Located in Healdsburg, Northern Ca.
Documenting wedding days throughout wine country, the Bay Area and worldwide.


If your blog post's featured images are fairly low resolution, you may want to delete the top image canvas. Your blog will still look gorgeous, but the top banner section looks best when you upload an image that's 2500px on the long side. You can also use our fave TinyJpeg to make them small so your blog posts still load quickly! 


Lauren & Red // Eclectic Rainbow Joshua Tree Wedding

January 24, 2022

Lauren & Red’s wedding was a victim of COVID reschedules and I have to say I’m not mad about it. Sure it was another hurdle to hop over, two actually, but then when it was finally rescheduled it was also moved to Joshua Tree! I was super not sad or mad. I was stoked! 

These two started the day early at their own little residences on the 29 Palms property, it’s a must visit if you can, and got ready with the friends closest. Right away I knew this was going to be fun. There were colors splashed everywhere. Every dress was a different color of the rainbow! Even the groom’s bowtie was splattered with rainbow. These were fun people. No doubt.

The day progressed as days do but this one was a rainbow dream with a desert background. To say it was magical is a massive understatement.

Thanks for visiting, enjoy the show!

And thank you to the incredible team that made this all possible!!

Planning: Chardonnay Events

Venue: 29 Palms Inn

Florals: Pinyon Pine Floral Design

Makeup: KC Witkamp

Hair: Guys & Dolls

DJ: Guy Worden

Catering: The Lime Truck

Catering: Wheat & Fire

Desert: Jelly Donut

Bartending: Tracy Vu

+ Comments





Read post

Inspired DETAILS

Read post


Read post


Read post

In my house I print everything. I have stacks of prints that have yet to make it into albums but to me, the organization isn't what's important, it's having the prints to spread out on the floor and talk about with my two children. We've been doing that since they were tiny and the stacks just grow and we share more about what they remind us of and laugh together and sometimes cry a little too.

My son Dorian is 16 and my daughter Hazel is 18 and when they were 3 & 5 their father, my husband Igor, died of suicide. I hesitate to share this with you all because it's kind of heavy but I want you to know where my value in photographs comes from. My prints, those ones that we spread out on the floor, are the stories that they have left and are what keeps my memory fresh. We get to see his happy grin, his dance folly and the hugs he gave his loved ones. There are no possessions I treasure more than those images and there is no gift greater for Hazel and Dorian.

As we print new photographs of our lives, our story unfolds before us. We can map our journey as a family now of three. We can see where the images that include him stop and where our smaller team began and we have hand held evidence of our joys and our adventures reminding us always of the meaning and humor, regardless of loss, in life. 
Wedding days are such precious crowns of tenderness and hope. They bring people together that might otherwise never see one another. They can build bridges and mend broken hearts. I want the experience for you, of spreading out your images, picking each up and being reminded of that moment's joy and the people you shared it with over and over again. 

I photograph weddings because when memories fade, as they eventually do, what you have left are the photographs; physical, celebratory and lasting evidence of what was a magnificent coming together. Wedding days are for laughter and promises and gathering and they are an example of all things good in the world. If that's not worth documenting with full heart I don't know what is.

I'm eager to learn about you, your journey here & your wedding day dreams.


The portrait Shoot Style guide