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Fun Preppy Vintage Friend Shoot in San Francisco

I seriously have so much to share about my recent girls trip to SF and I promise I’ll do a travel guide soon but I just couldn’t wait any longer to share one of the highlights of our trip – a fun, preppy, vintage shoot in SF’s Presidio with Laura Monfredini, of eLLe PHOTOGRAPHY. Hope you enjoy and I think this theme of a friend shoot would be so fun and fab to do with your bridesmaids!

eLLePHOTOGRAPHY_CBinSF-0276Laura and I met via e-mail a few years ago when she started submitting her gorgeous work to CB – our conversations always strayed from work into fun chatter {I still get the biggest smile when I see an e-mail from Laura in my inbox!} and we quickly discovered some fun similarities {our shared love of NoLA, Hitchcock horror, European travels and Chloe Sevigny – btw, Laura could be Chloe’s undiscovered twin!}. When I told Laura I’d be swinging by SF with a friend of mine, she had the brilliant suggestion of doing an impromptu portrait session with us. Laura is currently introducing portraits to her photography line and my friend, T, and I loved being her guinea pigs!

We decided to meet up at the Presidio Social Club for a little photo sesh before dinner. {ps. the Presidio’s bloody mary’s are some of the best I’ve ever had! Treat yo’ self!}. After a great dinner and even better conversation, Laura took us on a night tour of her lovely city and we ended the evening with a nightcap at the Cliff House {which I have been dying to visit ever since I shared this gorge e-sesh of Laura’s}. Needless to say, we all had a ball goofing off and snapping photos and I love that I owe every ounce of this fun connection to the wonders of technology so thank you internet! xx. And thank you, Laura, for a most wonderful last night in your lovely city by the bay! xxo.

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I stuffed my {already full} carry-on with a few vintage props for the shoot … and yes, most of these pretties will soon be for sale in my CBV shop. The shop redesign is still underway but I plan to have the shop open by early 2014.

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The Presidio had such a camp vibe going on – I just loved it. The only thing missing was a campfire and s’mores. Such fun memories of our SF girls vacay – check out my Instagram to see more photos from our trip. And big thanks one last time to Laura for everything! I hope we get the chance to collaborate again sometime soon! xx.

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5 Comments

  1. Oh my goodness, I love seeing these pics live!! I had the absolute best time with you guys (seriously wish you lived here) & hope to see you again soon in either TX or SF!! xoxo

    • Laura, I so seriously wish I lived in SF, too! Maybe one day – a girl can hope! 😉

      xx

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