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 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

Monday, March 15, 2010

A bit of Gertie & Mabel Press...Brides Magazine March Issue!

Here's a little recent press from Brides Magazine givin' the guys a few "tux or no tux" tips... This photograph is from one of our favorite weddings in Alexander Valley... Liza & Joe.
The wedding took place outdoors near the vineyards at Joe's fathers home- absolutely gorgeous and a perfect backdrop for a "no-tux" kind of day...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

What an Adorable Engagement Shoot!!

Do you want to see what our talented " other duo " has been up to lately?
Click *here to see a fun & super cute portrait session by Carol & Heather!!

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

New Country Living Weddings Book!

Hearst books has just published a new wedding book stylized after Country Living Magazine called "Ideas & Inspirations for Celebrating in Style" & it's full of 29 of our photographs!! We're super excited and honored. Written by Marie Proeller Hueston, this is a beautiful hardcover coffee table book full of creative ideas for a country inspired wedding. Here are a few pages for you to take a look at:

Thanks to all of the talented designers, florists, and creative couples that provided the romantic country details that fill these photographs!!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Knot Best of Weddings 2010 Pick!

We are excited to announce that we have been rated by local brides and voted "The Knot Best of Weddings 2010 Pick". Thank you to all of the brides that voted for us - we greatly appreciate the recognition!

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Pinups for Pitbulls!

When our friends at Bad Rap, a local pitbull rescue organization, asked us to do a photo shoot for the upcoming "Pinups for Pitbulls" calendar there was no hesitation. The competition is fierce to get into their yearly juried calendar selection... so you really have to bring your "A" game with photography, set design, and creativity (oh yeah...and dog training!). They provide an old pinup illustration that you're asked to recreate... but... the twist, add some pitbulls to the set. Muggy & Lola provided their dog skills; Ana Poe of Paco Collars provided the pinup element; Donyale Hoye of Bad Rap provided the dogs and the dog "handling"; Brynn Doering, hair and makeup; Pamela Campbell, props and wardrobe styling.

Here it is the big "October" winner!

In celebration of the calendars success come to Bullylicious, a Bay-Area Benefit for Bully Breeds, on February 20th at Autobody Fine Art in Alameda. You can meet Muggy & Lola in person!

Monday, February 8, 2010

Can't think of a better place for a rehearsal dinner.... (*click on photos to see to see how cute it was!)

So, yes, it's been forever since we posted anything.... our only excuse is that we've been so busy and the blog usually gets put off until we're somewhat caught up on other things. I know that's bad blogging but at least we're getting to it now.... This is something I've been wanting to share since we photographed it in August in Boston. Lara and Jon's rehearsal dinner was at this really cool old diner... like a real old-school diner (not a new-school California diner), Deluxe Town Diner. They eat there every weekend and were lucky enough to have their dinner there. Pancakes, bacon, mac n' cheese, anyone?