• Amy-Jo Tatum


Updated: Mar 17, 2019


Photography: Amy Perl Photography Gown and Dresses: Amy-Jo Tatum Bridal Couture Site and Catering: The Olema Inn Flowers: Verde Flowers Cake: The Fat Angel Bakery Hair: Gayle Parker  Baskets: The Brass Paper Clip

Marite and Chris knew from the start they wanted their wedding at The Olema Inn and Restaurant. Just a few miles from Point Reyes National Seashore, it is an ideal spot for those smaller, more intimate gatherings. Though quaint these days, Olema Inn started out with a rugged history, originally a hot spot and gathering place for loggers in the 1870s. Guests flew in from all over the world (mostly from South America) to this little country inn to celebrate with Marite and Chris . . . .

The best thing I can say about working with Marite: at no point did she stress out over small details.  Add to that a positive attitude that's contagious and she's a dream client. She ordered the 'Isme' gown from the Harlowesque Collection in a 4-ply crepe.  Here's one shot of  her gown showing off the body-hugging silk crepe, lined in habotai. The hand-rolled florals on her side drape and in her hair were handmade out of the same fabric as her gown. Here she's modeling an embossed chiffon stole. She's truly gorgeous here, her joy so apparent.

Periwinkles, lavender, green and orange were colors Marite and Chris worked into their day through florals, the food everyone ate and accents in their clothing. Looking at these magnificent arrangements from Verde Flowers, I think of nature enhanced.

Ain't she sweet? Daughter Natalia's dress is a cotton/silk blend. The lavender underskirt and sash are made of linen. She is carrying a handmade basket by Cindy Brooks of Brass Paper Clip.

Kudos to Amy Perl who showed such sensitivity photographing Marite, Chris and Natalia in their most intimate moments here. Amy’s work ranges from babies, children, families, and pets, to weddings and other events. Taking children’s portraits is most fun for Amy. She received her “kid training” as an Art Director for babyGap and GapKids, before becoming a mother herself. With Amy’s own children came new inspiration and a lot more practice shooting captive subjects.


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