Engagement Shoot With Julia Kathleen Photography

I have to say for all its flaws (like taking up way too much of my time) social media has connected me to countless people, experiences and ideas - from helping launch my career in design to introducing me interesting brands and people I would have never otherwise heard about. Which is how I met Julia - I was scrolling my way through Instagram when I came across her account. Her photography immediately spoke to me - the way she captures the couples she photographs in such a natural and blissful state - without feeling overly cheesy or posed - I knew I had to work with her! A few Insta messages later and we scheduled a shoot. Daniel and I were so impressed with her that she’ll also be shooting our wedding in Kauai next July! If you’re ever on the island (she also travels!) and just want to take some damn cute photos of you and your mate - I highly recommend working with her! Check out her work here.

Kauai On My Mind

I spend basically all my vacation days on this beautiful little rock in the Pacific known as Kauai. My parents started taking me there as a kid and it grabbed hold of me and never let go. Kauai may be small, but every time I go she reveals something new. In a strange way, this tiny island has played a major role in shaping my identity ; I spend my days yearning for it and constantly planning when I can return. When I met my fiance Daniel I was surprised to hear that he too had been going there since he was young - we now go every chance we get and our goal is to one day call this beautiful place home. A woman once told me that Kauai either invites you in your spits you out. I hope for the former.

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  My favorite house on Weke Road

My favorite house on Weke Road

Kauai On My Mind via Sun Soul Style
Kauai On My Mind via Sun Soul Style
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  Photography by Matt Titone.

Photography by Matt Titone.

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  Photography by Daniel Kadvany

Photography by Daniel Kadvany

  Photography by Matt Titone.

Photography by Matt Titone.


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 Clockwise from top left; Marte Lounge Chair via  Urban Outfitters  // Marfa Pom Pom Basket via  Leif Shop  // Temple Scarf / Wall Hanging via  Block Shop  // Print  via Society6  // Lightning Bolt Surfboard via  The Barn 808  // Bikini  via Onia  // Valerie Beach Tote  via Shipwrecked Kauai  // Hat via  Janessa Leone  // Kuba Pillow  via CB2  // Beach Umbrella  via Business and Pleasure  // Adaptogenic Cookie Butter via  Laka Living

Clockwise from top left; Marte Lounge Chair via Urban Outfitters // Marfa Pom Pom Basket via Leif Shop // Temple Scarf / Wall Hanging via Block Shop // Print via Society6 // Lightning Bolt Surfboard via The Barn 808 // Bikini via Onia // Valerie Beach Tote via Shipwrecked Kauai // Hat via Janessa Leone // Kuba Pillow via CB2 // Beach Umbrella via Business and Pleasure // Adaptogenic Cookie Butter via Laka Living

Color Study: Goldenrod

 Clockwise from top:   Reformation Crystal Bodysuit  // Jodhpur Print  via Society6  // Pillows  via Zak and Fox  // tassel earrings  via Madewell  // Isla trousers and Haven crop  via Stone Cold Fox  // Velvet Stool  by Munna  // Rug  via Urban Outfitters  // The Rumpus Room  via Pop and Scott  // Antique Chairs  via 1st Dibs  //  Loeffler Randall  Coco Velvet Slide

Clockwise from top:  Reformation Crystal Bodysuit // Jodhpur Print via Society6 // Pillows via Zak and Fox // tassel earrings via Madewell // Isla trousers and Haven crop via Stone Cold Fox // Velvet Stool by Munna // Rug via Urban Outfitters // The Rumpus Room via Pop and Scott // Antique Chairs via 1st Dibs // Loeffler Randall Coco Velvet Slide

IM HERE FOR THE DECOR: GRAM WORTHY SF RESTAURANTS

hook fish via sun soul style
hook fish via sun soul style
My local jaunt Hook Fish in the Outer Sunset - minimalism at its finest ; Image via Spotted SF
villon via sun soul style
Villon designed by le queen herself Kelly Wearstler - need I say more?  ; image via The Neotrad
the cavalier via sun soul style
The Cavalier ; Image via My Domaine
outerlands via sun soul style
Outerlands in the Outer Sunset - get the bread, trust me
leos oyster bar via sun soul style
Leo's Oyster Bar - image via Architectural Digest
barzotto via sun soul style
Barzotto - Image via SFGirlbyBay
Fiorella via Sun Soul Style
Fiorella - Mac Dre toille? Yes please. Also clam pie is to DIE for ; image via California Weekend Mag
barcino via sun soul style
Barcino in Hayes Valley - bringing the outdoors in
petit marlowe via sun soul style
petit marlowe via sun soul style
Petit Marlowe; image via spotted sf
Robin via Sun Soul Style
Robin in Hayes Valley - Image via Eater SF