Sonoma Depot Hotel Wedding Photographer. Sonoma, CA. Carol and Rob.

Carol and Rob are from my hometown of Petaluma, CA and were taken aback by the charm and quaintness that The Sonoma Depot Hotel has for their wedding venue.  It’s french joie de vivre sparkles through and everyone feels like they have been transported to France for the day.  And the staff!!  They really couldn’t be kinder or more accomodating. Their services and reception were just lovely and we had the best time taking their couple photographs in field of grain and on the historic Sonoma County train.  Hoping these two have the most wonderful lives together.

Bacara Wedding Photographer in Santa Barbara. Fielding and Larry.

Noone and I mean noone can make you laugh like Fielding and Larry!  They had the most incredibly FUN wedding at Bacara Resort in Santa Barbara complete with limbo dancing.  Their choreographed first dance was enough to give you cramps in your stomach from laughing.  They are simply made for one another and I cannot wait to see their journey as it unfolds. Mazel Tov to the most animated and cool couples out there!

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.

Trentadue Winery Wedding Photographer in Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Nicole and David.

The Alexander Valley is one of those hidden places not everyone ventures out to but when you do you discover beautiful gems like Trentadue Winery or Francis Ford Coppola Winery.  It reminds me of the remote feeling of being at Joshua Tree where you so far removed from all the craziness of the city.  Trentadue Winery has so much space that everyone just feels free and Nicole and David loved that about this wedding venue.  They wanted their dining experience at their reception to be al fresco so the beautiful extra long farm table feel under the grape vines was absolutely perfect.  Loved the artisty of their wedding and the photography reflects the beautiful natural light streaming through all the verdant vines.  Wishing this couple many more nights under the stars together!

LGBT Wedding Photographer at City Hall in San Francisco. Jack and Ryan. Love wins!

This romantic love story begins with a long distance relationship. Jack and Ryan met while Jack was vacationing in Thailand, and after a couple of years of long distance courtship, Ryan moved to the San Francisco Bay Area where they were finally able to marry under California law. The hosted the LGBT wedding ceremony at San Francisco’s City Hall and their wedding reception was held in the delightful Japanese Tea Garden no less!  Because both Jack and Ryan couldn’t be more whimsical and fun I photographed their wedding photos in a very playful and artistic way.  It was raining when we got to the Golden Gate Bridge for their couple wedding portraits but I got the most awesome and unique wedding photo of them jumping with balloons with the drops of rain on my windshield.  We also took wedding portraits around City Hall and The Japanese Tea Gardens with their bridal party and had the best day ever —Yeah, Love wins!

Wedding photographer at Meadowood in Napa Valley. Rehearsal dinner for Kristina and Matthew.

Kristina and Matthew thought that Meadowood in Napa Valley would be perfect for hosting their all white rehearsal dinner party complete with golf on the putting green.  It was such a delightful day reminiscent of a scene out of The Great Gatsby as everyone was exquisitely dressed in their perfect white wardrobe.  Weddings or rehearsal dinners at Meadowood are reign supreme as the grounds are just to die for.

Wedding Photographer at Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg, CA. Meredith and Jeff.

Meredith and Jeff saw Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg, CA and absolutely knew this was where they were going to get married.  They loved the vineyards dressed in all the fall colors are diving in their wedding portrait photography and I loved that they were game to go to the Jimtown Store which is the country mart and take couple portraits at the old Country Mart in front of the tattered truck and around that area.  Meredith got ready at Hotel Healdsburg which also has some stunning backdrops for wedding photography such as the yellow ceramic floral wall and the light that streaks across the staircase.  I love being the wedding photographer at Soda Rock Winery because of their divine rustic barn and the way the light creaks in at all levels.  It’s a photographers dream.  Love Meredith and Jeff to pieces and wish them so much delicious times ahead of them!  xoxo

Destination Wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at Shangri-La. Lisa and Joe.

To say I love Lisa and Joe would be an understatement.  I had so much FUN photographing them at their wedding at The Shangri-La in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  The weather was perfect, the cocktails kept coming and everyone of her friends and family that came were the most amazing people.  So much love and support around Lisa and Joe and she had the best playlist ever so everyone danced until their feet hurt…..including me!  Wishing Lisa and Joe many more trips back to Puerta Vallarta in their future which I’m pretty sure they will considering the penthouse they stay at when they go.  It’s amazing and has it’s own rooftop pool with views that make your eyes fall in love!  Love you Lisa and Joe.  xoxo

Wedding Photographer at Hotel Vitale in San Francisco near The Ferry Building. Viktoria and Eric.

Viktoria and Eric love their city by the bay, San Francisco, and wanted to see all the iconic sights so having their wedding at Hotel Vitale on the gorgeous rooftop seemed like the perfect idea.  Check out the view of the bay and The Ferry Building as Viktoria tosses her bouquet to the deck below.  Such an amazing venue for your San Francisco wedding and I love being the wedding photographer at Hotel Vitale as it’s located in the Embarcadero in the middle of everything that is San Francisco.  I hope Viktoria and Eric have so many more wonderful adventures together and wish  them a lifetime of happiness!

Wedding photographer at The Generals Residence and Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco Bay Area. Leah and Aria.

Leah and Aria are so much fun as you can see by the groomsmen in their matching red boxer shorts! They chose The Generals Residence in the San Francisco Bay for it’s incredible views and historical meaning. But for the bridal party portraits they couldn’t resist choosing a The Palace of Fine Arts for the background of their wedding photography.  Such an exceptional couple with so much love for one another! xoxo