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Anne-Claire BRUN  ๐Ÿ  California + SF + โœˆ๏ธ Travels Worldwide ๐Ÿ“ 2019: USA / Europe ๐Ÿ“ฉ info@anneclairebrun.com #californiaweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer

So much new coming soon. Within the next month, Iโ€™m going to become borderline spam ๐Ÿ˜ canโ€™t wait for all those photos to see the light of day (or the light of internet rather) in the meantime, the blog is being updated like crazy. Happy st Patrickโ€™s day!
#beach #beachcouple #bayarea #bayareaweddingphotographer #sfweddingphotographer #anneclairebrun #california #wedding

Goodbye 2018.
Thank you for yet another wonderful year filled with love, awesome people, laughing to tears, amazing landscapes (and insane wind ๐Ÿคฃ).
Thank you all of you who chose me as your photographer, it's thanks to you that I can keep doing what I love and I wouldn't be able to without you. I'm always grateful for this and hope my work brings you joy as well.
This year I made new friends. Amazing ones. I wasn't able to keep all of them but I'm still fond of the memories. The talks and the laughs. The restaurants, the singing in the car, insulting people who were in the background, losing our minds together and making each other laugh until morning. It was all wonderful and I hadn't had new friends like this in so long... it was a lot of ups and downs... but it was worth the pain.
2018 was also extremely meaningful on a personal level. I've been in therapy for years and this year I was finally able to remove (some of the) guilt and shame from my shoulders. I fought my food disorders. I broke free from my past and shattered parts of me got to be whole again.
I hope it lasts.
Serenity feels amazing.
So here's to 2018, probably one of the best years of my life. Here's to becoming me. Here's to dreams coming true. Here's to new, old & real friends. Here's to summer in France with people I love so much. Here's to road trip illuminations in Iceland. Here's to strength. Here's to finding what I needed the most inside of me. Here's to finally, finally being grounded. Happy.

Thank you all. I wish you a year and a life filled with loved ones and lovely moments.
#wishes #2019 #newyear #resolutions #couple #love #weddingphotography #californiaweddingphotographer #anneclairebrun #frenchwedding #oregon #iceland #icelandwedding #europe #belgium #mounttamalpais #friends #bestfriends #grateful #bestofnine #bestofnine2018

Ok. Not panicking or anything here while seeing awesome best of 2018 blog posts when I haven't made the best of 2017 yet. New resolution #1 CATCHING UP.
That's all. ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜˜ #catchingup #resolution2019 #newyear #blackandwhite #photography #blancoynegro #noiretblanc #weddingphotographer #californiaweddingphotographer #procrastination #california #sanfrancisco #sanfranciscoweddingphotographer

It's already the end of the year. Hum, what?! I haven't even made my best of 2017 yet ๐Ÿ˜… sorry everyone, but I'll do better in 2019 and post much much more (#goodresolutions)
But for now, let me reminisce about one of my favorite shoots ever. Oregon. Two frenchies. Inspiration was wonderful.
And so as the year ends I'm in awe and so grateful to every couple who trusted me with their memories. I couldn't be where I am without you all and I wish you all so much happiness.
So to you all, much love and wishes for the Holidays! ๐Ÿ˜˜

#photography #oregon #californiaweddingphotographer #oregonweddingphotography #love #sunset #beach

A little magic while I'm being eaten alive by the giant five headed monster that is the amount of editing I currently have to do ๐Ÿ˜…
Photos are (be)coming together and soon to you my lovely couples ๐Ÿ˜˜

#editing #nolife #dontreachoutuntilchristmas #weddingphotographer #wedding #elopement #weddingday #oregon #oregonweddingphotography #oregonweddingphotographer #canonbeach #californiaweddingphotographer #anneclairebrun #photography #doubleexposure #twinklelights #love

I'm gonna let you in on a little secret about me. Traveling is my goal in life. Seeing the beauty and the magic in the world.
For me, traveling is always catharticโ€ฆ But I was surprised when Iceland became just as meaningful in a couple of weeks as the year I spent in Australia and Asia.

I had a major breakthrough there. I'll spare you the details but it was incredible. Freeing.

In Iceland I let go of guilt and shame I carried since I was a little girl. I managed to gather some of the shattered parts of me and sort of put them back together.
And now here I am, working on those photos, remembering how free I felt. How unimaginable it was to finally be grounded. I'm not sure I ever felt that way in my life before.

Being united with myself.

Not trying to please anyone or to live up to others expectations. Giving up on attempting to fit into a mold of conventions or normal people's definition of normalcy.
Letting go of the fake stuff, the pretending, the mask. No more secrets. No more guilt. No more shame. No more justifying everything. No more looking for approval or validation.

I realized that it doesn't matter what you go through or how others see it/would have felt/reacted in your place. What matters is how you felt. You can put 100 people in the same situation, you'll have 100 different results. You don't have to justify yourself for how you feel. You don't have anything to prove. What you feel is simply what you feel and you don't need to have others validation to be allowed to your feelings.

I think I know my qualities and my many shortcomings by now and I don't know how long it will last but I feel Ok with myself.
It's Ok to be yourself, I realized. And it's also Ok that you won't be fitting into everyone's life. It's Ok that people cut you out of their lives if that's better for them. It's Ok even if it feels unfair. I know I did my best.

It still makes me sad but I'm not shattered anymore.

Iceland put me back together and it's wonderful to feel capable again. To feel serene. I kinda want to surf that wave for as long as I can.

Have a wonderful rest of your life everyone. I wish you to feel grounded, serene... and Ok with yourself ๐Ÿ’œ

It's been already two months since that insanely gorgeous wedding in the french countryside at the Manoir des Prรฉvanches - time flies by at a ridiculous speed (or is it just me? :D) Happy two months guys! ๐Ÿ˜‰ @amelia_nymphea & @paul_nymphea ๐Ÿ˜˜

Venue: #manoirdesprevanches
Photographer: @anneclairebrun
Videographer: @celmastory
Bride's dress (Friday): @shineateliers
Headband: @tand3m
Bride's dress (Saturday): @undertheappletreeparis
Bride's dress (Sunday): @lucie.fouquet
Bride's shoes: @jimmychoo @dessinemoiunsoulier @patriciablanchet
Lace: @sophiehalletteofficial
Belt and golden leaves @maisonsabben
Flower girls dresses: @lucie.fouquet
Jewelry: @histoiredor
Make up: @chanel.beauty
Hair: @simonebeautyapp
Flowers: @lusineapetales & @blooms_france & @bergamotte
Boutonniรจres: @lusineapetales
Doors: @obonheurdesdames
Deco : Team Nymphea @amelia_nymphea & @lordecejour
Vintage finds: @bigdaybazaar,
Front lettering: @les_mignonneries
Wedding band book holder: @decorerlebonheur
Livre dโ€™or home made: @elisejamet
Cake topper & Guests brooches: @lespetitesdecoupes
Urn: @bonjourjosette
Menus: @mistermstudio
Biscuits: @coneycookies
Year surprise: @cecile_dltr & team nymphรฉa,
Card game: @unbeaujour (customized by @cachemireetsoie)
Officiants: @diane_duquesne & @northsings
Groom's tux: @samsonsurmesure @ateliernaparis
Groom's shoes: @bobbies
Groom's Bow tie: @lecolonelmoutarde
Groom's Hair: @denis_do_amaral

Iceland. You were...
Rough
Cold
Windy
Lonely
Enlightening
Beautiful
Surprising
Exhausting
Awesome

I feel like I can't remember the last time I felt rested. I'm thinking mid June ๐Ÿคฃ
I miss my couple (guys, I'm so freaking bored without you and our jokes) I don't think I'll do another session like ours, it's depressing afterwards ๐Ÿ˜…
And it's hour #11 @the airport. Four to go. I'm chugging coffee down like it's water and editing with my Iceland playlist. Efficient... and so exhausted I need a new word for it.

And also... so freaking thankful to be a photographer and a witness of all your love stories ๐Ÿค˜๐Ÿ˜ (And that photo isn't of Iceland. I forgot where it is. I'm tired. Don't yell. ๐Ÿ˜˜) #icelandweddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer #destinationwedding #travel #love #sunset #californiaweddingphotographer #anneclairebrun #ocean #pink

I've got so much new stuff to post... than I'm posting old stuff. ๐Ÿ˜…
I've been so laaaaate! But I bought a house, I moved, I travelled, I painted the bedroom for two months when the plan was to do the whole house (ha!)
And now I'm in Europe. France and soon Iceland. I'm editing so much beauty, people in love... that makes me so happy. I see old couples I haven't even blogged the wedding of and they now have kids. And that fills me with so much gratitude and awe. Love is amazing, and still manages to exist and shine through all the crap of our every day lives, the bad, the sad, the disastrous relationships, the broken families, the news that would have you crawl under your blankets for days at a time... Living is filled with so much of both. Sometimes it's easy to only see one side. Tonight, I feel happy.
We're both screwed and there are so many possibilities at the same time. It's beautiful. Living is beautiful.
(Also, I'm sick and on medicine so don't mind me ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‡)
And have a day filled with possibilities... and all kinds of love ;) #blackandwhite #noiretblanc #couple #love #caribbeans #caribbeanwedding #blancoynegro #love #people #ocean #weddingphotographer #destinationweddingphotographer #californiaweddingphotographer #ifeelgood

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