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I'm Iann and I'm so happy you're here. This journal is about love stories, travels, advice, and style. Stay a while and say hello!

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A Classically Elegant Elopement at Legion of Honor

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Love Stories

Although captured in July 2021, we still can’t get over how beautiful this day was despite the overcast weather. Unlike most people, I love a foggy day because it lends a serene and even light over the day. Romina and Daniel celebrated the day with a classic tux and vintage ballgown with a romantic cascading […]

Tropical Inspired Portraits At The San Francisco Botanical Gardens

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Portraits

Photography and Styling by: Iann Ivy Model: Taylor S. @tay.scar Gown: Untamed Petals Ring: Model’s Own Earrings & Shoes: Amazon Fashion

A Romantic Denver Engagement Session

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Love Stories

One of the best parts of being a destination photographer is scouting incredible locations and working with the loveliest of couples. Upon meeting Jasmine and Scott, I knew they had fun, vibrant personalities. We had so many laughs and it was so fun seeing them interact – naturally and with love. We met up in […]

A Bright & Bountiful Intimate Wedding in Zion, Utah

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Love Stories

Although the day was overcast from a morning of snow flurries, the warm hues of this bountiful intimate wedding brightened every moment with each detail. Pro Tip: Fruit is a great decoration addition to your tablescape that is cost conscious and perfect for incorporating a seasonal or regional element to your celebration. This unique venue […]

Wedding Photography Schedule Tips

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Advice

When it comes to planning your wedding, the schedule logistics is usually what stresses out most spouses. This is why many people opt for a wedding planner to take care of your special day without the stress so you can enjoy every element. I highly recommend the following planners who are all unique and have […]

Stunning Pre-Wedding Session at Montalvo Arts Center

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Love Stories

Living in the bay area comes with a lot of perks, one of them being the stunning locations we have access to. The Montalvo Arts Center is no exception. Built in 1912, this historic building is based in Saratoga, CA and about an hour south of San Francisco on the peninsula. I met up with […]

A Tuscan Inspired Elopement at Villa Loriana

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Love Stories

Nestled on the central coast of California in San Luis Obispo is Villa Loriana, an Italian-inspired venue that is perfect for transforming your special occasion into a dreamy destination getaway. The venue inspired us to imagine a colorful and romantic elopement with bountiful blooms and luxurious fabrics for the ultimate I Dos. The details of […]

Inside Iann Ivy Photography’s Natural Light Filled Photo Studio

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Personal

When destination photographer Iann Ivy isn’t traveling to a sapphire kissed coastline or a pine covered mountain for a photography session, here is where she creates and gets inspired for her next artistic endeavor. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, this home studio replaced a well-loved sewing room loft with a longarm quilting machine. […]

A Luxurious Santa Barbara Home Wedding

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Love Stories

Even though it’s technically winter in California, I’m dreaming of gorgeous blooms and intimate weddings. Last year I had the pleasure of shooting at one of my mentor’s workshops at her dreamy Santa Barbara House. Every detail was in a word – poetic, with high attention to detail and an effortless curation of each moment. […]

Flowy Dresses for Destination Elopement Photos

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Advice

When it comes to destination elopements, finding the ‘wow factor’ dress is essential. Without many of the traditional wedding decorations and venue features, all eyes are on the bride (or fabulous partner) in elopement photos. From my experience, having a dress with gorgeous movement will enhance your photos in your destination of choice. Below are […]

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