A Redwood Forest Wedding | Felton, California

A Redwood Forest wedding in Felton, California

Amy + Nate


Oh how I loved everything about this wedding. It didn’t hurt that Nate is my brother-in-law and Amy is my new sister-in-law! One of the first times I met Nate was before Drew and I even started dating. It was my freshman year of college and a bunch of friends drove a minivan from Chicago to Miami and Nate was nice enough to let us all crash in his condo. Pretty sure Nate loved me after that trip and hoped with all his heart that I would one day marry his brother :) I met Amy for the first time when Drew and I went to San Francisco to visit Nate again, and I remember thinking even that very first time that they were perfect for each other. They both loved music, love being hospitable, and can talk to anyone and laugh about everything. I really can’t think of anyone more suited to be together than these two. 

One thing I loved about their wedding day was that it was such a labor of love. They have some incredibly talented friends, and everyone pitched in to make this day happen. One of Amy’s friends is a seamstress and made her dress (which by the way is freaking incredible!! Just wait til you see the piece of fabric with the embroidered flowers on the back! How perfect for a Redwoods wedding!), and the day before the wedding, we had an assembly line going to create bouquets, table decor, and boutonnieres. Their rehearsal dinner included a highly anticipated open mic which did not disappoint. The whole weekend was spent at cabins nestled in the redwoods with music, bonfires, and good company. 

On their wedding day, Nate cried when he saw Amy for the first time (and during the ceremony…and at the reception…classic Nate :) ) and Amy had the biggest smile on her face all day. We took photographs in a clearing in the redwood forest, surrounded by the beauty of these massive trees. We boarded a train to take us to the ceremony site, and had champagne toasts on the way back down. Amy and Nate, what a joy to be part of your day! 


Charleston Styled Shootout | Tickets on Sale Today!

I’m so excited to announce that ticket sales are open TODAY for Charleston Styled Shootout 2019! Below you will find information on the event, as well as the mood boards for the three vignettes.

Once you’ve decided that you definitely want a spot, click this link to head over to ticket sales for your early bird prices!

“When and where is the event?”
July 16th from 9-5 at the Gadsden House. Picture three stories of beautiful pale blue walls, dark hardwood floors, stunning chandeliers and the most amazing natural light! Not to mention a classic Charleston porch and greenery filled courtyard!

“Who is this event for?”
Anyone who calls themselves a wedding photographer or dreams of having a wedding photography business! From seasoned professionals to absolute beginners, this event is for you.

“What’s it all about?”
We wanted to create an event for photographers of any skill level looking to add to their portfolio. We all know the types of weddings we WANT to photograph, but booking them is another story! Have you ever heard someone say, “Only post photos of the types of weddings you want to book.” Well, DUH, but how do you get those images if you’re not shooting those weddings yet? I know there are so many talented photographers out there who just need the right details to photograph in order to book more high end weddings. With the three different vignettes we’ve created and the 10+ stations (cakes, invitation suites, a real couple, tablescapes, and a lounge area) you will have plenty of opportunity for taking high end, beautifully crafted photographs to add to your portfolio.

“I’ve been to styled shoots before, and it’s just a madhouse of everyone competing to get the shot.”
Been there, done that. We are capping the event at 20 photographers. Because of this, you will have 40 minutes at each station, and you will only be shooting with ONE other photographer. You will be able to get the shot YOU want, not one that someone else set up.

Any other questions? Email us at CharlestonShootout@gmail.com! If you’re ready to secure your spot, head on over to this link to purchase your early bird tickets!

Can’t wait to see you there!