Marriage and a Motorcycle in Concord

Bride and Groom kissing at Contra Costa Country Club Wedding

"He wants to ride his motorcycle but we really don't have a way of getting it home after the ceremony."My fabulous bride was clearly annoyed to be dealing with this a few weeks before the wedding but as soon as I hear that I knew we were going to have an awesome day.  We were doing the walk through at the Contra Costa Country Club and talking about the timeline and where to do the photographs."He has a motorcycle?" I ask."Yes - and it has to part of the day." (imagine bride thinking … [Read more...]

Nothing says San Francisco City Hall Wedding like a Red Dress

Couple kissing after their San Francisco City Hall Wedding

What I loved about Susan and her fabulous red dress was that she was so comfortable with herself, Evan and her San Francisco City Hall Wedding.  She wasn't bucking the white dress trend just to be different. That's just who she is and she looked amazing.  Evan looked super debonair in his grey suit and although he said he wasn't a fan of photographs there were moments where he was clearly channeling his inner James Bond.The service was short and to the point as always which was exactly what … [Read more...]

Sonoma Wedding with Anna and Evan – Bikes, Beer and an amazing Ceremony

bride and groom kissing at Relais du Soleil

Last week I had a great time photographing Anna and Evan's wedding at Relais du Soleil in the beautiful Sonoma Valley (about 1.5 hours north of San Francisco).  Besides an amazing couple with great friends and family, a few things made this day quite special.  First, the location is just awesome.  Rustic, lush and with a ton of artwork that is right off the Playa from Burning Man.  Just a fun place.  They even had a set of old bikes which made for a really nice first look.  I was looking around … [Read more...]

Wedding Dance Photo Contest – Gina and Jeff

Wedding dancing at the Mark Hopkins in San Francisco

Great to meet meet everyone at Gina and Jeff's most fabulous wedding this weekend in San Francisco.  Don't think Grace Cathedral or the Mark Hopkins ever looked so good.  As promised here are the photos for the dance contest.  We scoured the all the photos and selected the very best.  Your job is to now vote on the one you like the most.  At the end of the week, the person with the most votes wins a print of the photo.   Since I don't have contact info for all of the people busting a move in … [Read more...]

Surprise Engagement Photographs on the San Francisco to Sausalito Ferry

Man on one knee on the deck of a San Francisco ferry boat with a ring in his hand, looking up at a woman who has a look of surprise and excitement on her face.

"Yes!  Yes!  Yes!"Those words were said twice in the past week.  The first time when Creighton called me to see if I would be interested in photographing him as he proposes to his girlfriend.  I responded with the multiple "Yes's" since this was something that I have been wanting to do for several years.  I've done lots of engagement sessions in San Francisco but never an actual, in the moment, engagement session.  Creighton's plan was perfect.  He told Julia that they were going on a hot … [Read more...]

Engagement Photography – perfect for visiting San Francisco

An engaged couple sitting in a San Francisco Cable Car

This session combined two of my favorite topics - people getting engaged and people visiting San Francisco.  Marc and Leng were visiting from Singapore and want some engagement photographs in our fair city.  I love working with people visiting San Francisco because it reminds me how amazing our city really is.  I've said this more then once but people will save up their life savings to visit San Francisco for a week and it will be the trip they talk about for the rest of their lives.  And while … [Read more...]

San Francisco City Hall Wedding – Marichris and Patrick

Bride and groom sitting in rotunda at San Francisco City Hall

Marichris and Patrick had an amazing wedding at San Francisco's Hall.  Most of the time I photograph the bride and groom at City Hall and then maybe at a few locations afterwards.  This time I met them at the San Francisco Marriott and we go all the getting ready photographs that usually come with a larger wedding.  Have to say it made for a great time.  Marichris got even more beautiful as she progressed through the getting ready process and it's always fun to see a groom go through the various … [Read more...]

Redwood City Wedding – Leigh Anne and John

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This summer I spent a wonderful day in July photographing Leigh Anne and John as they were married (after a short courtship of 18 years) at fabulous backyard wedding ceremony in Redwood City (about 20 miles south of San Francisco if you don't know).  Leigh Anne wore a beautiful vintage dress and John had a jacket enough details to make any bride jealous.  The ceremony took place in a friend's back yard.  The ceremony was short and sweet and I don't think I'll ever forget the passing of the … [Read more...]

What should we name their wedding movie?

What should we name Leigh Anne and John's wedding movie?

Leigh Anne and John had one of the most fun weddings I had ever been to. A simple, sweet backyard complete with whiskey for everyone followed up by great food and dancing at the San Mateo Historical Museum in Redwood City (just south of San Francisco if you don't know). Then when I didn't think it could get any better, an amazing belly dancing troupe enchanted the crowd with moves that are simply beyond words.And now I need your help. With the magic of photoshop, we can make the Fox theater … [Read more...]

San Francisco Wedding Celebration for Kat and Wency

Vintage bride in lower haight

Last month I met Kat and Wency in San Francisco's Alamo Square for a wedding day photo session.  They got married at City Hall and wanted to celebrate that occasion with a photo shoot in Alamo Square and the lower haight.  I'd have to believe that San Francisco is one of the few places on Earth where you can get amazing skyline photographs and then walk a few blocks to get shots with a 10 foot tall psycho pink bunny.  We had a great time and got some seriously memorable photographs.This … [Read more...]