Jackie & Kyu's day combined a relaxed outdoor ceremony with a traditional Korean Paebaek ceremony during the reception. Although the couple met and live in New York City, they wanted to have their wedding where Kyu grew up in Southern California. Saddlerock Ranch provided the perfect backdrop for their stylish outdoor wedding. The day started off with Jackie cuddling with Stanley, the resident giraffe, and then promptly breaking out into a rash! It turns out she was allergic. Thankfully, a little allergy medicine cured the rash and she was off to the first look. Jackie had 3 Vera Wang gowns to wear throughout the course of the day and a traditional hanbok for the Paebaek ceremony. The Paebaek ceremony was filled with laughs as the couple caught about a dozen dates and chestnuts (representing the number of kids they will have). The night capped off with In-N-Out burgers. What's more California than that?!


Inspiration Summer Shoot

As autumn approaches, head on over to Green Wedding Shoes  to hold onto a little bit of summer. I spent a sunny Southern California afternoon photographing a wonderfully styled shoot by Magnolia Event Design and Tenley Erin Young. It's always fun to meet other film shooters and get excited about all things film. So many thanks for everyone that made it possible!

Event Planner: Magnolia Event Design | Floral design: Tenley Erin Young | Hair: Nikki Flaming | Make-up: Lunabella | Jewelry: Ayana Designs | Cake Designer: Superfine Bakery

Cypress | Letters

I recently had the pleasure of meeting Dena Robertson, the founder of Cypress. She not only inspired, but reinforced the idea of sending packages in the mail. Cypress is known for beautifully hand-crafted albums. I have been a fan for years and love to receive them in the mail.

Speaking of mail, I am a complete believer in mailing anything and everything to someone you hold dear. If only I could live in the days of quills and hand delivered letters via horseback. Don't get me wrong, I love a good email or Facebook post. But there's something to be said about an unexpected note that's been stamped, made a journey, and is waiting to spend time with you. What is there to say exactly? Well, I think you should unplug, take a moment and write a letter or send a piece of inspiration to that old friend, that new friend, your mom, your partner... and do it today. The receiver will surely smile from your thoughtful gesture. And won't you too?