portraits | rossan + mark

There are twenty years to go
And twenty ways to know
Enjoy the ride
The faithful and the low
That’s the hide – and that’s the heart of it
That’s the long – and that’s the short of it
That’s the best – and that’s the test in it
That’s the doubt – doubt, not trust in it
That’s the sight – and that’s the sound of it
That’s the gift – and that’s the trick in it
That’s the whole – and that’s the part of it

Happy 20th anniversary to my dear friends, Mark and Rossan!
So much love and an infinite twenty years to go ❤




portrait | denim on denim

It’s always a joy seeing these two boys for their annual portraits. Big brother, Aidan, is a natural model. Check out some of the poses he’s been throwing down each year!

featured | Green Wedding Shoes – PAN AM Inspired Wedding

Inspired by the hit ABC show, PAN AM, Frances of Charmed Events Group did a wonderful job creating an inspiration wedding based off of the PANAM era, capturing the airline’s main details, motifs and spirit. The color palette of sky blue, navy blue and yellow was one that we fell in love with after this shoot. Beside the color scheme, design motifs of stripes and hot air balloons added that dash of whimsy that would make hearts wither.

We were privileged to have the opportunity to shoot on the facilities of the Oakland Aviation Museum, where a myriad of vintage planes lounged, including one of only two authentic PAN AM planes that remain today (the other one is nearly dilapidated and sits in New Zealand – the one we shot on was the one they used during filming of the first Indian Jones movie – how exciting is that?!).

There were so many great images and we’re going to share just a few more of our favorites that weren’t in the feature 😉  Be sure to view more photos and read the feature here!

A short film by Viet Mac was also shot during this shoot, so get ready to “fly away with us” with all the design and details captured at the Oakland Aviation Museum!

It was such a pleasure to work with such a talented team of creatives!

Romantic Vintage Inspired Bridal Shoot

Sigh… You can never go wrong with vintage and romance, as they are always such a pretty duo.

A few months ago, our beloved and talented friend Joli de Jackie contacted us to do a wonderful romantic vintage inspired bridal shoot. We, of course, were more than thrilled to be apart of such a great shoot. Everything came out so perfectly, especially with all the little details, dresses, bouquets and desserts! The photos will be released later but for now check out the wonderful behind the scenes trailer that Viet Q. Mac just released:

Models: Taylor Rulon-Miller & Monika
Hair/makeup Artist: Joli de Jackie
Photographer: Vivian Sachs
Cinematographer: Viet Q. Mac

Wedding Gowns:Sonthai Songi Gi
Prop Stylist: Monica Cruz-Hernandez
Invitations: Karla Randolph
Flowers: Diane Katsuyoshi-Phillips

Table settings/Cocktail Bar: Acme Party Box Company
Antique Furniture: Seasonal Woocraft by Susan
Baked Goods: Icing on The Cake Los Gatos

Music: Rhythm of Love Plain White T’s