February 14, 2020

Carmel Valley Wedding | Bernardardus Lodge & Spa Carmel, Ca

Oh this wedding was such a stunner and holds a special place in my heart.  I just want to start off by saying when you get the chance to work with amazing creatives and you have a connection with them, do not take that connection for granted. This industry is larger than most of us know, so making those connections is key! And I am so thankful for the connections that I made this day!

Have you ever followed a certain a creative in the industry and get so excited when you have the chance to work with them? That is how I felt when Ashley with Ashley Creative Events  reached out to me to capture her stunning design plan for this wedding. I was over the moon! As a creative, I will say it is so refreshing to jobs on like this where you can hit the restart. You don’t have to worry about the stresses that come with a wedding you can just stand in the back and shoot with a creative eye.

This day was also my first time ever shooting on my Contax! And for us photographers who shoot film.. this is a big day! I had decided to make the switch a few months prior to this wedding and my Contax came in just in time! When I received my film scans back I was instantly in love.

I know this is a different type of post for my Journal but I just want to remind all my creative friends out there – take that time to refresh and take those jobs to better those connections. You wont regret it.

PLANNER & DESIGNER: @ashleycreative 
VENUE: @bernarduslodge
MAIN PHOTOGRAPHER: @jessiecaballerophoto
PHOTO: @amanda.callaway
BEAUTY: @bridalbeautyonthego
FLORAL: @gavitaflora 
STATIONERY: @ciarraclaire 
LINEN: @latavolalinen 
DECOR: @chiceventrentals 
INVITATIONS: @paige_bydesign
PHOTO BOOTH: @giggleandriot 
DJ: @belmontentertainment 
CARTOONIST: Cartoon Slinger 
OFFICIANT: Phil Harris