Sneak Peek, Holly & Arif’s Pier 14 Elopement
Happy 18th Birthday Jeilysse!!
What an honor to photograph this pivotal moment in a young woman’s life. There was dancing and more dancing, and singing and yes, even rapping (sort of…j/k). It’s a Filipino tradition for when a girl turns 18. There was a whole entourage of her friends and family that all participated in multiple dances. Some were traditional & some performed some amazing contemporary pieces.
In between, there is the 18 Roses dance. It was memorable because while each special gentleman in her life presented her with a rose and a dance, a lovely lady lit one of her 18 candles and told stories of their life and friendship with the debutant. It was very heartwarming to see how greatly she has affected those lives around her.
Venue: Discovery Bay Country Club
Sometimes you meet people and instantly know you’re supposed to be friends. Maybe it was the initial email from Andrea of the Avenle duo that said she basically had been stalking my work or maybe it was the the excitement and passion behind her vision. Either way, all the stars lined up and the Avenle Lookbook was born.
It was the perfect recipe really.
Step 1. Hang out on the porch, sip some lemonade and make plans to hit the sea.
Step 2. Hop into your ridiculously cute Mercury Comet and head out on a road trip.
Step 3. Laugh, talk & make memories with your best friends.
Step 4. Savor the Endless Summer
Everything filmed and shot on location around our local little city of Benicia. Many thanks to those who contributed the use of their beautiful homes and cars to help our vision come to life.
Wardrobe and Styling:
Hair & Makeup Artists:
Shari Fiel, Lip Service Artists
Emma Loyola, FSHN Magazine
Primary, Meo Baaklini
Associate, Kailani Andrade
Leave your thoughts in the comments section or Pin what outfits you love the best!
Cheers and Happy Summer!!
Behind the Scenes:
What are a few things you love about each other?
M- “His humor, his loyalty, his compassion, that he knows lyrics to every song and sings to me every day.”
R- “Her loyalty, humor, good step mom, excitement for life and sexiness”
Ceremony: Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco
Officiant: Ken Jones with Lyssabeth’s