Laura and Zachary met in Texas while she was working an an au pair as she comes from the French island of Guadeloupe. Zachary is from Petaluma, California so they hosted their wedding at his parents beautiful estate in the hills here in town. The uber fabulous, Peter Ruiz, of Leave it to Peter made sure everything ran perfectly and the decor and flowers by Jackie Dumouchel of Lotus and Lily Design were very french in honor of Laura and her heritage. They had so much fun with friends and family from France along with locals from Petaluma and beyond and danced the night away. Such a gorgeous sunset and evening and it was complete with a confetti exit and a cool vintage car to drive away in. Laura and Zachary couldn’t have been more in love and it was an honor to be their wedding photographer. I wish them both the best life has to offer as they go back to Texas to start their lives together.
Jack was so excited to have his friend and family to help celebrate his Bar Mitzvah at the Meadowclub in Fairfax, CA!
Jack was so sweet at his Bar Mitzvah and Sheryl Denker Events + Design did a spectacular job at creating a baseball themed party at The Meadow Club in Fairfax, CA. Jack was very attentive to his sister, Lilly, whose Bat Mitzvah, I photographed a few years prior to Jack’s Bar Mitzvah.
The balloons, confetti and graffiti table were off the hook and these kids had an amazing time running around and dancing with the incredible Denon and Doyle DJ crew.
Such a magical moment I got to photograph! It was a very heartfelt wedding proposal when Leonard proposed to Olivia. They flew out from Boston to Sonoma and Leonard surprised Olivia at The Fairmont Mission Inn Sonoma. Then he had his and her family fly out from back east to surprise her at a dinner at Tarla in Napa. It was a very emotional evening and I’m so happy for this couple as they are so beautiful inside and out!
Is there really more greater joy then a marriage proposal? I’m sure there are things but this one is pretty high up there. Especially, because Ryan managed to fly in both families from all over the country to witness it and celebrate. To say Amorina was surprised is the understatement of the century. When I hugged her….her entire nervous system was vibrating at a frequency I can’t put into words. I mean pure BLISS were the feelings everyone had for Ryan and Amorina! Everyone was excited to spend the week at a house rental in Stinson Beach to enjoy time together and marvel in the beginning of their beautiful commitment to one another. I love photographing marriage proposals and then get to photograph the engagement session and the wedding. Pretty beautiful stuff here.
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.
I always love photographing at The Sweetwater in Mill Valley, CA and this was no exception. At 13 years old, Trip, is already a very accomplished musician and he wanted his Bar Mitzvah to represent his musical interests. He and his band performed a very impressive list of cover songs and the walls were covered in Rock posters of him with his favorite quotes by bands he loves. They served the sweetest of the sweetest candy lined beverages and had a temporary tattoo artist making everyone rockstars! It was a grand affair and I hope Trip has an awesome life ahead of him with music carving out his path along the way!
Mitesh called me as he was on a mission to get some great photographs of his upcoming marriage proposal to his girlfriend, Carolina. Being it was on a Sunday I as pretty booked up but I really love photographing marriage proposals as they are so beautiful and emotional so I squeezed this photo shoot in which took place at Inglenook Winery in St. Helena, CA in Napa County. Look at those smiles! I am so happy I found the time to photograph this magical moment and I look forward to their upcoming wedding!
Iliana wanted her Bat Mitzvah to reflect an enchanted garden and The House of Vivid Designs made it into a reality transforming The Los Altos History Museum into a fairy tale. I loved photographing her Mitzvah and all her friends and family honoring this incredible time in her life. She is such a sweet girl celebrating her coming of age and it’s nice to see such happiness and love surrounding her!
Carley and Daniel both live in Texas but came out to Nicasio near Rancho Nicasio to take engagement photos the day before their wedding at Daniel’s Nana’s 900+ acre ranch. We hiked and rendevouzed amongst the heifer cows to photograph these images for their save the date cards as they will have a bigger ceremony next year in Maryland. They met in training camp for the Army and are excited for their next assignment which fingers crossed will be Hawaii. Sending good juju their way.
Bela was so radiant in her sari as her mother is Indian and her father is Jewish. She was so humble and kind to all her guests as I would watch her go pull in a classmate to include them in the dancing festivities if they felt left out. She was always aware of everyone in her surroundings. Bela had her services at Beth Am Congregation in Los Altos, CA and her party was at The Stanford Faculty Club in Palo Alto.