Tammy + Nick | Carmel By The Sea ElopementJanuary 28, 2014

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When Tammy’s son, Justin, called me up and commissioned me to be the wedding photographer for his mother’s wedding, I knew immediately this was a serendipitous moment. It was obvious that he and his brother and sister cared a great deal for their mother, and wanted to surprise her and Nick with a wedding photographer. The way these kids felt about heir mother was inspiring, and I was beyond flattered they chose me. It was a very intimate wedding at Carmel By The Sea, followed by a lovely reception dinner at Christopher’s Restaurant in town. From the beginning of the day, the whole family welcomed me and made me feel like I was one of their own. I was in awe of the bond this family had, and I left with the feeling that I wanted to create more of a bond like theirs with my own family. With small, intimate weddings like this, I am reminded how much I love to do what I do. To be able to document love and family, I feel truly honored and privileged. It makes me very happy to be able to give the gift of photography to my clients.

Kristen Wood Photography
Fine Art Wedding Photographer
San Francisco, CA
415-508-7295
kristen@kristenwood.com

 

 

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Mother Nature Inspired Maternity Session | Jaime & WillNovember 30, 2013

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Pregnancy is a sacred time for a woman. There is something incredibly beautiful and vulnerable about being photographed during pregnancy. I love love love photographing maternity sessions, especially when they take place outside in the gorgeous sunset light. For me, photographing a maternity session is a great way to slow down and be present with my clients (who, in this case, both happen to be friends of mine). Jaime, who I met just over a year ago, is a fabulous photographer (and fellow Canadian), who also resides here in northern California. It was Jaime who first introduced me to the beauty surrounding the Livermore Valley- that is, the outskirts of that town that I had no idea were even there. The area boasts golden hills, sycamore and oak groves, and plenty of open space. It’s always a bit intimidating to photograph another professional photographer. However, Jaime and her husband Will are such lovely people that my nerves quickly dissipated— and soon we were on a roll. They were both pretty adventurous, tromping through the tall, grassy fields in the extreme heat (Livermore is HOT). Jaime held up exceptionally well, all things considered. I am so happy that Jaime and Will have these photos to remember this time— before the diapers and the sleepless nights— when it was just the two of them awaiting their new addition to their little family. Jaime has already told me she has some of her favorites hanging up in her house—and anyone who knows me understands that I am a huge advocate for printing your photos, so I loved to hear that! Thank you, Jaime and Will, for opening your hearts to me.

Kristen Wood Photography
Fine Art Wedding Photographer
San Francisco, CA
415-508-7295
kristen@kristenwood.com

 

 

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Tiburon WeddingNovember 29, 2013

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I must start out by thanking Bridget and Denise for trusting me to photograph their nuptials. Surrounded by close friends and family, and lots and lots of kiddos, this wedding was warm and heart felt. We lucked out with beautiful, October weather. It was warm and the wind calmed right before the ceremony, followed by a reception at the classic China Cabin, overlooking the harbor with views of San Francisco beyond. The benefit of photographing smaller weddings is that I am able to really get to know all of the guests. Oh, and I can’t forget to mention the catering team at Jersey Tomatoes, who did a beautiful job. A beautiful, happy day.

Kristen Wood Photography
Fine Art Wedding Photographer
San Francisco, CA
415-508-7295
kristen@kristenwood.com

 

 

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