Calistoga Ranch Wedding with Rustic Country Charm and Al Fresco Farm Table Reception. Megan and Mark.

I mean is that table every farm country table fantasies or what?  I’ll answer for you.  It is.  Because I am one of them.  I almost passed out and not just from excitement but from having to run around it to get a shot I could see.  I have never wanted flying super powers more in my life as a wedding photographer.  I was like oh look at that moment…..and start running.  Haha.  Anyways I managed to get some awesome rustic gem wedding photography for Megan and Mark whom are both lovely.  Mark and two girls and Megan is the best step mom you could ask for.  Calistoga Ranch Weddings are what brides dream of if you are a fan of wine country  luxury with a Rustic Country Charm.

Wedding Photographer at Calistoga Ranch. Napa Valley Crystal and Tom.

Crystal & Tom had their wedding at the awe-inspiring and rustic gem Calistoga Ranch in Calistoga, CA. Crystals dress was one princesses dream of having their wedding photographs taken in.  It was exceptional as was her decor with hanging votive candles everywhere and blossoms framing her in every wedding image.  Emotions were running high and happy tears were shed as this beautiful couple said their I do’s.  I loved the butterflies she had hanging over their table during the reception.  I loved them and feel their wedding wedding photographs reflected the artistic choices they made for their ambience.  Wish these two the best together!

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 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!

 

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!

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.

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.