If you following me on Instagram you probably saw me post photo after photo of a wedding this weekend.  Well, sorry for the duplicate Instagram and blog photos, but the wedding was beyond gorgeous.  A dear family friend got married in true preppy New England style with the nautical setting at the bride’s grandparents’ home on Duxbury bay.  I have known this family since for many years and first visited Duxbury with my family the summer I was 12.  As a girl growing up in Georgia, Duxbury was my first exposure to New England and has always set the bar for what it means for something to be so “New England.”  It holds a special place in my heart.  In fact I seem to have a whole category on my blog devoted to the place

The wedding festivities were complete with a bridal party arrival from the church via boat, a fresh oyster bar, lawn games and mention of not one but two trusted, family Labradors in the Father of the Bride speech.  Haha  No to mention but it was also our first night out since baby number two’s arrival.  I was thrilled to get dressed up, kick up my heels with my husband, stuff my face with oysters, and have a glass of wine (or 3).  Here are some of my iPhone photos from the gorgeous event and cheers to Katie and Sander.  XOXO

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One Love

August 20, 2013

A few weeks ago I got to travel down to Negril, Jamaica to photograph the wedding of the gorgeous Jessica Sutton of JSGD to Alexander Maniatis of The Mmmmaven project.  From the day I met Jess a few years ago, I knew she had style, but her wedding took that perfection to a whole new level.  It was everything you would expect a wedding in Jamaica to be, beautiful ocean vistas, amazing evening light and the three day event was as cool and chic and Jess and Alex themselves.  Let’s just say this photographer felt pretty square among the hip DJ’s, musicians and fashion folks in attendance.  It was a photographers dream.

The Rehearsal Dinner


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The Wedding


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After the ceremony we all proceeded to the rockin’est reception I have ever seen.  Cocktail hour with a steal drum band was followed by an amazing dinner with heartwarming speeches.  And then there was dancing…

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After the all that dancing it was just too tempting not to take a plunge in the pool on that fun Jamaica night.

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Three years ago today!

September 26, 2012

Happy anniversary to the most wonderful man in the world .  Three years ago today we were married in a little church on St. Simons Island and proceeded to the best party of my life on Sea Island right on the water.  (Which reminds me…I still need to do our wedding album.  Eek.)

Here is an old post about our big day.

Photo Sea Island Photography

The other weekend one of my dearest friends, Alexandra, got married.  It was the most beautiful, romantic wedding I have ever seen; ceremony in a garden under a tree, dinner at long, family style tables in the grass and dancing under the stars.  It was perfection.  We danced our feet off, laughed till it hurt and celebrated into the night.  I even did the worm on the dance floor! (It is one of my secret talents and I am actually pretty killer at it :))


I designed the invitations as my wedding gift, using warm grays and a sanserif font to reflect the relaxed, garden wedding.

Shawn and Alexandra love to bike so I drew a bicycle built for two as their reply card, and I just love the font I found for their computerized calligraphy.


The wedding was held at the groom’s childhood home in Los Altos Hill, CA in the beautiful garden and barn.  It felt like a movie, and a shot a million photos trying to capture it all.

Continuing with the bicycle theme.

The dinner was delicious.  I think I ate my body weight in the polenta.

As night fell the dancing began.

Then it was time to send the happy couple off into the night.  Sigh.

Best wishes Alexandra and Shawn.  xoxo

Honeymoon Bliss

December 3, 2009

Cava (Spanish Champagne), Deià, Mallorca, Hotel La Residencia


I was MIA for over a week because my husband and I were enjoying our belated honeymoon.  We traveled to Paris, Madrid, Mallorca and Barcelona and had the time of our lives.  Each place was so special and different it felt like four trips in one.  We did some touristy things and visited some museums, but mostly we relaxed, ate, drank, and reveled in spending 12 days, just the two of us…oh that, and I took about eleventy-billion photos.  So much to share, but this will have to do for now as I sort through them all and catch up on work.

(Although I am finding that quite difficult as I am still one that honeymoon high.  *sigh)

Proper Wedding Post!

November 19, 2009


Seeing as my new husband and I are about to jet off on our bleated honeymoon I figured it was time to do a proper wedding post.  The night was so wonderful and amazing and fortunately the photographers at Sea Island Photography were able to capture that feeling.  I could go on for days about each and every photograph, and I love getting to relive the night through the photos.  I hope you enjoy.

All photo credits to Sea Island Photography and a few by new in-law David King.



Dunes, ocean and perfect weather.




We danced all night long with the ocean breeze.  It was magical.


The band (Anita) did a rendition of Minnie the Moocher to rival The Blues Brothers.

“A hidi, hidi, hidi, hi”


Most amazing exit ever.  I didn’t want to leave.

Dad surprised us and arranged for a 1940 Cadillac to take us away.


And then fireworks!!!!  Dad really out did himself

Best night ever!

I’m married!!!!

September 29, 2009

So, I took the week off from blogging to get married!  It was so wonderful and fun and beautiful and exhausting and well, everything!  The girls looked amazing in their J.Crew bridesmaid dresses and the boys looked sharp in their black suits and Vineyard Vines ties.  The food and cakes were delicious.  The band, Anita was beyond amazing, (I swear the soul of Barry White is still alive.  The one member of the band sounded just like him!) and the exit my parents surprised us with was the pis de la resistance to the most perfect evening ever.  Well, that and the sheets at the Cloister at Sea Island where we stayed on our wedding night.  I am in the process of hunting them down, so we can wake-up every morning feeling that same way.  Minus the champagne headache of course.

I will do a full proper wedding post as the photos come in, but in the mean time here are some photos of me and my new husband.  (So great and strange to say that!)


Photos, Maren Hayes (thanks for being the first one to send me photos)

Now back to real work and reality, as we are saving our honeymoon for November.


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