Wedding at Dillion Beach -Eydis + Tyler

Cutest pandemic wedding story here ❤️ Eydis and Tyler met on a trivia night zoom session. He lived in Miami and Eydis was visiting her mother in Iceland. Huge time difference but they still FaceTimed for almost a year until they met in person. After that, Tyler moved to Northern California where Eydis lives, proposed to her and the rest is for the history books. Love always finds a way. Eydis and Tyler had their wedding at Dillion Beach in Sonoma County and stayed the night at Dillion Beach Resort in a cute tiny home that was very similar to homes in Eydis’ beloved country, Iceland. It’s such a charming resort and their wedding was exactly what they wanted. They were on the beach with close friends and family and views that just don’t quit. Just like them. They never gave up and now they are together for all their days.

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engagement Photography Session at Dillion Beach -Caitlin + Nick

There’s nothing more mystical than an engagement photography session out at Dillion Beach when it’s super foggy. We stomped around the water’s edge with the jagged rocky coast, climbed up to the vibrant succulent cliffs and creeped under the Eucalyptus tree Tunnels tucked away on the beach. We had a ball celebrating their wedding engagement and the photos reflect just that!

Dillion Beach vibrant cliffs lend for the perfect backdrop for a wedding engagement photograph
Photographed this couple’s reflection in the sand in their engagement photo session at Dillion Beach, CA
Photographed a kiss through the eucalyptus trees at Dillion Beach, CA in this couple’s engagement photography session
Nothing better than the open wild ocean in a wedding engagement photography photo!

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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 photographe at Mountain Home Inn in Mill Valley, Marin County. Annie and Jason.

Annie and Jason are so adorable and both have a thing for Elvis and the Rockabilly scene so what’s a wedding without Elvis cuff links and blue suedo shoes.  They chose the Mountain Home Innin Mill Valley at the top of Mount Tamalpais in Marin County for the wedding venue. It has sweeping views of the entire bay and as a Marin wedding photographer it doesn’t get better for views and a backdrop for their wedding photography.  Jason is an avid landscape photographer so the views were important to him to document in his wedding photos.  Mission accomplished! Wish these two the absolute best that life and Elvis in the after life has to offer!

Wedding photographer at Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, Marin County. Anna and Chris.

I love being a wedding photographer at The Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, CA in Marin County!   The rose gardens were gorgeous and the perfect setting for a wedding portrait of the couple kissing.  For the bride’s portrait Anna wanted to have some gold glitter in her photos so she blew away some gold dust and we got the sparkly wedding photos she wanted.  Such a great couple and I wish them the best!  xoxo

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 San Francisco Theological Seminary, San Anselmo in Marin County. Brittany and Mike.

Brittany and Mike celebrated their elegant wedding at the magical San Francisco Theological Seminary in San Anselmo. And when I say magical, I mean it — the Seminary is basically an enchanted castle…and this wedding was definitely charmed. I love being the wedding photographer at The Theological Seminary in San Anselmo as it’s just down the road from me in Petaluma.

Brittany and Mike are San Franciscans and this is a first marriage for both of them. Their happiness on this day absolutely bursts through the lens, and their whimsical romantic spirits were evident too — the family dog  wearing a tuxedo walked down the aisle in the chapel during their wedding ceremony! Their wedding photography was shot in an artistic way and captured the deep love this couple has for each other.

Wedding Photographer at Trentadue Winery in Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Karen and Trevor

This New Jersey couple had their wine country wedding ceremony and reception at the Trentadue Winery in Healdsburg. This spot is simply, undeniably lovely, and this couple is too! They flew all their guests in from the East Coast to join them. There are so many beautiful rustic backgrounds for wedding photography.  I love taking couple wedding photography on the train tracks and at the rustic barn.  Also the Italian fountain is a beautiful location to take your wedding portraits at as well.  There are so many  to choose from.  Of course there is always the vineyards to take your couple wedding portraiture in at sunset to get that iconic wine county wedding photograph!  Love this cute couple and wish them the best!  Cheers!

 

 

Wedding Photographer at the Villagio Vintage Estates. Yountville and Napa, CA. Ashley and Brian

It’s really hard to beat the Villagio Vintage Estates in Yountville near Napa Valley for a spectacular wine country wedding. You can get the iconic wine county wedding photography as there is a gorgeous winery near these cool train tracks and at The Villagio there are wonderful backdrops for your wedding images too. I love photographing couples under the ivy pergola as it frames them and the wedding bridal party images look great with the faded murals as their backdrops.  I took most of these in a photojournalistic style but some I had posed into a more editorial and artistic setting.  Mostly thought I used natural light even for the toast under the moonlit skies with the twinkle lights.  Such a gorgeous couple.  Just look at the image of them getting rose petals tossed on to them after they said their I Do’s during their wedding ceremony.  It was a glorious day had by all!  Congratulations and best wishes for a wonderful life 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!