Boho Style Shoot at WindanSea, La Jolla

I had a blast this weekend doing this style shoot. It may have been 6am but I was energized by the opportunity to working so closely with such an amazing group of lady photographers (SD Photographer Meet up) and amazing Vendors. The Models were amazing, braving strong waves at 6:30 am, that is no easy feat when your tired, it's cloudy and you have multiple photographers snapping shots of you.

And the vendors brought stunning items, Wild Cloud contributed handmade jewelry and Wild Hearts and Halos brought beautiful headbands, and the models rocked all of them! Thank you all for being so awesome and I hope you enjoy these pretty shots. I can't wait for the next group meet up. :)



Jackie and Cesar's Maternity Session at WindanSea Beach, La Jolla

This afternoon in La Jolla was crisp, but in the best way. It's been raining a lot and the sky is super clear, which you can see in all of these pictures.  It kept us all on edge with a chill in the air and it kept me on my toes and sharp. This maternity session is for Jackie and Cesar's first sweet babe, and they were all stars. These photos, in a word, are stunning. 

Jackie, darling you were shinning love and light into the world and Cesar you reflected that perfectly back to your sweet lady.  I am so excited for this next journey for you and these are the moments that make my heart sing. Bringing a new person into the world is such a precious gift, and I hope that you love the way I captured your pure joy! 



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Moody Mermaid Wedding Style Shoot at La Jolla, WindanSea

I am so excited to share this Moody Mermaid style shoot I did a few weeks ago with some amazingly talented San Diego Vendors. I had the idea a long time ago, when I was getting married in La Jolla and discovered the Shack at WindanSea. The location just begs to be photographed. We all got our individual pieces together and made something beautiful and I am so proud!

So instead of trying to write about all the awesome things we did and how awesome they are,  I was so grateful that they all wrote a little blurb about what they did for our shoot. :) Enjoy! 



Cherished Rentals - The muted colors of the Terrain Collection from Cherished Rentals was an easy choice for this seaside tablescape. Each setting was adorned with intricate vintage silverware and chargers, then paired with an eclectic mix of mid-century glassware.  

Sweet Emma Lou - Sweet Emma Lou cooked up a dark chocolate semi naked cake adorned with beautiful florals and edible gold leaf. In addition, we created a intimate cake table set up with the help of amazing rentals with a macrame backdrop.

Black Lotus Design - Black Lotus Design provided the bridal bouquet, boutonniere, table centerpieces, arch flowers, garlands, flowers for the cake display and custom-dyed ocean-inspired azure ombre textiles. 

Dapper Vintage Rentals - Dapper Vintage Rentals providing speciality vintage rentals in San Diego, CA for weddings, soirees, photoshoots and events. Husband & Wife team, Josh & Maheli founded Dapper after planning their own wedding and giving it that vintage touch. Dapper vintage rentals provided unique chairs for the table setting set-up, mint blue settle for the lounge, and cake display table.

theMINTERY, founded by Angela Fowler, is a creative studio specializing in event styling + furniture revival - creating, building, and refurbishing personalized pieces to bring out the unique face of each project. She constructed a 12' arch from found branches courtesy of a local ranch in Alpine, refurbished and styled the Queen Anne table used in the tablescape and created the bride's shell crown.

Made by Meer - Nikki Meer, owner of Made by Meer, created a watercolor invitation suite with a blue wash to mimic the ocean. She hand painted place cards and a table number to match. A wooden "Cheers" sign adorned the cake table and a fabric love quote was painted for the bride and groom to hold. 


Photography: Great Woodland Photography

Calligraphy: Made by Meer

Styling and Design:  theMintery

Decor and Furniture Rentals: Dapper Vintage Rentals

Floral Design: Black Lotus Design

Cake Designer: Sweet Emma Lou

Hair and Makeup: Natalie Pittman

Bridal Gown: Elle Bridal Boutique

Female Model: Arta from The Arta Facts

Male Model: Ramsey