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Shakespeare Garden Golden Gate Park Wedding | Amanda + Josh

Amanda and Josh were married at the Shakespeare Garden in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park. The spring flowers were blooming, it was a beautiful warm day and we got to use some of the amazing museums and monuments around the area for some great photos as well. The day started with a traditional tea ceremony at Josh’s restaurant Saison, then and finished at the Grand Palace Seafood Restaurant in South San Francisco for a traditional Chinese seafood wedding dinner.

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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.

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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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  • Wendy Y. Einhorn - July 18, 2014 - 11:29 pm

    These photos are absolutely stunning Noah!

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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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.