San Francisco Wedding – Alysse and Cody

Couple playing in Sutro Heights Gazebo - San Francisco Wedding - Alysse and Cody

I wrote about Alysse and Cody's beautiful San Francisco engagement session a couple months back. That was a wonderful day so I knew that their wedding was going to be just gorgeous and it was. I met Alysse in Sausalito as she got ready with her mom, sisters and her best friends. Tara Brooks did a fabulous job with Alysse's makeup and the room was alive with the joy and laughter of the bridesmaids getting ready.  We drove across the Golden Gate Bridge and out to Sutro Heights Park.  I've … [Read more...]

Family Portrait – San Francisco – Weber Family

For the longest time, I have said that photography is absolutely one of the best presents to give someone for their birthday, Christmas or the appropriate father or mother's Day.  Not only do you have a wonderful few hours together as family, but you then have something that will literally last a lifetime.  So I got super excited when I heard this family session was a birthday gift for dad.  The Weber's have spent the last year in San Francisco and are gearing up for a move back to Vancouver in … [Read more...]

San Francisco City Hall Wedding – Kazuyo & Chris

Last month I had the opportunity to photograph Kazuyo and Chris at their fabulously sweet City Hall wedding.  As always, San Francisco City Hall didn't disappoint and was beautiful throughout out the day.  Kazuyo is from Japan so her family wasn't there but Chris' side showered her with love and there was more than enough to go around.  For me the moment of the day was catching Kazuyo explaining to Chris which finger the ring goes.  Just a super wonderful moment.  The ceremony was short and … [Read more...]

San Francisco Family Portrait – Sewell Family

A father and his children running at Lover's Lane in San Francisco

This was an absolutely beautiful portrait session with a wonderful San Francisco family.  Best part was that it was along a path in the Presidio that I had never seen eventhough I have driven by it literally thousands of time.  I met the Sewell Family just inside the Presidio Gate with the intention of photographing them along Lover's Lane.  We talked a bit and they asked me if I had seen "Wood Line" - one of the environment structures done by Andy Goldsworthy in the Presidio.  I had heard of it … [Read more...]

Engagement Photography with a helping hand

Engaged couple hugging along the blue San Francisco Bay - San Francisco Engagement Photography

Leigh Anne and John's session for their engagement photographs was yet another example of the universe putting up a road block to steer you where you should be going.  We decided to meet at the Legion of honor so needless to say we were a bit worried when we showed up and saw the gate closed.  I have to remember that San Francisco museums are often closed on Monday's.  We talked about various options but nothing really clicked.  Since the sun was still rather high in the afternoon sky, I … [Read more...]

The Beautiful Wasim Family

Girl smiling in San Francisco home - San Francisco Child Photography

I met the Wasim family last year when our children started pre-school together.  Little Ayza is just about the cutest little girl you will ever meet.  She has an adorable bubbly smile and beautiful eyes.  I was super excited when they asked me to photograph her and her new twin baby sisters.   We met at their home in downtown San Francisco and explored their house and courtyard.  Ayza was full of energy so we spent a good amount of time watching her run, play and dance.  And when she wasn't … [Read more...]

Melissa and Cappy’s San Francisco Engagement Photographs

Couple kissing near the San Francisco Bay and the Golden Gate Bridge - San Francisco engagement and wedding photographer Joey Chandler

During this most enjoyable engagement photography session all around San Francisco, Melissa and I had one of those "how long have we known each other?"  We ran in similar circles when we were in our "foot loose and fancy free" times after moving to San Francisco out of college (I'll spare the details on when that exactly was to protect the innocent).  We saw each other here and there over the past few years mostly when I was managing a sports store and she was training for a triathlon or two.  I … [Read more...]

Presidio Woods – perfect place for San Francisco child, family and engagement photography

Boy laughing at Robhill in the Presidio - San Francisco Photographer Joey Chandler

San Francisco's Presidio National Park is an absolute gem.  With Crissy Field and its numerous recently renovated paths and trails, it is literally the playground for a San Francisco's families and outdoor types.  Most people will know Crissy Field and Baker Beach with their fabulous views of the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco Bay.  And while those places make for beautiful photography, I am drawn to the more secluded wooded paths and trails that run through out the Presidio.  This lush … [Read more...]

Palace of Fine Arts at Sunrise

Small Boy in the Grandeur of the Palace of Fine Arts - San Francisco Photographer Joey Chandler

The Palace of Fine Arts is a frequent stop for San Francisco Engagement Photography tour.  With amazing towers, beautiful lake and golden colors, the palace is an absolutely gorgeous place for photographs.  This morning I went out for a sunrise session there.  My almost 4 year old, Lucius, has been asking to join me for a sunrise photo session, so I pulled him out of bed and headed out.  Getting a sleepy boy dressed took some time so we were too late for my intended stop of the Golden Gate … [Read more...]