First Look


I’ve decided to have a fresh start with a new blog (previously was blogging over at Preppy California) now that I have moved into the next chapter of my life. To start off my new blog, what better timing then to share that I got our “First Look” photos tonight from our amazing photographer Barbara over at Barbara Jayy Photography!

Our ceremony was held at The Butterfly Church in Pacific Grove, California (also known as First United Methodist) where my parents got married 30 years ago in September. Our reception was held at The Monterey Plaza Hotel & Spa. Since everyone was staying at the hotel and getting ready there, we figured it was going to be easiest if we did our “First Look” at the hotel before heading over to the church for family photos and the ceremony.

Shawn and I  are extremely awkward when it comes to taking photos and doing photo shoots, so thankfully my cousin Jodie (and Maid of Honor) was friends with the photographer and has lots of experience making Shawn and I look as normal as possible.


I  will go into more details about the vendors we used in future posts as I  get more photos from our photographer, but I’ll make sure to leave the basics at the end of this post! If you’re getting married in the Bay Area or just need a photographer for any reason, I cannot recommend Barbara enough! It was an absolute joy to work with her and have her document this special day for Shawn and I!

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