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Boho Chic Autumn Anniversary Shoot

When your fellow wedding photographer friend Rebecca Yale is in town, you don’t miss out on this special opportunity. You jump at the chance to have her capture you and your hubby in the magical Muir Woods with a romantic anniversary shoot. And that’s exactly what Kayla Barker did and the results are boho chic and oh so splendid – see them all in our Vault gallery right this way!

From Rebecca Yale PhotographyOn a recent trip to San Francisco I met up with my good friend Kayla (a fellow wedding photographer) and her husband Clint during their trip through the majestic Red Woods of Northern California for an anniversary photo session among the giant trees. The crisp cold notes of fall were settling in around us and Kayla and Clint styled their session with cozy sweaters and booties perfect for the new season. The boho-chic anniversary session featured a rose gold flower crown from Hushed Commotion, creating the most perfect wood nymph aesthetic when paired with the organic fall-inspired bouquet by Laura Miller Design created for Kayla.

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Photography: Rebecca Yale Photography | Floral Design: Laura Miller Design | Dress: Urban Outfitters | Bride: Kayla Barker Fine Art Photography | Film Processing: Richard Photo Lab | Hair Accesories: Hushed Commotion

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Romantic Bay Area Redwood Engagement Session

After two years in New York, I consider the Big Apple home. But this engagement session is making me homesick for my real home: the California Bay Area. Full of rolling hills, towering redwood trees, one adorable puppy and this sweet couple, this engagement session from Brooke Beasley Photography and L’Relyea Events perfectly captures that elusive California cool. See it all in THE VAULT!

From L’Relyea EventsAs wedding planners, we see & hear about couples getting engaged or married on a daily basis, but very rarely do we get to relish in the excitement of our own engagements. Today, we celebrate the genuine love of one of L’Relyea Events very own talents & lead planners/designers, Julia Evans. Julia & her fiancé, Galen, are more than thrilled to share some details of their engagement & their love story. These two opted for the whimsical & organic backdrop of Muir Redwoods and Mount Tamalpais in the foggy city by the Bay. This setting was truly perfect for the vision of Julia, who desired an organic and dreamy approach for her engagement photos. Even through frigid cold & wet weather, these two embraced the powerful setting created by the dark & mysterious climate, which made for sensational photography. It is not hard to see how in love & humble these two are through their romantic engagement session, and we could not be more thrilled to share with you this type of inspiring love! Julia & Galen will be getting married at the Villa Chanticleer in Healdsburg, California next May.

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Photography: Brooke Beasley Photography | Event Planning + Design: L'Relyea Events | Hair + Makeup: Marisa Perel | Venue: Joshua Tree National Park

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Mount Tamalpais Engagement Session

Hand holding and trekking through a gorgeous sunlit mountain with Josh Gruetzmacher? Sounds like a perfect e-sesh date to me! And when the couple is as cute as these two together, it’s easy to see how head over heels in love they are. You can bet this gallery is overflowing with love.

From the couple, Anna and Jack… Jack and I started dating in high school after meeting through a volunteer study abroad program. We spent our high school years exploring West Marin, driving up to Mt. Tam for sunsets, and watching the stars from Muir Beach, so Marin has always held a special place in our hearts. When Jack told me that we were going on a hike on Mt. Tam over Labor Day weekend I didn’t think anything of it since it’s long been one of our favorite places to hike. Little did I know that Jack had just returned from a secret all-day/all-night drive to LA where he had asked my dad for his permission to marry me. We set out on a hike a few hours before sunset and hiked to a lone tree overlooking Marin and San Francisco. Jack started pointing out places in Marin and reminiscing about how we fell in love there, and before I knew what was happening Jack was down on one knee asking me to marry him. Through shock and tears I of course said “yes!”.

When we reached out to Josh to do our engagement photos, we both agreed that we wanted to revisit our special spot on Mt. Tam for the shoot. We set out on a gorgeous day in January and had such a blast recounting our high school adventures and reliving our engagement memories with Josh. He captured our personalities and love perfectly!

Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher Photography | Film Lab: Richard Photo Lab | Location: El Matador State Beach