Wedding Photographer at The Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Krissy and Max

The Julia Morgan Ballroom is a perfect place for a wedding in San Francisco. It has the most incredible art deco architecture so your wedding photos have the most stellar backgrounds and the lighting is spectacular to capture your wedding reception photos at sunset. The light comes in through the windows just in time to highlight your first dance as husband and wife. It’s an honor to be a wedding photographer and I know these traditions are so important to be captured in an photojournalistic way but to also keep them artistic and beautiful.  Krissy and Max did a first look at Omni Hotel where they were staying before they hopped across the street to the Julia Morgan Ballroom for their ceremony in the lobby. The wedding reception was upstairs on the penthouse floor with the glamorous San Francisco City skyline peeking in through the windows.  Fabulous wedding and such a fun and sweet couple!  Here’s to lots of wonderful times together, Krissy and Max!

 

Wedding Photographer at The Pavillion by the Bay on Treasure Island and San Francisco City Hall. Jamie and Matt.

Jamie and Matt are so awesome I can’t even put it into words.  First of all I met Jamie at her friend’s LBGT wedding at City Hall and she was so tearful with joy I couldn’t stop taking photos of her.  She is such a kind and compassionate soul.  And Matt is her super twin.  He is so supportive and just adores Jamie. They wanted to have the opulent and non fussy environment of San Francisco City Hall for their wedding ceremony and chose The Pavillion by the Bay on Treasure Island which has the most spectacular views imaginable of the San Francisco skyline.  Look at their wedding photography with the city lit up behind them.  Gorgeous!  Love them both!

Hair/makeup – Code Salon – Amanda Poe, Makeup Artist & Majolyn Saribay, Hair
Catering/Floral/Design- Taste
Cake – Gaby Feursinger, owner of Cake Coquette
Venue – Pavilion By The Bay
Photobooth – The Laughbox
DJ – Los Gatos DJ Company
Coordinator – Amelia Gusti

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 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

Wedding and engagement photographer at Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. Jessica and Hooby.

So how cool is it to take off for the weekend to celebrate your wedding anniversary and book a photo shoot to document it. That’s exactly what these two did. They flew out from Tulsa, Oklahoma to the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. We explored the cliffs, the beaches, live oak trees dripping with moss, and hopped on an old 70’s acid tripping bus! Check out these photos from Jessica Nasreddine-Yoon and Hooby’s 4th Wedding Anniversary…They said this was better than photographing their engagement photos session.  xoxo

 

 

Wedding Photographer at The Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Angela and Yuan.

Angela and Yuan were married at the coveted and iconic Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco It’s a fabulous wedding venue for your wedding ceremony and your reception.  The natural light that pours into the windows are so dramatic and the art deco details at The Julia Morgan Ballroom are so great as a backdrop to your wedding photography.  It literally frames a couple in their images as the architecture is so intricate and bold.  This was a FUN wedding.  The couple and their bridal party literally danced down the aisle for the procession and their recession during their wedding ceremony.  Such a fun festive group they had and I had so much fun as the wedding photographer capturing all this fun in downtown San Francisco!

 

Wedding photographer at San Francisco City Hall. Natalie and Mike

Lovely Wedding at San Francisco City Hall.  I loved photographing this couple’s wedding images by framing them in a silhouette at City Hall in San Francisco.  We had so much with their exit as well as all the guests jumped for the wedding images and it was such a fun celebration.  We also took a wedding detail image of Natalie, the bride’s, cute little blue shoes.  San Francisco City hall has the most exquisite architecture and it always looks spectacular in wedding photography!  I love photographing weddings at City Hall! Here’s wishing Natalie and Mike a beautiful life together!

 

Indian Wedding photographer at ICC Milpitas. San Jose, CA. Swathie and Abie

I photographed a magical Indian wedding and reception in Milpitas at the ICC Milpitas near San Jose, CA.Just look at these joyous faces…I love the artistic wedding photos of the henna tattoos on their hands and the photojournalism of them acting out ancient Indian traditions like pointing to the moon.  The colors are so vibrant so as a photographer I look to the color as inspiration in the photographs to bring out the bright and cheerful look in their images.  This Indian child I photographed has the eyes of an Indian angel.  So beautiful!  I love this couple and wish them so much love and happiness!

 

 

 

Gay Wedding photographer at Grace Cathedral in San Francisco, Bay Area. Peter and Jared

I can’t say enough about how fantastic this wedding was! I loved everything about documenting Peter and Jared’s amazing day.  We did couple wedding photographs at their hotel and at the Grace Cathedral.  I love photographing same sex weddings as I am honored to be a part of progressive civil right change.  Being a LBGT wedding photographer is one of my favorite things and I am most proud of being to work with these exceptional couples.  They are so positive and have the deepest level of compassion and emapthy.  In perfect SF style, they had a cable car deliver them to their ceremony at the magnificent Grace Cathedral. They prepped for the wedding at the luxurious Scarlet Huntington Hotel, and their reception was at a club so swanky I’m not allowed to mention its name online! Peter’s children were in attendance with their partners, all beaming with happiness for their father. We had so much fun taking photo journalistic style wedding photos of them all at the wedding reception and took some more artistic and stylized wedding photos of the couple around the venue. Food stations were everywhere with every kind of food imaginable. Such a beautiful day full of so much love…Congrats!