Wedding Photographer at Calistoga Ranch in Calistoga, CA. Castello di Amorosa in Sonoma Napa Wedding Photographer. Jessica and Jake.

Jessica and Jake were too cute.  They had a very intimate ceremony at Calistoga Ranch and then we went on an excursion to Castello di Amorosa in Napa Wine Country and took some more photos.  We had such a fun time sipping champagne and snapping photos.  I mean, come on….it’s wine country so when in Rome….Wish these two a lifetime of more adventures together.

Wedgwood Wedding Photographer Oakland, CA wedding photographer. Sheneesha and Marc

Love how sweet Marc and Sheneesha were with each other.  This reception went off with the dancing and I couldn’t have had more fun with all the funk and blues.  Their reception and ceremony was held at The Wedgewood Wedding and Banquet Center in Oakland, CA and it couldn’t have been more perfect.  Wishing these two much love and babies in their future.

San Francisco Wedding Photographer. Petaluma Photographer. Chrissy Fields, San Francisco. Murali and Prista.

So sometimes the internet can work in mysterious ways and Murali and Prista found my work online from Singapore and wanted to do an engagement session while they were in San Francisco.  We had a blast together and I hope they are snuggled as two bugs in a rug back in Singapore.  xoxo

Oakland Wedding Photographer. Berkeley City Club Wedding. Showing and Micah.

Couldn’t be more excited about photographing at The Berkeley City Club with all it’s timeless architecture and history.  It was a super fun wedding and Showing and Micah were thrilled to tie the knot at this historic landmark. Showing even had Micah compete in a warrior competition.  Which he completed with all his fervor!  He’s gonna make a good husband…. Congratulations to you both!

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

Wedding Photographer at The Depot Hotel in Sonoma with The Girl and Fig Catering. Sophie and Jeremy.

Loved the intimacy of Sophie and Jeremy’s wedding at The Depot Hotel in downtown Sonoma.  It has the most vintage vibe and it’s perfect for smaller weddings plus it’s right across the road from the park with so many great backdrops for your wedding portrait shots such as this old train.  It was a sweet and emotional wedding and everyone had so much fun dining al fresco with food from The Girl and the Fig which is out of this world delicious.  Hope Sophie and Jeremy continue to have such wonderful family and friends around them for the rest of their lives.

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

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 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!