Just two days ago, Julie, Casey and I met at the Dutch Windmill in San Francisco and found the most magical woodland-looking settings! I had never photographed a couple in that place and think it’s really a winning area! And here are the two nicest people you could ever meet in this unreal setting- how lucky am I!?!? I know!
Michelle and Chris were married at the beautiful Stanford Court Hotel in San Francisco last year and I’ve just finished a layout I just nuts about! Michelle was so gorgeous and Chris looked so dapper…I couldn’t help take them everywhere in the lovely hotel to take their pictures!
Wow! On a crazy spring day, Amy, Nasser and I met in the small hamlet of Sunol which is nestled up in the hills between Fremont and Pleasanton. With a population of only 1,300 people, it has a charming feeling. A perfect place for an engagement session with two really wonderfully connected people with hearts of gold. I am so lucky to have met these two!!!! When I count my blessings and they are included!
Nicole and Fernando were married last Friday at San Francisco’s gorgeous City Hall, accompanied by a brother and some very dear friends. This is the first of three weddings for them! Next will be Boston and then on to Chile for a big gala. I wish them my absolute very best!!
Danielle and Federico were married a few years ago in the crazy-beautiful church in Nicasio with many family members coming over from Italy in 2008! They wedding felt like we were in an Italian countryside, outdoors, breaking bread with loved ones. They welcomed sweet Francesca into their world in 2009, and she just turned one-year-old!
Here is a link to their beautiful, country wedding:
Welcome to the views behind my lens!
My new site for
Stephanie Secrest Wedding Photography.
I’ve so missed blogging about my weddings! I’ve had a wedding every weekend for months, and in order to not fall behind, I’ve been editing, color-correcting and getting my couples their photos in one to two weeks. Whew!
In the last two months, that’s 23,748 photos that I’ve taken! Yikes! I’ve been super busy, but I’m absolutely nuts about what I do for my profession! Guess it’s that crazy training we did in Graduate School! Having my Master’s Degree in Photojournalism has really helped me photographing weddings.
At most of the weddings, people think I’m a member of the family, because I’m having so much fun with what I’m doing and pretty much never sit down. I love weddings. I dream about weddings!
Here is just a tiny sampling of what I’ve done in these last two months, and I know I’m probably forgetting a bunch! In no particular order…..
Along with my photojournalism style weddings- I also volunteer for Tony La Russa’s animal rescue foundation. Here is Captain Sully (of the Hudson River fame!) and Iron Chef Cat Cora for their 2010 celebrity calendar. They were all so awesome and nice to me!
Another WPJA winner! I’m absolutely thrilled!
What an honor! I just found out I was awarded a top finalist (6th place in religious customs!) in the Brides Magazine photography contest!
What a thrill! Thank you Michelle and Kevin for letting me enter the photo from your wedding!!
What a brave person Toni was at the beach in San Francisco! It was so cold on Baker Beach that day!
Let’s here if for the California Supreme Court! Here’s an image from a shoot last year.
Thanks to my awesome florist friend, Annie Siu ( www.anniesiu.com/), I have now been published in Today’s Bride magazine! What a proud moment. Thanks Annie!
I recently got my first digital point-n-shoot. A little pink camera with a Leica lens. So with no one to shoot, I stalked my cats….
We recently celebrated my dear friends birthday at an outrageously yummy restaurant in San Francisco who’s name I can’t remember right now! Happy birthday Michelle! So glad you were born!
I think the last one looks like a face Picasso might have painted…
I’m extremely proud to share two awards I’ve just received today! The contest was conducted by the Wedding Photojournalist Association (http://www.wpja.com/) where photos were judged by some huge names in the photojournalism world. Photographers from all over the world were entering this contest. I feel very lucky and blessed. A huge thank you to Clare and Scott and Amy and Mark. Without their weddings, this would not have been possible. I’m so excited!