DIY Backyard Wedding / Calistoga, CA

Weddings

Audrey & Chris

I loved the energy of this day so much! These two were lucky enough to hold their ceremony at Audrey’s grandmother’s home in Calistoga. This beautiful property was peppered with live oaks and had already been the site for five other weddings within their family. You could feel the nostalgia and it was wonderful to speak with her grandmother about the history of her home and the past celebrations that were had there. It really was extra meaningful and I felt lucky that I got to be a part of that.

Audrey and Chris exchanged heartfelt vows through tears and laughter as their dog, Jasper, roamed at their feet. Their family and friends shared stories and words of love that had me wiping away my own tears. We took photos with a dark blue Mount Saint Helena in the distance and recounted the day as the sun was setting. And as the dance party ensued underneath the trees and stars I found myself so grateful that I get to share in these moments and capture these beautiful connections. It makes my heart so happy.

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Alex & Sam

If you are looking for a photographer who is professional, reliable, flexible, and immensely talented, work with Tammy! There are a lot of challenges you face as a person trying to get married in a pandemic, and from the second I spoke with Tammy on the phone, I knew I wasn't going to have to fret about the photography aspect of the wedding. She was so patient in understanding our somewhat chaotic vision and last-minute changes, and I was so thankful I got to work with her. She had such a positive attitude and all our guests commented on how great she was. And most importantly, her work was amazing! The pictures captured how special our wedding felt, and I'm so grateful to have them as a reminder of that day.


"EARTH ANGEL ALERT!"

INNA & ANDREW

My husband and I had her shoot our outdoor engagement session and loved how elegant and artful they turned out. She also flew out to shoot our NY wedding! My parents loved her, which is very important to me, but it also is a great example of how comfortable everyone felt when it was "photo time" and during the reception. Weather had interfered with our outdoor plans and Tammy not only beautifully captured our last-minute venue change, but also helped the bride (me) gather her emotions as things were shifting, families were awkwardly wondering what's going on, and chaos loomed.

"TAMMY IS A RAY OF SUNSHINE THAT EVERYONE SHOULD HAVE NEAR THEM AT THEIR WEDDING”

KAT & DYLAN

I don't know how we can thank you enough for what you captured on our wedding day. We know how much work shooting a wedding is, and that it can be particularly stressful when it's another photographer's wedding, but you handled it with class, poise, professionalism, and a prodigious amount of talent. Even more impressive, your personal style and light touch kept us both comfortable and at ease throughout the day. It's rare that one feels more comfortable with a camera following them around, but the calming force of your personality made that true on our wedding day. 

"YOUR PERSONAL STYLE AND LIGHT TOUCH KEPT US BOTH COMFORTABLE”

BRIANA & MATT

She made our engagement and wedding photo experience so special, easy, and best of all comfortable. From the moment we contacted her, she was super communicative, answered all our questions, was totally open to our ideas, and worked with us to make both our engagement and wedding photos exactly what we wanted. Best of all, the photos turned out STUNNING and totally captured the vibe at our wedding. I was drawn to Tammy because her photos almost looked like they were in motion. Her images feel authentic and take me right back to the moment.

"I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHERE TO START, TAMMY IS THE BEST!”

ALISHA & CODY

Thank you so much for making our wedding day even more amazing and laid back than we ever could have imagined! We knew from the moment we met you that we chose the perfect photographer. We felt like friends immediately. There were moments for both of us that really stand out that day where you were so much more than a photographer to us! We can’t even begin to explain how at ease you made us feel! You are so amazing at what you do and a blast to hang out with! 

"WE FELT LIKE FRIENDS IMMEDIATELY.”

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