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 creativity - from helping launch my career in design to introducing me interesting brands and people I would have never otherwise heard about. It also led me to Kauai based photographer Julia Kathleen- I was scrolling my way through Instagram one day 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. Julia made Daniel and I feel so comfortable and cool - you may be surprised to learn I literally HATE getting my picture taken - but Julia got us into such a groove that it felt totally natural and unforced, which I think comes across in the photos. We were so impressed with her work that she’ll also be shooting our wedding in Kauai next July! If you’re ever on the island (she also travels!) and want to take some damn cute photos of you and your mate - I highly recommend working with her! Check out Julia’s work here.

Also word to all the brides out there - I can’t say enough about using Instagram as a tool to find your vendors! I found both Julia and my amazing wedding planner, Heather Singleton of Tie the Knot Hawaii as well as Hilight Installations who is doing all of our lighting and floral installations.

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

SUN SOUL STYLE X LONNY MAG : DO'S AND DON'TS OF DESIGNING A SMALL SPACE

Designing a small space? No, you don't have to get rid of all of your earthly possessions - but you do need to go in with a plan and get creative.  Head over to Lonny Magazine to check out of my tips on making the most of your small space and some of my favorite multi functional pieces!