Fatima and Stephen are married! {Nella Terra Cellars Wedding Photographer}

Fatima is a special soul. She radiates this amazing energy, calmness, elegance, class. She is graceful and kind, with graciousness that leaves me envious and inspired to be more like her. Stephen is so in love with her everyone around them can feel it and is drawn into them. His son, Slater, is such a cool kid. I adore him and we had time to talk and get to know each other at their engagement on the coast last fall.

Their passion for each other and for life and for family is evident in how they interact with Slater and how they smoothly they manage day to day life, even on their wedding day. They took time to include Slater in everything and it was clear to me and all of their guests this family is hitched together for life. They invited their loved ones to Nella Terra Cellars in Sunol, a gorgeous new wedding venue, that turned out to be the perfect backdrop to their nuptials. Their vows were tear filled, spoken in the sunlight of a warm summer afternoon. As the tent filled with guests for dinner, a soft pink glow fell upon us. We snuck out for sunset portraits and Fatima did not disappoint. She is beyond stunning.

I send them the deepest congratulations and wish them all the best as they embark on their new adventures as husband and wife. Many thanks to you both for allowing me to document your day.

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Venue and Caterer: Nella Terra Cellars, Sunol California
Planner: Christina Ortega, Paisley and Plum Events
Officiant: Brian Chappell
DJ: Jason Shires, Quantum Music Event
Florist: Katharina Stuart Floral Design
Videographer: EJ Reel Motions
Cake: Samantha Burke, Custom Cakes
Desserts: Melody Dippedies
Make-up Styling: Catherine Amato & Tori McMaster

Hair: Erin Page (Blush Salon) & Jessica Boccio (Salon Dame)
Invitations: Minted
Gold Foil Signs: Abigail Christine Design
Table Numbers: Southern Fried Paper
Wedding Dress: Lazaro
Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka
Bridesmaids Dresses: Various Designers
Tuxedos: Custom Groom

Ashton and Will’s Backyard Wedding {Los Gatos Wedding Photographer}

Ashton and Will  have this perfectly silly, tender relationship and her childhood home in Los Gatos was so fitting as the venue for their wedding celebration. In the heart of the California coastal redwood forest, her parents hosted 100 guests to toast their daughter marrying her soulmate. Ashton’s brother gave a small speech during the ceremony, stating they will “become more richly themselves together, than the chances are, either of them could ever have managed to become alone.” I found this quote so truly fitting, after hearing the toasts and knowing how Ashton and Will are with each other. Her father gave a glowing speech about his little girl, who has always been so warm hearted and compassionate. Will has always had a quick wit and has a wonderful sense of humor about himself, which creates such a joy between the two of them.

Her parents put so much energy into prepping their family home for this momentous day. Ashton told me they gathered up every twig that appeared out of place:)The entire day was full of personal touches and sentiment. The sun set on a family style dinner, served amidst laughter and the clinking of glasses. A slight breeze began to wash away the heat of the day and the party ramped up. Their families and friends enjoyed dancing on a deck with stunning views of the redwoods and the cafe lights lit the joyous faces into the night.

It was such an honor to be there to celebrate Ashton and Will and their new marriage. I wish them the very best in their new life together. Growing together to become the best individuals and couple possible. Congratulations!


Venue: Bride’s Childhood Home, Los Gatos, California

Wedding Coordinator: Events by Satra

Day of Coordination: Aileen from Prestigious Planning

Catering: Taste Catering, Christopher Lee

Videographer: Silver Tie Films

DJ: Sound in Motion

Cake: Prolific Oven

Hair and Make-up Styling: Special FX Salon (Laura Doetsch, Jamie and Maria)

Wedding Dress: Haley Paige

Bridesmaid Dresses and Suits: Each choose their own, various


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Tiffany Koptish - I am obsessed! Congratulations Ash!