Aaron + Jamie [Married] Palmdale Estates, Fremont // East Bay Wedding Photographer

Aaron and Jamie go together like a pair of sunglasses and a warm summer day. These two planned their most perfect day in just about 6 months time. Engaged in December 2013, Aaron and Jamie quickly got to planning.  Wanting to get married in the same church as Aaron’s mother and late father did, the two stumbled upon the beauty that is Palmdale Estates, just a few short miles away. Tucked away, off the road, Palmdale Estates is truly a hidden gem with its grand lawns, mature trees and luscious blooms – not much decor is needed here, if at all.

Enjoy -

Jamie looked stunning in her Maggie Sottero gown from J’aime Bridal and make up by Adele Nader.

Much love to the two of you! Thank you so much for allowing me to be apart of your beautiful day!

Thank you to all of the amazing vendors of the day

Venue and Catering, Palmdale Estates; Makeup, Makeup by Adele; Hair, Salon Valenti; Brides Dress, Maggie Sottero, J’aime Bridal; Bridesmaid Dresses, Dessy, J’aime Bridal; Floral Design, Megan Haney Designs; Cake, Primrose Bakery; DJ, Sound Wave Mobile DJ; Hazy Lane Studio’s assistant, Shelby Oliver.




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Kelly - Lovely!!

Ashley Durham - Beautifully documented, Karey! LOVE their wedding cake!

Jamie - Amazing! Love the details shots! Awesome work

Kristina - So so very pretty! Love the detail shots!

Anne B. - Beautiful capture of their special day!

Heidi McClelland - Gorgeous!

Summer Wedding Shootout + Workshop // For Photographers

ONE Workshop Spot Left!


Well… we are at it again! The team behind Marry Me California (website coming soon!) is putting together another awesome styled shoot! Past shoots have been featured on Ruffled, Utterly Engaged, The Perfect Palette, The Frosted Petticoat, and many other local and national blogs! The shootout will be run very similar to other shoots with a few exceptions – an optional mini posing and business workshop (with a focus on photographing for publication) will be held prior to the official start of the shoot; The shoot will continue after sunset for those that wish to work on twilight and night photography; small plates and yummy wine will be provided during the shoot whenever you wish to take a small break.

Theme: Classic Vineyard Wedding

Date: Monday, August 11, 2014 (estimated shoot time from 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm) Mini-Workshop will be held from approximately 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm)

Colors: Neutrals, Moss Green, Gold

Venue: A lovely, well known winery in Livermore

Models: We will have THREE stunning couples.

Other vendors: We have confirmed vendors for the following –  florist, specialty rentals, linens, hair, make-up,  hair pieces, cake, favors and paper products. There will be some big names there! It will look like a real mini-wedding! The main table will boast 20 place settings – a table meant for a king!

Who should attend: Photographers that are looking to build their wedding portfolio.  You will be able to use your images for your portfolio, advertisement and blogging.  We simply ask that you do not seek to be published with site other than your own and do not sell or share images with the other vendors and models (if they want your images, they will contact you and arrangements can be made as you see fit).  When publishing on your own website or blog, please list the vendors associated with the shoot. You must have basic knowledge of your camera as there will be no instruction given. The shoot will take place outdoors and continue past sunset for those that wish to work on twilight and night photography.

Other Shootout Details: There is a limit of 10 photographers for the shootout and the mini-workshop is limited to 6, for a total of 16 photographers. The cost is $125/per photographer for the shoot only.  Small plates will be provided. You are required to bring your own camera and lenses, along with the knowledge to use them properly.  Everyone will have the opportunity to experiment with new poses and lighting techniques. There is no unconditional guarantee of having one on one time with our models, but we will do our best to work in shifts especially during sunset.

Other Mini-Workshop Details: There is a limit of 6 photographers. The cost is $225. We will begin 3 hours prior to the start of the shootout. We will start with a business round table over wine and a small plate lunch before going out and shooting a beautiful couple in the winery. We will discuss shooting for your brand and for publication, how to get published, and how to maximize your time on the wedding day. Afterwards, we will spend time in the vineyard shooting a beautiful couple! Everyone will have plenty of opportunities to pose the couple (together and separately) and you will learn (and practice) how to talk though the camera and get more realistic and natural poses and expressions. After we are done, you will join the others for the shoot out and work with other couples, details and loveliness!


Purchase your spot now:

Winery Wedding Shootout

What have others said and produced at our shootouts? Check it out -

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Magnified Joy Photography #2 

What people are saying:

C. Wagner Photography & Design (has attended the last two wedding shoots) – “What I found even more exceptional was that – it never felt like a competition with the other 11 photographers. Everyone was nice and open. We all kept saying sorry and excuse me when we needed another angle or accidentally jumped in someone else’s frame. Everyone directed couples and didn’t mind others utilizing their direction and so forth. No one seemed guarded. Shy at first, sure. It was great to have preconceived notions erased – the perception that each of us is a competition and that we need to guard ourselves in case of – insert worst case scenario fear here. It felt more like a team and a co-operative. I liked that a lot. I would definitely recommend Hazy Lane‘s styled shoots and would jump at the next opportunity if she ever does a workshop or another styled session.”

Photos by Kim E. - “I am a family photographer so when  the opportunity to join in a stylized session created by Karey of HAZY LANE STUDIOS with twelve other photographers, I was a bit nervous (in all caps), but that nervousness lasted about the distance of me walking from my car and into diablo country club. I was instantly welcomed by the beautiful team that put this session together. The friendliness and openness of everyone working together was amazing. we worked together (even when there were moments of bumping into each other, there were sorry’s followed by laughters) and all swooned together when we would find stunning light. There is something that’s just so inspirational and beautiful when you’re surrounded by awesomenes and these photos? Definitely encompass the awesomeness of the day.”

Once you purchase your spot (remember only 16 are allowed!) you will receive a confirmation within 24 hours.  One week before the shootout, the final details will be emailed to you. If for some reason, you are no longer able to attend, refunds will be given until August 1, 2014. After August 1, 2014, no refunds will be given. Your spot can be sold/transferred with prior notification.

If you have any questions – please email Karey at Weddings@hazylanestudios.com

About Karey and Hazy Lane Studios: Based in the East Bay, I have been photographing weddings since 2011. My weddings have been featured over 6 dozen times, in print and on well known blogs such as Style Me Pretty, Ruffled, Utterly Engaged, Rustic Wedding Chic Magazine, Ceremony Magazine, Mountainside Bride and Wedding Wire to name a few. My business has grown like crazy in the last few years from shooting (as a lead) eight weddings in 2012 to thirteen weddings in 2013 and twenty-five in 2014. I absolutely love working with couples and capturing memories of their wedding day. I am known for being very efficient with my time – I absolutely hate wasting time and feel it is necessary to maximize every moment of the wedding day to its full potential. I talk a lot though my camera, so I take more of a hands-off approach to my couples and bridal parties. I feel this gives for more of a natural look to posing and prevents couples from looking awkward and uncomfortable. In my non-photography life, I am a wife, a mother to two little girls, and also teach middle school! My teacher voice comes in handy and comes out at every wedding!

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Adam + Jennifer [Married] Garden Pavilion // Sonoma Wedding Photographer

Sometimes it pays to pay attention. Separately, the two of them with their friends, booked a rafting trip. As they jumped into their respective rafts, they quickly learned two things: 1. No guide would be going with them. 2. No one apparently was listening to the guides, except them. As the only two people that knew what do to when the river got rough, Jen and Adam made quite the connection. As the trip ended, both of them just knew this would be it.

Being quite the adventurus pair, the two enjoyed traveling, dressing up for parties and working out together. While traveling to Kaysersberg, France – on the mountain top with the vineyards below, Adam proposed to Jen. Carrying a ring with his grandmother’s diamond (a diamond that she wore for nearly 60 years), Adam was excited to pass on this heirloom to his bride-to-be. She excitedly said, “Yes!” and the planning began!

The two spent almost a year and a half planning their big day. With a vision in mind, it wasn’t until they found their perfect venue that everything really fell into place. The Garden Pavilion in Sonoma, is tucked away amongst the vineyards and can be easily missed if you were not looking for it. Beautiful gardens, a Victorian home and a crystal clear pool with a white arched bridge, make this venue picturesque. The roads are lined with lavender and sweeping views of vineyards in back, it’s hard not to fall in love.

Please enjoy this beautiful DIY wedding –

Adam and Jen opted for a first touch over the first look. They wanted to speak before the big moment and exchange gifts, but most importantly, they wanted this moment to be private – no on-lookers, no bridal party, just them. These 5 minutes were as sweet as can be and the “big reveal” was still there for the two of them as Jen was escorted by her father thirty minutes later.

Full guest shot? No problem! Thank goodness for that balcony!

Jen’s stunning gown was purchased at a Brides Against Breast Cancer event. With over 150 events a year, this amazing program brings designer dresses to brides at amazing savings while donating the monies directly back to women and children effected by breast cancer.

Staying classically them, directly following their grand entrance, they danced to, “At Last,” by Etta James.

Adam and Jen worked tirelessly making a giant Jenga blocks and corn hole! Both games were located on the large green in front of the house and guests enjoyed playing the games all evening!

Wishing these two a lifetime (and beyond) of love an happiness! I cannot wait to see what your beautiful and bright future has in store for you!!

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Kelly - Beautiful!

Monica - These are fantastic!

Jessica Svoboda - wow. what a beautiful bride and groom. so many amazing shots you took. very hard to pick a favorite but i do love the shots right amidst the grapevines in the vineyard. sweet connections and so much yummy golden light!

Heather Cox - Beautiful, you captured it perfectly.

ali - beautiful wedding!!!

Ashley Durham - Stunning!!! I love the little details, and her dress is gorgeous!

dena - Gorgeous! Great job with that full sun ceremony!

Carrie Beasley - This was a beautiful wedding with amazing details! Great job capturing all of them!

Christina Corneau - love these!!! I just adore your wedding work! What a great “How’d you two meet” story they have!!! So cute!

Maura - Amazing photos Karey! LOVE the first touch photos.

Ryan + Emily [Married] Bridges Golf Course // San Ramon Wedding Photographer

Ryan and Emily are as sweet as pie. The way these two are connected is inspiring. The way Emily simply curls up into Ryan’s arms – The way Ryan looks at Emily – The way the two simply comfort and love one another.

Their day was filled with passion, love, and beauty. Atop the hill at Bridges Golf Course in San Ramon, these two said their, “I do’s,” in a lovely, personal ceremony. The bridesmaids looked stunning wore miss-matching purples dresses and the groomsmen were handsome in black suits with purple ties. Emily looked timeless in her elegant A-line gown. For the ceremony, she wore a lightly embellished, single layer, fingertip veil that blew in the wind perfectly.

After the ceremony, the reception was moved into the Garden Pavilion room that overlooked the beautiful golf course and guests dined as the sun set over the hills.

Please enjoy some highlights from their day!



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Heather Cox - Karey, These are beautiful. You did an incredible job capturing the day!

Kelsey | Las Vegas Portrait Photographer - What a lovely day and her ring leaves me speechless xoxo

Jennifer lee - This wedding is so gorgeous, nice job

dawn s. - Oh, WOW! These are just gorgeous! So many beautiful moments captured. Well done!

Emily Rainsford - Beautiful wedding, the bride looked lovely!

Ashley Durham - Seriously Karey, you blow me away every time. xoxoox

Ronda Wollard - Love the details and emotions captured! Perfection

christine d - Beautiful wedding! I love the shots of the bridal party and bride and groom in the tunnel!

Sarah - You did an incredible job!! So beautiful!

Missy craig - Absolutely stunning!!! You did a beautiful job!

Kelly - Gorgeous work! Love the purple. <3

Jessica Svoboda - Beautiful wedding! I just LOVE all the PURPLE! gorgeous! soooo many great shots but I absolutely adored the images from the dance floor. beautiful use of light!

Monica - Love these! So beautiful!!

Christina Corneau - Love these!! Those tunnel shots are just awesome Karey!! Great wedding!

Jamie - Cool location in the tunnel! love the detail shots as well!

Julie Paisley - So beautiful! Love the brides hair! You rocked it girl!

Jaime - Oh wow! So awesome! I love the purple and adore her shoes! oooo…and what is that they are standing in? A huge pipe?! that is sooooo freakin’ cool. Amazing use of the location. I LOVE these. :)

Stephanie - Phenomenal! I LOVE LOVE LOVE these images – from amazing detail shots to the wedding party in that fabulous metal tunnel, I am blown away!

Cris Passos - Amazing, I love all of them!!!

Kerrie Forrester - So Gorgeous!! Love these :)

tracy - you captured some amazingly emotional moments <3 beautifully done, as always!

Becky - LOVE your detail shots! Amazing!

Lindsay - Karey,

Your work inspires me and I love, love, LOVE looking at it. Great job again!

Monica + Eric [Engaged] Livermore Wedding Photographer

Monica and Eric came to me as a referral from another wonderful wedding photographer (I love how the friends I’ve made in the industry are so willing to refer one another without hesitation). I will forever be in debt to this photographer because Monica and Eric are truly amazing.  These two are connected at the hearts and the way Eric looks at Monica will make any romantics heart swoon.

These two will be tying the knot in September at the beautiful Clos la Chance Winery.

Monica and Eric’s engagement session was inspired by their love of picnics, bridges and the movie The Notebook.

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Ronda Wollard - Simply GORGEOUS!

Ashley Durham - Oh my gosh – their outfits are to die for. LOVE these!

Stacy - Beautiful! Love the silhouettes!

Kelly - Those photos just got better and better as I scrolled through! Absolutely stunning.

Monica - completely amazing!!

Stephanie - These are insanely amazing – love the late night off camera flash and, of course, the silhouettes! Rocked it!

Kerrie Forrester - Wow…I love the silhouettes!! gorgeous!

Christina Corneau - Love those vineyard shots!! And of course night photography has a special place in my heart!! Perfect session Karey!!

Kellie - Fun session idea! You are so good at silhouettes & night shots!!!

cris Passos - Beautiful session, love the silhouette

ali - these are gorgeous!!! love the location and the lighting it amazing :)

Emily Jessen - The lighting in all of your pictures is perfect! They look so happy!

Sarah - These are so dreamy!!

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