I love it when a couple is so genuine and lovely that you just want to be friends with them afterwards. Allison and Addison are those kind of people and their family and friends are an exact reflection of that. What a beautiful wedding they had at The Lodge at Sonoma and the happiness and love was so vibrant I couldn’t stop taking photos. Such incredible details and the venue is just a magical place to capture all the bliss.
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!
This was a lovely union of two artistic people whom have been together for a decade. They chose The Marin Art and Garden Center because of it’s radiant gardens and vibes. Moana sang french love songs for her husband and they danced together as if they were contestants on a show. There was much fun and spectacle and these two truly compliment each other. Wish them the best of life always.
The San Francisco Theological Seminary is the most romantic wedding venue in San Anselmo in Marin County. The building looks like a castle and they have a the quaintest chapel to say I Do. Then there is quite a few rooms to hold your reception or you can have it on the outdoor patio with views galore. Bree and Anthony had a heart felt ceremony and a party where the dancing didn’t stop. And then….the best part was instead of a wedding cake….they had a Ben and Jerry’s cart! BAM! I was one happy wedding photographer on a hot Marin night.
Mariya and Evan are two of the kindest souls and smart….did I mention smart? Oh boy they smart and they got the degrees from ivy league schools to prove it. But they are kind too which makes you just love them anymore. I loved being the wedding photographer for these two and especially at The Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael in Marin County. The place screams to me, The Royal Tenenbaums, the movie that starred Gwenyth Paltrow. So it has all it’s quirky grooves and crannies and the place seems to take on a persona in itself. I really can get lost taking wedding portraits in the gardens or in the parlor on the french love seat —well basically all over the mansion. I love these two and hope they continue to have the best times of their lives together. And being that these two are so smart…I’m sure they’ll do just that.
Theresa and Marc chose the The Landmarks Art and Garden Center which has the most exquisite views of the bay and the Golden Gate Bridge. And they chose, Meren, from A Savvy Event whom is the most inpeccable wedding planner and she never fails to deliver anything less than perfection on your wedding day. I love being a wedding photographer when A Savvy Event team member is one board as the design details are amazing. Marc is the most phenomenal chef and used to own the iconic restaurant AQ in San Francisco where they would change the theme and menu according to the season. He had his staff make the five course meal that was served to thier wedding guests and the food was out of this world. Hope their life together will always be a grand epicurean adventure as this wedding was. xoxo
Bolinas Community Center means a lot to Edward and Haley as they both spent a lot of time visiting Bolinas as children so it seemed natural to want to have their wedding ceremony in the heart of Bolinas. They had their ceremony on the beach and their wedding reception was at the Bolinas Community Center which is in the heart of Bolinas right across from Smiley’s Saloon where many a cocktail has been enjoyed. Loved shooting artistic wedding photography with natural light for most of it and shooting in an editorial style so they could enjoy their wedding photos for years to come. Wishing Edward and Haley many “smiles’ in their future!
Pete and Becky love to steal away to Sonoma County from the bustle of San Francisco where they live. They’re actually building a second home close to Quarry Hill Botanical Garden in Sonoma where they decided their wedding would be. And with the help of the most talented event planner, Chris Andrews of Andretti Winery their wedding was beyond words. Becky got ready at The Gaige House in Glen Ellen and took a lot of her bridal portraits there. It’s a gorgeous venue for a smaller wedding. Their rehearsal dinner was under the live oak trees at Kunde Winery in Napa Valley and the views are unbelievable. Wish them happiness for years to come!
Michel Schlumberger Winery in Healdsburg, CA has the most elegant and extraordinary gardens that are perfect for a wine country wedding. The light that exudes through the trees that the vinyard backs up is so radiant in their wedding photography and I love the succulent garden near the fountain for a photo back drop as well. The place beams with creativity and the artistic wedding photos are a reflection of how meticulous this wedding venue was designed. Diane and David met at a tennis club in Marin County and so all their guests threw tennis balls at them when they were introduced for dinner into the wedding reception. It was quite awesome if I must say so myself and I was super thrilled to document it as their wedding photographer. Gotta love personalization! Hope Diane and David have many more fun family gatherings together.
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