Sara and Matt, Sonoma, Ca.
November 6th, 2009
I get heckled by my husband daily about my facebook obsession, but sometimes it pays off.
Last summer was my 15 year high school reunion. Ok, I’m dating myself, but well, yes, I graduated from Sacred Heart Academy in 1993. It was a fun four years at an all girls Catholic school. I made so many friends but had lost touch with most of them over the years. Occasionally, I’d run into one or two when I was back in the Ville, but for the most part I only really kept in touch with a handful. After the reunion most of them got on fb. Even though I didn’t make it back to SHA I was fortunate enough to get the chance to reconnect with them there. It has been amazing seeing them all grown up and now mothers, and lawyers, and teachers. Awesome women!
Well, that brings me to how I got to shoot a wedding in Sonoma. A friend, fellow classmate and field hockey team mate Sara Chapman is now living in San Francisco. She got engaged and noticed on fb I was a photographer. She liked my style of photography, documentary or photo journalism and asked me how to hire someone like that for her upcoming wedding. We went back and forth with questions and answers and finally the idea came into play that I should come out and shoot their wedding. We were able to work out all the details and in early October my hubby, I mean Assistant, and I headed west to photograph Sara and Matt’s big day and also have some much needed alone time.
Their wedding was set up on a hill at the Viansa Winery. It was absolutely breathtaking. Everything was so gorgeous, especially Sara. I can’t believe I was there to witness her special day and also to shoot the photographs. I need to thank Sara and Matt for a wonderful weekend.
Here are a few of my favorites from the day!
And next time I hear from Jimmy that I spend too much time on fb, I’ll forward him the link to this post(;