i am so thrilled to have shot the cover of

you can view the magazine ONLINE or
pick up a copy & thumb through the pages….
inside you’ll find a beautiful 12 page spread…

to photograph this spread on a vintage ferry in san francisco
i almost fell right out of my chair…a VINTAGE FERRY?? in SF??
it was a dream come true…i cannot fully express how thrilling it
was to be shooting blocks away from the
i earned my BFA from SFAI years ago…

dreams can come true…xoxo


& just when i thought it couldn’t get any better….
SF BRIDES also published the beautiful wedding of my friend
KATHRYN (& her husband RYAN) of SNIPPET & INK….their
wedding was simply gorgeous thanks to the efforts of
event planner LAURIE ARONS

a very special thanks to my assistant & 2nd shooter KRISTEN LOKEN….
who beautifully shot some of the decor at KATHRYN & RYAN’s reception…
(no matter how hard you work, it is still impossible to be in 2 places at once)


editorial credits

Bustle Events – Design and Styling
Floral Theory – Floral Design
Heritage & Craft – Vintage & Custom Rentals
Preston Nesbit, Acme Head & Body – Hair & Makeup
Hartmann Studios – Rentals
Haute Bride – Veils & Headpieces
Shreve – Jewelry
Rebecca Overmann – Jewelry
Batter – Crepe Cake
Astor & Black – menswear


wedding credits

Planning, coordination: Jenna Lam
for Laurie Arons Boutique Events

Photography: Elizabeth Messina

Videography: Sandbox Love

Getting ready, portraits: Cavallo Point in Sausalito, California
Ceremony: The Swedenborgian Church of San Francisco
Reception: Presidio Social Club in San Francisco

My attire
Dress: Angel Sanchez purchased at Jin Wang
Veil: purchased at Jin Wang
Hair clip: Jennifer Behr
White bridal shoes: Kate Spade
Sparkly flats: Steve Madden

Hair and makeup: Jim Avila

Wedding bands: Stephan-Hill

Ryan’s attire
Suit, shirt, tie: Ralph Lauren
Shoes: Bally purchased at Saks Fifth Avenue
Suspenders: Brooks Brothers

Other attire
Flower girl, Junior bridesmaid dresses: Lula Kate purchased at Bella Bridesmaid
Flower girl, Junior bridesmaid shoes: Payless
Maid of Honor dresses: Amsale purchased at Bella Bridesmaid
Ring bearer suit: Janie & Jack
Ring bearer bow tie: BuyYourTies.com

Invitation suite, save-the-dates: PS Paper
Letterpress: Alan Hillesheim
Envelope calligraphy: Betsy Dunlap
Vintage stamps: The Paper Nickel
Day-of details (menus, buttons, coasters, etc.): PS Paper
Day-of calligraphy: Maybelle Imasa-Stukuls

Personal flowers: Michaele Thunen
Ceremony, reception flowers: Kathleen Deery Design
Tent, Chiavari chairs: Classic Party Rentals
Linens: LaTavola Linen
Lounge furniture: Kathleen Deery Design

Dinner: Presidio Social Club
Cake: Perfect Endings
Dessert buffet: Perfect Endings
Dessert buffet details: PS Paper
Gelato bike: Noci Gelato

String trio: Lawrence Strings
Boys’ choir: Golden Gate Boys’ Choir and Bell Ringers
Band: Jazz Mafia
Vocals: Crystal Monee Hall
Professional sound: Delicate Productions

Photo booth: Magnolia Photo Booth
Custom booth curtain, guest book: PS Paper

Valet: Soiree Valet
Shuttle: Bauer’s Transportation
Vintage cab: Marin Checker Taxi, 415-789-5356


to see more of this lovely wedding go to….




a little more sweetness...

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  1. Jun 22-2011 , 12:36PM
    What beautiful images! You out did your self this time
    -Melissa E Earle
  2. Jun 22-2011 , 03:06PM
    lovely! a vintage ferry and you? couldn't be more perfect! :)
  3. Jun 22-2011 , 04:52PM
    Congrats on both features in SF Brides magazine! I am in love with the vintage ferry shoot. So elegant in all it's vintage nautical simplicity. Amazing work - as always. And would expect no less than from the awesome team of vendors you worked with!
  4. Jun 22-2011 , 04:59PM
    Love it all. Miss you Elizabeth!
  5. Jun 22-2011 , 10:55PM
    Wow, beautiful, esp the one on the cover and dancing in the boat...that is so sweet!
  6. Jun 23-2011 , 12:23AM
    Have been following Snippet & Ink (and loving it!) for some time now...and began following YOUR fabulous blog more recently. Talk about wedding inspiration -- you both always deliver! Thank you so much!
  7. Jun 23-2011 , 12:41AM
    wow the dresses are so beautiful and doing a shoot on the ferry is such a great idea!
  8. Jun 23-2011 , 03:34PM
    Congratulations, it's a gorgeous spread, and that cover photo was definitely the right choice!!! :)
  9. Jun 27-2011 , 06:52AM
    Wow! that's an amazing setting.
  10. Jun 27-2011 , 10:19AM
    That certainly is one amazing spread.
  11. Jun 27-2011 , 11:05AM
    What a great place to have a wedding.
  12. Jun 30-2011 , 06:50PM
    LOVE your work! very inspirational!!
  13. Oct 10-2011 , 09:05AM
    I saw this mag in a shop and fell in love with those gorgeous photos! I love the SF Bay, and ferry rides, but a vintage ferry takes the cake!!! I'll have to go check it out when I'm back in the Bay. (Miss it!) The photos you captured are just beautiful. Vintage touches make me weak in the knees! I'll have to bookmark your blog to come back and peruse some more.