Documentary Wedding Photographer

Yuliya & Aron // Campovida Wedding Photographer

When Yuliya, Aron and I met we had chatted endlessly about our shared love for Italy and Naples and I was even more enamored on their wedding day to see how truly they brought Italy straight to California. Campovida was the perfect home with their Italian Cypress and groves of olive trees. Bottles of olive oil brought back from Rome adorning every table, endless vines of grapes intertwining the ceremony above our heads, and Aron affectionately comparing Yuliya to mozzarella di buffala, this entire day felt like we had stepped right into Tuscany.

The duo spend their days chasing extraordinary food and coffee, and their wedding was nothing short of that. I truly do appreciate when a couple can interlace so many aspects of who they are individually and collectively throughout their wedding. What they love and what they love doing together. The alpacas comes from a sentimental place, as well as the entire Italian feel of the day. Every detail intentional and portrayed.

Yuliya, the incredible designer that she is had created all the menus, and signage you see throughout the day. Dooley Creek Ranch is where the couple had their Jewish Ceremony that I had the pleasure to photograph a few days prior and also where Yuliya got ready for their wedding day. This wedding truly took a village and feel free to peruse those incredible creatives below.

YA! Stands for Yuliya! and Aron! YA YA!

Photography // Nataly Zigdon Weddings
Venue // Campovida
Coordinators // The Gingers
Florist // Scarlett and Grace
Catering // Potliquor SF
Bar // Craft Bar SF
Rentals // Encore Event Rentals
Hair & Make Up // Michelle
Alpacas // Menagerie Hill Ranch
Coffee // Hedge Coffee
Videographer // Arianna & Joshua

Clare & Sean // Triple S Ranch Wedding // Calistoga Wedding Photographer

Triple S ranch was the perfect venue for Clare & Sean. Turning a wedding day into an entire weekend where their guests could stay in a charming cabin, spend time quality time with each other and running around the ranch, which honestly was my favorite part of shooting there. I felt like a kid again who had just gotten their first camera. Clare & Sean are so incredibly clever, goofy and down to earth. They had both treated me like an old friend where sarcasm was our first language and yet immensely trusting me to document them in their most habitual moments. I love that about them. That they are confident in who they are but also very harmlessly eccentric. And I don’t think they could have chosen a more perfect home to wed and person to marry for that very reason.

Before the wedding day I love asking my couples their favorite thing about the other person. I get to grow to adore my couples from the things I notice, but getting to hear what they see in each other is even more adoring. When I asked Clare what she loved most about Sean, she replied with “He's my ideal mix of serious and silly - he believes fiercely in the the things that matter to him and he isn't afraid to hold his ground in conversations, but he can also open up and be weird and stupid with me.” And when I asked Sean about his favorite thing about Clare, he replied with “Clare can hold her own on all fronts. She's smart, curious, self-sufficient, and doesn't tolerate fools. And she does all that with an amazing butt.”

I love it most when I’ve seen those qualities in them before even hearing their answers. Even her butt.

Everything felt organic, and loved, and supported. The day was filled with such dream light and charming interactions. I felt every bit of it and I know you will too.

Photography // Nataly Zigdon Photography
Coordinator // Nicki Wolfe
Florals // Maria Philbin Floral Design
Cake & Desserts // Butter &
DJ // Chris Fox
Hair & Make up // Brush Salon
Food // Park Avenue Catering
Wedding Dress // Blush and Ivory Bridal
Rings // Bario Neal
Groom’s Suit // Indochino
Map & Bar Menu // Lichen Ink
Bride’s Jumpsuit // Misha Nonoo