What a beautiful wedding!! So beyond excited to share Amber & Ivan’s wedding at Clos LaChance Winery nestled in the foothills of the south Bay Area, in it’s own secluded wine country. The maid of honor happens to be one of my good friends (who had her baby 3 weeks ago and I’ll be blogging her newborn photos!) and she was 39 weeks pregnant, what! The day was just super fun, easy going and drop dead gorgeous. So humbled that I get to photograph such great people in great places. Congratulations Amber & Ivan! xo

Venue: Clos LaChance Winery // Wedding Planner: Leandra Events & Design // Hair & Makeup: Kim and Elizabeth from Aveda Atelier  // Wedding Dress: Allure from Trudy’s Bridal // Wedding Shoes: Badgley Mischka // Grooms Attire: Men’s Wearhouse // Cake: Jen’s Cakes // Rentals: Fine Linen Creations // Caterer: Cellar Door //

PS – I’d highly recommend ALL of these vendors that we worked with on the day of. Professional, very kind and made the day run smoothly. Please reach out if you ever need vendor recommendations!

Santa Cruz has quickly become one of our favorite places to go as a family. But first, coffee. Don’t forget to get an Ethiopian pour over (Zach’s) or an iced latte with housemade syrup (Majesta’s) from Verve Coffee. Our favorite Verve locations are in Aptos, 41st Avenue or Seabright. We usually hit Verve on 41st, drive down to Pleasure Point to watch the surfers and walk the coast. From there, we head to Seacliff Beach or the Lighthouse to watch the “birdies!” and dip our feet in the ocean. And then head to Beer Thirty for lunch.

I’ll be posting more personal work on my blog (yay!) and making it available for purchase here: https://majestapatterson.instaproofs.com/personalwork!

Man, narrowing down these blog posts to ~100 images out of almost 1000 is SO challenging! I’m so excited to share my 1st wedding of 2017 with you all. Mario & Jenny are such sweet people and we couldn’t have been more excited to be a part of their wedding day! Such a great wedding to kick off the year with awesome vendors also, listed below. Congratulations M&J! Lots of love to you!

PS – If you’re interested in seeing their full gallery when it’s ready, be sure to sign up in their gallery to be notified when their pictures are ready!

Venue: Martinelli Event Center at Garré Winery // Wedding Planner: Something Blue Wedding Planning and Design // Videographer: Patterson Films // Hair & Makeup: Hannah Colbert & Serena  // Florals: Enchantment Floral // Dessert: Code 4 Events // Rentals: Pleasanton Rentals // Favors: We Olive Los Gatos // DJ: Ace Entertainment // Jenny’s Ceremony Wheelchair: Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, National Seating and Mobility of Campbell

It is so fun meeting new couples that grew up in the SAME TOWN and your paths never cross even though you have so many mutual friends and interests! My “job” is the best and I’m so excited to photograph Natalie & Tim’s wedding day at Deer Park Villa. But also how cool is this location? This is at the Pinnacles National Park, at the north part of Central California. It was so beautiful and unique and I was so excited to photograph here!

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