Exactly six months ago we were helping Matt execute his epic marriage proposal long the Big Sur coast. If you didn’t get a chance to see it you can relive it here. We were beyond excited to hear that they were so in love with Monterey, that they were planning to return here for their wedding. We met Matt and Stacey in their home town of San Francisco for the engagement session. They both love the city, but we went with less of the urban feel, and more for the art. We played tourists for the day and visited the amazing Palace of Fine Arts and played along the shore of Crissy Field with the gorgeous Golden Gate Bridge looming in the background. The day was meant for them and couldn’t be more perfect. Hardly ever is it in the low 90’s with no visible fog in San Francisco. Like ever. It was like dream!

The light was just perfection everywhere we turned. We love San Francisco for engagement sessions! It has a charm uniquely it’s own. We adore clients who invite out of our area and trust us enough to get insanely creative. We’ll never forget this day!

Guys, take notes. We seriously need to hire Paul as a stylist for our male sessions. He came with multiple outfits AND accessories. Yea, that’s right, he was THAT awesome! I can’t even begin to tell you how much fun this session was. You would never know by his GQ persona, that in between shots he cracking jokes and being over theatrical, making us laugh so hard we could hardly see straight. Here are a few of our fav’s!

Carmel California Beach Wedding

Rachel and I always pick out our wedding day outfits the night before, because if we don’t, we have a tendency to match. Not a good match, like matchy-matchy, or even twins at times! It’s horrible and funny all at the same time. The night before Meghan and Anthony’s wedding, Rachel came up with a brilliant idea to dress with the wedding theme. Nautical. What could be better!?!? We love everything nautical! The moment we walked into the room the next morning where the bride was getting ready, she looked at us with big eyes and a huge smile and said, “You guys match my wedding!” It was fantastic.

Anthony and Meghan are the type of couple the more you’re around them, the more you love them. This was such a laid back, relaxing, stress free wedding. A huge thanks to Coastside Couture for making our job so much easier that day! Anthony and Meghan were married at Middle Beach in Carmel, and it was GORGEOUS! We also had quite the adventure climbing over waterfront rocks, running from the incoming tide, and hiking up to Wedding Rock. Not to mention the flight of 100+ stairs we had to climb! Man, I’m out of shape.

Enjoy this amazing wedding of two fantastic people. Anthony and Meghan, Rachel and I are so blessed to have you as part of our lives.


Many thanks to this amazing creative team who brought this wedding together…
Wedding Ceremony Venue: Carmel Middle Beach
Wedding Reception Venue: Cassanovas Restaurant
Wedding Coordinator: Coastside Couture
Florist: Stems Floral Boutique
Transportation: Main Event Transportation
Guitarist: Todd Hanson of Brod och Vatten
Rentals: Unlimited Events
Photography: Laura Hernandez Photography