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jill & drew : a sweet planned elopement

| Aug 12, 2011









jill contacted me over a year and a half ago.  jill is an amazing family and portrait photographer out of sacramento and even though her plans were undecided, photography was very important to her.  jill and i hit it off right away!  not just because of our cute name, but because she is such a loving, genuine person.  during a course of a few months jill and drew’s plans changed from one type of wedding to another.  then last fall kami and i styled an elopement shoot, showing our idea of a perfect wedding.  i knew jill and i were perfect for one another because when she saw the elopement inspiration she decided it was exactly what she wanted!!   she hired kami to style it and me to document it.  kami was amazing.  i fell in love with all of the inspiration she provided jill and drew.  her ideas were forward thinking and elengant and jill loved it all!   in july, on a very windy day,  jill and drew wed on the top of a hill looking over the ocean with their 10 closest family members next to them.  it was the most emotional wedding i have been apart of and one that will stick with me.

venue: costanoa resort (south of san francisco, ca)

hair and makeup: kami with a k

stylist: kami with a k

to learn more about thier attire, fabulous shoes and just perfect jewelery (all styled by kami) … see kami’s blog

from jill:

“We love, love, love, love, LOVE them! Thank you for capturing the day through your eyes. They are just stunning! Drew and I sat here this morning, holding hands and getting choked up, reliving the moments. The only thing missing in the pictures, is you and Kami, lol! We had such an amazing time with you both, and your being there really completed it for us. I really can’t tell you how much we loved having you there as our photographer, stylist and friends.”

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  1. Diana

    Beautiful!

  2. Emily

    Lovely job, ladies! I don’t think I will ever tire of simple and sweet elopements!!

  3. Tay

    I am in love with your photography. For a while now, I have been at a place in my life where I have just put my camera down and set my passionate love for photography aside. But I am proud to say that I have picked up my camera again and my passion for photography is still burning as strong as ever. Do you have any tips for a young aspiring photographer?

  4. Amanda

    oh my, another beautiful wedding, jill. i love your work more and more with every shoot.
    maybe it’s some weird quirk of mine, but i think a woman’s hand on a man’s head when they kiss is so sexy and sensual. just beautiful.

  5. Peter Bagi

    Jill, what an amazing shoot! Awesome looking couple as well. This is one of my favourites of yours.

  6. daniel chesnut

    wow. seriously amazing. wish we were there for this! :)

  7. Valerie (Colibriphoto)

    W O W. So much talent here! Very amazing images! Well done!!!

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  9. Morgan

    I just found your site and I love absolutely every single one of your shoots. Your photography is completely amazing and so so beautiful. I decided to comment on this one, because it’s the one that I found you and your gorgeous photography through, and because I think this one is possibly my favorite. You can just feel the love they have for each other. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous.

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