Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Kol Shofar Tiburon, CA. Kabat Family

Just look at the love between these two siblings in this Mitzvah Service photo.  Lily had her Bat Mitzvah rehearsal at Congregation Kol Shofar in Tiburon, CA and her big party is coming up soon!  So I get another chance to be the best Mitzvah photographer in San Francisco.  She’s such a sweet girl and I am so excited to watch her have the time of her life with her family and friends. Honestly, these kids inspire me to always try to see things as a photographer through their lens.  They have such an open and optimistic vision of the future.  I listen and then I did deep and try to capture the best and most honest moment all the while framing the photo with the use of available light, architecture and emotion so your bar or bat mitzvah photography will have  a unique and personal point of view.

 

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Wedding at Mont La Salle Chapel in Napa Valley, CA. Briana and Matthias

A lovely wine country wedding ceremony and reception at the historic Mont La Salle Chapel in Napa, CA. Briana and Matthias know how to pick a location.  This little chapel in Napa Valley is divine for wedding photography and when you want to be the best wedding photographer in San Francisco a beautiful venue doesn’t hurt.  It’s nestled into the vineyards on top of a hill and has European architecture to make your wedding images have a vintage antiquity to them.  The gardens are so beautiful as well to take your formal wedding photographs or the couple portraits.  Beautiful magic hour light comes in around sunset highlighting all the traditions so your wedding images reflect the magic of your wedding ceremony and reception.  I love taking artistic photos on these grounds and the twinkle lights add the ambiance.  Such a beautiful day for Brian and Matthias to tie the knot and their wedding photography in the San Francisco Bay Area.  Lucky me to get to be their wedding photographer in Napa Valley, no less!

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Luther Burbank Center Event at Rodney Strong Winery in Healdsburg, CA.

What a beautiful event the Luther Burbank Center put on for their donors and sponsors at Rodney Strong Winery in Healdsburg.  Here is some of the event photography from it and had fun playing with flash as the ambient lighting was superb and I had to photograph it with bouncing my flash as I didn’t want the event lighting to get washed out in the photos.  Extraordinary venue for a party and had fun capturing everyone having a blast drinking wine and listening to speakers.

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Bat Mitzvah at Congregation Emanu-El – San Francisco and party at Dogpatch Wineworks. Nola.

Awe the Bat Mitzvah ….They make me wish I was Jewish ✡️ so I could have one for my son. It might be the most amazing thing ever for a kid to celebrate the bridge between childhood and adulthood. The service is very beautiful as each child talks about a moral or social issue they would like to focus on and then the party, well, it’s off the hook with everyone celebrating! 🎉🎉 In this particular occasion it’s gorgeous, Nola, and she had so much fun I lived vicariously her throughout the evening. Her service 🕎 was at Congregation Emanu-El – San Francisco and the party was at Dogpatch Wineworks. Twas a great night for sure.

 

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Wedding at Marin Art and Garden Center, San Anselmo, CA. Melissa and Greg.

The Marin Art and Garden Center has the most gorgeous flora and fauna and to have your wedding here is the best idea ever.  Such gorgeous color everywhere that pop in your wedding photography and the light shifts in highlighting all the plants to make sure your wedding images are artistic and gorgeous!  Melissa and Greg were so sweet during their first look together.  I loved how Melissa turned into a little girl and it was really sweet to get to document such a moment on their wedding day!  Much love to both of them.

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Wedding at Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg. Sonoma County. Kira and Jeremy.

A truly beautiful wine country wedding at Soda Rock Winery in the Alexander Valley close to Healdsburg.  These wedding images were so dynamic and fun to shoot in the barn with the natural light screaming in from all the cracks and crannies.  Talk about an exquisite rustic backdrop for your wedding photos to be taken.  There were so many emotional photos to take but mostly there was laughter!  Kira’s Dad gave the welcome toast and gave the couple baseball hats to their opposing teams they are fans of.  Then I loved taking the dance photos as Kira just rocked out in true rock star form with Jeremy cheering her on.  You can’t go wrong getting married at Soda Rock Winery with their incredible backdrop of vineyards to take your wedding images and their rustic barn to have your wedding ceremony in. Cheers to Kira and Jeremy!

 

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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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