Wedding at Villagio and Vintage Estates in Yountville, Napa Valley. Denise and Will.

Denise & Will were married at the Villagio and Vintage Estates in Yountville, CA. Such a fun artistic wedding images with a mariachi band wedding photos of the couple through the vineyards.  This Napa wedding is exquisite allowing me to photograph this couple in a photo journalistic way!  I love the wedding photo of Will with his mother dancing at the reception as she has so much emotion and I think I will be like that at my son’s wedding.  It makes me weep just thinking about it! Wedding photos at The Villagio and Vintage Estates are always exceptional as the architecture and brick facades and the proximity of the vineyards are divine!

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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.

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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!

 

 

 

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Wedding at Calistoga Ranch, Calistoga, CA. Leslie and Jake

Calistoga is one of the most beautiful places in the wine country to be married, and Calistoga Ranch takes the cake. If you want rustic wedding images than this is the place for your artistic wedding imagery to take place.  Your wedding photos will have an Ansel Adams look to them or your wedding photos will have the background of a fall Monet painting.  Love the editorial look of this couple in their wedding photos!  So magnificent!

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Meet Richard Marzo of Lace House Linen of Petaluma. Corporate headshot photography in Petaluma, CA

This speaks volumes to what corporate headshot photography and how much fun we had. Richard Marzo is the Vice President  https://lacehouselinen.com in Petaluma which was founded in 1915!

It was important to update his current corporate headshot to represent who he is now.  And is is an incredibly kind and effusive gentleman who has takes a crucial role in this family business now for decades!  Always fantastic to have the best corporate headshot photography to represent the best you!DSC_7748_pp

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Wedding at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, CA. Mandy and Curt.

Mandy & Curt were married at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, CA. The incredible natural beauty of this place is incomparable and taking wedding photographs is a wedding photographer’s dream come true! This is where The Kennedy’s used to stay on vacation and many other celebrities have gotten married at this beautiful hotel.  The wedding images were very edgy and fashion forward for wedding imagery as Mandy works in the fashion industry and had a lot of input into how she wanted her wedding photos to look.  I also love love love fashion photography so it was so fun to shoot her photos and have her pose in an editorial way.  We used mostly natural light during the pre ceremony for their couple shots but did a lot off camera flash for the reception wedding photos.  Such a fun to shoot this couple at this iconic hotel!

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Wedding at Renaissance Lodge Sonoma. Annie and Chris

What a fantastic venue the Renaissance Lodge in Sonoma, is to get married at!  You can use their gorgeous lobby to produce Annie Leibovitz type wedding photos of your bridal party or utilize their driveway as an incredible backdrop for your wedding images of your family photos.  The courtyard is exceptional for your wedding ceremony and the light is perfect to capture your vows on camera.  Such fun and playful images were captured of Annie and Chris….I particularly love the photo of Chris getting caught in Annie’s veil when we were taking the couple photographs right after the ceremony.  We had a blast taking all these fun and artistic wedding photographs!

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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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