Monday, September 22, 2008

Happy Anniversary! :: Wendy & Frank

A year ago today we were celebrating the marriage of Wendy and Frank at a private estate deep in the Wine Country. Not sure what's harder to believe... that a year has already past, or that it was raining in September!

This fabulous wedding was created by the always wonderful Annena Sorenson at Annena & Co. and designed by the one and only Kathleen Deery. Kathleen created a warm and yummy rustic charm palette filled with baby birds nests, vintage ribbons and woven branches surrounded by candlelight. Check out Wendy's ethereal Jenny Packham gown {a personal fave}. Love! Love! Love it! San Francisco photographer Karina Marie Diaz took fabulous photos like the one below. It's always a pleasure working with this team of talented women in the Bay Area.

So in honor of Wendy and Frank and their fabulous wedding, we share with you a small snippet of their wedding shot on Super 8mm film. Their wedding was filmed with a mixture of neg and reversal stocks and transferred to enhance the organic and rustic tones of their party. Enjoy!

Friday, September 19, 2008

Fashion + Art = Lampshades!

"Most brilliant ideas begin with a lightbulb. This one began with a lampshade. Gump's handed a basic shade to an array of artists, designers and celebrities, and asked them to create one-of-a-kind works to be auctioned in support of a new endowed scholarship to the California College of the Arts (CCA). Their works will be presented in one gala evening, atop the heads of models on the catwalk, in what will surely rank as one of the most inspired fashion shows ever staged."

This past Wednesday we had the distinct pleasure of shooting a very unique fashion show for Gump's. What a blast! It was so cool to be able to shoot so many incredible designs as well as to see such an array of San Francisco's most respected artists and designers come out to support such a fun and fabulous event. As an added bonus, our neighbor and good friend Kathleen Deery (her studio is just behind ours) designed the shows finale shade and it was truly decadent.

There are still shades available on the online auction here if you are interested in donating for a great cause: Clothes Off Our Backs.

We are busy editing the film from the event but will be sure to feature it here when it's ready!

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

From Miss to Mrs.

photo by Elizabeth Messina

What an amazing day it was! It the coming months I'll be blogging about the ups and downs and the do's and don'ts that I experienced in this crazy wedding process. What kept me sane was my all-star team of friends in this industry that pulled out all the stops to make that weekend one of the best weekends of mine and my husbands life.