We believe in savoring, but what does that mean?
Your friends and family might be telling you right now that your wedding day will pass by in a blur. That you won’t remember anything, so you should hire an amazing photographer to capture the magical moments for you.
But we believe that doesn't have to be true.
We believe you can pause, slow down, and remember so much more of your wedding day than you ever thought possible.
But when you’re the one in the center of the celebration whirlwind, it’s incredibly difficult to slow down on your own. And we know that. We’ve walked with so many couples through their days that we know exactly when to step in to help you to pause and intentionally take in all of the magic that is happening around you.
Your photos are not supposed to replace your memories. Our goal is for you to remember so much of your day that each photo transports you right back to how you felt in each moment.
This is calling Savoring, and it’s at the heart of everything we do.
THE CLOVE & KIN FAMILY
In 2012, Clove & Kin began out of a desire to serve couples with an authentic, intentional wedding day photography experience. From photographer to studio manager to editor - we all share the same heart for serving our couples well - and hold a deep gratitude to be part of a team that feels like family.
We’re big believers in workdays that end in happy hours, stopping everything to greet each other with hugs (or double-high-fives), and kicking off every celebration with a toast to recognize the moment together.
Our hearts all beat to the same drum of love, care, and presence - and this heart of intentionality (and abounding hugs) is extended to our couples, too.
WORD ON THE STREET
“They didn't just take us through the day, but helped us slow down and savor it. I could not be more grateful for their work and the kindness of the people who work there.”
San Diego, California
rey + charissa
Meet the Clove & Kin Family
We take pride in taking care of our people well. Our team is invested in getting to know the two of your & your love story… and we love serving you in each of our unique roles!
Owner & Wedding Consultant
Director of Operations & Marketing
Lemon Sugar Cookies
New York City
Rebecca has a way of simply igniting life with adventure, spontaneity, and laughter. She’s a free-spirit who’s always up for hopping in the car with her rescue dog, Reina, turning up the tunes, and driving for hours on the long country roads. (She’s taken eleven cross-country roadtrips!)
As our lead videographer, Rebecca loves to make the little moments come alive, and she captures all of the emotion wrapped up in a wedding day in an intentional, authentic way. She’s focused on the positives in life and has a way of completely disarming anyone she’s with - she’ll have you laughing ‘til your sides hurt!
Does pizza count?
Twin Falls, ID
He’s a wine-lover and workout-enthusiast, a talented singer and biology-major-turned- photographer, and a city boy who loves the lakes and landscapes of the mountains. There are many sides of Weston (we love them ALL), and what’s at his core is his golden heart that beats for savoring life’s little moments.
Weston lives for photographing classic, romantic weddings, but for him it’s the unexpected tender moments that are his deepest honor to witness. You’ll feel like he’s been part of your family for years - and his intentional heart relishes in that special connection! Plus, if you ask reaaaal nicely, he might just become your photographer-slash-wedding-singer.
Nothing makes Taylor happier than a back country trail, an interesting brewery, or his beautiful family. Adventure runs through Taylor’s veins, and whether it’s sailing in the Channel Islands or climbing the backyard treehouse with his three sweet kiddos, he always takes a moment to slow down to stay completely present in the moment.
Taylor has been photographing weddings for over almost two decades in a style that is incredibly natural. His couples go NUTS over his ability to make them feel relaxed and forget that his camera is there - because behind Taylor’s incredible eye for capturing a genuine moment is an even more incredible warm, wise spirit and oh-so-kind heart.
Dark Chocolate Covered Almonds
You’ll want to give Jamie a hug the moment you meet her - she’s a midwest girl at heart, and her warm spirit radiates like sunshine! She’s got an incredible knack for making her couples feel seen and celebrated through her presence and her images. The BEST moment of any wedding day (in her humble opinion) is the hand-in-hand thrill of the newlyweds turning towards their family, newly pronounced as “husband and wife.” It’s just the best!
Jamie married her very favorite person on the planet, and has four littles who keep her dancing, laughing, and perpetually grateful. Sometimes, it’s the simple things - if every morning could begin with a cozy chair, a good book, and soft light streaming through the window, she’d be the happiest person on the planet!
The Moana Soundtrack…
Cookie Dough Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Erin is our resident all-things-weddings expert - she’s been living & breathing wedding photography for 14 years alongside her husband, Jeff. They’ve shot weddings across the globe as The Youngrens, and began Clove & Kin out of a desire to help more couples to stop, savor, and fully experience every moment of their wedding days.
Erin’s an introverted bookworm that grew up on a farm in Idaho. She lives for an epic dance party to old school 90's hip hop, and she adores riding horses through the backcountry. A snapshot of pure joy in her life is dancing in the kitchen with her sweet baby boy (and budding dance machine), James.
San Diego, CA
From his signature finger-gun greeting to his subtle-yet-sassy sense of humor, Kevin will win you over with his warm, sweet personality! He’s got a soft heart and strong arms (he lifts heavy weights and it’s seriously *impressive*), and our team adores him for his wizard-like editing skills and his genuine love to learn.
Kevin is the editor behind every beautiful Clove & Kin image – he loves to feel connected to our couples by thoughtfully treating each image with the very best TLC. His work may be behind-the-scenes, but Kevin's skills are vital to making each Clove & Kin image look gorgeous!
My Grandma’s Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
A lover of dance parties, crossing things off her to-do list, and collaborating with our (rad) team, Kelsey keeps our studio humming along as the Director of Operations & Marketing - all while sipping her favorite black tea on repeat. She served as Studio Manager for five years, joyfully leading couples through the Clove & Kin experience, and still relishes in telling our couples’ love stories on our blog.
She could happily spend her weekend with a book and a hammock at the park, baking cookies in a sunny kitchen while listening to Patsy Cline, or singing an Italian opera (for reals, opera!). For her, the best sounds in the world are cracking open a La Croix and the belly laughs that result from a game night.
Chocolate Mousse Cake
Vostok is our Studio Manager and keeps track of many moving parts with our team! His attention to detail and care for our clients always shines through, and his days are fueled by endless cups of delicious coffee-coffee-coffee! (And when we say endless, we mean it.)
For Vos, there’s always an adventure in the works – he loves to travel, whether it’s up the coast with friends or taking his family on a European adventure. Vos is an animal-whisperer (he once coaxed a snake out of the studio after it snuck up and surprised the team!), and our team admires him for his dedication to finding the best tacos in town.
A folksy playlist
Chocolate PB Cups
San Diego, CA
A world traveler with an adventurous heart, Lauren is passionate about impacting the nations through her camera. When she returns home from the globe-trotting that thrills her (34 countries, and counting!), slowing down and savoring the little pockets of her day feeds her soul. She finds rest in cooking nourishing food, taking her dog Blue on peaceful morning walks, and winding down the day with a good book.
Lauren married her husband in the Redwoods (her happy place), and has always found fulfillment in photographing her couples’ uniquely beautiful love stories, wherever they may take place around the globe.
The Hamilton Soundtrack
Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream
San Diego, CA
While Jeff is the owner and fearless leader here at Clove & Kin, his most prized titles are “hubby” to his beautiful and crazy-smart wife, Erin, and “daddy” to James and baby-boy-on-the-way. Our team treasures his innovative and heartfelt leadership, his devotion to Aloha Fridays, and his ability to pick the best team dance-party tunes.
Jeff leads and mentors our team of talented photographers around here, and is constantly encouraging everyone to stop and smell the roses!
we're so thankful for these awards and features
WEDDING WIRE COUPLE’S CHOICE AWARD
Exquisite Weddings Magazine
Style Me Pretty
The Knot Southern California
Carats & Cake
Your images are not just meant for today - they’re meant for thirty years from today.
Someday, your kids or nieces and nephews will run around your home in a game of hide and seek, racing by your wedding photos hanging on the walls, and they’ll pause to gather around your wedding album, paging through the moments they weren’t there to witness for themselves.
It's because of these future moments that we create images that will live in your hearts today, but are printed and preserved for all of your next generation's tomorrows.
BEHIND THE PHOTOS
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