Marin Art and Garden Wedding Photographer. Ross Marin Wedding. Moana and Al

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.

Wedding Photography at Deer Park Villa, Fairfax in Marin County. Leah and Matthew.

Wow.  What a beautiful day this was.  I mean the love between Leah and Matthew is off the chart and their devotion to their four children is even more mind staggering.  The children were a part of every celebration and they loved it –even with a newborn attached to them most of the evening.  The venue, Deer Park Villa in Fairfax which is in the heart of Marin County near Samuel P. Taylor National Park is awe inspiring.  The redwoods tower above you giving you a peek at the star filled sky.  Such an emotional and authentic ceremony and reception gave me pause and event planner, Chiara DeJoy, made sure everything was just exquisite! I wish these two the absolute best life has to offer.

Wedding Photographer at The San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo, CA. Bree and Anthony.

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.

Wedding Photographer at Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, Marin County. Mariya and Evan.

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.

Wedding Photographer at The Landmarks Art and Garden Center in Belvedere/Tiburon, Marin. Theresa and Marc

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

Wedding photographer in Bolinas, CA at The Bolinas Community Center and Smiley’s. Edward and Haley.

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!

Wedding photographer at Quarry Hill Botanical Garden in Sonoma and The Gaige House in Glen Ellen. Becky and Pete.

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!

Wedding photographer at Michel Schlumberger Winery in Healdsburg, CA. Diane and David.

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.

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 Cornerstone Winery in Sonoma, CA. Courtney and William.

Cornerstone Winery in Sonoma is one of the most unique and incredible places for your wine country wedding.  Not only do you have the vineyards for your wedding couple photography but look at all the sculptures and garden art to pose along side of.  I love this venue for it’s drama and splendor and Courtney and William made sure their wedding was as unique as this beautiful winery.  William and his groomsmen performed a surprise mob squad dance for Courtney that made sure to make everyone cry while bursting out into laughter.  It was a blast being their wedding photographer at Cornerstone Winery and I hope their lives are as much fun as this day was!