Marin Wedding

The Meadow Club

Wedding guests beamed at the sweet couple from under the shade of parasols. An outsider might guess that they were looking at a traditional Southern ceremony, because it was an astonishing 105 degrees outside, but this was a classic California wedding at the Meadow Club in Fairfax.

It started just over the bridge, in San Francisco, at the Loews hotel which provided the stunning backdrop of the iconic Transamerica pyramid for the all important first look. Then, to continue with the theme of landmark backdrops, the bridal party piled into a bus for stops at The Palace of Fine Arts, and the Golden Gate Bridge. The bus tour concluded at the Meadow Club, an auspicious venue because the bride’s parents had been married there.

As a magician entertained guests during the cocktail hour, the sun began to drop along with the temperature allowing for breathtaking photos around the grounds where even the deer came out to strike a pose for my camera.  All in all, it was a wedding photographer's dream.  Congratulations, Lindsay and Tim!  

Outdoor Art Club

Many times, over the last few years, I have found myself nodding in agreement with my fellow photographers that it can never be a bad day at work when you have a camera in your hand. It is one of the wonderful benefits of being a wedding photographer. But then there are those days that are even better than the good ones.

Down the road from my home, is the Outdoor Art Club. Unique, exquisite, and fun. One of my favorite venues to shoot. When it's filled with a wedding party that is flat out fabulous, the atmosphere becomes inspiring.  I could feel it in my eye as I looked through the viewfinder, down to my feet that scurried to keep up with the action. The candids, the portraits, and everything in between felt just right. When it was all over, I had a set of pictures that truly exhibited my style of wedding photography. What a beautiful day with lovely people!

The Lyford House

I'm always amazed how utterly breathtaking everything is in the Bay area.  I'm even more grateful for the lovely and talented individuals I've met in the wedding industry who's support and vision keeps me inspired.  A big thank you to those wonderful souls whose collaboration and creativity on this styled shoot made it all possible.  

Teasers from our styled shoot are below and please take a look at the full gallery featured on Intimate Weddings.  It's just LOVELY.


The following women made this shoot possible...

Photography:  Emily Merrill Wedding Photography

Planner:  Parties Parties Parties

Floral Design: Green Bouquet Floral Design

Vintage Rentals:  Katy Birds

Chef: Chef Stephanie

Hair and Make-up:  Tess Felix

Invitations:  Sheryl Denker

Cake:  A Spoonful of Sugar Cakes

Cocktails:  Laughing Glass

Styling:  Annie Felix Green

Venue:  The Lyford House

Mill Valley Love

Sharon and Jonathan said, "I-Do" on a gorgeous day in Mill Valley surrounded by their closest friends and family at one of my favorite Marin venues, The Outdoor Art Club.  I love that they blended traditions and shared their passion for California , especially with those that traveled abroad to celebrate with them.  Their smiles are infectious and they really know how to throw a good dance party.  What a fun day!!!  

The pretty flowers were created by the fabulous, Green Bouquet Floral Design. Event planning by the wonderful Moira Grubbins from Parties, Parties, Parties.  The yummy cake was designed by A Spoonful of Sugar.