Come aboard for Renee’s 50th birthday Cruise in Petaluma, CA

When Renee decided her 50th birthday theme was going to be cruisin’  Love Boat Style…noone had even heard of the corona virus.  So without missing a beat some  guests came as the virus or doctors injecting the virus.  And,  there were THC vaccine gummies and chocolates if you weren’t too afraid to put your hand in the box.  No-one was and everyone just came out to show Renee so much love as she is pure love herself and the life of the party always.  Her husband gave the sweetest speech saying just that !  —so Ahoy Girl welcome to a new fabulous decade surrounded by your kickass boatload of family and friends. Enjoy all the photos from your awesome party! xoxo

 

 

Wedding Engagement at Castello Di Amorosa in St. Helena. Amanda and Kamal.

The first time I ever saw Castello Di Amorosa after moving from Los Angeles to wine country was…wtf?  Am I in Tuscany?  Seriously, the Sonoma and Napa Valley Region is so similar in the landscape with it’s sweeping vineyard hills that is hard not to draw similar familiarities.  However, we explored the backside that looks like Kamal’s native India.  AHA!!  I love this part that your aren’t supposed to go to.  (Sorry!  What’s that saying? ” Don’t ask. Beg for forgiveness. ”  Well, it’s a motto I have lived by.  It hasn’t failed me yet.  So….Amanda and Kamal met in med school and they have become each others other halves starting as study partners. aAnd now they are each other’s support for the last 8 years.  So When Kamal proposed to Amanda she felt like they were already married. I loved these engagement photos and this setting is so epic I get excited to photograph here whenever possible. Possibilities on this as a photo location are endless.

Yoga Photography in San Francisco-Nina

Nina is an exceptional yoga teacher, I should know as I go to her yoga classes at Foo Dog Yoga in Petaluma,  In addition to teaching in Petaluma, CA, Nina also teaches workshops in Denmark her native country.  She has quite the following on her Instagram and endorses some top Yoga brands so we photographed  these yoga brands in this shoot when we could and highlight some of Nina’s very intuitive and detached meditative flow.  Yoga Photography is quite the thing on Instagram and if you want to build your band it’s good to photograph a yoga session with a photographer who can get your flow. Namaste

 

Bat and Bar Mitzvah photographer at Rodef Sholom in San Rafael, Marin County. Lauren.

A stellar Bat Mitzvah at Rodef Sholom for Lauren!  I love that one of the kids had a tattoo that said vote!  As a Bar and Bat Mitzvah photographer I get to capture so many fun images of their day and there is always so much emotion.  It’s such an honor to shoot these images and turn them into family heirlooms.  I try to capture all the details and going ons in an artistic way but being a photojournalist type of photographer I prefer to shoot with a long lens not to disturb the conversation.  These Bat Mitzvah images are memories to last many life times!  Mazel Tov!

 

 

 

Editorial and Headshot Photographer in Petaluma. Children’s Portrait Photographer in Sonoma County.

Petaluma Senior Portrait Photographer – Audrey’s Senior Portraits in Petaluma, Sonoma County

There’s something in the air in Petaluma to have so many beautiful girls that somehow I’m lucky enough to get to photograph. Audrey is so lovely and we loved scouting out locations as we were shooting to capture Petaluma, CA which is where Audrey has lived her most of her life. She says it’s the best place to grow up although she is excited to go to college somewhere different. She might come back to Petaluma but she doesn’t know the future. Here’s to an incredible and exciting future for you and many returns to Sonoma County if we’re lucky!

 

Marin Corporate Headshot Photographer. San Anselmo. Petaluma Photographer. Michelle.

Shot Michelle’s corporate headshots in San Anselmo and managed to find some nice light and weather in these dreary days.

Chalk Hill Winery Annual White Party in Healdsburg, CA. Sonoma County event Photographer.

Chalk Hill Winery of Foley Family Wines in Healdsburg knows how to throw a party!  It was their annual white party and everyone came donned in their best white apparel. There was the most incredible food stations from paella, to halibut, to trout petite fours to fresh fried doughnuts.  And let’s not forget the wine!  Wine was being poured and everyone was imbibing on this Sunday Fun day.  Bill Foley, the owner and proprietor of Chalk Hill Winery along with 22 other wineries in the region and now proud owner of the Las Vegas Knights was in attendance with his wife and children.  The Stanley Cup was there in all it’s glory and guests were taking selfies with it.  It was a splendid affair with all the right ingredients for a wine country fete on top of the world.

Firewood Marketing Holiday Party at The Regency Ballroom – San Francisco Event Photographer

When Lanya and Juan Zambrano of Firewood Marketing have a holiday party they go all out and here are some photos I snapped at everyone having such a fun time.  There was a laser light show that didn’t stop and what I love about Firewood is how much they give back to the community local and globally and their philosophy… Good people make good business.  It’s a beautiful thing.

Sweetwater Music Hall Event Photographer- Mark’s Birthday Party

It’s hard to say who has more fun when I shoot parties at The Sweetwater Music Venue in Mill Valley. 🙃 This is one of the best venues to host an event. It’s intimate enough to enjoy all your guests but big enough to get down and dance the night away. 🕺 It helps when the band is Tainted Love rocking 80’s dance hits to groove to. 🎤 Happy Birthday Mark! 🥳 Clearly you did something right as your family and friends love you to pieces!