Tiffany and Keith love the outdoors and their wedding at Harmony Ridge Lodge in Nevada City truly reflected that. From the beautiful forested location to the dark wash jeans the groom wore, their wedding was a true representation of the love they share with one another. The reception tables were named after the things that join them ( single track, high places, and river play) and covered in beautiful wildflower arrangements. Their unique vows to each other included their desire for a family that loves the outdoors and adventure. And their favors, large pint glasses, were emblazoned with a Mermaid and a Lion, their symbols for each other. Other hints of the Mermaid and Lion theme were visible on everything from the seating cards to the cupcakes that many of the guests brought. The Lion comes from the fact that he is a Leo, and the Mermaid because she is a swimmer. Tiffany joked about the Bridal dress shop insisting that she ‘get rid of those tan lines’ before her wedding day from her swimsuits and sports bras. I love a girl that can just ‘laugh that off’ knowing it will never happen. The day also included a mini boudoir shoot with Tiffany which is becoming more and more popular. This post would be remiss without acknowledging that photographing a wedding is a team effort from the coordinator, to the venue, to the caterer to the hair stylist, to the flowers to the DJ (just to name a few) and then of course, to my fabulous team. I can’t thank enough, my friend, Doug Miranda for 2nd shooting with all his photographic loveliness and fun, and easy going personality. Anna Vollmer, my new assistant, ‘had our backs’ all day long and was everywhere lending a hand where ever she could! Thanks so much you two! And congratulations Tiffany and Keith- love you guys!