Top Wedding Trends for 2017

Hi Everybody!  One of my favorite online resources, Wedding Wire, just released an article on the top wedding trends for 2017!  The article, posted by Kim Forrest, includes some interesting trends.  Here are a few:

  • Sheer and sexy wedding dresses
  • Gray and burgundy suits for grooms
  • Bridesmaid jumpsuits
  • Urban Elegance = the “new Rustic”
  • Marble details
  • Giant floral wreath backdrops for ceremonies
  • Drone photography and videography
  • Instagram videos
  • Brunch weddings
  • Doughnuts
  • Creative food presentation – food “walls” and hanging food
  • Silent disco (seriously, it’s awesome)
  • Geode cakes
  • Drip cakes
  • Greenery motifs on invitations

You can view the entire article at

I personally can't wait to photography all of these fun trends!!!


Gracie is my bundle of joy!  She is my 12 year old Australian Shepard who has loved me and played with me and let me take a ton of photos of her as you can imagine.  I love hanging out with her!!!

Gracie Jean Lauren

Gracie Jean Lauren

Sunset Chaser

I am always looking at the afternoon sky, wondering if it is going to put on a magnificent show at sunset.  Are there clouds in the sky?  Is there a fog bank forming?  Is the tide low or high?  I get so excited when I know tonight is the night!!!  In addition toloving Wedding Photography, I also love taking abstract seascapes!  Here are a few from the other night.  

sunset magic
sunset surprise
I find joy in watching the colors form, peak and fade away.

I find joy in watching the colors form, peak and fade away.

Feeling Lucky

Lucky Me!!  I photographed this lovely couples wedding and they called me back to photograph their growing family!  I love having that connection with couples!  Thank you!  And congratulatons on your little bun in the oven!

Renata and Joel

She said yes!

I was lucky enough to photograph a surprise proposal at Butterfly Beach in Montecito, Ca.  The adorable couple has been together for 8 years and had such a natural loving way about them!  Congratulations to Aaron and Sarah!!!! xoxoxo