Thi + Marco’s wedding at Asian Art Museum, SF

Thi + Marco’s were married in San Francisco at the Asian Art Museum.  The challenges of shooting at this location are more than made up for with it’s grandiose architecture and the breathtaking staircase that welcomes you.  Thi and Marco completely outdid themselves on the gorgeousness of this wedding.  Their friends and family made the day super fun and their positive, silly spirits made it a blast to witness. Thank you so much Thi and Marco for allowing me to be a part of your BEAUTIFUL day.

andy + lisa’s experimental lovers session

When Lisa and Andy said they wanted to celebrate their mile stone birthdays with a photo shoot with me, I immediately saw these photos in my head.  I have shot underwater before, but having to photograph two people, underwater with a top hat and a flowing dress, let’s just say- it was a lot more challenging than we anticipated.  I love doing “experimental” photography because it’s just all play.  Using toy cameras and disposable under water cameras, although challenging, was also very fun.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way the images came out- like little pieces of art work to hang on the wall. So super cool.  Thank you Andy + Lisa for all the hard work (and, I know it was HARD WORK), willing spirits and all for putting all your trust in me to capture something special. 

photography:  Tanja Lippert   +   makeup & hair styling: Tanja Lippert   + wardrobe styling: Tanja Lippert and Lisa

kristy + eric’s sonoma wedding

I met Kristy many years ago as she (back then) was an aspiring photographer looking for some guidance and direction.  She quickly made her way into my heart as I ended up photographing her and we ended up connecting in such a beautiful way.  Over the years, Kristy has become an amazing photographer and I have watched her grow into this beautiful, confident woman.  When she finally met the man of her dreams in Eric, I could not be more happy and proud of her.  I knew that her wedding would be something very special and I was SO PROUD and HONORED to be asked to photograph this day that meant SO MUCH to Kristy and Eric along with their dear friends and family.  I know that Kristy poured herself into this wedding and the results were nothing short of perfect!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart, Kristy + Eric for allowing me (and trusting me) to be a part of your very beautiful day.  I am so blessed and grateful.

photographer: Tanja Lippert   +   assistant photographer: Kayliegh Sullivan   +   ceremony + reception venue: MacArthur Place Hotel   +   event design: the bride, Kristy Schmies   +  wedding planner: Linda Clark at Mac Arthur Place Hotel   +   florals: Bryce Loutsch at Vanda Floral Design   +   officiant: family friend, John “Hutch”   +   bridal gown: Sarah Seven   +   bridal shoes: Nina   +   disc jokey: DJ Zach Lonas from Boutique DJs   +   cake: Amber from Sweet on Cake   +   cinematography: Luke Goodman  +   rentals: Encore Rentals   +   stationary: Bride’s sister and Matron of Honor, Andrea of Print Your Party   +   catering: Saddles Steakhouse at MacArthur Place Hotel   +   Photo Booth: Graham at Glass Coat Photo Booth   +   hair: Barbara Bingham   +   makeup: Vlada Haggerty    +   film scans: Little Film Lab  

eric + joy’s carneros wedding

Eric + Joy got married at one of my favorite all time venues, the Carneros Inn.  It’s such a fun mix of modern meets the farm and it was the perfect place for Eric + Joy’s family and friends to witness the very sweet union of these two love birds.  I loved Joy’s classic, simple yet elegant choices and her dress was drop dead gorgeous.  Thank you, Eric and Joy for allowing me to photograph and be there to witness your beautiful, fun filled day.

photographer: Tanja Lippert   +   assistant photographer: Jill Johnson +   ceremony + reception venue:  Carneros Inn  +    wedding planner: Brooke Baglietto   +   florals: Vanda Floral - Bryce Loutsch   +   officiant: Wing Yung   +   bridal gown: Vera Wang   +   bridal shoes: Jimmy Choo   +   disc jokey: Pure Energy Productions - Phil Trau   +   cake: Branching Out Cakes   +   cinematography: Weddings on Film - Georgina Szabo   +   rentals: Pineapple Planet   +   stationary: homeade   +   film scans: Little Film Lab  

trinity + nick’s wonderland wedding

Trinity + Nick planned one of the coolest weddings ever at Calamigos Ranch in Southern California.  A wonderland themed wedding with little Alice touches here and there made this wedding very unique and a dream to photograph.  The ceremony was set under this huge magical tree with dripping twinkle lights- seriously!  And under the huge white tent that housed their celebration, their subtle Alice touches included the most curious of seating and a dessert table fit for a queen.  Trinity + Nick are two of the most gorgeous, gracious and sweetest souls and I am so honored and thankful they chose me to photograph their one of a kind union.  Thank you both from the bottom of my heart for allowing me to be a part of your truly one of a kind day.

photographer: Tanja Lippert   +   assistant photographer: Leah McCormick  +   ceremony + reception venue:  Calamigos Ranch  +   event design: the bride, Trinity   +  wedding planner: Jackie Santos    +   florals: Thu Ngo, Lace & Stems     +   officiant: Gabri Ferrer   +   bridal gown: Hayley Paige - Keaton Gown   +   bridal shoes: Custom - Shoes of Prey   +   disc jokey: DJ - Mike Stone   +   cake and desserts: Lily Dang, Dang Desserts   +   cinematography: Justin Element   +   rentals: Found Vintage Rentals & Town and Country Rentals   +   stationary: Kevin M Bartoleit   +   hookah catering: Hookah Fly Catering   +   film scans: Little Film Lab  

emily + jason’s wedding

It was such an honor to be there to not only witness but capture the beautiful wedding of emily + jason.  Jason and I have been nearly lifelong friends, meeting our sophomore year in high school, ironically enough in photography class.  Little did I know back then that I would end up becoming a wedding photographer and little did I know back then, Jason and I would remain friends throughout the years and I would be there by his side as he married the woman of his dreams.  Thank you to both of you beautiful people for allowing me to be a part of your truly magical day.  My best friend, Rachelle, got to fly into town and assist me on this day, which was super special in itself.  Here are some of my favorite images captured from this very beautiful day.

photographer: Tanja Lippert   +   assistant photographer: Kim Scott   +   ceremony venue: St Michael Catholic Church    +   reception venue: Palm Event Center   +   event design and floral design: Nicole Ha   +  wedding planner: Jenny Whitney    +   catering: Palm Event Center   +   officiant: Father Van   +   bridal gown: Bill Levkoff    +   cinematography: Daniel Chae   +   disc jokey:  Rich Haun- Spotlight Entertainment   +   cake: Sweet Tooth Confections   +   stationary: Minted   +   film scans: Little Film Lab