Flying Cloud Wedding Photographer in Petaluma, Ca. Christina and Dan.

I just loved Christina and Dan the moment I met them.  They told me how they met and they were once roommates in San Francisco in the most sought after real estate in the country.  They ultimately chose love over security and it’s history ever since.  They are so fun and playful with each other and I know these two will be together for the long haul.  Their wedding took place at The Flying Cloud in Petaluma, CA and it was such a fantastic Indian summer evening. Love being a wedding photographer in my hometown of Petaluma!  Wish you both the best in life!

Wedding and engagement photographer in San Francisco Bay Area. Engagement photo session in Monument Valley looks like a movie…Abigail and Ian.

Here’s the formula for an engagement shoot that looks like film stills from a cool western film full of adventure, intrigue, and romance…

We road tripped for a weekend to Monument Valley — once we were there, we explored Native American reservations, the arches, and had a blast!  Abigail and Ian were going to get married at Viansa Winery but wanted a different feeling for their engagement photography.  As a wedding and engagement photographer in San Francisco I was more than thrilled to get to road trip and take awesome engagement photos in an artistic and editorial way in the red sand dunes.  Such an incredible engagement session as the photos speak for themselves.  Wait until the wedding in Sonoma Valley at Viansa Winery--the heart of wine country!

 

Wedding photographer at City Club San Francisco. Nicole & Chuck.

A classic and gorgeous Christmas time wedding at The City Club San Francisco. I love being the wedding photographer at Christmas weddings with all the decorations and the twinkly lights. I think they make for great bokeh in your wedding photos as they blow out all big and fuzzy in the background of the photos.  I also like shooting things like the bouquet with a reflection in a glass table as it has an artistic touch to them.  But the best part about weddings at The City Club is the roof.  Look at the skyline of San Francisco behind this wedding couple.  I mean talk about an incredible couple portrait from their San Francisco Christmas time wedding!  Yeah!

Cheers to Nicole and Chuck!

 

Wedding Photographer at Calistoga Ranch in Napa Valley. Alexandra and Jude.

Congrats Alexandra and Jude! I loved being a wedding photographer at this fantastic ceremony and reception at Calistoga Ranch complete with bongo drums accompanying the guests from the upper lawn on the lake to the wine cave for dancing. That’s right, a wine cave for dancing. This wedding was so much fun for all — a perfect reflection of Alie and Jude’s fun-loving and warmhearted natures. Jude is from Tortuga and so many of his friends and family flew in from the Caribbean to be there to witness his wedding to beautiful, Alie.  They wanted their wedding photography to reflect the Puerto Rican side of Alli’s family and Jude’s  Tortugan ancestry. I love the wedding photo of the flower girl looking out the window while Alie get’s her hair done. I used natural light and the little girl’s face just beamed sunshine in this artistic wedding photograph. They both live in Miami and brought in her side of the family as well, of course. Both sides equaled each other in their love to party and their love for this beautiful couple. Wishing them much joy and happiness in their future together!

 

 

 

Wedding Photographer at The Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Angela and Yuan.

Angela and Yuan were married at the coveted and iconic Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco It’s a fabulous wedding venue for your wedding ceremony and your reception.  The natural light that pours into the windows are so dramatic and the art deco details at The Julia Morgan Ballroom are so great as a backdrop to your wedding photography.  It literally frames a couple in their images as the architecture is so intricate and bold.  This was a FUN wedding.  The couple and their bridal party literally danced down the aisle for the procession and their recession during their wedding ceremony.  Such a fun festive group they had and I had so much fun as the wedding photographer capturing all this fun in downtown San Francisco!

 

Wedding Photographer at Emanu-El in San Francisco. Genie and Mark.

A beautiful and classic Jewish wedding ceremony and a reception with the hora dance at the absolutely gorgeous Emanu-El in San Francisco. This special day had everything, even the iconic cable car shot and wedding preparations at the distinguished Fairmont Hotel. Emanu-El has exquisite architectural details for your wedding photography backdrop and the lighting is divine.  Mostly using natural light in these artistic wedding photos I try to capture the raw essence of the space using ambient lighting.  These wedding images are beautiful as they are an artistic expression of the couple themselves and their Jewish values.  A San Francisco wedding photographer can have so much fun shooting the Hora dance as everyone is so vital and excited to be a part of this epic traditional dance!  You gotta move fast with your camera though as everything goes by in the blink of an eye.  I love the hora dance wedding images as everyone is so excited and filled with this innocent joy!  Mazel tov to this exceptional couple for many years to come!

Wedding Photographer at St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. Megan and Russell.

Such a classic San Francisco wedding! The couple got ready at the Mark Hopkins Intercontinental, with formal wedding  photos taken at the Palace of Fine Arts. They were married at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, and the wedding reception was at the St. Francis Yacht Club in the Marina where this awesome couple partied hard with a corn hole toss, photo booth and tons and tons of over the top fun dancing. The wedding photography was artistic and photojournalistic in style.  They also wanted to incorporate classic wedding photography into their images so we took formal wedding photography images at The Palace of Fine Arts.  I love using light and color to highlight my subjects as a wedding photographer and each wedding venue location had it’s incredible light source so I had a magical day photographing Megan and Russell.  Here’s to magic all their years ahead of them!

 

 

Wedding Photographer at The Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Krissy and Max

The Julia Morgan Ballroom is a perfect place for a wedding in San Francisco. It has the most incredible art deco architecture so your wedding photos have the most stellar backgrounds and the lighting is spectacular to capture your wedding reception photos at sunset. The light comes in through the windows just in time to highlight your first dance as husband and wife. It’s an honor to be a wedding photographer and I know these traditions are so important to be captured in an photojournalistic way but to also keep them artistic and beautiful.  Krissy and Max did a first look at Omni Hotel where they were staying before they hopped across the street to the Julia Morgan Ballroom for their ceremony in the lobby. The wedding reception was upstairs on the penthouse floor with the glamorous San Francisco City skyline peeking in through the windows.  Fabulous wedding and such a fun and sweet couple!  Here’s to lots of wonderful times together, Krissy and Max!

 

Wedding photographer at the Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. Allison & Drew.

I had the honor to photograph such a beautiful wedding at the iconic and posh Julia Morgan Ballroom in San Francisco. The wedding photographs are very urban and architecturally artistic as the bride Allison wanted her wedding images to reflect the beauty of downtown San Francisco with all it’s glory.  She even wanted to include the TransAmerica Building and The Bentley staircase in her wedding couple photographs.  Allison and Drew had the most incredible appetizers that I took photographs of.  I love being a photographer at these grand events when they serve food this amazing!  Such a fun couple and lots of dancing went on late through the evening!

Wedding Photographer at The Generals Residence in San Francisco.

Another perfect wedding at The General’s Residence in sweepingly beautiful Fort Mason, San Francisco.