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Youskay + Saya | Rosewood Hotel, Palo Alto

I met with Youskay and Saya at the Rosewood Sand Hill Hotel in Palo Alto for an engagement shoot. The pair are both doctors in Japan, but were passing through the Bay Area on their honeymoon. Youskay had done some medical work at Stanford in the past, and was particularly excited about coming back and showing off some of his past favorite spots to his new wife. We started at the spectacular luxury hotel and then headed into the foothills for some beautiful outdoor shots, and were treated with a gorgeous moonrise that I was able to work into some of their photos.

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Cappadocia, Turkey | Voyager Balloon Company

Cappadocia Turkey is one of the most beautiful places I have seen, known as the hot air balloon capital of the world. I had the privileged of taking some advertising photos for the fabulous Voyager Balloon Company, based out of the small town of Göreme. Each morning hundreds of balloons rise up into the sunrise and float above the mystical canyon spires to take in the history and natural beauty from above.

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  • Jess Dang - April 1, 2014 - 8:01 am

    Noah, we’re so jealous! We were in Turkey for xmas and our balloon trip in Cappadocia was thwarted by incredibly thick fog. We’ll just have to admire your beautiful photos.

Jasdeep + Joe | San Francisco Engagement Shoot

Jasdeep and Joe were recently married in a quiet ceremony up on Tank Hill, overlooking the city of San Francisco. Despite the small ceremony the pair decided to commemorate their exciting next step with a set of photos around the city at some of their favorite spots. We went to the always beautiful Land’s End trail and it’s mysterious labyrinth, Thank Hill where they were married, and other little lookouts as they appeared.

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Turkey

Turkey is a country with millenniums of history, and architecture, people, color and activities to make a photographer go crazy. I came to Turkey mainly for the hot air balloons of Cappadocia but had to stop off at a few other places along the way.

I began in Istanbul, where the famous Blue Mosque was complemented by a beautiful full moon late at night.

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Bosphorus in Istanbul, always a beautiful contrast between the old and the new.

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The Grand Bazaar. Full of spices, color, and lots of tourists.

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The Hagia Sofia lit up at night

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A view of the Blue Mosque from within the Hagia Sofia, known for its intricate mosaics and beautiful architecture

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The ruins of Ephesus, partner to Rome in the height of the empire.

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Santorini Destination Engagement Shoot | David + Jenna

I met up with David and Jenna for a destination engagement shoot, my second photoshoot this year on the beautiful Greek island of Santorini. Its unique blue domed churches and whitewashed walls peer over the cliffs into the Mediterranean below. It’s quite a tourist destination, but for good reason, it’s absolutely one of the most beautiful locations in the world. We spent an unforgettable afternoon and evening taking photos around the artistic town of Oia before settling in to watch the sunset. I’ll be back again to Santorini soon, and I’m already looking forward to it!

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  • Matthias - January 8, 2014 - 3:39 pm

    Bang. You knocked this one out of the park.

  • Jeannie - January 9, 2014 - 6:54 pm

    Beautiful work! This looks so romantic!!

  • Starlight Photography - January 9, 2014 - 6:55 pm

    Amazing photos. Such a romantic locations! Makes me want to get married all over again. What time of year was this?

  • Francis Teal - January 9, 2014 - 6:57 pm

    Stunning photos! I love the natural expressions and easy energy of the couple that you captured.

  • Jordan - January 9, 2014 - 6:58 pm

    Loving the sun flare! That couple had the right idea. Can’t go wrong with the location.

Tensing Pen Wedding | Jen + Rob

Jen and Rob were my hosts for their wedding at the fabulous Tensing Pen Resort in Negril, Jamaica. This was my third time back at Tensing Pen, an absolutely beautiful and secluded location, nestled into black volcanic cliffs that drop into the Caribbean. Jen and Rob were joined by their boisterous collection of friends and family, with heavy representation from a variety of New York’s finest fire and police departments. Leaving the work behind, we spent a wonderful wedding week splashing in the waves, cliff diving, trying a Red Stripe or two and then finishing off with a sunset ceremony. Weddings are an unpredictable event, and I must say that this was one of the most unique and challenging experiences I’ve had, as a heavy tropical storm came down just in time for the ceremony, with heavy rains and crashing thunder and lightning. With fast fading light and dancing through the rain and lightning bolts we managed to get a truly unique set of images before settling in for an enthusiastic night of dancing and revelry.

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  • Jordan - January 9, 2014 - 6:58 pm

    You actually got lightning into a wedding photo? I’ve never seen that before. So cool!

  • Emily J - January 9, 2014 - 7:01 pm

    So romantic. Love the warmth in the photos, and it looks like such a fun time!

  • JJ and Lauren - January 9, 2014 - 7:02 pm

    Your international work is wonderful! Great work controlling the light. Looks great but also looks like you hit some rough weather and really made the most of it!

  • Kelly - January 10, 2014 - 5:55 pm

    This was the most amazing wedding ever and Noah did such a great job at capturing all the special moments. He is truly gifted at his craft!