Sebastopol Wedding Photographer at Merry Edwards Winery. Sybil and Adele.

Wow!  So much love and kindness were abound this day.  Sybil and Adele have been together for thirteen years so it’s about time this beautiful couple made it official. They decided upon Merry Edwards Winery in Sebastopol for their nuptials and flew all the way from Atlanta, Georgia. Both of their mothers and sister’s were in attendance and when Adele walked down the aisle there wasn’t a dry eye anywhere.   She was flooded with emotion as well.  Their friend and wedding planner, The incredible Peter of Leave it to Peter made sure everything was the best for his long time friends.  And when I say he was incredible….really there are no words for how far his imagination and his unparalleled energy goes!  The cake by Costeaux in Healdsburg was assembled with a motorcycle cake topping because when Adele and Sybil first met they would ride together. It was really the perfect day and everyone was so filled with gratitude and love.  I am honored to have been the wedding photographer at this glorious union between Adele and Sybil. Many blessings!

Wedding Photographer at Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael, Marin County. Mariya and Evan.

Mariya and Evan are two of the kindest souls and smart….did I mention smart?  Oh boy they smart and they got the degrees from ivy league schools to prove it.  But they are kind too which makes you just love them anymore.  I loved being the wedding photographer for these two and especially at The Falkirk Cultural Center in San Rafael in Marin County.  The place screams to me, The Royal Tenenbaums, the movie that starred Gwenyth Paltrow.  So it has all it’s quirky grooves and crannies and the place seems to take on a persona in itself.  I really can get lost taking wedding portraits in the gardens or in the parlor on the french love seat —well basically all over the mansion.  I love these two and hope they continue to have the best times of their lives together.  And being that these two are so smart…I’m sure they’ll do just that.

Trentadue Winery Wedding Photographer in Healdsburg, Sonoma County. Nicole and David.

The Alexander Valley is one of those hidden places not everyone ventures out to but when you do you discover beautiful gems like Trentadue Winery or Francis Ford Coppola Winery.  It reminds me of the remote feeling of being at Joshua Tree where you so far removed from all the craziness of the city.  Trentadue Winery has so much space that everyone just feels free and Nicole and David loved that about this wedding venue.  They wanted their dining experience at their reception to be al fresco so the beautiful extra long farm table feel under the grape vines was absolutely perfect.  Loved the artisty of their wedding and the photography reflects the beautiful natural light streaming through all the verdant vines.  Wishing this couple many more nights under the stars together!

Wedding Photographer Beltrane Ranch in Glen Ellen in Sonoma. Nicole and Martin.

Reviews describe Beltrane Ranch as downright idyllic, the best bed and breakfast in wine country and The LA Times says, “I never could have dreamed up a more bucolic place.”  Now how’s that as an introduction.  So no wonder Nicole and Martin jumped at the chance to have their wine country wedding at Beltrane Ranch.  It’s truly perfect for your wedding portrait photos and there area so many magical haunts around the property to explore so your wedding photography tells “your” story. Nicole and Martin had an intimate wedding with their closest family and friends and everyone couldn’t have had a more enjoyable time.  Bucolic to say the least.

Wedding photographer at Meadowood in Napa Valley. Rehearsal dinner for Kristina and Matthew.

Kristina and Matthew thought that Meadowood in Napa Valley would be perfect for hosting their all white rehearsal dinner party complete with golf on the putting green.  It was such a delightful day reminiscent of a scene out of The Great Gatsby as everyone was exquisitely dressed in their perfect white wardrobe.  Weddings or rehearsal dinners at Meadowood are reign supreme as the grounds are just to die for.

Wedding Photographer at Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg, CA. Meredith and Jeff.

Meredith and Jeff saw Soda Rock Winery in Healdsburg, CA and absolutely knew this was where they were going to get married.  They loved the vineyards dressed in all the fall colors are diving in their wedding portrait photography and I loved that they were game to go to the Jimtown Store which is the country mart and take couple portraits at the old Country Mart in front of the tattered truck and around that area.  Meredith got ready at Hotel Healdsburg which also has some stunning backdrops for wedding photography such as the yellow ceramic floral wall and the light that streaks across the staircase.  I love being the wedding photographer at Soda Rock Winery because of their divine rustic barn and the way the light creaks in at all levels.  It’s a photographers dream.  Love Meredith and Jeff to pieces and wish them so much delicious times ahead of them!  xoxo

Destination Wedding in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico at Shangri-La. Lisa and Joe.

To say I love Lisa and Joe would be an understatement.  I had so much FUN photographing them at their wedding at The Shangri-La in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.  The weather was perfect, the cocktails kept coming and everyone of her friends and family that came were the most amazing people.  So much love and support around Lisa and Joe and she had the best playlist ever so everyone danced until their feet hurt…..including me!  Wishing Lisa and Joe many more trips back to Puerta Vallarta in their future which I’m pretty sure they will considering the penthouse they stay at when they go.  It’s amazing and has it’s own rooftop pool with views that make your eyes fall in love!  Love you Lisa and Joe.  xoxo

Wedding Photographer at Hotel Vitale in San Francisco near The Ferry Building. Viktoria and Eric.

Viktoria and Eric love their city by the bay, San Francisco, and wanted to see all the iconic sights so having their wedding at Hotel Vitale on the gorgeous rooftop seemed like the perfect idea.  Check out the view of the bay and The Ferry Building as Viktoria tosses her bouquet to the deck below.  Such an amazing venue for your San Francisco wedding and I love being the wedding photographer at Hotel Vitale as it’s located in the Embarcadero in the middle of everything that is San Francisco.  I hope Viktoria and Eric have so many more wonderful adventures together and wish  them a lifetime of happiness!

Wedding Photographer at Villagio and Vintage Estates in Napa Valley. Liz and Aaron.

Liz and Aaron live in Louisiana but love the wine country so they decided to have their wedding at The Villagio in Yountville which is in the heart of Napa Valley. I love the wedding photo of them in front of the fountain with the magic hour  back lighting them.  Gorgeous!  And her wedding dress! We had so much taking their wedding couple portraits around the Villagio and Vintage Estates as they were game for anything.  Her best friend and maid of honor came with and snuck in some of the wedding photos.  It was a decadent wedding styled by A Saavy Event and we got some beautiful artistic wedding photos using mostly natural light and shot in true photojournalistic style.  Love being the wedding photographer at this amazing venue.  Wish Liz and Aaron the absolute best!  xoxo

Wedding Photographer at Sonoma Renaissance Lodge and Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma County. Meghan and Jake.

Meghan and her bridal party got ready at the always accomodating Sonoma Renaissance Lodge and had her outdoor wedding ceremony at the very cool and kitsch Gundlach Bundschu Winery in Sonoma County where their reception was also al fresco under the napa valley stars.  Gorgeous!  And look at their wedding photos as Jake drives a green motorcycle so the groom’s cake was designed to be it’s replica.  And when the newly married couple were announced as husband and wife to dinner at the reception they arrived on the green motorcyle!  Very dashing.  Love being a wedding photographer to this awesome and adventurous couple. Such a treat to shoot at Gunbun Winery too as I love to go to their summer concerts and sit in the big barn or on a blanket in the vineyard listening to their amazing music acts.  I also loved shooting the couple’s wedding portraits in the wine cave with tall the fabulous light and wine barrels.  Such a cool wedding and hope they have this fun for the rest of their lives together.  xoxo