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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 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 at Cornerstone Winery in Sonoma, CA. Courtney and William.

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!

Wedding and engagement photographer in San Francisco Bay Area, Sutro Baths. Mandi and Chris.

Mandi and Chris have great style and wanted their engagement photography session to reflect their artistic vision.  We took their engagement photos in shop windows on Fillmore, at Sutro Baths  and at cafes in North Beach.  I love being an engagement photographer in the San Francisco bay area as the places to shoot are endless and my artistic impulses go crazy!

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. Engagement session in Golden Gate Park. Monica and Frank.

As a wedding  and engagement photographer in San Francisco I find this location to be so unparalleled in it’s beauty!   The light that pours through the trees and the massive live oak trees dripping in moss is utterly spectacular.  This couple’s scenic and romantic engagement in Golden Gate Park and on a trail overlooking glorious Baker Beach as a bay area wedding and engagement photographer made me thrilled beyond words to snap away and create artistic and photojournalistic moments for them.  Two words.   Pure happiness!

Wedding and engagement photographer at Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. Jessica and Hooby.

So how cool is it to take off for the weekend to celebrate your wedding anniversary and book a photo shoot to document it. That’s exactly what these two did. They flew out from Tulsa, Oklahoma to the Ritz Carlton in Half Moon Bay. We explored the cliffs, the beaches, live oak trees dripping with moss, and hopped on an old 70’s acid tripping bus! Check out these photos from Jessica Nasreddine-Yoon and Hooby’s 4th Wedding Anniversary…They said this was better than photographing their engagement photos session.  xoxo

 

 

Wedding photographer in San Francisco. St. Mary’s Cathedral and The Julia Morgan Ballroom. Nelse & Brian.

With a ceremony at St. Mary’s in San Francisco and reception at the Julia Morgan Ballroom, everything about this celebration of love was classic, touching, and beautiful. The toasts were the most heartfelt and emotional I’ve heard in a long time. (Check out the passionflower on the cake!)  I love being a wedding photographer at The Julia Morgan Ballroom.  The art deco detailing in the building is the perfect backdrop for wedding portrait photography.  Also, around the area there are gorgeous buildings as well to take either your wedding couple portraits or your group formals portraits.  Such a spectacular day as the sunset peeked through the windows of the top floor of The Julia Morgan Ballroom while everyone danced and toasted this beautiful couple!  xoxo