Stephanie klotz photo

On today’s blog I am excited to tell you about how my clients, Melissa and Nick, embarked on a journey to create a dreamy, intimate micro wedding in the picturesque wine country of California. They decided to celebrate their love with a select group of cherished guests, enveloped in the serene beauty of Calistoga, CA.

An Elegant Micro Wedding in Wine Country

A bride and groom walk through a grapevine on their wedding day

Your wedding day is undoubtedly one of the most special occasions of your life, and capturing the perfect balance between candid and curated moments can be a challenge. The art of wedding photography lies in beautifully encapsulating both the genuine emotions and meticulously planned details that make your day unique.

Candid & Curated: A Delicate Balance

Bride and groom kiss on their wedding day

As you embark on this exciting journey toward your wedding day, capturing the essence of your love story is a must. Your engagement photo locations should be a reflection of your unique love story and create a collection of moments that encapsulate your connection!

Fresh and Cozy Engagement Photo Locations

Couple take photos on the grass in Oakland

If you want to capture all the genuine and beautifully authentic moments on your wedding day, candid wedding photography might be for you! From the relaxed getting-ready moments to stealing away for private embraces, every aspect was a true reflection of their love story.

Your Guide to Candid Wedding Photos

Couple looking at audience on their wedding day in San Francisco.

As we dive into the heart of wedding season, it’s heartening to witness the evolution of wedding traditions embracing real and genuine moments over posed ones. Your wedding photos are going to reflect the special moments and the essence of your big day – here are some of my must-have photos to capture.

Must-Have Wedding Photos to Capture

Wedding guest look on to toasts during reception.

So you’re interested in modeling for a styled shoot but don’t know what to expect? You came to the right place! Styled shoots are a great opportunity for photographers and other wedding vendors to showcase their creativity & inspire potential clients – and you could be the model!

Modeling for a Styled Shoot: What to Expect

Sunlight spilling over a wedding dress in San Francisco.

If you’re envisioning glamorous engagement photos that exude elegance and sophistication, you’ve come to the right place. As a photographer, I understand the importance of creating polished and stylish images that reflect your desired aesthetic. From stunning backdrops to dreamy settings, glamorous engagement photos are the perfect way to capture the essence of love.

6 Tips for Capturing Glamorous Engagement Photos

Couple dancing for their engagement photos in San Francisco.

Many couples are seeking ways to create a memorable wedding day without breaking the bank. Fortunately, there are plenty of budget-friendly wedding options that can help you achieve a beautiful and meaningful celebration. As a photographer who has witnessed the magic of weddings on a budget, I’m excited to share some valuable tips to help you plan your special day without compromising on style or significance!

Elevated Wedding on a Budget

Couple walk in a backyard garden on their wedding day in Oakland.

Get ready to capture your glow! Maternity photos are a fantastic way to commemorate this special time in life. Professional maternity photographers can help make the experience amazing and this blog will teach you how! Follow these tips to create beautiful memories of your baby-to-be.

3 Tips for Capturing Your Maternity Photos

Couple pose for maternity photos at beach in Bay Area

As a wedding photographer, I am thrilled to dive into the excitement of the wedding season 2023! Every year, I have the honor of being a part of such an important day in the lives of so many couples. To make the experience truly unforgettable, here are my top 5 tips for all the couples tying the knot this year.

5 Tips for Your 2023 Wedding Photography

Couple kiss in the aisle on their wedding day

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