Napa Valley Vineyard Wedding PhotographyJacuzzi Winery Wedding PhotographerAmanda & Daniel

Jacuzzi Winery Wedding Photographer
Daniel and I first met professionally.  He's one of the most talented wedding filmmakers I've ever known -- masterfully creating incredible wedding videos without being disruptive.  (Check out his work at www.gruenfilms.com.)  As our professional relationship grew into a friendship and I got to know Amanda, I fell in love with them both. When Dan got engaged, I cou[...]

Nestldown Wedding in the Santa Cruz Mountains | Emily & Mike

Nestldown Wedding in the Santa Cruz Mountains | Emily & Mike
Emily and Mike, both dentists living in Texas, decided to tie the knot in gorgeous Northern California at the Nestldown Retreat in Los Gatos. Emily and Mike's families are both in the area, and let's be honest, Nestldown, with its towering redwood trees and lush landscape, is a breathtaking wedding venue. It was a joyous, beautiful celebration. I especially loved that[...]

San Francisco City Hall Full Buyout Wedding | Sara & Adam

San Francisco City Hall Full Buyout Wedding | Sara & Adam
When Sara's mom Rebecca first reached out to me, I knew right away this was going to be a special wedding.  Settling into their family living room a few nights later, Sara, mom, dad and myself all enjoyed tea together and chatted about the vision for the wedding: a Jewish ceremony set in the classic elegance of San Francisco City Hall's rotunda, followed by cocktails,[...]

Jewish Wedding Photography at Thomas Fogarty Winery | Liz & Etay

Jewish Wedding Photography at Thomas Fogarty Winery | Liz & Etay
This rustic, romantic wedding at Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside, California, was absolutely brimming with moments! The bride and groom, two Stanford University alum, kept their alma mater close to their heart by choosing a ceremony spot overlooking their beloved school. October was the perfect opportunity to show off a rich autumnal color palette with lush shades o[...]

Nestldown Jewish Wedding Photographer | Orly & Zack

Nestldown Jewish Wedding Photographer | Orly & Zack
This lush, romantic Jewish wedding at the rustic Nestldown retreat in Los Gatos, California was magical and touching all at once. Orly and Zack came to me with a vision to blend both of their Jewish and Mexican cultures, which led us to hold their engagement photography session in the Mission District of San Francisco, an area rich in Mexican influences, and a wedding[...]

San Francisco Marriage Proposal Photographer | Maggie & Jonathan

San Francisco Marriage Proposal Photographer | Maggie & Jonathan
Jonathan reached out to me about photographing his proposal to Maggie in San Francisco, and he already knew the perfect spot.  The park surrounding the pond at the Letterman Digital Arts Center near the Palace of Fine Arts had been a significant location for them both throughout their relationship.  Plus Maggie loves ducks, so it made the perfect spot even better. [...]

San Francisco Marriage Proposal Photography | Jenna & Jeb

San Francisco Marriage Proposal Photography | Jenna & Jeb
Jenna frequently asked Jeb to take her to San Francisco, so aside from the delight and surprise of being woken early at home in Dallas and told to pack a bag, she wasn't suspecting a thing.  Little did she know that he was secretly planning to propose on Stow Lake in Golden Gate Park. I ask marriage proposal clients to fill out a pre-shoot survey so I can better un[...]

Wedding Planning – How To Choose A Wedding Date

Wedding Planning - How To Choose A Wedding Date
You’re engaged! Yay!  You’ve told your family, shown the ring off to all your friends, and have begun thinking about your plans. What should you tackle first on that long wedding “to do” list? I recommend you start with your venue, or if you have some flexibility in the date you get married, choose a planner who can help you through your venue search.  Setting an i[...]

Winery Wedding Photography at Tres Sabores in St. Helena | Julia & Rasheq

Winery Wedding Photography at Tres Sabores in St. Helena | Julia & Rasheq
Julia and Rasheq held an intimate wedding ceremony and reception at the Tres Sabores Winery in St. Helena, in the Napa Valley. The sun was shining, and the joy was palpable among the newlyweds and their guests.  Julia and Rasheq exchanged their vows and shared their first meal as a married couple beneath the twisted, towering trees of the winery. We took their portrai[...]