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09.05.17

Today's Bride 2017 Cover
HILARY TENZING // HUES OF BLUES

I got to photograph in the most stunning of spaces in the newly design Claremont Hotel and have it published on the Cover of Today's Bride Magazine!

A Note from Wedding Designer & Stylist, Cindy Danbom of Bella Notte Events
There are times as a stylist when the stars align and you are granted all of your wishes for a styled shoot. This is one of those dreams. The Claremont Hotel, now owned by the Fairmont Group, has recently undergone an extensive, stunning remodel. Nestled in the Berkeley Hills, like a beacon of the East Bay, the Claremont Hotel offers jaw dropping views of the bay and San Francisco skyline. The vibe is immediate, and elegant.

Our sexy couple first met over martinis in the South of France. Both in town for the Cannes film festival and crossing paths, he was definitely shaken and stirred! The Hilary-Tenzing room is a most stunning shade of blue, rich but not overwhelming. The design of the space has a very sleek, strong masculine feel, think James Bond. The only thing that can best 007 is a strong sexy woman.

Our amazing leading lady wears an effervescent floating taupe gown by Tara LaTour, who makes stunning wedding couture for the cool kids. The woven bodice includes braided straps, and the softest, airy skirt you can imagine. She is strong and sexy, while the same time being feminine and delicate. A sultry, smoky eye is topped with a sparkling headpiece by Marie Elena. Everywhere she goes she can't help but be noticed.

There isn't anything more appealing about a man than confidence. Our groom, clean-shaven, sporting a well tailored Hugo Boss slim fitting suit, is relaxed and ready to welcome guests with a signature martini.

The long sleek black table welcomes guests with lush jewel toned florals, delicately balanced in pedestal mercury glass vases. Mixing metallics with pewter napkins from La Tavola, brass candlesticks, and gold flatware makes for a most refined presentation.

The coup de grĂ¢ce of our shoot is the stunning 4 tiered cake. A playful mix of shapes and textures capturing both the hottest styles, with marbling and watercolor strokes in gold, we couldn't have asked for a more glamorous ending.


Design + Styling Cindy Danbom, Bella Notte Events

Photography Jennifer Skog

Location Claremont Hotel

Florist Petite Petal Co

Table Top Accessories Trunks & Tales

HMUA Lindsay Skog of PMA & Studio Le Reve

Dress Salon Kinsley James

Dress Designer Tara Latour

Head Piece Maria Elena Headpieces
Tabletop Stuart Event Rentals

Models Katrina Eden
David Kaitidis

Calligraphy Pretty Please Calligraphy

Cake Batter Up Cakery

Linens La Tavola








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02.07.17

Dane & Nate
The Wedding Day

This Wedding. Dream Venue, Dream Couple, and Dream Fashion. Maria and I truly could not have asked for more amazingness from this couple. There was some sort of chemistry magic that happened when meeting Dane & Nate for the first time, it was easy to see that we would be forming a life long love for one another. Because this was a destination wedding and Dane is a crazy talented designer, Maria and I knew we needed to not only photograph their engagement and wedding, but a Day After shoot with the newly married couple, her fashion and our vision. We have far too many to post here on the blog, so be sure to check out our weddings site www.JenniferSkogWeddings.com to see the entire event!


And... Utterly Engaged published a 10-page spread of Dane & Nate's Wedding that has left us completely humbled and SWOONING!!! Thank you Utterly Engaged, you are simply so so stunning.



Photography // Jennifer Skog, Rob Skog, Maria Chang
Hair & Makeup // Maria Chang, PMA
Venue // Santa Lucia Preserve
Creative Direction // Dane Diseth
Wedding Planning // Elle of A Brides Best Friend
Flowers // Emily of Soul Flower SF
Props & Decor // Paula Diseth
Invitations & Paper Goods // Dane Diseth
Photo Booth // Snapcubby
Cinematographer // Ocean House Productions
Cake // Buttercup
Vintage Rentals // True Love Vintage Rentals
Lighting & Rentals // Classic Party Rentals
DJ // Ron Grandia
Band // The Jive Hounds








































































































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12.27.16

Published in Utterly Engaged Magazine
Dane + Nate's Secret Garden Wedding

The only thing I can do when thinking about this incredible wedding experience is take a huge breath in and exhale. It was so magical it leaves me breathless for a couple of moments. From the minute Dane & Nate booked us for their dream wedding at Carmel's Santa Lucia Preserve, Artist & Designer Dane started sending us her inspiration and ideas. We LOVED Dane's personal style and the fact that she wanted our input in big decision making things like wedding colours and even her incredible jaw dropping Inbal Dror gown. Dane's creative vision of Old World meets Secret Garden was seamlessly coordinated by Elle of A Bride's Best Friend, florist Emily at SoulFlower and Dane's mother, Paula.

The following day, Maria and I spent the day dreaming up our seductive Fashion Bridal Shoot we had scheduled with Dane and Nate the next morning. I took inspiration from venue, flowers and her gown's silhouette for the dramatic hair and makeup. We also used the flowers from the wedding to fashion a dark red bouquet to go with her lip colour.

We could not imagine a more fitting for publication to feature Dane & Nate's Wedding and the 10 page spread has left us completely humbled and SWOONING!!! Thank you Utterly Engaged, you are simply so so stunning.



Photography // Jennifer Skog, Rob Skog, Maria Chang
Hair & Makeup // Maria Chang, PMA
Venue // Santa Lucia Preserve
Creative Direction // Dane Diseth
Wedding Planning // Elle of A Brides Best Friend
Flowers // Emily of Soul Flower SF
Props & Decor // Paula Diseth
Invitations & Paper Goods // Dane Diseth
Photo Booth // Snapcubby
Cinematographer // Ocean House Productions
Cake // Buttercop
Vintage Rentals // True Love Vintage Rentals
Lighting & Rentals // Classic Party Rentals
DJ // Ron Grandia
Band // The Jive Hounds












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05.11.16

Casa Madrona Vow Renewal Part II

Here is the second part of Amber & Brad's luxurious seaside vow renewal ceremony on the balcony of Casa Madron's Alexandrite Suite. Following the private ceremony, we headed down to the docks, I simply love how Amber's couture gown she had design in Australia flowed with the wind! The bride and groom and several of their guests traveled from all ove rthe world to celebrate along Amber's Native California Coast.

Photographers // Jennifer Skog & Shannon Paras

Venue & Design // Casa Madrona

PS Does she look a little familiar? Yes! She's the twin sister of my gorgeous bride, Hilary (who just had the most darling baby girl btw) whose wedding I photographed in Italy!!










































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05.09.16

Casa Madrona Vow Renewal Part I

Overlooking the San Francisco Bay from the mansion balcony of Casa Madrona, Amber & Brad's vow renewal ceremony was such a dream. Following the ceremony we headed down to the docks, I just love how the mansion provided the most dreamy backdrop! Guests mingled all night while enjoying the fresh air and luxurious vibe, noshed on sushi, tapas and cake made from fine cheese wheels.

Photographers // Jennifer Skog & Shannon Paras

Venue & Design // Casa Madrona



PS Does she look a little familiar? Yes! She's the twin sister of my gorgeous bride, Hilary (who just had the most darling baby girl btw) whose wedding I photographed in Italy!!























































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