Mayacama Wedding

I'm thrilled to share some photos from Jenny and Brian's wedding at Mayacama! I loved working with them! Every part of their day was beautiful, but it was during Jenny's dad's speech- when everyone was tearing up, myself included- that I saw a new perspective on weddings from a parent's point of view. You put so much into raising your kids and then you blink, and they are all grown up and you're at their wedding. Seeing them so in love, excited, happy, full of potential, and fulfilled, like an extension of yourself- but fully their own; you're flooded with memories, surrounded by the village that helped make it possible, you raise a glass to toast the newlyweds, beaming with a pride only the other parents fully understand. Thanks Jenny and Brian for letting me be a part of your lives. Check out their video by my friends at Uforia Films - it's epic and captures their story so perfectly.

Head over to Style Me Pretty to see the feature on their Rustic Northern California Wedding too.

Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher Photography |Second Photographer: Em The Gem | Videographer: Uforia Films | Wedding Coordinator:Covenant Coordinating | Floral Design: The Bud Stop - Cathy Cowman | Invitations: William Arthur Fine Stationery | Ceremony Venue: Our Lady Of Perpetual Help Calistoga | Reception Venue: Mayacama | Bride's Shoes: Jimmy Choo | Bridesmaids' Dresses: Joanna August | Hair And Makeup: Sophia Coyne Of Painted Ladies | DJ: California Mobile DJ | Bride's Dress: Carolina Herrera | Ceremony Music - Piano:Dan Zemelman | Ceremony Music - Vocals: Carol Menke | Dessert: Nothing Bundt Cakes | Rentals: Wine Country Party

Jayme and Slater

I'm so excited to share images from Jayme and Slater's wedding at the Flood Mansion in San Francisco. I knew it was going to be special from the first email I got from Jayme when she mentioned that we have the same last name. It's not exactly a common last name, and at this point, I'm pretty convinced that we are probably cousins of some kind ;) Everything about their wedding was perfect. Starting with Jayme's stunning Carolina Herrera dress, Slater's custom District Homme tux, the venues, their stylish guests, lovely details, and the most epic rip-your-pants-because-you're-dancing-so-hard reception. I loved getting to work with so many other amazing vendors who helped make this wedding what it was. It has also been an honor to see their wedding featured in Brides California Magazine and on Once Wed. Cheers! Photography: Josh Gruetzmacher // Film: Kodak Portra 400 // Film Processing and Scanning: Richard Photo Lab //   My assistant: Jon Duenas // Venue: Flood Mansion // Flowers: Haute Blossoms // Groom’s Attire: District Homme  // Wedding dress: Carolina Herrera // Bridesmaid Dresses: Jenny Yoo // Cater: LRE Catering // Wedding Planner: Dream a Little Dream, Elise Paisnel // Hotel: Mark Hopkins Hotel // Transportation: Mosaic // Band: Jump Start Your Party // Cake and Desert Bar: Abby’s Bake Sale // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals  // Hair: Christopher Holgar Dineson // Invitations: Village Invites