Mike & Rachel are California natives with a passion for exploring continents, cultures, and nature. They are foodies, thanks to their exposure and friendships with the talented Sonoma county & California central coast chefs who use their bountiful produce and menu creations for incredible dinner events that their clients enjoy. The light, the regions, the ambiance, the wonderful crafters, stylists, florists, and artists creating inspiring events that they have documented over the years continually fuels their love of their craft. 

the history of us

 

Mike is a budding chef with a green thumb, who utilizes as much of his property as one possibly can for his own urban farm in his small California town. Sharing seeds, seasonal fruit, and recipes from esteemed local chefs, he is always learning new ways to cook, and especially loves unique heirloom vegetable varietals from around the world, as well as his favorite Italian dishes that he cooks up with his wife.  Rachel can often found baking up something delicious in the kitchen, as well. 

Mike & Rachel met through her sister one spring. Their friendship grew over the next few months, as their friends quickly paired up and got married, the two of them spent a lot of time together pursuing and exploring their passions of cooking, adventuring, traveling and soon began to date. 8 months later, on the northern beaches of Oahu, Mike proposed to Rachel, at sunset. Their chef friends made them dinner on the beach front patio until the stars came out. Shortly after, Rachel then left her job and from then on they were a team shooting together.

Dating & Engagement

October 22nd we got married on the beach and headed to a hawaiian themed private estate a few miles away for their reception with family. Their first dance was to Jack Johnson’s Better Together

wedding day

Passionate about marriage, love and dating each other, we recommitted our nuptials and evolved and expanded our vows to each other. We invited close family and friends who have supported us and celebrated everyones marriage. Each couple attending received their vows hand calligraphered on beautiful 16x20 Italian parchment paper as a keepsake and a piece of art to display In their home of the most important commitment in their lives to be on display. 

10 year anniversary

"Love is the answer, at least for most of the questions in my                                                                 heart"                                                                                                       - Jack Johnson
 

Mike was Northern California raised at a home with plenty of acreage for a vegetable garden and a beautiful space for hosting events. Hospitality runs in his family roots as much as anything else. Mike began shooting film in primary school days while traveling the Americas with his family. Graduating from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo with a BS in Art and Design, Mike brings a gentle yet detailed and dynamic approach to his creative process. Mike's experience shooting editorial, fashion and landscapes is combined to bring a unpredictable depth to capturing the essence of a wedding weekend celebration. Mike's attention to detail in the professional realm, as well as his joy for life, creates a positive dynamic for his clients on their wedding day.

MIKE LARSON

Rachel grew up on the beaches of southern California.  Her years at UC San Diego with her Human Development major, brought her gentle soul the wisdom of working well with young and old alike. She has a tender, loving, and beautiful way with people. Her presence lights up a room, and she adds an intuitive and helpful dynamic on the wedding day. 

Rachel LARSON

Private estate weddings are the most intimate & peaceful weddings in the world.

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