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Wedding photographer at The Renaissance Lodge in Sonoma. Kari and Seth.

 Kari and Seth decided that The Renaissance Lodge in Sonoma was the perfect wedding venue as they loved the proximity to the vineyards and that all their out of town guests could stay The Lodge so they wouldn’t have to drive after the wedding reception.  This party was so fun and included a human pyramid during the dancing.  Lots of fun with props and the photobooth of course!  Fun to be the wedding photographer in Sonoma at this awesome venue and I wish Kari and Seth the best for years to come!

Wedding photographer at Michel Schlumberger Winery in Healdsburg, CA. Diane and David.

Michel Schlumberger Winery in Healdsburg, CA has the most elegant and extraordinary gardens that are perfect for a wine country wedding.  The light that exudes through the trees that the vinyard backs up is so radiant in their wedding photography and I love the succulent garden near the fountain for a photo back drop as well.  The place beams with creativity and the artistic wedding photos are a reflection of how meticulous this wedding venue was designed.  Diane and David met at a tennis club in Marin County and so all their guests threw tennis balls at them when they were introduced for dinner into the wedding reception.  It was quite awesome if I must say so myself and I was super thrilled to document it as their wedding photographer.  Gotta love personalization!  Hope Diane and David have many more fun family gatherings together.

Wedding Photographer at The Julia Morgan Ballroom in the San Francisco Bay Area. Kelly and Ballan.

Look at the divine art deco detail the Julia Morgan Ballroom has and how perfectly beautiful does it look in Kelly and Ballan’s San Francisco wedding photography.  The two are very classic in their taste and values.  They wanted a venue that would reflect their love of tradition and family and being that The Julia Morgan Ballroom is in the heart of downtown San Francisco and it’s such a stately building they knew they found the perfect venue for their wedding.  Both of these two waited for a long time to get married as they hadn’t met until later in life so this wedding was extra special as everyone was so happy for them.  I love being a wedding photographer at San Francisco venues like this and especially when the couple is so grateful to have found one there “person” to spend the rest of their days with.  Beautiful.

Wedding Photographer at Hellman Ehrman Mansion, Tahoma, Lake Tahoe, CA. Mary Kate and Jamie.

The Hellman Ehrman Mansion located in Tahoma on the North Shore of Lake Tahoe is one of the most epic venues for your wedding phototograpy.  Look at that sunset!!  The views are unparalleled anywhere on the lake! Felicia Gantar of Felicia Events designed this wedding and it was stunning!  I loved every detail of their day and Mary Kate and Jamie could not be a kinder couple.  They were so attentive to their family and friends needs even thought it was their wedding day.  I LOVE being a wedding photographer and witnessing kindness like this as it’s such a beautiful thing to behold.  Their ceremony was right down on Lake Tahoe and the bridal party cached through the pathway down to the site.  Then Mary Kate descended and it was such a beautiful sight to see.  Beautiful surrounds with beautiful people –what a wonderful wedding. These are some of my favorite Lake Tahoe wedding photos.  I wish these two the absolute best life has to offer!  xoxo

Wedding photographer at BR Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen, CA, Sonoma County. Holly and Shane.

BR Cohn Winery Weddings are so stunning with all it’s live oak trees brimming with verdant moss.  I love the beauty of vineyards set close to these gigantic trees as it makes for a perfect ceremony spot for your wedding.  After the couple had a cocktail hour at BR Cohn Winery, they then hopped over to St. Francis Winery for dinner and wine tasting.  What’s a wedding in Sonoma and Napa Valley without a wine tasting right? I love being a wedding photographer at all these gorgeous vineyards as I get to play with light and use all these beautiful vines as backdrops in their wedding photos.  Wishing Holly and Shane lots more wine tastings and happiness in their future!

BR Cohn Winery in Glen Ellen.

Wedding photographer at Trentadue Winery in Healdsburg, CA. Sonoma County. Ramey and Erik.

What can I say about Ramey and Eric?  To say Ramey is enthusiastic would be such an understatement as she breathes in emotional experiences and her love for her family and friends is boundless.  I was their engagement photographer in San Francisco as well as their wedding photographer and she had so many ideas to implement we were all just so excited to be a part of the ride. We shot their engagement photographs at Treasure island and on a pier at the wharf with the city skyline lit up at night as the backdrop.  Their wedding was off the hook too at Trentadue Winery outside Healdsburg, CA and Ramey’s mom was the caterer so the food never stopped and it was incredible.  I love these two so much and hope them a million more years of happy living together.

Wedding photographer – Lanai, Hawaii – Four Seasons. Jenny and Sean.

You can’t get more spectacular than the Four Seasons in Lanai, Hawaii. I love being a destination wedding photographer from the San Francisco Bay area….I mean who wouldn’t want to photograph gorgeous couples like this in a paradise such as Lanai, Hawaii.  Look at these stunning skies and views in their wedding photography.  Hawaiian dancers, roasts from friends…it was all just picture perfect!

Love Jenny and Sean and hope their future is as bright as this day was!  xoxo

 

 

 

Wedding photographer at City Hall in San Francisco in Bay Area. Veronika and Oleg.

This creative couple had a City Hall Wedding in San Francisco.  The bride contacted me from Moscow, Russia with some very editorial ideas for her wedding — she even brought rabbit masks! The dinner reception took place on the elegant Napa Valley Wine Train. Talk about an incredible backdrop for your wedding photography photos!  It looked like it was right out of a movie!

Wedding photographer at Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, Marin County. Stacey and Matt.

The Marin Art and Garden Center in Ross, CA, is a magical place for a wedding. Stacey and Matt made it even more magical with sparklers illuminating the air as they strolled off together into their future…I love wedding photography with sparklers!  And the gardens at MAGC are spectacular.  I particularly love the wedding couple shot of them under the massive live oak tree.  And anytime you can blow out twinkle light in an artistic way with beautiful bokeh you should!  Wedding photographs look so artistic and beautiful that way!  I like to shoot my aperture at 1.8 to make the depth of field very slim to none to give that Monet art feel in the background.  Love being a wedding photographer in Marin and wish Stacey and Matt the best life together.  BTW, Matt is quite the talented photographer himself.  I was impressed!

 

 

 

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!