke.   They have this love that didn’t need to be spoken or talked about.  Being around them was enough to see what a perfect fit there are for one another.

Congratulations to Skyla and James!  May you enjoy your wine and travel the world together.  You two have something truly special!

Looking for a photographer to capture your intimate wedding? I’d love to talk with you! Contact me here so we can start planning how to make your small wedding a reality.

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For more intimate wedding inspirations

Come check out Chaucey and Tyler’s private lakefront wedding.   It was the perfect 8 person wedding with all the personal touches.

couple holding hands, looking at. each other and running towards the camera at a lakefront private property in Washington State.


Love the coast and thinking doing your engagement session by the beach?


A fun adventure beach session in the Marin Headlands with Gayle and Nick.  They did a hike along the cliffs and got steamy in the water to end their session.

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Allison and Leslie’s Sebastopol engagement photoshoot for inspiration.  They start in the city for some urban vibe and ends with sunset on the coast.

Becca and Victor’s Bodega Bay engagement session.  Check out their adorable session running around the beach and slow dancing on the dunes of Bodega Bay.

LGBTQ couple interlocked hands having a moment together as one bride kisses her partner's hand on the beach of San Francisco during their elopement

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