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Avid readers, Angel & Brandon chose to shoot their engagement session at the coolest bookstore in San Diego: D. G. Wills in La Jolla. Then they took me out to the nicest dinner at Tapas Picasso (thanks guys)!! I also shot their wedding a few weeks ago in Carmel, CA… (pics of that coming soon).

  • November 18, 2010 - 1:09 pm

    Desiree Cherisse - Very unique and creative!

  • November 18, 2010 - 2:49 pm

    Annabel - Love My Dress Wedding Blog - I LOVE these…love the colour tones, the way you’ve captured the books. I want to go and sit in a Library for a little while now!! 😉
    You are super talented xXx

  • November 18, 2010 - 3:05 pm

    serena - Oh my God, Oh my god, Oh my God. I love every single one of these shots. I want to print them all, put them on the wall and look at them every single day. The light, those incisive Black and White shots. I am in awe.

  • November 18, 2010 - 3:57 pm

    Angela - i can stare at these shots for days. i appreciate you showing off my angst and i wish i smiled more. 😉 in all seriousness though, i appreciate you taking such great photos of my sweet and handsome husband. 🙂

  • November 19, 2010 - 10:05 am

    Lee Anne Havens - Soooo so cool, gorgeous pics and love the setting!

  • November 20, 2010 - 9:55 pm

    Amanda Thorson - I don’t think that there could be a much better place for a shoot than a book store…these are wonderful!

  • November 22, 2010 - 12:50 am

    bride dresses - like it. the girl’s eyes are beautiful.

  • November 22, 2010 - 3:00 pm

    Space by Eliana Tomas - what a nice space to do engagement photo shooting!
    lately I’ve been totally obsessed with books, piles of books and again I posted about it today.

  • November 23, 2010 - 1:22 pm

    Engagement sesh: Angela + Brandon > - […] honeyed are these engagement session photos during a quaint, aged bookstore? Feather Love does it again, with her imagination print […]

  • November 30, 2010 - 9:43 pm

    Melissa de la Fuente - These are just absolutely gorgeous….the light, their eyes, the bride, the setting….all of it. Magical what you have captured….wow.

  • December 3, 2010 - 2:40 pm

    Tarja - It’s like capturing a wrinkle in time with two beautiful creatures! Great job in lighting, B/W my favorite for sure! and stunning all around.

  • February 9, 2011 - 1:16 pm

    angela & brandon at Point Lobos Ridge Estate | the feather love photography blog - […] become friends over time on email & facebook etc. We finally met for the first time for their engagement session and they took me to dinner at Tapas Picasso which was actually the first time I had tapas… […]

  • August 14, 2011 - 5:07 pm

    Lumos | Bibliophile - […] – Apaixonados por livros – O casal Angela e Brandon gostam tanto de livros que quando se casaram fizeram as fotos […]

  • January 5, 2015 - 10:40 am

    bookstore magic - Natália Rosin - […] tive que parar o que tava fazendo pra postar essa linda sessão de fotos de noivado. Eles escolheram uma livraria, e as fotos ficaram mágicas. =) Eu e Gustaf estamos planejando um […]

I was fortunate enough to be asked to do the “blue christmas” shoot for Rue Magazine last Tuesday in Palm Springs. Hosted by The Girls With Glasses, entire set up by my favorite ladies Paige & Kelly over at Bash, Please (amazing!), video magic by SharkPig, ass-shaking dance party by Flashdance, and put together by Anne Sage (The City Sage/Rue) & Crystal. Makeup /hair extraordinaires (fiore beauty), stylist Catherine (The Life Styled) and some very STUNNING models all made this day SO fun & beautiful. Btw, Michael (Flashdance) totally brought the party- that dude is amazing. I was dance-shooting the whole time.

Next issue of Rue featuring this shoot will be out soon!! And I will post the pics on my blog…

ps: thanks to everyone for the wonderful dinner, fun times by the pool at Ace Hotel, and the after-after party dancing in my room til 5:30am… oh and the “overhang” breakfast the next day…

Here are a few shots of us AFTER the shoot and BEFORE the after-partying…. happy as all hell.
{from top left: Brain (sharkpig), Yours Truly, Michael (Flashdance), Crystal (Rue), Anne (City Sage/Rue), Pappin (Sharkpig), Jami (Fiore Beauty), Kelly (Yes, Please), Paige (Bash Events) & Catherine (The Life Styled).

we got a great feature on Green Wedding Shoes today! See more pics & tons more information about this wedding here.

Makeup: Angelina Tam (AT makeup Pro)
Flowers: Friend
Decorations: Friends

We got a great feature on Green Wedding Shoes today! See more pics & tons more information about this wedding here.

  • October 27, 2010 - 3:46 pm

    Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride] - Beautiful wedding! I love that they had sushi! Your photos are completely gorgeous, as usual.

  • October 28, 2010 - 2:06 pm

    Amanda Thorson - I love the shot of the bride through the window….it looks like something out of a fairytale to me.

  • October 28, 2010 - 11:10 pm

    chris - Very Cool Respect 🙂

  • October 31, 2010 - 12:55 pm

    Amy Arrington - Awesome wedding! great job!

  • November 1, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    katy - This looks so beautiful!! I was just wondering which site is the ceremony taking place at at the gardens? It’s gorgeous!

  • November 9, 2010 - 8:30 pm

    evelyn - love it! 🙂

  • September 22, 2016 - 8:45 am

    Romântico verão » CaseBem - […] Crédito das imagens: Feather Love Fonte da pesquisa: Green Wedding […]

Shot on 35mm film.
Heirloom Tomato Salad with kalamata olives & fresh chopped garlic on farm table. Fresh-squeezed lemon & Olive Oil dressing.
I had a sore throat and ate this throughout the day. Healed.

  • October 11, 2010 - 4:45 pm

    Beth - beautiful….tasty….healthy – the perfect meal! Who said it just had to be chicken noodle soup?

  • October 11, 2010 - 8:06 pm

    Bekah - Anything with kalamata olives, man. mmm.

  • October 15, 2010 - 3:53 pm

    Suzanne - What a yummy way to cure a sore throat!

the insanely talented ladies over at Bash, Please put together the first HITCHED event last Thursday & I was invited to be one of the featured photographers… it was sold out! Set up at the gorgeous Smog Shoppe in LA, the first event of it’s kind specializes in unique wedding vendors and ideas & caters to creative, indie couples who are looking to do something different and beautiful with their wedding. It turned out to be a party of epic proportions… !! Here are some of my pics from the event. To find out more about HITCHED or to find out when the next one is happening (you must go!) please go to their site:, or follow them on twitter:

You MUST check out this video from the event by Sharkpig!!

One of the photo walls (mine is the display on the right). Paige’s husband- the most talented Kevin Appel- built these gorgeous wooden frames for our pieces! Thank you Mr. Appel!

My display.

My dear client, model and talented buddy- Sweet Emilia Jane.

Lines out the door of guests!


Sarah Yates! Rad photographer, rad chick! Check out her amazing photos from HITCHED here on Green Wedding Shoes!

Kevin Appel and paint-by-numbers

oh man the ones with the caramel AND butterscotch!! gimme a break. i nearly fell over.

Michael (The Flashdance) & Sarah Yates.

This is what happens when Michael DJ’s…

Brian (Sharkpig). Raddest dude ever… check out his beautiful work here.

The Flashdance’s “KISS MY ASS(istant)” booth.

Paige (Bash, Please) getting her dance-on with Photographer Annie Mcelwain.

Kelly of Bash, Please … shaking it… I love those chicks so much it’s stupid.

Sweet Emilia Jane. Yup.

That’s my bff Teo who came down from NY to assist me for David & Emily’s wedding… she’s my heart.

Here are a few SMILEBOOTH photos of me and my bestie Teo from that night. (Teo is one-third of the gorgeous clothing line Jackson, Johnston and Roe… she is also the creator of Unforeseen Circumstances, stunning undergarment line)

You MUST check out this video from the event by Sharkpig!!
And you HAVE see this great little video from HITCHED shot by Austin Hendrix
And more amazing photos by Jennifer Young of the event here.

If you have any more photos or video from HITCHED, please feel free to send me the links and I will post them…

  • October 5, 2010 - 1:21 pm

    Emilia - Oh sweet baby jesus…these photos are just ridiculous. so.good. but I must learn to not make that face at the camera. yikes.

  • October 5, 2010 - 2:32 pm

    Dominique - Great to see the Feather Love recap of hitched! Wow my red hair is reaaallly subtle. ha! Always lovely pictures Noa!xx

  • October 5, 2010 - 3:16 pm

    Emma Case - BOOM!

  • October 5, 2010 - 4:43 pm

    Tori @ sittinginatree - These are so pretty- I adore your work! And thanks for the link to my hubby’s video!

  • October 5, 2010 - 5:04 pm

    Jane Cato - Loved it!

  • October 5, 2010 - 5:33 pm

    sarah - lovely! thank you so much sweets! so great to finally meet you!!! xoxo

  • October 6, 2010 - 1:29 pm

    jennifer - such amazing images. thanks for linking me! i’m honored 🙂

  • October 10, 2010 - 1:48 am

    Josephine - how crazy fun these all are! =)

  • November 8, 2010 - 7:41 pm

    Neil Mackenzie - Cool!!

  • May 1, 2012 - 9:29 pm

    Delta Kham - I have already been reading your website for a number of weeks (stumbled on it) and it’s wonderful! thanks for trying to keep it kept up to date with fresh new meat!

The October 11th issue of People Magazine is out and they printed a half page of my photo of Emily Deschanel & David Hornsby!

And here is the online version, with credit:,,20429958,00.html

  • October 3, 2010 - 8:30 am

    Nikita - so cool to see your photo in people mag!!! congrats!

  • October 3, 2010 - 9:43 am

    tiffany. - yayyyy Noa!!! :))


  • October 3, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    Kristen Nichols - Congrats! The shot is beautiful, as I’m sure the rest of the wedding photos are as lovely as all your work!

  • October 4, 2010 - 1:15 pm

    Kristin - Yay!! that is so incredibly incredible!! (that pic deserves a whole page though…)

  • October 4, 2010 - 7:06 pm

    Bekah - SO FAB! Super happy for you!

  • October 7, 2010 - 10:00 am

    Carey - Congrats…well deserved!

  • October 10, 2010 - 1:51 am

    Josephine - Oh woww..wish there’s a copy out here somewhere,too!
    Great work as always Noa!!!

  • November 12, 2010 - 9:34 am

    Teri Bockting - Very Cool! Love it.

  • February 8, 2011 - 3:00 pm

    feather love 2-day workshop in ireland!! | the feather love photography blog - […] Noa has been published in several international publications with a recent publication in People Magazineof her wedding photos of Emily Deschanel and David […]

  • November 17, 2011 - 9:43 pm

… and they are beautiful, sweet, funny as hell and completely in love with each other.

The entire thing was designed, planned and executed by the most talented Paige & Kelly at Bash, Please… gorgeous wedding!

This is the only photo they are releasing – at least for now. And we got published in People Magazine! Here is the link to that, but the print issue comes out October 11th. Rad.

  • September 29, 2010 - 12:13 pm

    anna and the ring - Ohh what a lovely picture.

    She looks so beautiful and happy.


  • September 29, 2010 - 1:30 pm

    jen@greenweddingshoes - They look so happy and her dress is gorgeous!! Congrats!!

  • September 29, 2010 - 1:36 pm

    kelley @ the eclectic owl - i love emily deschanel and she looks absolutely stunning here! her hair color looks amazing. congrats to the happy couple 🙂

  • September 29, 2010 - 1:37 pm

    AmyPunky Photography - Oh what a gorgeous photo!!!

  • September 29, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    julia wheeler - HOLY CRAP!!!! SO amazing!! congrats and can’t wait to see more!

  • September 29, 2010 - 1:47 pm

    kim salem - that is such a gorgeous photo! what a lovely dress. bones is one of my fave shows, love her in it:) must have been a fun wedding!

  • September 29, 2010 - 1:53 pm

    courtney - striking! can’t wait to see more!

  • September 29, 2010 - 2:41 pm

    Kathy - Oh my! Congratulations! And I am *SO* glad that she was as sweet as she seems! I love her.

  • September 29, 2010 - 3:34 pm

    Desiree Cherisse - Beautiful. 🙂

  • September 29, 2010 - 4:26 pm

    limonite - A beautiful photo of a lovely couple!! My best wishes to Emily & David 🙂

  • September 29, 2010 - 4:38 pm

    Taylor - They look so gorgeous together. I’m glad they’re both so happy 🙂 And congratulations on getting published 🙂

  • September 29, 2010 - 9:52 pm

    Jess - That’s a lovely shot. They look just perfect 🙂

  • September 29, 2010 - 10:34 pm

    Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride] - WHAT?! This is freaking amazing. Beautiful shot…she is a gorgeous bride and I’m beyond sure you did her wedding justice!

  • September 29, 2010 - 11:53 pm

    Peta Mazey - very cool! what a lovely shot, and a gorgeous couple 🙂

  • September 29, 2010 - 11:55 pm

    sunnydays photography - NICE! i love her and i love BONES. very cool, can’t wait to see more. ps. you are incredible and when you have another workshop- I AM THERE. i’m originally from sd so i am always stokity stoked for any excuse to go home… and learning from you would be AMAZING. keep up the gorgeous work! 😉

  • September 30, 2010 - 6:12 am

    Chloe@Caught the Light - Woah, that is awesome. And she is gorgeous. You get the best weddings ever and do the best job ever, too!

  • September 30, 2010 - 7:46 am

    Small - Awesome! Congrats!

  • September 30, 2010 - 9:32 am

    Jeremy Gilliam - Love it when celebrities choose a talented wedding photographer for their wedding! Congrats and great photo!

  • September 30, 2010 - 12:15 pm

    Diana - Oohh! The print issue is going to be released in my 20th birthday. Thank you.
    I love “Bones”, Emily is my favourite actress. Very talented, beautiful, good person. Deserves to be happy.
    The dress is very simple and very beautiful. The hair is perfect. But those white shoes… not so good with the dress color. She is stunning though. David looks very handsome too.
    Best wishes to both.

    oh, i almost forgot, her birthday is on October 11th as well.

  • October 2, 2010 - 1:14 pm

    didi - oh i love her so pretty. congrats! must have been a beautiful wedding.

  • October 2, 2010 - 10:20 pm

    Jessica Watson - Oooh, she looks beautiful!!

  • October 4, 2010 - 9:37 pm

    tiffany. - still totally excited over this :))


  • October 11, 2010 - 1:45 pm

    Josh@Goodbeat - So… just wondering if M.Ward was at the wedding?

  • October 11, 2010 - 4:01 pm

    Diana - it’s the 11th. it’s my 20th birthday. and i haven’t seen any wedding photos yet. besides this one. when will you publish the rest?

  • October 11, 2010 - 4:08 pm

    admin - emily & david have only released that one photo so I won’t be posting any more pics from their wedding, unless they change their mind… xo noa

  • January 7, 2011 - 7:32 pm

    me, shot by chloe aftel | the feather love photography blog - […] I was hired to shoot Emily Deschanel & David Hornsby’s wedding, we decided to cover the event in digital as well as film and the first person I recommended to […]

  • February 8, 2011 - 2:53 pm

    feather love 2-day workshop in ireland!! | the feather love photography blog - […] and my favorite ladies Paige & Kelly (of Bash, Please who designed and planned every inch of Emily Deschanel & David Hornsby’s wedding that we shot; they also put on HITCHED- most amazing wedding event ever; just got featured in C […]

  • April 1, 2011 - 11:22 am

    emily deschanel is pregnant! | the feather love photography blog - […] shot their beautiful wedding last September, designed by my favorite ladies of Bash, Please, who I have asked to do my artist […]

  • August 13, 2011 - 9:15 am

    Shawna - Can’t wait to see the rest!

  • October 19, 2013 - 11:06 am

    A Look Back: Brennan and Booth’s Real-Life Weddings | The Celebrity Weddings Blog - […] photographer who shot the wedding, from Feather Love Photography, described the newlyweds as “beautiful, sweet, funny as hell and completely in love with each […]

  • December 27, 2015 - 12:48 pm

    bb - badly in need of what the designer was a dress EMILY know?

You can find out more about my workshops here, or get on my mailing list here.

I had the BEST time at my Artist Workshop that I held here at our home on Sept 4th! The photographers who attended were all amazing.

After my lecture, we ate and then ran off to the surprise photo session I organized with my old friends Amanda & Jason; well-known in San Diego for their creativity and involvement in so many great projects.

This session is also part of a project I have been working on for years, Cabinet of Curiosities, which is an environmental portraiture study of creative people I know in their natural environments (their homes). I have several other shoots I have done for this project which you can see on my blog here.

I had in mind to do a “color clusterfuck” project for this one. I love the look of intense contrast and bright colors and these two lovebirds & their home are perfect for that.

In case you are wondering- yes, that is her real hair.

I have known Amanda & Jason for years. Amanda has had her creative hands in tons of projects. She works in the vintage clothing business for a high end online boutique called Wear It Again Sam (ebay store & Etsy store) which she models for as well. She also designs her own jewelry. Check out her page for House of Magenta Tarantula. And her Etsy store. When I first met her years ago she played/ sang in the band The Viewmasters, a 60’s garage/soul group, one of the most energetic and fun bands in San Diego during that time…

As if that’s not enough, Amanda is ALSO a burlesque performer: Miss Dixie von Trixie. She founded Sultry Savage Burlesque and as a matter of fact, my girls took me to her burlesque show for my bachelorette party in 2006…! She is a collector of pretty much anything old from the 40’s through 60’s (the weirder the better) like housewares, clothing, furniture etc and they have tons of cool stuff all over their house. She also has a flickr page for her photography here.

Their gorgeous home was built in 1908.

One of their two cats, Iris, is SUCH a model. Constantly posing. Beautiful.

Lee Anne and Kristin (2 of the photographers who attended my workshop), mesmerized by Iris.

Their collection of turquoise jewelry drives me nuts! Amanda was all “how many of these do you want us to put on?” and I was like, “ALL OF THEM!”

Stunning beauty.

Jason owns his own handyman business, Armadillo Handyman and Landscaping (he’s going to be doing some landscaping projects on our property in the very near future!). He also is the lead singer and guitar player for the vintage-type country band Bartenders Bible and he plays rhythm guitar for the band Mr. Tube and The Flying Objects.

She has tons of old showgirl outfits and burlesque costumes… this one is my favorite.

Amanda’s closet.
I got the pleasure of going through a bunch of her stuff to look for the outfits for the shoot. That closet is to DIE for! So much good stuff. She needs to be a vintage clothing consultant/stylist/specialist for films.

Dig the horns behind his head. I’m going straight to hell for doing that.

Thank you Amanda & Jason for opening up your home and your life to us! You are true beauties!!

And a HUGE thank you to my most loving and supportive husband Stuart for helping set up everything for the whole day… You are my entire heart!

I am completely beside myself with all the insanely kind words the photographer attendees had to say about my workshop!  Thanks for the gifts and the cupcakes and for hanging out with me all day and being so rad!

You can find out more about my workshops here, or get on my mailing list here.

  • September 15, 2010 - 9:59 am

    Kimberly R - Wonderful photos as usual, Noa! Wow, their collection of Indian jewelry is amazing! Comparable to what I’ve seen in museums!

  • September 15, 2010 - 10:16 am

    claire eliza - i love the western style of their house. his shirt is so incredibly awesome.

  • September 15, 2010 - 10:22 am

    Kristin - Knock my jaw off gorgeousness!! Wow and her closet is something else!!! those shoes and all those vintage outfits! So glad I was able to attend and witness your artful magic first hand! so much valuable advise and experiences!

  • September 15, 2010 - 10:46 am

    Lizzie [Ten Thou Bride] - DYING, dying, dying, dying. About the beautiful photos, these are just “WOW” and the workshop, where everyone learned a TON. The couple is badass, I can’t believe she has that fantastical heart-hairline! Good work, this was such a delight!

  • September 15, 2010 - 1:19 pm

    cinzia - OH.wowwowowow.

  • September 19, 2010 - 10:30 am

    Lee Anne Havens - Noa, I can’t decide which is more incredible – the entire set of images or actually being there during the shoot. Shivers down my spine right now. And you sneaky girl, posting a pic of me on the coolest blog in the world? Love. Love. Love. xoxo

  • November 1, 2010 - 2:52 pm

    next artist workshop: Dec. 12th! | the feather love photography blog - […] View testimonials from the previous workshop HERE, HERE, and HERE. And see my post from that workshop with images of the photo shoot HERE. […]

  • January 7, 2011 - 7:34 pm

    me, shot by chloe aftel | the feather love photography blog - […] by Chloe Aftel (all shot on film). Makeup by Amanda Suter (remember Amanda modeling for my workshop here?). Hair by Stylist Kristen Henry. Clothing and accessories are all my own. Styling by myself, […]

  • April 13, 2011 - 1:46 pm

    workshop with bash please at ace hotel! | the feather love photography blog - […] for us on the evening of the 16th (dude, my buddy AJ Croce is in this band, for real! As well as Amanda.) We’ll also be screening visuals from one of my favorite art films during Q&A, & the […]

  • June 19, 2011 - 8:08 am

    Sarah Sanguin Carter (shot on 35mm film, Holga, Polaroid & digital) | the feather love photography blog - […] at her home was shot on 35mm film, Holga, Polaroid & digital… Styling by my good friend Amanda Suter & myself. Makeup by Amanda […]

  • July 6, 2011 - 11:04 am

    Amanda. Icon. (35mm expired film) | the feather love photography blog - […] not had the time to work on. This is one of them. You can read more about, and see more of, Amanda here. Tags: 35mm film, amanda suter, expired film, icon, san diego, […]

  • August 13, 2011 - 8:11 am

    Rock n Roll Bride · Feather Love Photography Workshops in London & Belgium (with Special Guests Emma Case & Me!) - […] on the blog after the event. Check out the results of Noa’s previous workshops here and here. […]

  • August 5, 2014 - 5:36 pm

    Chiara - Wonderful!!!!