Wedding in Petaluma, Sonoma County. Under the Stars in the Country. Gianna and Blaine.

Now this wedding was so emotionally charged I lost it a couple times myself during the toasts.  As you can see by their wedding photos, there isn’t a dry eye during the speeches.  I loved this couple as they are practically like family to me and the live oak trees make such a gorgeous backdrop in these editorial style wedding photographs. I photographed most of the wedding in true photo journalism style except for the couple portraits where I photographed them in a more fashion forward style.  Fantastic Couple and a huge Congrats to Gianna and Blaine whom had their wedding in my home town of Petaluma, CA!

Wedding at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Allison & Drew.

I had the honor to photograph such a beautiful wedding at the iconic and posh Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. The wedding photographs are very urban and architecturally artistic as the bride Allison wanted her wedding images to reflect the beauty of downtown San Francisco with all it’s glory.  She even wanted to include the TransAmerica Building and The Bentley staircase in her wedding couple photographs.  Allison and Drew had the most incredible appetizers that I took photographs of.  I love being a photographer at these grand events when they serve food this amazing!  Such a fun couple and lots of dancing went on late through the evening!

Wedding at The Generals Residence in San Francisco.

Another perfect wedding at The General’s Residence in sweepingly beautiful Fort Mason, San Francisco. Beautiful backdrop of the city for wedding photos and especially the couples portraits with both bridges in the background of the images.  The lawn is also ideal for bridal party group portraits.  And the main residence has the best views for the reception to dance the night away with the bay sparkling in the background!  Wish these two the best in life!

Wedding at Mayacama Golf Club in Santa Rosa, CA. Meaghan and Jonathon

A romantic wedding at the Mayacama Golf Club in Santa Rosa, CA. This place is gorgeous! Look at the ivy growing on the walls and as a wedding photographer I love to frame the couples in doors!  The ceremony site with the bulbous grass also is so incredible.  The landscape design here is to die for!  They both love their doggies so they had them in the wedding as well. Such a fun wedding in an exquisite venue! I can’t wait to be the wedding photographer on another wedding at Mayacama!

 

 

 

 

Wedding at The Pelican Inn, Muir Beach, Marin County. Katherine and Jason.

There is no spot more charming and quaint for a wedding than The Pelican Inn at Muir Beach in Marin County! Wedding portraits were taken in front of the most rustic barn and we strolled down a path with the entire bridal party (with their flasks in hand which was a gift from the couple) It was a perfect day for a wedding and Katherine and Jason had the most fun ever! I loved photographing this dynamic couple on their wedding day!  Cheers to many more years of fun to come!

Children’s Theatrical Headshot Photography in San Francisco Gigi and Liev

San Francisco and the Bay Area have an incredible theatre scene and these two kids are on fire.  Liev has been in 18 plays already and he’s only 12 years old.  His little sister is fast on his tale and they are both performing in the production, Matilda. The key to photographing the best theatrical headshots are the eyes and you want them to be the center of attention.  I think these two deserve everyone’s attention as they give their performances their all.  Bravo and break a leg you two!

LGBT Same Sex Wedding San Francisco. Stoddard and PK.

I love photographing same sex weddings and this one is no exception.  I especially love the wedding photo of these two with the dramatic red velvet curtain as it looks so formal and elegant.  San Francisco lgbt weddings are a highlight as everyone is so happy for the couples to have the same rights as everyone else.  This actually was the first LGT wedding at this undisclosed venue and I am so proud to have photographed it.  May you have the most beautiful lives together.

Same Sex Wedding at Calistoga Ranch–Tony and Oscar.

Getting to photograph weddings at Calistoga Ranch is always an honor but when you get the sweetest same sex couple that are the cutest and most hilarious ever then it’s a double bonus.  During the wedding ceremony I photographed everyone throwing rose petals at them while they kissed and snuggled.  I love it.  The party and reception was outside and the wedding photography was shot using bouncing light so I don’t blow my subjects out so I try to use indirect flash as much as possible.  Amazing wedding, amazing couple and I wish Tony and Oscar so many laughs for as long as possible.

Sebastiani Winery Welcomes ILEA for a lunch catered by the excellent catering team at Foley Winery.

Getting to feast on these incredible creations and drink wine from wineries like Sebastiani and Foley Johnson Winery isn’t a bad day.  And all I did was photograph these delectable wines and food.  I also photographed people having so much fun while they discussed the event industry in San Francisco and the Napa Valley Wine Region.  I know a lot of the people in the event business as I have been lucky enough to be their event photographer over the last ten years I have lived in Petaluma, CA.  Thank you for having me ILEA and Sebastiani Winery in Sonoma.  I love every second of taking photos for these events.

Yoga Photography in San Francisco-Nina

Nina is an exceptional yoga teacher, I should know as I go to her yoga classes at Foo Dog Yoga in Petaluma,  In addition to teaching in Petaluma, CA, Nina also teaches workshops in Denmark her native country.  She has quite the following on her Instagram and endorses some top Yoga brands so we photographed  these yoga brands in this shoot when we could and highlight some of Nina’s very intuitive and detached meditative flow.  Yoga Photography is quite the thing on Instagram and if you want to build your band it’s good to photograph a yoga session with a photographer who can get your flow. Namaste