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Mark and Sarit’s wedding at the Muir Beach Community was an intimate, spirited, and completely authentic event. The wedding, initially scheduled to be on the bluffs of Slide Ranch overlooking the Pacific Ocean, had to be moved inside after morning rain threatened. However, we got lucky with beautiful weather, and dramatic skies by the time the wedding arrived. Latin guitar music, fantastic food, and a look out over the ocean combined for a wonderful reception. We were even able to get away for a moment to take some wedding photos at the beautiful Muir Point overlook. I’ve passed by the beautiful overlook a few times, and the first time I saw it I knew it would be a perfect spot for a wedding shoot- and with this event just a few minutes away, it was an absolutely perfect little place to escape.
Mark’s son even brought along his little pug, who absolutely stole my heart away and brought back memories of my own pug and childhood best friend Wrinkles.
Below are some of my favorites. Thanks to Kris Coontz for helping me during the wedding day.
I love the “have a good wedding sign.” Aren’t kids great?
Evangeline and Jason were married at the Church of the Nativity in Menlo Park – an impossibly beautiful (or perhaps cute would be the better word) church nestled in the Menlo Park suburbs next to Stanford. The reception followed at the beautiful Ralson Hall in Belmont.
Thanks to Peter H. Chang for assisting on the day.
Evangeline wanted to do a Vogue glamor shoot with her and the girls. It’s not my usual style – but breaking out and trying something new is a ton of fun. I really like it!
Dancing through the night at Ralston
This is one of Peter’s photos that I really like. It captures the antique elegance of Ralston Hall, the warm glow, and also the really quiet side of the wedding as well.
Amidst the many standard cake cutting photos, I love this particular one showing the head chef demonstrating the cake cutting. After a hard edit vendors can “disappear” from wedding photos, but once in a while I like to leave a few in, as they can be an important part of the wedding memories and moments as well.
Weddings can be long and tiring events to be sure.
Just a moment of quiet solitude at the end of the evening.
Alison and Will’s wedding at the Durham Ranch outside of St. Helena was a beautiful event after their rehearsal dinner at the Mumm Vineyard in Napa Wine Country. The Durham Ranch is a beautiful private estate near Lake Berryessa with ample space, golden California hillsides, and huge oak trees throughout the property.
The central barn was beautifully decorated for the reception with hanging globes from the ceiling and tea candles on the floral arrangements. Simply beautiful. The design team from Hartmann Studios did a wonderful job for this wedding.
Below are a few of my favorites – hardly enough to do this wedding justice. Also a huge thank you to Nancy Tsai for her help as my second shooter on this wedding.
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Alison and Will also arranged for a fantastic band called the Pop Rocks to come and play. With full stage lighting, the wedding turned into a full fledged 80’s rock concert. Crowd surfing, crazy dancing, and all sorts of fun ensued. It was an absolute blast, and a wonderful infusion of energy for a truly unique reception feel.
Here are the parents enjoying themselves in a cake cutting picture with a different focus. Reactions and relationships aside from just the couple can be really fun to include in the photos.
Location: The Durham Ranch
Catering: Real Events Group
Wedding lighting and design: Hartmann Studios
Live Band: The Pop Rocks
This is the first first of two posts dedicated to Alison and Will’s beautiful wedding in Napa wine country. We started on Friday evening with a rehearsal dinner at the Mumm Winery in Napa. I’ve been enjoying the Mumm champagne for years, but this was my first visit to the winery estate, a beautiful building nestled between the grape vines in the heart of Napa Wine Country. The event was beautifully decorated and catered by Kellie Magna of Real Events Group. The families had a heavy Maine contingent, prompting a fantastic lobster dinner complimented by some great wine, candlelight, and a beautiful California summer evening.
A nice and honest toast from Alison’s little brother. Isn’t family wonderful?
While I mainly do wedding photography, I have occasion once in a while to branch out and explore some other genres. I met with Irene and her husband Yoon to do a combination pregnancy and portrait shoot at their home. I took it upon myself to invent a bit of my own style with this one, trying to capture a bit of the relationship, love, and fun that the two have together- while at the same time taking the opportunity to document the wonderful phase of life that they are going through. Pregnancy can be about the relationship of the couple and the new baby, it is also about shapes and a unique and beautiful change to the body. I tried to do a bit of everything- and had a lot of fun. Pregnancy photography? Maternity photography? Here are a few of my favorites.