I don’t have a lot of “bucket list” items or specific goals as far as my photography goes. Yeah, there are certain kinds of shoots and wedding locations that would be lovely, but I don’t necessarily have a “goal” to shoot them. If it happens, it happens.
But I did have one thing I wanted to do as a photographer and that wish came true this summer: to photograph Summerland at Park Winters, a gorgeous, festival-esque playground for the top influencers, bloggers and photographers in the Northern California region.
You could probably imagine the sheer delight that flooded my heart/soul/life when my friend (and now neighbor!) Haley asked me to photograph her at the event. She designed all of the beautiful branding for Summerland this year and it was amazing to see her vision come to life all around us! Click here for her blog post on the event + her inspiration for the designs!
The theme this year? C E L E S T I A L. And boy, was it out of this world! Scroll to the end for all vendor information and links!
Haley and the sign of her own creation!
Yes, the Boba Guys from San Francisco was serving boba tea at the bar. Dream come true.
One of my favorite things about Haley is that couldn’t wait for a “cute ice cream pic” and immediately started eating her Klondike taco. Freaking respect.
Summerland is one giant party, yes, but it also feels like a huge networking conference, poolside. I was able to put faces to Instagram handles and meet people from the community that are absolutely killing it. At one point in the day, I met Meaghan and got her in front of the camera!
While we were chilling in one of the poolside cabanas, Haley made a joke about doing a pillow fight since that (weirdly) is what guys think girls do at sleepovers. It was pretty hilarious watching them fake-fight, but Haley did a couple of good strikes in (ha!).
Another blogger friend of mine, Vanessa, joined in on the festivities with this pink cocktail, very on brand.
One of my favorite new vendors in the Sacramento area is Bar Baby Co! A sweet and stylish vintage-horse-trailer-turned-mobile-bar, they created custom cocktails for the party. The “Femme Rising” was my favorite, but the “Black Magik” had gold dust mixed in and looked, sorry for the cliche, magical.
Dinner used ingredients sourced from the farm on the property and man, it was so yummy!
The party moved over to another set-up on the property for a sunset soirée. Desserts, (more) cocktails, a photobooth, oh my! They also had a local musician (beautifully) singing while the sun went down and it was such a beautiful end to a great day.
Summerland Vendors + Credits
Alluring Events / @alluring.events
Arvo Floral Studio / @arvofloralstudio
Bar Baby Co. / @barbabyco
Beignyay / @beignyay_sac
Bestowe / @bestowegifting
Bloom & Vine / @bloomandvine
Boba Guys / @bobaguys
Cafe Apae / @cafeapae
Celebrations Party Rentals / @cprandtents
Creamy’s by Cayla Jordan / @creamysbycaylajordan
Dart Collective / @dartcollective
Dixon Florist / @dixonflorist
Dry Bar Sacramento / #drybarsacramento
Function 45 DJ / @function45dj
Giggle & Riot / @giggleandriot
Greg Galinsky / @gregpnutgalinsky
Hannah Muller / @farmerhands
Jenn Robirds Events / @jennrobirdsevents
Junerie Design Co / @junerie.co
Lady Falcon Coffee Club / @ladyfalconcoffeeclub
Lorenza Rosé / @lorenzarose
Lulabelle Photobooth Trailer / @lulabelle.pbtrailer
Made in the Shade Tent Rentals / @madeshade_com
Nugget Markets / @nuggetmarkets
Paul Miller / @paulmillerintuitive
Polish & Pout / @polishandpout
Ramona / @drinkramona
Sugar Bits Custom Cakes / @bits_o_sugar
Sun & Soil Juice Co. / @sunandsoiljuice
Tan Weddings & Events / @tanweddingsandevents
Téa / @tea.sound
The Blog Bloc / @theblogbloc
The Melt Down Ice Cream Truck / @themeltdownicecreamtruck
The Posh Posey / @theposhposey
Two Roads Event Co / @tworoadseventco
Whole Latte Love Bar / @wholelattelovebar
With Grace and Love Events / @withgraceandloveevents
Yolo County Visitors Bureau / @visityolo
A Well Stocked Home / @awellstockedhome
Bueno Sport & Swim / @buenosportandswim_eastsac
Cabine / @cabinemonde
Haven Boutique / @havenaboutique
Kechmara Designs / @kechmaradesigns
Nipomo / @hellonipomo
The CBD Lotion Bar / @luvandus
Pure Honey / @purehoneyca
West Perro / @westperro