Charles and Peggy’s wedding reception tonight was up at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley! The theme of their wedding was a travel one entitled, “Going Places” so this seemed so appropriate! Rock on, Charles and Peggy! I wish you all the utter joy of determination, discovery and destination in life! Oh, and enjoy Hawaii! 🙂
What luck! Emma and Jonathan wanted to do a wedding portrait session at Castello di Amorosa! It’s a 13th century Tuscan-inspired castle in Calistoga and wanted me to join them! It’s an honest-to-God, castle at the tip of the Napa Valley!
We were just finishing in the Great Hall and I mentioned to our guide, “I would’ve loved to have gotten her up on that table..” Voilà!
On a Saturday night in early April of 2013, two perfect strangers, Brent and Ziru, were just living their separate lives in Boston, MA. That night, they were both feeling lazy and reluctant to go out. However, they were both dragged out by their friends (who were much more fun, accordingly) to the same place: a lounge. A friend of Brent’s grew tired of hanging out with JUST guys and asked Brent to pick a gal from the lounge. After Brent pointed out Ziru in the crowd, the friend was well on his way to strike up conversation with Ziru and her girlfriends. After a forced introduction, the two groups started mingling with joy… drinking, talking, a few awkward silences, and phone numbers… time just flew by.
Ziru and Brent had the most fantastical and elegant wedding day, but the two are really such goofs- it was so fun to see their personalities come out during the wedding day! From sassy portraits to Ziru’s dad photo bombing one of our sessions- it was an utterly delightful day!
With all this rain (!) we’ve been having- the rainiest season on record- I read today! It’s just starting to dry out! Whaaat!?!?! So let me loose- I want to start taking engagement photos again! Here’s a handful from Clint and Shanda’s e-sesh. They’re moving from the Bay area soon and wanted to remember the city they’ll miss. They’re getting married this weekend! Stay tuned!
I accompanied my dear friends from Australia to celebrate their 25th at the Grand Canyon and came up with this idea. Congrats Lael and Rich!
I have to say, I feel quite blessed with my position- witnessing the rituals I am so fortunate to document.
I just love a good challenge! After hours in Photoshop, Lily the puppy, joined the groom and groomsmen racing down a street here in Alameda. The guys were such good sports- it must’ve been 95 degrees!
Laura and Joe were married by California Governor Jerry Brown on his family ranch. I fell head over heals in love with the governor’s rickety old barn!
After a month of planning, we pulled it off! A spectacular, Golden Gate Bridge engagement photo!
What a sunset we had tonight!
Hannah ❤ Nic!
I’m so proud! I was featured on this blog, written by one of the brother of one of my brides, at a wedding in Yosemite. What an appropriate time to re-post this lovely written piece!
Grace and Chen were married at San Francisco’s City Hall two days ago and we had Grace pose in a window. She so exemplified the feel of the building with this classic, art deco pose with the same style of window- it was mighty fun!
Stephanie and Ben were married at Westover Winery in Sunol on a stunningly gorgeous fall day!
My very first attempt with a pinhole camera at the beautiful Estancia Hotel and Spa in La Jolla, CA!
Such a magical spot!
It was supposed to pour, but lucky Amy and John from Amsterdam had a beautiful day plus a full (faint) rainbow– so rare in San Francisco! YAY!
Amy and Jeff tied the knot at Rockwall Winery here in Alameda. Such a sweet day!
Grace and Chen are being married in China next month, but wanted to do their wedding portraits on the west coast of California! Lucky us! My partner, Edwin and I had such a beautiful sunset to work with and they were thrilled with the outcome! Yay!
My first attempt at the Brady Bunch photo idea that’s going viral! It was so fun to art direct Laurie and Kim’s besties! 🙂
Jeremy and Ernest and their family celebrated their God-given right to marry in San Francisco’s City Hall last week. Flying in from Louisiana, it was a honor to witness and to shed tears with these two lovely men!
Well, I guess it’s apparent that I’m not the best at blogging! I’d much rather get my couples their wedding photos in under two weeks! With 9 weddings in August and my average is 10 days in getting photos back to my couples, I guess it’s how I like to operate! With that said, here are a few from this month, but I still have two weddings left! Yay! Seriously- there’s no one who loves a wedding more than me! : )
The Palace of Fine Arts with no people!?!? Whaaaat?!?!
. Thanks for having me, m’dear! ♡♡♡♡
The best glass-breaking shot I’ve ever photographed.
First day back home from a vacation to Iceland (!) and I get a call that I won 2nd Place in the Palo Alto Daily Newspaper’s People’s Choice Awards for Best Photographer in the Mid-Peninsula! Yippee!