Tags archives: California

Highland Dell Lodge Wedding on the Russian River | Eleanor & Jason

Highland Dell Lodge Wedding on the Russian River | Eleanor & Jason
What do you get when you combine two brilliant people, beautiful weather, and a whole lot of awesome dancers?  Eleanor & Jason's wedding! These two held their touching and personal Jewish ceremony at the Highland Dell Lodge along the Russian River in Monte Rio.  I especially loved Eleanor's reaction to the surprise flash-mob her friends planned late in the evening[...]

Moon Mountain Road, Sonoma Wedding Photography | Michelle & Kyle

Moon Mountain Road, Sonoma Wedding Photography | Michelle & Kyle
Michelle & Kyle held their wedding at a private vacation property on Moon Mountain Road in Sonoma, California, adjacent to the Moon Mountain Vineyard. When Michelle contacted me, she knew exactly what she was looking for.  Brides who are looking for a photojournalistic approach to their wedding photography fall on a wide-ranging spectrum.  Some want a focus on [...]

Yountville Vintage Estates Wedding Photography | Alison & Nick

Yountville Vintage Estates Wedding Photography | Alison & Nick
At last, here it is!  If you saw the post on Alison & Nick's rehearsal dinner at Trespass Vineyards, this is the following, stunning, wedding day at Yountville's The Vintage Estate.  Alison and Nick's wedding was beautifully planned and styled by Jordan Payne Events, who were completely delightful to work with.  We knew the day was going to be incredible when we w[...]

Los Altos History Museum Wedding Photography | Mei & Andy

Los Altos History Museum Wedding Photography | Mei & Andy
Andy loves climbing trees.  I mean loves.  Just look at the photos below.  And guess who loves climbing trees with Andy?  Mei.  So there I was, doing my photojournalistic thing during their wedding day, trying to capture the love when what should happen?  One barefoot lawyer and one biologist scrambled up an apple tree and began making out. I swear, I couldn't make[...]

San Clemente Wedding Photography at Garden Cottage| Terry & Peter

San Clemente Wedding Photography at Garden Cottage| Terry & Peter
Terry and Peter are a lively and vibrant couple, full of life, laughter, and love.  Most of all though, they're kind. Have you ever met someone who was so open, so approachable, and so ready with a smile, that you're actually inspired to be a better person?  Terry and Peter are two such individuals, and Grace and I are privileged to know them.  Thank you both from the[...]

San Francisco Jewish Wedding Photography at Temple Emanu-El & Foreign Cinema | Ellen & Gadi

San Francisco Jewish Wedding Photography at Temple Emanu-El & Foreign Cinema | Ellen & Gadi
Ellen and Gadi's wedding plan was both simple and elegant.  They were to get ready at The W Hotel, marry at Temple Emanu-El, and hold their reception at Foreign Cinema.  It was like a best-of-the-best tour of three of San Francisco's most elegant venues. Ellen and Gadi included some unique, stunning, personal touches at their wedding.  I loved the huppah and the ke[...]

Mountain View Wedding Photography at Rengstorff House | Kate & AJ

Mountain View Wedding Photography at Rengstorff House | Kate & AJ
Looking at Kate and AJ, you'd never guess the catalog of pranks and practical jokes this camera-shy couple has in their history.  That's why I really enjoyed their wedding toast - you can learn so much about someone! This utterly charming wedding took place at the Rengstorff House in Mountain View, California. Kate and AJ and their guests shared a gorgeous day of l[...]

Napa Valley Private Vineyard Wedding Photography | Jenn & Jamie

Napa Valley Private Vineyard Wedding Photography | Jenn & Jamie
Jenn & Jamie planned this stunning Napa Valley vineyard and barn wedding with the help of Christina of Glow Event Design.  Normally I'd share the name of this beautiful and rustic venue with you, but sadly this was the last time it would be used as an event space.  I'm honored to have documented its final hurrah. I love learning about how couples meet, and Jenn[...]

Irvine Regional Park Engagement Photography | Kate & AJ

Irvine Regional Park Engagement Photography | Kate & AJ
For their laid back engagement session in Irvine Regional Park in southern California, Kate and AJ brought their adorable golden retriever and plenty of smiles.  The day was absolutely perfect, full of fun and beautiful images. If you loved these photographs, you will love this Los Angeles engagement photography session, too! You'll also want to see Kate and AJ's M[...]

Haute Bride Los Gatos Grand Opening & Bridal Runway Show

Haute Bride Los Gatos Grand Opening & Bridal Runway Show
Bay Area's custom, couture bridal salon Haute Bride celebrated their Los Gatos grand opening this past weekend, and thanks to wedding planner Allison of Engaged and Inspired, I was selected to cover the event.  There were so many gorgeous photographs from the day, but what struck me most was the runway bridal show. What a beautiful, inspiring day it was! Bri[...]