Denver Engagement Session – |Amanda + Matt|

Oh I’m so excited to share these! I met Amanda on a local photographer’s Facebook group. We had chatted quite a bit about our own wedding planning and our unique details (can’t give away too much before the big day!) Little did I know that I would get to meet her for the first time (and her very sweet fiance Matt) at their engagement shoot in Denver! And the next time I see them will be their August wedding! We had a total blast exploring downtown Denver, chatting about beer, photography and just about everything else! It’s always nerve-wracking to photograph another photographer but Amanda was so sweet and complimentary – especially when she saw their photos. I can’t wait to hang out with these two again very soon!
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Encinitas Engagement Session – |Shannon + Mike|

A little over two years ago, a boisterous chick with bright pink lipstick shimmied her way over to our table. I was taken with her immediately. A chance meeting the following day at a Tristan Prettyman concert sealed our #instantbff friendship. I’m thrilled to stand up next to her in her wedding to Mike in August.  Mike is the yang to her yin. The peanut butter to hear brightly colored jelly. They could not be more different yet a more perfect match. I won’t be able to photograph their wedding (Go Pro in my bouquet maybe?) but I was thrilled to take their engagement photos! We stuck close to where they live and ended at the beach where Mike proposed! Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 01 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 02 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 03 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 04 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 05 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 06 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 07 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 08 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 09 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 10 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 11 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 12 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 13 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 14 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 15 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 16 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 17 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 18 Encinitas Leucadia engagement session 19in

Cordiano Winery Wedding – |Kirill + Amy|

Cordiano Winery Wedding 01Amy + Kirill’s Wedding was different. In a good way of course. It was important to them to keep the ceremony intimate and special. We did an early morning ceremony (did you see that amazing romantic morning fog??) at Cordiano Winery followed by a full vegan breakfast and some toasts. Later that evening, Amy switched dresses and they had a kick ass party with the best vegan catering I’ve ever had! Amy is a vegan, Kirill is not. But Kirill wanted his bride to be able to enjoy everything edible at their wedding which I thought was such a sweet gesture. Their wedding had some of the most thoughtful and beautiful details I’ve seen. Shout out to Kim at Cordiano for making the gorgeousness happen!  Cordiano Winery Wedding 02 Cordiano Winery Wedding 03 Cordiano Winery Wedding 04 Cordiano Winery Wedding 05 Cordiano Winery Wedding 06 Cordiano Winery Wedding 07 Cordiano Winery Wedding 08 Cordiano Winery Wedding 09 Cordiano Winery Wedding 10 Cordiano Winery Wedding 11 Cordiano Winery Wedding 12 Cordiano Winery Wedding 13 Cordiano Winery Wedding 14 Cordiano Winery Wedding 15 Cordiano Winery Wedding 16 Cordiano Winery Wedding 17 Cordiano Winery Wedding 18 Cordiano Winery Wedding 19 Cordiano Winery Wedding 20 Cordiano Winery Wedding 21 Cordiano Winery Wedding 22 Cordiano Winery Wedding 23 Cordiano Winery Wedding 24 Cordiano Winery Wedding 25 Cordiano Winery Wedding 26

 

Ceremony Venue: Cordiano Winery
Reception Venue: Private Home
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Coordinator, Designer & Cake: Kim with Cordiano Winery
Florist: Tessfresh
Ceremony Rentals: Rickety Swank

The Ritz Carlton Palm Springs Wedding – |Drew + Courtney|

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Courtney and Drew’s lovely faces are gracing the pages of the latest Exquisite Weddings Magazine! I highly recommend picking up this edition – so many real weddings in here, it’s awesome! ritz carlton palm springs wedding 02

It was a beautiful and windy day in Rancho Mirage at the Ritz Carlton. We started out at Courtney’s parents home which was filled to the brim with excitement. The ceremony was heartfelt and full of laughter when Courtney’s veil attacked Drew! After, everyone partied til midnight and dined on amazing food and cake!

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Coordination: Michelle Stansfield, Chic Production
Photography: Melissa McClure Photography
Ceremony, Reception, Catering, and Cake: The Ritz Carlton, Rancho Mirage
Ceremony Florals: Rancho Mirage Florist
Reception + Personal Florals: Moller Nursery
Dress: Hayley Paige
Hair and Makeup: Priscilla Villegas and Ally Scott, J.Russell! The Salon
Rentals: Signature Party Rentals
Videographer: By Design Films
Transportation: Cardiff Limos
DJ & Lighting: D’Jay Company

The W Hotel San Diego Wedding – |Andrew + Jessica|

W hotel Wedding San Diego 01 Jessica + Andrew dreamed of their rooftop ceremony and reception at the W Hotel in San Diego (now the Renaissance by Marriott) but unfortunately Mother Nature had her own plans! A massive storm came through on their wedding day which enforced a back up plan. But the rain stopped long enough for us to get some awesome portraits at Embarcadero Park!W hotel Wedding San Diego 02 W hotel Wedding San Diego 03 W hotel Wedding San Diego 04 W hotel Wedding San Diego 05 W hotel Wedding San Diego 06 W hotel Wedding San Diego 07 W hotel Wedding San Diego 08 W hotel Wedding San Diego 09 W hotel Wedding San Diego 10 W hotel Wedding San Diego 11 W hotel Wedding San Diego 12 W hotel Wedding San Diego 13 W hotel Wedding San Diego 14 W hotel Wedding San Diego 15 W hotel Wedding San Diego 16 W hotel Wedding San Diego 17 W hotel Wedding San Diego 18 W hotel Wedding San Diego 19 W hotel Wedding San Diego 20Venue: (Formerly)The W Hotel San Diego
Photographer: Melissa McClure Photography
Florist: Organic Elements
Hair Stylist: Audra Rene Studio

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