Growing up I never imagined I would be a wedding photographer and actually swore when I went back to school for photography at 30 I would never do weddings. When I moved back to the Bay Area from Brooklyn, I second shot a wedding, got into my car and cried, not just a couple tears, I ugly cried and could hear my mother in my head saying "never say never because you know what that means." I fell in love with weddings instantly and in a way I knew there was no going back. I fell in love with it all - there is so much beauty in love, for the careful time spent getting ready, watching traditions combine when new families are formed, the flowers (I'm a sucker for pretty florals), the toasting and of course the dance party. You'll probably catch me dancing along as the party goes on. 

I'm inspired by travel and getting lost in new cities near and far. From the architecture,  to foodie adventures, local nature, and spending hours in art museums, visiting new places greatly influences my work.

Hey! I'm Cari

My favorite morning ritual is the 5 minutes I take to relax with my first cup of coffee.  I love getting lost in new cities near and far, from Pt. Reyes to Havana. The afternoon spent soaking in the coast is one of my favorite ways to recharge.  

the coast • travel • coffee

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