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Sam and Jason came in from the East Coast to get married in San Francisco, starting their whole move back to our side of the country. The wedding day was full of spirited celebration, emotion, excitement, and of course lots of love as well. The wedding took place at the Unitarian Universalist Church in San Francisco. The ceremony location was fantastic, with a view of the church buildings that could have been from old Europe, with the towering buildings of San Francisco peeking in over the top. From there we went to one of my favorite wedding locations for the reception- the Green Room at the San Francisco War Memorial Building. After some photos downtown around City Hall and Davies Symphony Hall we settled in to dance the night away in style. My assistant for the day was Peter H. Chang, who also brought along the new Canon 200mm f/2.0 telephoto lens, a beautiful piece of equipment for capturing weddings.

Congratulations to Sam and Jason!

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Mark and Andrea had their beautiful destination wedding at the Lakeland Villiage Resort in South Lake Tahoe, with the reception following at the Riva Grill, just a few hundred yards down the beach. Both Mark and Andrea have been coming to the Tahoe area to ski for years, so it was only natural that they come back to this beautiful place in the summer for their wedding. The ceremony was held on the beach, complimented by a few Canadian geese in the background, and a bit of a High Sierra thunderstorm to make the ceremony even more interesting. We had some absolutely beautiful light and clouds that came with the rain, and had SO much fun running out to take photos. I love the mountains, and this was a wedding were I really got to engage with that genre.

A few favorites are below. You can tell how much fun Mark and Andrea had!

The slideshow is below, or just click HERE.

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  • Emily Fehr - September 21, 2010 - 3:10 pm

    I love the pictures of this wedding. Can you tell me where in Lake Tahoe this wedding was at.

You may have noticed that my old blog has now become the homepage of my website. After much deliberation I decided to make the change for a few reasons. First off- I love the large photos and easy navigation of an HTML site/blog. I love when you can go to a website and start seeing relevent content right away, without having to click on a puny little splash page. Plus, you can also view a blog on an iPhone and other mobile internet devices, most of which don’t have the flash support needed for viewing my main portfolio site. Additionally, I thought back to the saying – “you’re only as good as your last job.” In a way it’s really true. Potential clients should look for consistency in their photographer, and the work that they produce every week. And, sure, I’m well aware of the fact that having and HTML site as the home page is helpful for search engines too.

My traditional website is still here, just click on the “Portfolio” link on the navigation bar above. Enjoy the new look!

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I’m just back from a beautiful 10 day trip to Norway, where I met with my friends Fredrik and Elin for a whirlwind tour around their country. We started in Oslo, then headed out for some hiking on the beautiful Besseggen Mountain in Jotunheim (central Norway). We ended things with a trip to the far north to visit Fredrik’s family in Tromsø. That far north nightime never turned into total darkness. Instead, the sun would set at around 10:30, and we would enjoy a beautiful sunset/sunrise for 5 hours until the sun rose again. I absolutely love the country and am so glad I had the chance to catch up with my friends and take advantage of a wedding-free weekend this summer. Here are a few shots:

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Here are a few shots from this past July 4th, when I joined my good friend and colleague Colleen Rosenthal to photograph the wedding of Oscar and Gema at the San Luis Obispo Mission. The wedding reception followed at the beautiful Vina Robles Vineyard in Paso Robles. It’s always great to get back to the Central Coast!

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I love working at the Brazil Room in Tilden park. The little building nestled among the trees in the huge open space is a world apart from the bustling bay area just outside. It’s wonderful to roll out my front door and 5 minutes later be ready to take pictures. Of course, it gets even better with clients like Heather and Chris. I have known Heather’s family for years, since I played clarinet with her sister Lindsay in the 4th grade band, and babysat her younger brother Joel. A decade later, we’ve all grown up- and it was such a treat to see the family again. Chris and his family were a wonderful addition to the group, and a joy to meet as well.

We braved the summer heat and harsh sun for an early Sunday wedding after getting ready at the Hotel Durant in downtown Berkeley. The day was simple, but genuine and absolutely wonderful. Below are a few of my favorite shots. Thanks also to Peter H. Chang for his help during the day.

Peter’s photo:

Peter’s photo:

Thanks to the coordinator Leah Bertoli for her help during the day, and for the loan of the great parasols. Beautiful, and they made a great diffuser for photos in the bright high-noon sun.

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  • HD Wedding Videographer - January 17, 2011 - 7:47 pm

    Cool pics! I was the videographer at this wedding. I knew you were going to take some great photos!