Such a magical moment I got to photograph! It was a very heartfelt wedding proposal when Leonard proposed to Olivia. They flew out from Boston to Sonoma and Leonard surprised Olivia at The Fairmont Mission Inn Sonoma. Then he had his and her family fly out from back east to surprise her at a dinner at Tarla in Napa. It was a very emotional evening and I’m so happy for this couple as they are so beautiful inside and out!
I love it when a couple is so genuine and lovely that you just want to be friends with them afterwards. Allison and Addison are those kind of people and their family and friends are an exact reflection of that. What a beautiful wedding they had at The Lodge at Sonoma and the happiness and love was so vibrant I couldn’t stop taking photos. Such incredible details and the venue is just a magical place to capture all the bliss.
St. Mary’s Church in Nicasio, CA is one of the most idyllic chapels on the western coast. It dates back to 1867 and also served as a school house back in the day and Daniel’s grandmother was a student there. She then bought her siblings out to purchase 900 plus acres above St. Mary’s and had her children and grandchildren frolicking in the hills during family times. Carley and Daniel knew this was where they should get married and wanted the wedding photographs to reflect the nostalgia of their ancestry and roots. I loved photographing the two of them in the charming church and on Daniel’s grandmother’s beloved property. I wish these two so much love and the wish they can bring their children to enjoy this lovely land.
Carley and Daniel both live in Texas but came out to Nicasio near Rancho Nicasio to take engagement photos the day before their wedding at Daniel’s Nana’s 900+ acre ranch. We hiked and rendevouzed amongst the heifer cows to photograph these images for their save the date cards as they will have a bigger ceremony next year in Maryland. They met in training camp for the Army and are excited for their next assignment which fingers crossed will be Hawaii. Sending good juju their way.
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.
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!
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!
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!
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
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!