For over a decade so many of my Saturdays were spent in the rush of a wedding. Up with the sun… driving backroads… loading film & carrying gear… guests & vows & florals & timelines… chasing the sun… the weighty anticipation of moments & moments & moments of full, exhilarated love. So even after nearly … Read more Saturdays

Vacation Wonderland

Every summer was spent at the river. As kids, my mom would yell at us from the rocky shore to keep our faces out of the water & we’d dive in anyway, coming up for air in the middle of giant black inner inner tubes with metal valves that would scrape our skin. We’d sleep … Read more Vacation Wonderland

Kara & Stacy • San Francisco, CA

Kara & Stacy’s wedding had classic city charm, insanely fun friends & family, trolleys, gowns, a dog of honor, & epic florals. It also had one of the most generous, cohesive vendor teams I’ve ever had the pleasure of working with… & of course it would since these two wonderful women put it all together. … Read more Kara & Stacy • San Francisco, CA

Megan & Bill • Healdsburg, CA

A hilltop with a view, a warm summer day, & an incredibly lively group of friends & family just beaming love at this sweet bride & groom. The wedding was full of emotion & so fun. I was honored to document it & to share it on Carats & Cake. Planning & Design: Downey Street Events | … Read more Megan & Bill • Healdsburg, CA

Ken Fulk • Decade of Durham

The 10th anniversary of Ken Fulk‘s Durham Ranch! A stunning wedding & event venue in St. Helena, CA. These images as well as others from various glamorous events over the years, were included in Ken’s gorgeous book, Mr. Ken Fulk’s Magical World!    Planning & Design: Ken Fulk | Photography: Meg Messina Photography | Film & … Read more Ken Fulk • Decade of Durham

Life Doesn’t Have to be Perfect to be Wonderful

I originally picked up a camera out of a slightly obsessive need to record daily life. Every family road trip, school dance, & slumber party is held in volumes of big, heavy, funky photo albums or in my family’s giant wicker box of prints-in-no-particular-order. I’m nostalgic bordering on cornball & photography became a way to … Read more Life Doesn’t Have to be Perfect to be Wonderful