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Cristina and Max’s story starts nearly nine years ago at Sproul Hall while freshmen attending UCLA. They became fast friends and before they knew it boyfriend and girlfriend. They have gone through so much in that span of time, including supporting each other from across the country while Cristina finished grad school! Talk about devotion. Max even planned the perfect surprise proposal for his lovely bride. Last year, on Cristina’s summer break, she and her sister were wine tasting when her sister said she wanted to show her a video on YouTube. Next thing she sees is a heartfelt video from Max before appearing in person. He took her hand, walked her into the vineyard where he got down on one knee proposed! Afterward, they went to a bed and breakfast where both of their families were waiting to celebrate.

Now they enjoy early morning coffee dates, walks around their neighborhood in San Francisco, spending time with family, cooking together and exploring the Bay Area.

We were blown away by the beautiful Olympia’s Valley Estate and the attention to detail these two put into their wedding. Max even brewed his OWN beer for cocktail hour! How incredible is that? We were overwhelmed by the amount of love and support these two had from each and every friend and family member in attendance. It was truly a breathtaking day at every turn.

Congrats to Cristina and Max! We hope you are enjoying every minute of your “down under” honeymoon in Australia and New Zealand!

{ see their venice canals engagement session here }

photography – the vondys.  |  ceremony & reception - olympia’s valley estate  |  planner - a saavy event |  florist - lily & mint |  makeup & hair - the makeup dolls  | bride's dress - laudae from and something blue  |  bride’s customized shoes - bryr | bridesmaids - show me your mumu |  groom & groomsmen’s suits - generation tux  |  cake, brownies & lemon bars - lisa eager |  catering & cookies - sage catering | dj - boutique djs | transportation - napa valley tours | linens - la tavola | rentals - encore event rentals | calligrapher - blushtype | photo vw bus - the booth bus | beverages - smith’s beverages |

We are currently booking  2019 weddings, engagements, elopements & anniversaries!
For 2018, we only have family, engagement and portrait session dates left. You can book one of those through our family photography site, Shannon Lee Images, here!

Contact us to see if we’re available to document your big day!

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