Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SNOOZE... this is our old blog...don't stay here....

COME ON OVER TO OUR NEW BLOG AND HAVE MORE FUN.... the gals are waiting for you, hurry up!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

psssst! This blog is under construction...........

2012 is going to be a fabulous year & to start it off right, the gals here at Gertrude & Mabel are busy creating a new blog to keep you all in the know.  We've got a lot going on and we can't wait to tell you all about it,  so....stay tuned for some fabulous news to be unveiled very soon!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

What a delicious knock on our door today...from Susie Cakes!

Look what the sweet gals at Susie cakes dropped off for our studio mate Stacy McCain today- thank goodness these ladies like to share because these treats were scrumptious ! 

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Yup, the gals got press!

Erica & Guillaume's gorgeous wedding at the Ca d'Zan Mansion ....the Florida sunset overlooking Sarasota Bay just took our breath away...

This mansion was built for John & "Mable" Ringling of the Ringling Brothers family.... so appropriate for us Gertrude & Mabel gals !

stationary: Erica Eden (bride)
event plannner:  Maria Brady of Choreographed Events
flowers:  Tiger Lily Extraordinary Flowers 
catering: Michael's on East
dress:  Matthew Christopher
photography:  Gertrude & Mabel Photography
band:  Rhythm Nation

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Just in case you're feeling the "day after" blues... One more Valentine that we LOVE!

To our pup Tony from his gal pup Ethel on heart day.....

photo by Debra Wilson

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Portrait sessions in Los Angeles !!!

Hey y'all, the gals are heading down to Los Angeles next week to shoot portraits and we have some spaces open. We are scheduling sessions on February 16th and 17th & extending our Winter Portrait Sale for these two days..... give us a holler if you want to join the fun!!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wish You Were Here!!!

Rainy day fun in the studio for our Winter Portrait Session Sale Today!!

Monday, January 24, 2011

Get Ready for Valentine's Day! Winter Portrait Session Sale this Saturday!

Bring your kids, your pets, your girlfriend or your bff!  We just don't want you to miss out!  Spaces are filling up fast so book your slot soon!  Great gift idea for Valetine's Day... (wink wink).

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Happy New Year to all of you and your families!!

We LOVE it when our clients make adorable holiday cards from our portrait sessions!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

3 Cheers to the winning family of our holiday fundraiser portrait shoot!!

Thank you Sara & Justin for bidding on our photo package at Acupuncture Kitchen's holiday fundraiser with Laurel Fertility Care to benefit The Homeless Prenatal Program.

*click here to find out more and donate to this San Francisco organization*

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

The "Toast of the Town"!! Premier issue of 7x7 Weddings...

It's like opening presents early around here for us gals! The premier issue of 7x7 Weddings features one of our most favorite classic San Francisco weddings of 2010.  Bride and groom, Cassandra & Connor, inspire us with family tradition, style and grandma's convertible Benz.  Oh you've got to pick up a copy of this tangible little resource book and see for yourself !  Thanks so much 7x7 Magazine! And a special nod of gratitude to our dear friend, featured bride and business-neighbor from Living Room Events, Cassandra, for choosing us to shoot your amazing wedding day!

Event Planner and Catering: Living Room Events
Flower Design: Waterlily Pond
Ceremony: Old Saint Mary's Cathedral
Reception location: Presidio Film Center

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

"Mothers Know Best" and Look Good Doin' It!

Here we are, rounding the corner into the fall & winter of wedding season and LOVING that Brides magazine is showing some more Gertrude & Mabel photographs! 

See our work in every "Bride's Local" magazine across the country where two of our fabulous Mothers of the Bride are featured with their daughters.  The article reassures every bride's mom:  there is something to wear for every style and price.  Check out the "looks" from the super stylish ladies, Caitlin's mom, Kay, and Judy's mom, Katherine.  Both weddings just happened to be glamorous productions by the talented Laurie Arons.

Share it with your mom!

Monday, August 16, 2010

Oh My Hat!

Have you seen Kitty Andrews Millinery?

Gorgeous!  We just fell in love ... What a delight it was to photograph these stunning works of art ...so so cute on Petra!

Thank you, Kitty ...

*click on the photos to see them bigger!
hats by:  Kitty Andrews Fine Millinery
model:   Petra Duffoo

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pink Elephants!

It's a girl!!
What a bundle of great news! The arrival of brand spankin' new press on Style Me Pretty with oodles of our images from the cutest baby shower on earth, plus a new baby girl for the mom to be!
That's right folks, step right up and click here * to see for yourself

When Viola, from Chewing the Cud, announced that she was expecting & that a Three-Ring Circus-themed shower was in the making, we knew we had to be there to photograph it. What could possibly be more cute (and trust us, it was reallyreallyreally cute!) than baby pink elephants?!

Here's a "Big Top" congratulations to Viola and her husband, Phillip!!

And a huge, heartfelt thanks to the talented gals who created this spectacular event:

Viola Suntano: Chewing the Cud
Stacy McCain: Stacy McCain Events
Priska and Lisa at: Atelier Joya
Lily Yeung: Wildflower Linens
and the guys at Got Light

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Yup! The gals are back in Martha Stewart Weddings and what a sweet summer issue it is!
You just gotta take a look inside and see our 'Real Wedding' couple, Claire and Ben, prove that all you ever need is right there in your own backyard.

Clark Gabel's Hunting Lodge?...check.
Cool & Classy Creative couple living & married in said lodge?...check.
Amazing DIY inspirations?...check.
The best way to show-off your very own personality? .....Pooling together the talents and help of close friends and family. Now THAT'S the way to top off a blind date:)

Martha Stewart - thank you so much....
& a huge thanks to the talented and lovely vendors who made it all happen in Beverly Hills:

Breezy Decor - lighting and decorating
Akasha - catering
Unscene Inc. - event planning

Want to see more photos from this wedding? Click here * to see our previous post!

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Vintage Chic Wedding on Classic Bride Blog!

What could Gertrude & Mabel love more than photographing an adorably vintage chic wedding at the Ferry Building? Not a whole heck of a lot:)
Take a look on Classic Bride Blog! Don't miss Part One & Part Two

Event Planner: Jubilee Lau
Caterer: Paula Le Duc Fine Catering
Floral Designer: Nancy Liu Chin Designs
Day-of Paper Goods Designer: Chewing the Cud
Videographer: Weddings on Film

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Hello June Brides Magazine!

What better way for us gals to jump, feet first, into wedding season than getting our photos in this month's Brides Magazine! Full of mindful bits and pieces of advice, the article gives guidance to those creating their wedding at 20, 30 and 40-years old.

Planned with youthful energy in mind - from photo booth glitz, a mariachi welcome band, a 23 person bridal party, dance lessons for the 250 guests & a fantastic departure on a vintage, tandem bicycle....We captured 20-something couple, Julie and Nathan, and their oh-so-San Francisco celebration at the Ferry Building. It was such a fun wedding for us and, no doubt, a great selection for the article.

*(ooh & don't forget to take a peek at Julie & Nathan's super cool engagement shoot, especially if you're into their tandem bike )

Excellent job done by some of our most favorite vendors:

Event Planner: Jubilee Lau
Caterer: Paula Le Duc Fine Catering
Floral Designer: Nancy Liu Chin Designs
Day-of Paper Goods Designer: Chewing the Cud
Videographer: Weddings on Film

Friday, April 9, 2010

We love the Podolls!

We loved shooting their wedding & we love shooting their clothing line! Josh and Lauren are the talented couple behind The Podoll's and once again we were privileged to photograph their newest Fall 2010 Lookbook. Every season they wow us with their amazing designs....
Take a look here....(oh and click on the photo to see it bigger and better:)

clothing: Josh Podoll
model: Kylie
hair & makeup : Raul Anthony, represented by Ford Models
photography: Gertrude & Mabel