Love Prevails: 2019 in Review

At the end of each year (or the start of the new one, in this case!), we enjoy taking a moment to reflect on the journey we had and all the wonderful people we shared it with.

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2019 was our most challenging year to date, not only because of the volume of work and travel we had but because we both lost a parent, which really shook our worlds. Death is inevitable, but the emotional rollercoaster that follows is difficult to prepare for.

One positive outcome: the pain heightened our appreciation for some of what we do—capturing fleeting moments, chronicling the bonds that connect families and friends, and creating heirlooms that will be cherished for generations. We don’t take our duties lightly, which is probably why we’re always exhausted and exhilarated at the end of each wedding and engagement session!

We’re thankful to all the couples who trusted us to document the love, laughter, and tears (and occasional chaos!) of their special day. Through them, we returned to some of our favorite Bay Area venues (like Nestldown, City Club of San Francisco, San Francisco City Hall, the University Club of San Francisco, and Berkeley Country Club), and explored new-to-us ones (like Park Winters, Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco, Mavericks House, and Foppiano Vineyards). Some invited us to their homes, while others flew us to be with them in Florida and Oregon. We loved documenting former bridesmaids and groomsmen become brides and grooms themselves, and reconnecting with a couple who got married at Nestldown in 2016 and joined us there for their maternity session (they welcomed an adorable baby boy into the world in late November!). We had a blast with our couples getting married in 2020, too, and can’t wait to celebrate with them later this year!

Here’s a smattering of images we made last year that lifts our spirits and inspires us to create more. We hope you enjoy them, too.

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