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

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San Francisco and Napa Valley Engagement Session Ideas

I always get asked is an engagement photography session necessary and I would say a resounding YES! First of all it’s super fun and you get to connect with your fiance in a way you never have. And secondly, it really allows you to get to know your wedding photographer and the way they work. Then, on your wedding day you have that feeling of trust and, “Oh yes, I remember this!” It really helps you relax on the day of your wedding because you’ve done some of these poses and have seen the engagment session photos and know how it came out! So, Yes, Hire a professional wedding photographer for an engagement session before the big day! Here are some photos from engagement sessions I have photographed in the San Francisco Bay area, Napa Valley and Sonoma.

This engagement photo was taken at Fort Point right smack under the Golden Gate Bridge. It has spectacular views of San Francisco and the bay on the rooftop.

Fun and so in love is what this wedding engagement photo says and we took advantage of magic hour in the vineyards close to the Estate at Villagio in Yountville where they were getting married.

A Silhouette kiss under the Golden Gate Bridge when the sun is really golden is a perfect wedding engagement photo and one to frame for sure!

Finding a rustic barn with character and patina is perfect as a backdrop for a wedding engagement photo. I love the ease and casualness in this photograph.

Night time wedding engagement photography on a pier in San Francisco is so dramatic as the lights just add to the allure! I love this emotional engagement photo!

Posing at Fort Point in the many cozy crevices lends for a very creative and artistic wedding engagement photograph!

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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!

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Wedgwood Wedding in Oakland, CA Sheneesha and Marc

Love how sweet Marc and Sheneesha were with each other.  This reception went off with the dancing and I couldn’t have had more fun with all the funk and blues.  Their reception and ceremony was held at The Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center in Oakland, CA and it couldn’t have been more perfect.  Wishing these two much love and babies in their future.

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Engagement Photography San Francisco Aime + Brian

Engagement photography sessions are such fun and it gives me and my clients to get to know each other before their wedding. I can give direction that might sound funny but after my clients see the photos they understand why I had them do it. Then, on the day of their beautiful wedding they remember what I said so there is a trust and understanding of how the process works. I had so much fun getting Aime and Brian to laugh and put their attention on each other. They have such a great love for each other and it shows in their engagment photos!

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Minimony wedding in Burlingame, CA -Aime + Brian

Aime and Brian had a very large wedding planned at The Bohemian Club in San Francisco when Covid hit so they opted not to wait and have a smaller gathering with just family at his parents private home in Burlingame, California. It was an intimate affair or what the industry is calling a minimony these days but it was not short on love and emotion. Their mothers read toasts and well wishes to the bride and groom at the reception from all their friends all over the world wishing they could be there in person. Tears were flowing but gratitude for the love between Aime and Brian and their need to start their lives together was the highlight of the evening. These two know that their love is way stronger than a big glamorous wedding and they will stand together no matter what life throws at them. I’m honored to photograph their wedding and wish them all the love in the world.

We photographed Aime and Brian’s wedding couple shots at The Embassy Suites in Burlingame, Ca before heading over to Brian’s parents home for the ceremony and reception.

Wedding couple photograph at The Embassy Suites in Burlingame. I took the elevator up and photographed this from the balcony above them on the garden terrace.
Wedding Couple photograph in Burlingame, CA
Wedding couple photograph at The Embassy Suites in Burlingame. I took the elevator up and photographed this from the balcony above them on the garden terrace.
Wedding detail photograph of their champagne flutes in Burlingame at a private estate
Beautiful escort cards on their wedding reception table. It was a small intimate affair but they still included all the details in their wedding.
The wedding catering was so beautiful as well as delicious and the presentation was as if they were at best wedding venue in San Francisco!
Aime the bride is stunning as she looks at Brian while he says his wedding vows to her.
The love these two have for each other was remarkable. Brian listens to Aime read her wedding vows to him during the ceremony.
The exchanging of the wedding rings during the ceremony. This is a once in a lifetime moment and it’s my thrill to capture this wedding photograph of this very special detail during their intimate ceremony.
Time to celebrate this awesome couples commitment to each other after the wedding ceremony!
The wedding reception table was so beautifully placed on their balcony overlooking the entire valley in Burlingame. They put out blankets for every guest so they would be cozy when it started to get cold.
As the sun went down the lights came on at their house and illuminated this beautiful new married couple.
The Kiss of a newly married bride and groom during the ceremony. It doesn’t get any better than love like this.
An intimate wedding reception overlooking the bay in the peninsula in Burlingame, CA at a private home
The father of the groom shares how remarkable Brian and Aime are to go through with their wedding despite the complications of the Pandemic.
Toasts and laughter rang throughout the evening and everyone said it was more special being with just family. They plan to have a big wedding reception once the world is safer and I plan to photograph every moment for this remarkable and resilient couple. Cheers to the next chapter of your lives!

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