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Trash the Dress at Rodeo Beach

Marla and Shawn had a stunning destination wedding at Hans Fahden Winery in Napa Valley, California. They had many of the traditional elements and celebrated in good style, but the day after their wedding, they wanted to spice things up a bit. So we did a very special newlywed session in the Marin Headlands and along the California Coast.

First stop, Point Bonita Lighthouse- so fun- everyone was cheering and so gracious, allowing the newlyweds to cross the bridge at the head of the line.


marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress- bride and groom at point bonita lighthouse in marin, ca

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-bride and groom for newlywed session at point bonita lighthouse in golden gate natnl rec area

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress- bride and groom at point bonita lighthouse bridge in marin, ca

When walking back up the hill from the lighthouse, we noticed this little path in the grasses and a fabulous view of the Golden Gate Bridge. We had to stop and enjoy the scenery.

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress- bride and groom view the golden gate bridge from marin headlands

We had parked by this old bunker. It was a great place to play around for a bit. All of the old, rusty metal provided great texture and contrast to Marla’s softness.

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-bride and groom by graffiti in bunker in golden gate national recreation area in no cali

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-bride's dress during the newlywed session at bunker in marin headlands, northern california

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-brides rings and veil during rock the dress session

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-bride and groom at a bunker in golden gate national recreation area-marin headlands

We concluded our tour at Rodeo Beach for a little wave action and an opportunity to Trash the Dress.

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-newlyweds at the ocean for portrait session

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress-bride and groom kiss at pacific ocean - newlywed rock the dress session

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress- bride and groom brave the frigid pacific ocean for trash the dress session in marin ca

Yes, they got wet and yes, it was very, very cold. These two were such troopers though. I was amazed!

marla_shawn_northern_california_trash_the_dress- bride and groom on rodeo beach for trash the dress portraits

We really got so lucky with the weather and the day turned out to be perfect. If you want to see more from their TTD session and their wedding, definitely take a look at their slideshow, their sneak preview, and their scoop.


Wintery Wonderland in Killington

We are so excited to share a few more images from our fashion editorial photographed in Killington, Vermont this winter. It has been such a challenge to narrow them down. We had the most perfect conditions- wonderful models (thank you, Mai and Rob) and a stunning wintery scene- a mountain backdrop, snow falling just when we wanted it and sunlight when we needed it (thank you, weather gods). So I did my best to only put a few of our faves up on the blog. If you want to see more, you can definitely check out our flickr photostream. Click here for the Vermont Winter Wedding Portrait set.

killington_vt_winter_bride snow wedding- bride in fur

killington_vt_winter_bride- fur wedding cap

killington_vt_winter_bride- fur wrap

killington_vt_winter_groom with flowers

killington_vt_winter_bride in snow

killington_vt_winter_bride and groom

killington_vt_winter_bride with mountains

killington_vt_winter_bride- fur wrap in new england

killington_vt_winter_bride- at the red barn


killington_vt_winter_bride- with pony at red barn

And once again, we could not have done any of these without our amazing partners in crime. Thank you so much to the gals at Bridal Heirlooms- you ladies are so wonderful to work with and you have amazing style- thank you. And much gratitude to Bill and Anne at Mountain Meadows Lodge. Everything was perfect- we are so grateful for your warmth and hospitality!

Click here to see images from the sneak preview.

Sneak Peek: Winter Bridal Shoot in Killington, VT

Earlier this month, we teamed up with some amazing vendors to do an editorial wedding fashion shoot. This one took us to Killington, Vermont, a resort town in the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. A snowy winter day provided the perfect backdrop and theme for our portrait session.

bride enjoys the snow during winter wedding portrait session- mountain meadows lodge, resort in killington vt

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The Scoop: Lord Thompson Manor Fashion Session

Towards the end of the summer, we were able to do a fabulous fashion shoot at the Lord Thompson Manor. We shared a sneak peak of the photo fun a few weeks back. Now that the wedding season is coming to a close, we wanted to revisit and give you a full taste of what we did with this bridal shoot. We had such a good time working with our model Samantha, Christine and Shirley from Bridal Heirlooms, and enjoying the beautiful grounds of Jackie’s Lord Thompson Manor. I can’t say enough how much we appreciate the generosity of all these ladies. Thank you!!!!

No slideshow this week; all the photographs are right here on the blog. Enjoy!

lord-thompson-manor-fashion-bride at lord thomspon manor- connecticut wedding venue

bride at lord thomspon manor- connecticut wedding venue

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Sneak Peak: Lord Thompson Manor Bridal Fashion Shoot

When we spoke with the amazing ladies from Bridal Heirlooms about doing a fashion shoot, we immediately knew where we wanted to do the shoot. And as we thought more about it we knew what story we wanted the images to tell. Each idea came more and more into focus.

Bridal Heirlooms has a wonderful selection of dresses and Christine and Shirley know just how to match a gown to a person’s style. We wanted to create a collection of images that hearkened back to times gone by, but with a modern touch. And we wanted to show off their fabulous gowns.

The Lord Thompson Manor is a stunning wedding site nestled in the woodlands of Northeastern Connecticut. It is just a short drive from Boston, Rhode Island, Hartford, and even, New York. A perfect getaway close to home, this estate was once a hunting villa. The feel of the site is still warm and welcoming and intensely glamorous – a wonderful place for wedding photography.

Here’s a sneak preview of the Lord Thompson Manor bridal fashion shoot.
lord-thompson-manor-fashion-bride on the grounds of the lord thompson manor in conn- a short distance from Boston, Newport and New York City

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