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Wedding photographer at The Renaissance Lodge in Sonoma. Kari and Seth.

 Kari and Seth decided that The Renaissance Lodge in Sonoma was the perfect wedding venue as they loved the proximity to the vineyards and that all their out of town guests could stay The Lodge so they wouldn’t have to drive after the wedding reception.  This party was so fun and included a human pyramid during the dancing.  Lots of fun with props and the photobooth of course!  Fun to be the wedding photographer in Sonoma at this awesome venue and I wish Kari and Seth the best 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 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 photographer at BR Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen, CA, Sonoma County. Holly and Shane.

BR Cohn Winery Weddings are so stunning with all it’s live oak trees brimming with verdant moss.  I love the beauty of vineyards set close to these gigantic trees as it makes for a perfect ceremony spot for your wedding.  After the couple had a cocktail hour at BR Cohn Winery, they then hopped over to St. Francis Winery for dinner and wine tasting.  What’s a wedding in Sonoma and Napa Valley without a wine tasting right? I love being a wedding photographer at all these gorgeous vineyards as I get to play with light and use all these beautiful vines as backdrops in their wedding photos.  Wishing Holly and Shane lots more wine tastings and happiness in their future!

BR Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen.

Wedding Photographer at The Culinary Institute of America in St. Helena. Napa Valley, CA. Sarah and Nick.

I am in love with being a wedding photographer at The Culinary Institute of America as it is not only an exquisite wedding venue architecturally but the food is divine of course!  The light in these artistic wedding photos I took of Sarah and Nick is gorgeous and I loved capturing their couple wedding portrait photos in the vineyards and at their hotel, The Harvest Inn, in St. Helena beforehand. It was the most gorgeous wedding and Nick is a dress designer and he custom made Sarah’s dress!  At the wedding reception there was a beautiful video montage of him making her dress so it was so touching to see all the details he put into it.  Love this couple and hoping more creative endeavors in their future.

Wedding photographer at Trentadue Winery in Healdsburg, CA. Sonoma County. Ramey and Erik.

What can I say about Ramey and Eric?  To say Ramey is enthusiastic would be such an understatement as she breathes in emotional experiences and her love for her family and friends is boundless.  I was their engagement photographer in San Francisco as well as their wedding photographer and she had so many ideas to implement we were all just so excited to be a part of the ride. We shot their engagement photographs at Treasure island and on a pier at the wharf with the city skyline lit up at night as the backdrop.  Their wedding was off the hook too at Trentadue Winery outside Healdsburg, CA and Ramey’s mom was the caterer so the food never stopped and it was incredible.  I love these two so much and hope them a million more years of happy living together.

Wedding photographer at Hans Faden Winery in Calistoga, CA- Sonoma County. Jess and Ben.

The Gardens at Hans Faden Winery in Sonoma County or so spectacular your wedding photography will just buzz with flora and fauna.  Not to mention the wine cave where you can dance the night away to candle light.  Jess and Ben both live in Los Angeles but wanted to have their wedding in wine country and when they found Hans Faden Winery they fell in love all over again.  There’s ponds, bridges, gazebos, a barn and caves.  What more could you want for your wedding venue?  Such a sweet couple that wanted to be playful in their couple weddings photography so I had them stick their tongues out at each other by the barn and they were laughing hysterically.  It was a very fun and festive wedding and I was soooo happy to be their wedding photographer….especially since my home town of Petaluma is just a hop, skip and a jump away!

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!

Wedding and engagement photographer in San Francisco Bay Area, Sutro Baths. Mandi and Chris.

Mandi and Chris have great style and wanted their engagement photography session to reflect their artistic vision.  We took their engagement photos in shop windows on Fillmore, at Sutro Baths  and at cafes in North Beach.  I love being an engagement photographer in the San Francisco bay area as the places to shoot are endless and my artistic impulses go crazy!