Tuesday, February 28, 2012

SNOOZE... this is our old blog...don't stay here....

COME ON OVER TO OUR NEW BLOG AND HAVE MORE FUN.... the gals are waiting for you, hurry up!


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

psssst! This blog is under construction...........

2012 is going to be a fabulous year & to start it off right, the gals here at Gertrude & Mabel are busy creating a new blog to keep you all in the know.  We've got a lot going on and we can't wait to tell you all about it,  so....stay tuned for some fabulous news to be unveiled very soon!

Friday, April 22, 2011

yesterdays sweet delivery reminded us of another bit of sweetness...Kim & Jeff's engagement session.... ♥

want more wonderful photos by Heather & Carol?  yes please! 
click here    to see the slideshow...
you don't want to miss it!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

ahhh summer, where have you been? we miss you!

Want a little taste of summer?  Take a peek at Sara & Jay's gorgeous wedding photographed by Heather & Carol last summer...it'll warm ya right up !

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Cheers to the "Toast of the Town"!! Premier issue of 7x7 Weddings...

It's like opening presents early around here for us gals! The premier issue of 7x7 Weddings features one of our favorite classic San Francisco weddings of 2010.  Bride and groom, Cassandra & Connor, inspire us with family tradition, style and grandma's convertible Benz. Oh you've got to pick up a copy of this tangible little resource book and see our photos for yourself ! Thanks so much 7x7 Magazine! And a special nod of gratitude to our dear friend, featured bride and business-neighbor from Living Room Events, Cassandra, for choosing us to shoot her amazing wedding day!

Event Planner and Catering: Living Room Events
Flower Design: Waterlily Pond
Ceremony: Old Saint Mary's Cathedral
Reception location: Presidio Film Center

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Pink Elephants!

It's a girl!!
What a bundle of great news! The arrival of brand spankin' new press on Style Me Pretty with oodles of images we shot from the cutest baby shower on earth, plus a new baby girl for the mom to be!
That's right folks, step right up and click here * to see for yourself!

When Viola, from Chewing the Cud, announced that she was expecting & that a Three-Ring Circus-themed shower was in the making, we knew we had to be there to photograph it (Thanks Carol of our 'other duo'!). What could possibly be more cute (and trust us, it was reallyreallyreally cute!) than baby pink elephants?!

Here's a "Big Top" congratulations to Viola and her husband, Phillip!!

And a huge, heartfelt thanks to the talented gals who created this spectacular event:

Viola Suntano: Chewing the Cud
Stacy McCain: Stacy McCain Events
Priska and Lisa at: Atelier Joya
Lily Yeung: Wildflower Linens
and the guys at Got Light

Thursday, July 1, 2010


Yup! The gals are back in Martha Stewart Weddings and what a sweet summer issue it is!
You just gotta take a look inside to see how Heather and Carol's 'Real Wedding' couple, Claire and Ben, prove that all you ever need is right there in your own backyard.

Clark Gabel's Hunting Lodge?...check.
Cool & Classy Creative couple living & married in said lodge?...check.
Amazing DIY inspirations?...check.
The best way to show-off your very own personality? .....Pooling together the talents and help of close friends and family. Now THAT'S the way to top off a blind date:)

Martha Stewart - thank you so much....
& a huge thanks to the talented and lovely vendors who made it all happen in Beverly Hills:

Breezy Decor - lighting and decorating
Akasha - catering
Unscene Inc. - event planning

Want to see more photos from this wedding? Click here * to see our previous post!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Adorable Engagement Shoot!!

Click *here to view a super cute and fun portrait session photographed by our talented other duo, Carol & Heather!!

Monday, February 8, 2010

A Los Angeles Fete!

This past summer Heather & Carol traveled to Los Angeles to photograph the fabulous wedding of Claire & Ben at their beautiful home in the hills. Here is a snippet of photos and a nice note that Claire wrote about her photography experience:

Hiring Heather and Carol was one of the smartest decisions that we made in arranging our wedding. After investing all the time and resources to make the night dreamy and perfect, I found everything happened in a heart-racing blur of moments. Heather and Carol's magical photography captured every minute of the event and allowed me to slow down and revisit the day later as an omniscient guest wearing the rosiest of glasses. I wouldn't have thought I was the kind of person who would replay a slideshow over and over, but that should be a testament to how good these ladies are. I welcomed their presence as they are absolutely cool and kind and easy to be around. Then they disappeared into the crowd of family and friends when needed. You can't go wrong with Heather and Carol. Period.

Click here to see more images from the highlight slideshow.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Elizabeth & Adam's Marin Headlands Wedding

Heather & Carol photographed this amazing June wedding at the Marin Headlands Art Center.  Here's a little note from the bride that we're more than happy to share....
Heather and Carol are fantastic - if they weren't taking photos for our wedding, I'd want to have them as guests!  We are just thrilled with all the photos - how they found little details and sly moments, and they way they captured all the "big" parts of our day, too. I am so pleased and amazed at the artful way they were able to communicate the mood and spirit of our wedding - the pictures are a true reflection of our experiences that day, and I'm so grateful we'll get to keep those with us forever. AND on top of it all, they're both delightful, professional, able to share their warm personalities and also somehow remain invisible as they're taking the pictures. Magic! Thank you so much, we're so happy we found you guys.
To view a slideshow of snippets from their event click here.

Addie & Norman's Sonoma Wedding

Heather & Carol photographed this amazing wedding up in Sonoma in May of this year.  Click here to view a complete slideshow of the day.  Addie & Norman had a very clever bumble bee theme - including honey pots to take as favors and a beehive cake!