Wedding: Chrissy & Peter at Pebble Beach

Chrissy and Peter are such a fun couple to be around. They have a cute story of how they met on a blind date, set up by a family friend. They celebrated their wedding on the old fifth tee at Pebble Beach, the first wedding ever to take place there. Their family and friends gathered for a weekend of festivities, from Chrissy's family home in Pebble Beach to the reception at the Beach Club overlooking the ocean, it was spectacular! We worked alongside our friend, and talented photographer Catherine Hall of Catherine Hall Studios.


Wedding: Kristin & Bruce at Pebble Beach

Kristin and Bruce were married at Pebble Beach overlooking the gorgeous Monterey coast. Their wedding was not only about their love and commitment as a couple, but about bringing their kids together to form a beautiful family. Bruce's sons were involved in a special way as junior groomsmen. We truly could feel the love and joy surrounding Kristin and Bruce and their families, and we hope you enjoy watching their film!


Wedding: Amy & Chad at Grace Cathedral & The Fairmont Hotel

From the moment we met Amy and Chad we knew we had to capture their wedding on film! Their love story is so sweet and with an incredible history of how their families have been in each other's lives over the years, they are truly meant for one another. They were married at Grace Cathedral and celebrated their reception at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco. Enjoy their film!


Wedding: Haley & Matt in Big Sur

Haley and Matt chose Big Sur, a personally meaningful place to them, to get married. After meandering through the deep redwoods, they exchanged their vows atop the cliffs overlooking the ocean.


Shaheen & Rohit's wedding film featured on Maharani Weddings

Shaheen and Rohit's Maui wedding video was just featured on Maharani Weddings! Photographer was Octavia Hunter. Watch their wedding film below, or check out Maharani weddings for the Filmy Friday's blog post.


Wedding: Mia and David at the Pasadera Country Club

Mia and David were married at the beautiful Pasadera Country Club in Monterey. They celebrated their romantic fairy-tale wedding with a touch of mid-century hollywood glamor, including a brass ensemble and jazz singer to set the mood, Mia is a talented singer herself! We worked with one of our favorite photography teams, Carlie and Gabe of Carlie Statsky Photography. Check out Mia and David's gorgeous photos featured here on Style Me Pretty! The gorgeous wedding design and coordination was created by Heidi and her team at Coastside Couture.


Shaheen & Rohit Featured on Maharani Weddings

Shaheen and Rohit's Maui wedding was just featured on Maharani Weddings! The gorgeous photos are by Octavia Hunter. Watch their wedding film below.


Promo Video for Kristy Ahumada of Volatile Photography

Kristy Ahumada of Volatile Photography is one of the sweetest and most talented photographer we know! We had the chance to create this promo film for her, with a little behind the scenes of one of her engagement photo shoots. Check out her beautiful work on her website volatilephoto.com.


Wedding: Po-Chia and Yingjie at Nestldown

Po-Chia and Yingjie were married beneath the beautiful redwoods at Nestldown. Their families and closets friends joined together in a loving and intimate gathering, which included a Chinese tea ceremony with their parents. Po-Chia and Yingjie shared the most beautiful and moving story of their long relationship during their vows. So sweet! We had the chance to work with My-Dung who coordinated their wedding, and JJ Chen their photographer, both fun ladies to work with! Enjoy their film.


Wedding: Christina and Michael at Oceano Hotel, Half Moon Bay

Christina and Michael celebrated their wedding at the Oceano Hotel in Half Moon Bay. It was a gorgeous fall day in the harbor, perfect for a wedding. Christina and Michael are one of the sweetest most in love couples we have ever met, and it was wonderful to see how much they are both loved by their families. Coordinated by Nancy at Oceano who always does a spectacular job. Enjoy their film!


Wedding: Stephanie & Donald at Pebble Beach

Stephanie and Donald were married at Pebble Beach, and it could not have been a more gorgeous, perfect day! They celebrated with a traditional English ceremony at the Church of the Wayfarer in quaint Carmel. After ringing the church bells they rode off in a horse drawn carriage, to their reception at the Beach & Tennis Club. Their families and friends showered them with love, and Stephanie's Mom even sang a sweet song for them at the reception. Tom O'Neal of TGO Photo was their photographer, and we had a great time working together again. Enjoy their film!


Trip to the Philippines: Baguio & Palawan

Luke and I had an amazing trip to the Philippines in March! We visited my sister Deborah, who lives and works in Baguio, and she took us on an adventure throughout Baguio City and the Palawan islands. There are so many islands in the Philippines, and they all have their own unique culture and even dialects. The main languages spoken are Tagalog and surprisingly, English! So we weren't too lost as tourists (I only know a few words, but my sister speaks it very well). The Filipino people are so friendly and welcoming (and the island dogs too-they are literally everywhere!). On Palawan we stayed on the northern tip in El Nido. It was so incredibly beautiful there, and we got to really enjoy the islands by taking boat tours, a small outrigger boat that hops around the many islands of the Bacuit Archipelago. Ive never seen sand whiter or more turquoise water! Luke and I kept joking we were in a pirate movie, since the scenery felt so otherworldly and gorgeous at every turn! We saw some awesome caves that you can swim into, as well as the best snorkeling we have ever seen. The water is so clear and the fish so colorful.

Oh and the food, so delicious everywhere we went! We ate the best mangos I've ever tasted in my life, so sweet and juicy. I got my fill of pancit, lumpia, and young coconut. We also tried ube for the first time, a root vegetable that's sweet like yams and made into jam and ice-cream. One night we split a whole fresh caught snapper, and it was amazing! The fishermen bring their catch to the restaurants and it's cooked that night on the grill. And the local beer from San Miguel brewery, a pale pilsen (for about $1) was perfect on a hot day after snorkeling. That beer is so light, and Luke usually drinks ridiculously hopped IPAs, but we enjoyed it so much, I think we drank it every night! 

We brought along a smaller camera this time, a Panasonic Lumix GX7  that was incredibly lightweight and easy to travel with on plane and boat. We took both photos and video, so he'll be editing a short highlight film from our trip. Coming soon!

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