Event Photographer in Ross and Kentfield, Marin County. Side by Side Fundraiser.

Such a grand turnout at the most beautiful estate in Kentwood for Side by Side.  They are changing their branding for their school which provides education and support for under privileged children in Marin County.  Loved being a part of this fundraiser and seeing such good people who truly care.

Wedding proposal Photographer at Duck Horn Vineyards in St. Helena, Napa Valley. Arlene & Carlos.

Chris proposed to Arlene at Duck Horn Vineyards in St. Helena. This sweet couple is from Miami, and their friends hired me as a surprise wedding proposal photographer. Every moment of this day was full of emotion. I cried! so hard I couldn’t barely see through the lens as I was photographing Arlene say I do!  It was the most gorgeous day and I can’t wait for the awesome couple’s wedding!

 

Wedding photographer in Napa Valley, Wine Country. Tiffany and Mark.

A beautiful Napa wine country destination wedding at a private winery estate. (Check out the bride’s purple kicks!) Gorgeous sweeping views of Napa valley is a wedding photographer’s dream.  I loved the details of this couples wedding and I incorporated it in an artistic way into their wedding photography.  Wish Tiffany and Mark so much happiness!

Wedding Photographer at Flora Springs Winery in Sonoma Valley Wine Country. Leigh-Allyn and Keith.

Leigh-Allyn and Keith celebrated their stunning vow renewal at Flora Springs Winery in the Sonoma wine country. What an absolutely lovely day and their wedding photography reflects the true bounty of Napa and Sonoma Valley.

Does the beautiful woman in these photographs look familiar? Leigh-Allyn Baker is an American actress and voice artist with recurring roles on Charmed and Will & Grace, and a starring role as the matriarch Amy Duncan on the Disney Channel sitcom Good Luck Charlie.

They both are so radiant and kind and their love for one another is so beautiful.  They had their son as the ring bearer and the ceremony I took artistic wedding photographs of their boy getting rose petals all over the place.  The light in Sonoma Valley is so perfect for wedding photography and I used mostly natural light to capture this couple’s vows during their wedding ceremony and their al fresco reception under the grape vine pergola.  Toasts were very emotional as all the wedding guests were very close to the bride and groom and they were celebrating their time together so far.  I love this idea and hope this couple so much love in the future!

Wedding Photographer at Villagio and Vintage Estates in Yountville, Napa Valley. Kristy and Kevin.

This lovely couple had their ceremony and reception at Villagio and Vintage Estates in Yountville in Napa Valley, the heart of wine country.  To say there is the most beautiful scenery for your wedding photography would be an understatement.  Look at those ivy covered walls framing the door perfectly for your wedding couple portraiture!  The vineyards soaked in magical hour sun are also the iconic napa valley wedding images that are always so picture perfect.  Look at Kristy’s wedding bouquet she made from broaches she’s collected from family members.  I love the uniqueness of it!  I used the faded murals as a backdrop for her bridal party portrait and her wedding portrait! I loved being the wedding photographer at Viansa as the grounds are so verdant with so many blooms I can use them for the wedding ring still life images or just frame the couple with. Such a fantastic wedding!  Wishing Kristy and Kevin the most magical lives together!

Wedding Photographer Calistoga Ranch – Calistoga, CA in Napa Valley. Lyndall and James

This Star Wars themed wedding was out of this world. What a beautiful, fun, and creative crew! The ceremony and reception took place at the ever-charming Calistoga Ranch. Such a beauty was Lyndall!  I loved taking wedding bridal portraits of her through the window to get nature’s reflection in the natural light images.  I loved framed the couples wedding photography portraits with the natural verdant plants that are everywhere at Calistoga Ranch.  It’s a flora and fauna fantasty land for wedding photographers.  I love wedding photojournalism when the guests are mingling but it’s just as fun for me to stage wedding photos to give them a vogue editorial style to them.  These wedding images will soon be family heirlooms once they are chosen for their wedding album and we want them as beautiful as they can possibly be. But with this gorgeous couple and this spectacular setting how can you go wrong.  you just need to know how to get natural light to do it’s best and highlight them just so lovingly.  Best wishes to these two and sending rays of sunshine in their direction!

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 Highlands Estate Winery in Cloverdale in Sonoma. Meghan and Stephan.

Meghan and Stephan were married at Highlands Estate Winery in Cloverdale in the Sonoma wine country. What was so fun about this wedding was they had a corn hole toss, giant jenga, a goofy photo booth, and all around shenanigans. I love it when the happy couple just wants to have FUN! And guess what?  Their wedding photography reflects just that!  I got to photograph the wedding couple in true wedding photojournalism style as they were constantly doing captivating things.  Their special day should be fun, right? I mean why do it if isn’t? My job as a Sonoma and Napa valley wedding photographer is to be the couple’s eyes for the day and to focus in on on emotional moments and framed the wedding images in an artistic and beautiful way. These wedding images will eventually land in a wedding album which will become their family heirloom so let’s make sure to get them as glorious as they should be!  Here’s to lots of crawling babies for this cute couple! (And check out the circle of red shoes! So cool.)

 

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 Viansa Winery in Sonoma and Mont La Salle Chapel in Napa Valley. Abigail and Ian.

Abigail & Ian came up north from Los Angeles to celebrate their special day at Mt. La Salle Chapel in Napa. We had so much fun with their wedding photography creating beautiful artistic wedding photos in the gardens.  We posed the bridal party to look like a Vanity Fair Cover Shoot by Annie Leibovitz.  Their wedding reception was at Viansa Winery in Sonoma where we had the most majestic views of Sonoma Valley with wine county in it’s magic hour sunset splendor!  Taking their wedding portrait photos in the vineyard is the reason why they came to the Sonoma and Napa Valley region to get married so it was very important we didn’t miss the opportunity to get it highlighted by the son before it dipped behind the hills.  The reception at Viansa was so fun and the wedding couple did the traditional money dance and Wonder Bread 5 rocked the house!  Love this couple so much as they couldn’t have been more fun and adventurous!