All posts tagged: Santa Cruz

Celebration of Spring – crostini with fresh peas

Crostini with fresh pea puree then topped with pea tendrils and flowers from the garden. Drizzle with a really great olive oil and sprinkle with fleur de sel and you have the perfect spring time appetizer.  The puree was made by sauteing garlic in olive oil and then adding frozen petite peas – no need to defrost.  After a minute or two of cooking they were tossed into the food processor.  The frozen peas were just as good as the fresh, and a whole lot quicker.

The Secret is out … How we can provide luxury style coverage for only $1,000

The secret … we have found, through years of experience, that most of the day’s important events occur within a four hour period. Realizing this gave us the opportunity to offer luxury wedding coverage at a very reasonable rate. Luxury wedding coverage usually includes candid photos of the wedding party getting ready, the “first look”, family portraits, the ceremony, editorial style photos of the reception decorations, the details, the invitation suite and the cake, candid photos of the wedding party arriving at the reception, the first dance and the toasts. With some very thoughtful planning, we are able to thoroughly cover these events.   Timing is everythng…We time our arrival for when the wedding party is almost finished getting ready. We usually work separately to photograph the bride and groom getting ready, and this may be at different locations. One of us arrives at the bride’s location after she has her makeup done, but is still having finishing touches done on her hair, before she puts on her dress. The other arrives at the groom’s location …

Santa Cruz Wedding at Michael’s on Main in Soquel

Carolyn and Darby were surrounded by friends and family as they said their vows on June 24, 2017.  A beautiful sunny day and a lovely setting in the redwoods made it a perfect day for a wedding.  After the official ceremony one guest after another came up to tell the couple how much they meant to them and what a happy occasion it was.       Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography  |  Venue:  Michael’s on Main |  

Wedding at Shadowbrook in Capitola

It’s hard to find a location that is more romantic than the Shadowbrook restaurant in Capitola-by-the-Sea.  The historic restaurant with it’s stained glass windows and cozy atmosphere just makes for a perfect wedding location.  Ariel and Jonathan were married here on June 11, 2017, surrounded by close friends and family.         Photography: Tony Fitzgerald Photography  |  Venue:  Shadowbrook Restaurant  |  Officiant:  Rev. Kimberly Cope  | Cake: Shadowbrook Restaurant  | Hair and Makeup: The Last Resort salon and Spa