Jess & Jerry’s Madison Engagement

Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

You know when you meet someone and you feel like you’ve known them your entire life? That’s exactly how I would describe my friend Jess. I sure love this girl and feel like I’ve known her forever. Then, I met her other half and knew they were meant to be together. I mean, these two lovebirds have really known each other a very long time. They met as kids and fell in love as adults but in reality they had their very first date in 5th grade, at the movies, which her grandma drove her to. Come on, you cannot make these things up! I absolutely love that and I adore them. Taking their engagement photos was nothing but a dream. By now you know how much I love photographing friends in love and these two were having an absolute blast during this shoot and I couldn’t stop smiling. I had the best time and knew that adding their golden-doodle Stoker to the mix would make this shoot even more special. Side note: their doodle will marry our doodle one day. We have decided that for them, so stay tuned for that HA! Back to the fiancés, take a look at their Madison engagement session. Jess & Jerry are huge bikers and go on trail adventures all the time, even got engaged at one, so they brought their tandem bike along for their engagement shoot. Again, you cannot make this up. These two are the definition of what relationships should be all about. They really are one of the sweetest couples I know. Jess & Jerry I hope your engagement and marriage is full of nothing but great adventures. Knowing you, I’m sure it will be. What do you think? Aren’t these two the cutest? Happy Wednesday loves!

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

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Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

Jess & Jerry Madison Engagement | Inspiration Nook

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Rehan & Alicia’s Wedding day

Friday, October 21st, 2016

By now you probably are familiar with these lovely faces. After seeing their first look, the time has come to share Rehan & Alicia’s wedding day. These two looked absolutely incredible and their love for each other made me cry a few times during the ceremony. You know what’s hard? Trying to stay focused and get the right shots when you are trying not to bawl + have mascara running all over your face HA! I guess that’s what happens when you actually know the bride and groom you are photographing right? Their intimate ceremony was beautiful. It was held at the Sunnyside Conservatory in San Francisco, which is what a photographer’s dream location totally looks like. Their families & friends were so happy and full of joy. The whole day went on without a hitch. We even took a quick stroll for photos before dinner at our hotel lobby and around San Francisco’s ferry building. It was such a fun day. Rehan & Alicia, I hope your wedding day was all you ever dreamed of and more. Thank you for letting me document it for you. Cheers to your new life as newlyweds. Cannot wait to see what the future has in store for you two. Love you tons!

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

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Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

Rehan & Alicia's wedding day | Inspiration Nook

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DIY Wooden Baby Gym

Tuesday, October 18th, 2016

I don’t know about you but I’ve always been obsessed with wooden toys. To be honest, way before becoming a mom. There is something about them that has always gotten my attention. Maybe it’s their timeless designs? They always seem to have this special handmade look that feels extra special. I mean, you know how much I love DIY stuff so I guess me loving these things comes naturally. The fact that some kids brands are trying to bring back that look, even on modern toys, makes this new mommy very happy. Companies like Giggle have a whole selection on wooden toys that I happened to come across while at a department store, so of course I came home with some HA! Anyways, it was only a matter of time till we made something for our little guy, which is how this DIY wooden baby gym came to be. Truth be told, we made it when he was just a few weeks old and seeing him play with it now (that he can actually enjoy it) it’s extremely rewarding. We got the idea from this site and the toys from Amazon. I originally was going to make the toys but once I added up the materials it was cheaper to order them. Hope he enjoys this for years to come. Who knows, maybe it will be passed on through generations? A girl can dream a little. What do you think? Aren’t handmade things fun? I think baby DIY’s are becoming my new faves.

DIY Wooden Baby Gym | Inspiration Nook

DIY Wooden Baby Gym | Inspiration Nook

DIY Wooden Baby Gym | Inspiration Nook

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Rehan & Alicia’s First Look

Sunday, October 16th, 2016

Rehan & Alicia’s San Francisco wedding was such a dream to photograph (even with a newborn in tow). As you already know, I shot their engagement session (as seen here + here), plus their fun Mehndi celebration. Well, I will have two posts from their wedding day, given the amount of favorite pictures we got. I’ve said this before and I’ll say it again, photographing friends in love is one of my absolute favorite things to do. Between all the smiles, laughs and butterflies in my stomach I don’t know if there is anything more fascinating to document. Below is a good tease of whats to come, ending with their “first look”. Which was one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever had as a photographer. These lovebirds were incredible to work with. The pictures of them on their phones, is not only a modern bride & groom look but I also imagined them sending each other sweet text messages HA! Cheers to all the love in the air. Did you have a “first look” at your wedding? Aren’t they the best? We had one and I would recommend it to all couples out there. It’s the best way to kick off your big day with your other half. P.S Stay tuned for more pictures soon.

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

San Francisco Wedding - First Look

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Daily Inspiration – Mehndi Celebration

Friday, September 30th, 2016

A few months back I shared my friends Rehan & Alicia’s engagement pictures, which is one of my favorite sessions I’ve EVER done. Well, what I didn’t share was they also asked me to photograph their wedding day. Which was going to be not one, but two full days of festivities. One of them involving a Mehndi celebration. I won’t lie, I was terrified to do this since I had never photographed a wedding before but I was super excited at the same time. Not only did I get to celebrate these lovebirds special “days” but also document them for them. I was up for the challenge, even though I knew I would have a two-month old assistant joining me HA! Now, almost a month later I don’t know how I pulled it off and I’m totally obsessed with the photos. The good news, I have another post coming with the photos from wedding day number two. Have you ever been to a Mehndi celebration? Aren’t they amazing? It was such a great experience all around. The bright colors, the dances, the love in the air. These photos will forever be special to me. I know I’ve said this before, but we have the coolest & sweetest friends!

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

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Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

Inspiration Nook Mehndi

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