Shannon + Scott | Married in Stinson Beach, CA

I met Shannon years ago while she was working for a venue in Sacramento, and we immediately clicked. We hung out a few times and even became yoga buddies for a bit! Then life got crazy, as it always does, and we didn’t see each other for a couple years. She reached out last year to let me know she was engaged, and wanted me to photograph her wedding. I was so honored, when someone in the wedding industry chooses a vendor it’s such a huge compliment since they know everyone! Shannon is the sweetest and I couldn’t wait to meet the man that she decided to spend the rest of her life with. We met up for dinner, and we spent a couple hours hanging out and talking. Scott was sweet and kind, so I could immediately see why she had fallen for him. Their interaction is very calm and steady, as if they’ve been married for 50 years. They told me about their plans for the day, how it would be a small affair with those closest to them, in the place they love so much. When I arrived that day, Shannon was totally relaxed and hanging out with her mom and best friend in the bridal suite. Scott looked dapper and was clearly excited to see his bride. I honestly don’t think I’ve ever seen a bride smile so much and so constantly on their wedding day, I absolutely loved Shannon’s overflowing joy in all their images. And Scott beams at her with such pride and admiration, they really are amazing together! It was such a wonderful, laid back day, and it ended perfectly with a romp down on the beach. Shannon and Scott, thank you so much for having me as a part of your day! I know you two will have so many incredible years together 🙂

Venue: Dipsea Gardens

Hair + Makeup: Carly Shippey

Officiant: Friend

Caterer: A Fork Full of Earth

DJ: Larry, Extreme Productions

Florist: Accents by Sage

Rentals: Bright Rentals, Botanica + La Tavola Linens