Wedding photographer Lake at Villa Bella Tahoe. Lake Tahoe wedding. Bethany and Chris.

Villa Bella Tahoe in Lake Tahoe has the most spectacular lake views and perfect for a wedding venue and that is exactly why Bethany and Chris chose it!  They rented a school bus which was so cute to escort the guests to the lodge and we had so much fun shooting their wedding photos with mostly natural light as the skies were gorgeous.  At the time of their wedding Villa Bella Tahoe was called Fitzhaven, however, it is now under new ownership and the name has changed.  It’s still just breathtaking and the you really can’t get better views of Lake Tahoe!

Wedding photographer at The Renaissance Lodge in Sonoma. Kari and Seth.

 Kari and Seth decided that The Renaissance Lodge in Sonoma was the perfect wedding venue as they loved the proximity to the vineyards and that all their out of town guests could stay The Lodge so they wouldn’t have to drive after the wedding reception.  This party was so fun and included a human pyramid during the dancing.  Lots of fun with props and the photobooth of course!  Fun to be the wedding photographer in Sonoma at this awesome venue and I wish Kari and Seth the best for years to come!

Family and Children’s lifestyle photographer in Petaluma. Robindira Unsworth and Family

What can be said about the brilliant designer and uber amazing Robindira Unsworth.  She is such an inspiration that I tear up when I talk about her.  Her jewelry designs are works of art and she’s the kindest and most hard working woman I know.  And Robbie is always there to manifest her vision with his steady and strong passion for his family.  And no wonder they created this little girl dynamo!  She is so gorgeous and just a love to be around.  Wishing this family fun and love forever and I hope I get to be their family portrait photographer for years to come.  It’s fun unveiling the next chapter by documenting children’s lifestyle photography and getting to see what’s going on inside other creative people’s lives.  Please go visit Robindira’s gorgeous jewelry website or her two stores located in Petaluma, CA. Robindira Unsworth Jewelry and Robindira Unsworth Home.

Wedding photographer at Michel Schlumberger Winery in Healdsburg, CA. Diane and David.

Michel Schlumberger Winery in Healdsburg, CA has the most elegant and extraordinary gardens that are perfect for a wine country wedding.  The light that exudes through the trees that the vinyard backs up is so radiant in their wedding photography and I love the succulent garden near the fountain for a photo back drop as well.  The place beams with creativity and the artistic wedding photos are a reflection of how meticulous this wedding venue was designed.  Diane and David met at a tennis club in Marin County and so all their guests threw tennis balls at them when they were introduced for dinner into the wedding reception.  It was quite awesome if I must say so myself and I was super thrilled to document it as their wedding photographer.  Gotta love personalization!  Hope Diane and David have many more fun family gatherings together.

Children’s portrait photographer in Tiburon, Marin County. Brynn Birthday Party.

I am oh so lucky to have been the birthday photographer for this lovely lady since she turned one.  This is  her 3rd birthday and I cherish every second. I love being a children’s portrait photographer and Tiburon delivers spectacular backdrops.  Marin birthday parties for children are a blast and I love that I get to be the photographer documenting all these perfect little moments that make up a family.

Wedding Photographer at The Julia Morgan Ballroom in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kelly and Ballan.

Look at the divine art deco detail the Julia Morgan Ballroom has and how perfectly beautiful does it look in Kelly and Ballan’s San Francisco wedding photography.  The two are very classic in their taste and values.  They wanted a venue that would reflect their love of tradition and family and being that The Julia Morgan Ballroom is in the heart of downtown San Francisco and it’s such a stately building they knew they found the perfect venue for their wedding.  Both of these two waited for a long time to get married as they hadn’t met until later in life so this wedding was extra special as everyone was so happy for them.  I love being a wedding photographer at San Francisco venues like this and especially when the couple is so grateful to have found one there “person” to spend the rest of their days with.  Beautiful.

Family and Childrens Portrait photographer in Petaluma, Lifestyle and documentary. Sonoma, Sebastopol, Marin, Healdsburg. The Vallones

So much fun photographing the Vallone Family in Petaluma in Sonoma County.  I also got to use their gorgeous house in the historic district of Petaluma as the backdrop for their family portraits and of course take children’s portraits of their beautiful little boy for the Historic District of Petaluma Magazine.  I love shooting documentary and lifestyle photography as I get to be a bit of a spy in other’s people lives for a couple moments.

 

Wedding Photographer at Villagio Vintage Estates in Napa Valley. Karen and Jim.

Karen and Jim have such an incredible story and Jim decided to surprise Kearen with a trumpet solo as he is an amazing musician.  They chose the gorgeous venue, Villagio Vintage Estates

for their wedding venue and the wonderful event planner, Simone Lennon of Soiree by Simone to help create their vision.  It was impeccable and so extraordinary in every way.  To have such beauty to document as a wedding photographer in Napa Valley, I get so lucky sometimes.  I have to pinch myself.  It’s such an honor to be able to deliver these images to my clients and I don’t ever take it for granted.  Many blessings to Karen and Jim!  xoxo

Wedding photographer at The Bentley Reserve and Grace Cathedral. San Francisco Bay Area. Mandi and Chris.

The Bentley Reserve in San Francisco is one of the most exquisite venues in the bay area for your wedding reception and when the ceremony is at The Grace Cathedral you are really in a state of wedding bliss!  Mandi and Chris decided to pull out all the stops.  It was a splendid affair with a cable trolly car to The Palace of Fine Arts  for their bridal party formal photos. And it just wouldn’t be a San Francisco Wedding photo if the wind didn’t kick in but I love the wedding photos of Mandi with her veil in full sail as they are taking couple wedding photos.  Such a fun grand wedding and I love being a wedding photographer at these incredible venues with highly creative people such as Mandi and Chris.  Wish these two a lot more laughs and happiness together for years to come!

 

Wedding Photographer at Hellman Ehrman Mansion, Tahoma, Lake Tahoe, CA. Mary Kate and Jamie.

The Hellman Ehrman Mansion located in Tahoma on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe is one of the most epic venues for your wedding phototograpy.  Look at that sunset!!  The views are unparalleled anywhere on the lake! Felicia Gantar of Felicia Events designed this wedding and it was stunning!  I loved every detail of their day and Mary Kate and Jamie could not be a kinder couple.  They were so attentive to their family and friends needs even thought it was their wedding day.  I LOVE being a wedding photographer and witnessing kindness like this as it’s such a beautiful thing to behold.  Their ceremony was right down on Lake Tahoe and the bridal party cached through the pathway down to the site.  Then Mary Kate descended and it was such a beautiful sight to see.  Beautiful surrounds with beautiful people –what a wonderful wedding. These are some of my favorite Lake Tahoe wedding photos.  I wish these two the absolute best life has to offer!  xoxo