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ashley + ben : saratoga mountain winery wedding

Ashley and Ben have been sweethearts since high school. When he showed up to take Ashley out for coffee with his hoodie pulled down over his head... Ashley's stepdad knew this boy might be trouble. The trouble was they were actually quite right for each other. And so the waiting began. Through high school and college and starting...
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the sun and the sea

There are three things that revive the soul in me : my friends, the sun, and the sea. These photos are from a recent day trip to half moon bay with three wonderful friends who are also wonderful photographers, Ari, Gladys + Jessica. I think what makes these photos special to me is that I see in them the trust we have with each...
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dana + drew : san francisco cliff house engagement

Don't be fooled by Carter's goofy grin, he is a WILD one. Carter is Dana + Drew's dog, and they could not be a better match for this pup. I think it speaks to both of their character that they happily run around with this dog as he's sniffing everything in sight and unwittingly jumping into large bushes, while they just laugh...
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justin + rebecca : berkeley engagement

Ocean City, New Jersey. Rebecca + Justin had joined a summer project with Cru that summer to work and serve there along with other college students from all over the United States. They were just 2 of a handful of UC Berkeley Students to go to Ocean City that summer. They didn't really know each other before that. But when they...
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a weekend in tahoe : the film challenge

I love our friends. Aaron and I are so thankful to have so many wonderful people in our lives, and it's pretty fun to know so many other young couples to share this time of our life with. A few weekends ago we took a trip with a few of these guys to Lake Tahoe to get away for quality time with each another and with...
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brian

There was that time we tried to sneak into the movie studio family picnic by giving them my real name and just acting confident "Oh, no Emily Hathaway on the list? How strange..." I think what we had really wanted was to ride in the hot air balloon they had on the grounds. We did manage to find a way to snap a polaroid as Brian...